The Floor

Today is February 17, 2020

There will be pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following days and times:

 Monday, February 17

The Senate will next convene in full session at 3:00pm on Monday, February 24, 2020.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 04:46 PM

The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times:

 

Monday, February 17th at 1:45pm

Thursday, February 20th at 2:30pm

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, February 20th, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 24th.

 

On Monday, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Baldwin will be recognized to deliver the traditional reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the Address and any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Molloy nomination.

 

Cloture has been filed on the following Executive and Legislative items:

1.      Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

2.      Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.

3.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #420, S.3275, to protect pain-capable unborn children (Graham).

4.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or an attempted abortion (Sasse).

5.      Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

6.      Executive Calendar #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

 

5:30pm on Monday, February 24th – 1 roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 04:47 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Cruz amendment #1301; agreed to: 64-34.

2.      Reed amendment #1322; agreed to: 99-0.

3.      Motion to table Cotton amendment #1305; tabled: 54-46.

4.      Risch amendment #1314; agreed to: 93-7.

5.      Motion to table Rubio amendment #1320; tabled: 54-46.

6.      Motion to table Sullivan amendment #1319; tabled: 51-49.

7.      Passage of S.J.Res.68, Iran war powers, as amended: 55-45.

 

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #419, S.3229, William T. Coleman, Jr., Department of Transportation Headquarters Act

 

Passed Calendar #369, H.R.2744, USAID Branding Modernization Act

 

Adopted S.Res.475, recognizing the leading role of Utahans in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870.

 

Adopted S.Res.490 w/ Blunt amdts, congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LIV.

 

Adopted S.Res.503, commending the University of West Florida Argonauts football team for its NCAA Division II national championship victory.

 

Adopted S.Res.504, honoring the memories of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.

 

 

No Executive Business

 

 

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:42 AM

10:40am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Cruz amendment #1301 to S.J.Res.68.

 

Next:

1.      Reed amendment #1322 (Traumatic Brain Injuries)

2.      Cotton amendment #1305 (Foreign Terrorist Organizations) (Kaine motion to table expected)

3.      Risch amendment #1314 (Constitutional responsibility)

4.      Rubio amendment #1320 (Iran strategy) (Kaine motion to table expected)

5.      Sullivan amendment #1319 (Rule of Construction)

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Wrap Up for Thursday, February 13, 2020 Wrap Up

Thursday, February 13, 2020 04:47 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Cruz amendment #1301; agreed to: 64-34.

2.      Reed amendment #1322; agreed to: 99-0.

3.      Motion to table Cotton amendment #1305; tabled: 54-46.

4.      Risch amendment #1314; agreed to: 93-7.

5.      Motion to table Rubio amendment #1320; tabled: 54-46.

6.      Motion to table Sullivan amendment #1319; tabled: 51-49.

7.      Passage of S.J.Res.68, Iran war powers, as amended: 55-45.

 

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #419, S.3229, William T. Coleman, Jr., Department of Transportation Headquarters Act

 

Passed Calendar #369, H.R.2744, USAID Branding Modernization Act

 

Adopted S.Res.475, recognizing the leading role of Utahans in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870.

 

Adopted S.Res.490 w/ Blunt amdts, congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LIV.

 

Adopted S.Res.503, commending the University of West Florida Argonauts football team for its NCAA Division II national championship victory.

 

Adopted S.Res.504, honoring the memories of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.

 

 

No Executive Business

 

 

Schedule for Pro forma sessions and Monday, February 24, 2020 Senate Schedule

Thursday, February 13, 2020 04:46 PM

The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times:

 

Monday, February 17th at 1:45pm

Thursday, February 20th at 2:30pm

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, February 20th, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 24th.

 

On Monday, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Baldwin will be recognized to deliver the traditional reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the Address and any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Molloy nomination.

 

Cloture has been filed on the following Executive and Legislative items:

1.      Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

2.      Executive Calendar #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.

3.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #420, S.3275, to protect pain-capable unborn children (Graham).

4.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or an attempted abortion (Sasse).

5.      Executive Calendar #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

6.      Executive Calendar #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court.

 

5:30pm on Monday, February 24th – 1 roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

Roll Call Vote: Cruz amendment #1301 Votes

Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:42 AM

10:40am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Cruz amendment #1301 to S.J.Res.68.

 

Next:

1.      Reed amendment #1322 (Traumatic Brain Injuries)

2.      Cotton amendment #1305 (Foreign Terrorist Organizations) (Kaine motion to table expected)

3.      Risch amendment #1314 (Constitutional responsibility)

4.      Rubio amendment #1320 (Iran strategy) (Kaine motion to table expected)

5.      Sullivan amendment #1319 (Rule of Construction)

Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Wrap Up

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 08:20 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska; confirmed: 54-41.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #565 Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri; confirmed: 72-23.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #461 John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois; confirmed: 81-12.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #535 Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; confirmed: 77-19.

5.      Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.68, to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress; agreed to: 51-45.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.1365 with Graham amendment: technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act.

 

Passed Calendar #343, S.490: B-47 Ridge Designation Act.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.3275: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. (McConnell for Graham)

 

No Executive Business

Schedule for Thursday, February 13, 2020 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 08:20 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J.Res.68, to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.

 

At 10:30am, the Senate will vote in relation to the following pending amendments, with no second degree amendments in order with the exception of amendment #1319 (Sullivan).

 

1.      Cruz amendment #1301

2.      Cotton amendment #1305

3.      Risch amendment #1314

4.      Rubio amendment #1320

5.      Sullivan amendment #1319

6.      Reed amendment #1322

 

At 1:45pm, all debate time on the joint resolution will expire and the Senate will vote on passage of the joint resolution, as amended, if amended.

 

Thursday, February 13th at 10:30am – 6 roll call votes expected in relation to:

1.      Cruz amendment #1301

2.      Cotton amendment #1305

3.      Risch amendment #1314

4.      Rubio amendment #1320

5.      Sullivan amendment #1319

6.      Reed amendment #1322

 

Thursday, February 13th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Passage of S.J.Res.68, as amended, if amended: to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress

Roll call vote on motion to proceed to S.J.Res.68, Iran War Powers Votes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 02:37 PM

2:00pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.68, Iran war powers.

Agreed to: 51-45.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Schelp nomination (MO District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:33 AM

11:09am the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #565 Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Confirmed: 72-23.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Kindred nomination (AK District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:12 AM

10:36am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.

Confirmed: 54-41.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Halpern nomination (NY District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:36 AM

11:50am the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #535 Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Confirmed: 77-19.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Kness nomination (IL District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:15 AM

11:30am the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #461 John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Confirmed: 81-12.

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