The Floor

Today is December 14, 2019

There will be a pro forma session with no business conducted at 11:45am on Friday, December 13, 2019.

The Senate will next convene for full session at 3:00pm on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Thursday, December 12, 2019 05:02 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:45am on Friday, December 13th for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, December 16, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report accompanying S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the NDAA conference report.

 

Monday, December 16th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report accompanying S.1790, NDAA.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 05:02 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; confirmed: 52-39.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia; confirmed: 70-22.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services; confirmed: 72-18.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.150, expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.23 w/preamble amdts, honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge fought during World War II, recognizing the valiant efforts of the Allied Forces in December 1944, and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, all of which contributed to the Allied victory in the European Theater.

 

Adopted S.Res.455, Legal counsel

 

No additional Executive Business

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Thursday, December 12, 2019 02:18 PM

1:43pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.


Confirmed: 72-18.

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Wrap Up for Thursday, December 12, 2019 Wrap Up

Thursday, December 12, 2019 05:02 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; confirmed: 52-39.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia; confirmed: 70-22.

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services; confirmed: 72-18.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.150, expressing the sense of the Senate that it is the policy of the United States to commemorate the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.23 w/preamble amdts, honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge fought during World War II, recognizing the valiant efforts of the Allied Forces in December 1944, and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, all of which contributed to the Allied victory in the European Theater.

 

Adopted S.Res.455, Legal counsel

 

No additional Executive Business

Schedule for Friday, December 13, and Monday, December 16, 2019 Senate Schedule

Thursday, December 12, 2019 05:02 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:45am on Friday, December 13th for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, December 16, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report accompanying S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the NDAA conference report.

 

Monday, December 16th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report accompanying S.1790, NDAA.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Hahn nomination (FDA) Votes

Thursday, December 12, 2019 02:18 PM

1:43pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.


Confirmed: 72-18.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Sullivan nomination (Ambassador to Russia) Votes

Thursday, December 12, 2019 01:06 PM

12:23pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia.

Confirmed: 70-22.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Skipwith nomination (Fish and Wildlife) Votes

Thursday, December 12, 2019 12:25 AM

11:45am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.


Confirmed: 52-39.

Wrap Up for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Wrap Up

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 06:28 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Passage of H.R.2333: Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act; passed: 95-0.

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence VanDyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 51-44.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia; invoked: 69-25.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services; invoked: 74-19.

5.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; invoked: 53-41.

 

Legislative Business

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3009, to provide for a period of continuing appropriations in the event of a lapse in appropriations under the normal appropriations process, and establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to enact appropriations.

 

No additional Executive Business

Schedule for Thursday, December 12, 2019 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 06:28 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, post cloture.

 

At 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Skipwith and Sullivan (Russia Ambassador) nominations.

 

At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hahn (Fish and Wildlife) nomination.

 

Thursday, December 12th at 11:45am - 2 roll call votes:

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

2.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia

 

Thursday, December 12th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote

3.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services

Roll Call Vote: Motion to invoke cloture on Skipwith nomination (Fish and Wildlife) Votes

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 05:45 PM

5:41pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.   

Roll Call Vote: Motion to invoke cloture on Hahn nomination Votes

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 05:38 PM

5:17pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.


Invoked: 74-19.

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Next:

1.       Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Roll Call Vote: Motion to invoke cloture on Sullivan nomination Votes

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 05:17 PM

4:48pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia.


Invoked: 69-25.

 

Next:

1.       Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services

2.       Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

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