The Floor

Today is February 26, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm  on Monday, March 1, 2021.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 03:09 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 1, 2021.

 

Following the prayer and pledge, we expect that Sonceria Ann Berry will be sworn in as Secretary of the Senate.

 

Following the swearing-in and Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Cardona nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8, Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce.

 

Cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #13, Cecilia Elena Rouse, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

 

Monday March 1st at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8, Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 03:09 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy; confirmed: 64-35.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education; invoked: 66-32.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.76, congratulating the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association on the celebration of its 100th anniversary on February 19, 2021, and recognizing the vital contributions its members have made to the United States over the past 100 years.

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.77, designating the week of February 22 through February 26, 2021, as ‘‘Public Schools Week’’.

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following measures on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

S.461, creating a point of order against legislation modifying the number of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

S.J.Res.9, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #18 - to be Brigadier General:

Col. Anthony P. Angello

Col. Frank L. Bradfield, III

Col. Howard Travis Clark, III

Col. Robert W. Claude

Col. Lisa M. Craig

Col. Mitchell A. Hanson

Col. Jennie R. Johnson

Col. Andrew J. Leone

Col. John D. McKaye

Col. Craig McPike

Col. Kevin J. Roethe

Col. Regina A. Sabric

Col. Michael T. Schultz

Executive Calendar #19 - Col. John M. Painter to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #20 - Col. Bonnie Joy Bosler to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #21 - Col. Michael A. Battle to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #22 - Brig. Gen. Mitchel Neurock to be Major General

 

ARMY

Executive Calendar #23 – Lt. Gen. James E. Rainey to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #24 - Maj. Gen. Maria R. Gervais to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #25 - to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Richard E. Angle

Brig. Gen. James E. Bonner

Brig. Gen. Michele H. Bredenkamp

Brig. Gen. Richard R. Coffman

Brig. Gen. Charles D. Costanza

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson, II

Brig. Gen. Brian S. Eifler

Brig. Gen. James J. Gallivan

Brig. Gen. Anthony R. Hale

Brig. Gen. William J. Hartman

Brig. Gen. Donn H. Hill

Brig. Gen. David M. Hodne

Brig. Gen. Heidi J. Hoyle

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Jackson

Brig. Gen. Mark H. Landes

Brig. Gen. Christopher C. LaNeve

Brig. Gen. David A. Lesperance

Brig. Gen. Charles R. Miller

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Morrissey

Brig. Gen. Allan M. Pepin

Brig. Gen. Anthony W. Potts

Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen

Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Stitt

Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner

 

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Space Force.

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Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:47 AM

12:08pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy.


Confirmed: 64-35.


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Schedule for Monday, March 1, 2021 Senate Schedule

Thursday, February 25, 2021 03:09 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, March 1, 2021.

 

Following the prayer and pledge, we expect that Sonceria Ann Berry will be sworn in as Secretary of the Senate.

 

Following the swearing-in and Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Cardona nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8, Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce.

 

Cloture has also been filed on Executive Calendar #13, Cecilia Elena Rouse, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

 

Monday March 1st at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #8, Gina Marie Raimondo, of Rhode Island, to be Secretary of Commerce.

Wrap Up for Thursday, February 25, 2021 Wrap Up

Thursday, February 25, 2021 03:09 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy; confirmed: 64-35.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education; invoked: 66-32.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.76, congratulating the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association on the celebration of its 100th anniversary on February 19, 2021, and recognizing the vital contributions its members have made to the United States over the past 100 years.

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.77, designating the week of February 22 through February 26, 2021, as ‘‘Public Schools Week’’.

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following measures on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

S.461, creating a point of order against legislation modifying the number of Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

S.J.Res.9, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #18 - to be Brigadier General:

Col. Anthony P. Angello

Col. Frank L. Bradfield, III

Col. Howard Travis Clark, III

Col. Robert W. Claude

Col. Lisa M. Craig

Col. Mitchell A. Hanson

Col. Jennie R. Johnson

Col. Andrew J. Leone

Col. John D. McKaye

Col. Craig McPike

Col. Kevin J. Roethe

Col. Regina A. Sabric

Col. Michael T. Schultz

Executive Calendar #19 - Col. John M. Painter to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #20 - Col. Bonnie Joy Bosler to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #21 - Col. Michael A. Battle to be Brigadier General

Executive Calendar #22 - Brig. Gen. Mitchel Neurock to be Major General

 

ARMY

Executive Calendar #23 – Lt. Gen. James E. Rainey to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #24 - Maj. Gen. Maria R. Gervais to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #25 - to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Richard E. Angle

Brig. Gen. James E. Bonner

Brig. Gen. Michele H. Bredenkamp

Brig. Gen. Richard R. Coffman

Brig. Gen. Charles D. Costanza

Brig. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson, II

Brig. Gen. Brian S. Eifler

Brig. Gen. James J. Gallivan

Brig. Gen. Anthony R. Hale

Brig. Gen. William J. Hartman

Brig. Gen. Donn H. Hill

Brig. Gen. David M. Hodne

Brig. Gen. Heidi J. Hoyle

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Jackson

Brig. Gen. Mark H. Landes

Brig. Gen. Christopher C. LaNeve

Brig. Gen. David A. Lesperance

Brig. Gen. Charles R. Miller

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Morrissey

Brig. Gen. Allan M. Pepin

Brig. Gen. Anthony W. Potts

Brig. Gen. Walter T. Rugen

Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Stitt

Brig. Gen. Darren L. Werner

 

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Space Force.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Granholm nomination (Energy) Votes

Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:47 AM

12:08pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy.


Confirmed: 64-35.


Schedule for Thursday, February 25, 2021 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 06:43 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

 

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy, post-cloture. There will be 10 minutes for debate, equally divided, followed by a vote on confirmation of the Granholm nomination.

 

At 1:30 p.m. the cloture motion with respect to Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education, will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cardona nomination.

 

Thursday, February 25th at approximately 12:10 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:

1.     Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy

 

Thursday, February 25th at 1:30 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:

2.     Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education

Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Wrap Up

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 06:42 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy; invoked: 67-32.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted Calendar #6, S.Res.70: authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021, October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022, and October 1, 2022 through February 28, 2023.

 

Passed S.422: to allow Senators, Senators-elect, committees of the Senate, leadership offices, and other offices of the Senate to share employees, and for other purposes.

 

Adopted S.Res.74: designating February 28, 2021, as “Rare Disease Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.75: celebrating Black History Month.

 

No additional Executive Business

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Granholm nomination (Energy) Votes

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 05:56 PM

4:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy.

Invoked: 67-32.

Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Wrap Up

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 06:52 PM

Roll Call Votes

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #10, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations; confirmed: 78-20.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #11, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations; invoked: 77-20.

3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #7, Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture; confirmed: 92-7.

4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #11, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations; confirmed: 78-21.

 

No Legislative Business

 

No additional Executive Business

Schedule for Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Senate Schedule

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 06:52 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy.

 

The Senate will recess from 3:00pm to 4:00pm to allow for the All Senators briefing.

 

At 4:00pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Granholm nomination.

 

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #16, Miguel A. Cardona, of Connecticut, to be Secretary of Education. If no further agreement is reached, that cloture vote will occur following disposition of the Granholm nomination, or one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, whichever is later.

 

Wednesday, February 24th at 4:00pm – roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Mulhern Granholm, to be Secretary of the Energy.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield (UN General Assembly) Votes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 03:46 PM

3:07pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #11, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.


Confirmed: 78-21.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Vilsack nomination Votes

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 03:27 PM

2:27pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #7, Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be Secretary of Agriculture.


Confirmed: 92-7.

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