The Floor

Today is October 17, 2019

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 07:12 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, we expect a motion to proceed will be made to S.J.Res.53, relating to the disapproval of the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. We expect that the motion to proceed will be agreed to by voice vote.

 

The time until 12:00 noon will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.53.

 

The Senate has received the veto message accompanying S.J.Res.54, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.54, notwithstanding the objections of the President to the contrary.

 

Thursday, October 17th at 12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.53, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guidelines Implementing Regulations".

 

Thursday, October 17th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.54, terminating the border wall national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, notwithstanding the objections of the President to the contrary. 

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 07:13 PM

Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia; invoked: 90-0.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #363, Charles Eskridge, to be District Judge of Southern District of Texas; invoked: 61-29.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia; invoked: 86-4.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, to be District Judge of Eastern District of New York; invoked: 85-3.

5.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #422, Barbara Barrett, to be Secretary of the Air Force; confirmed: 85-7.

6.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia; confirmed: 92-0.

7.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #363, Charles Eskridge, to be District Judge of Southern District of Texas; confirmed: 61-31.

8.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia; confirmed: 89-3.

9.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, to be District Judge of Eastern District of New York; confirmed: 88-3.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.324, designating September 29, 2019, as “National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day”

Adopted S.Res.356, designating September 4, 2019, as “National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day”, and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.

Adopted S.Res.358, designating the week beginning October 20, 2019, as “National Character Counts Week”.

Adopted S.Res.359, authorizing the use of the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day a semiannual event for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

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

1.  S.J.Res.58, expressing support for freedom of conscience. (Sasse)

2.  H.J.Res.77, opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.

                                                          

No additional Executive Business

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 06:17 PM

5:57pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia.


Confirmed: 89-3.

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Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Wrap Up

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 07:13 PM

Wrap Up for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia; invoked: 90-0.

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #363, Charles Eskridge, to be District Judge of Southern District of Texas; invoked: 61-29.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia; invoked: 86-4.

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, to be District Judge of Eastern District of New York; invoked: 85-3.

5.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #422, Barbara Barrett, to be Secretary of the Air Force; confirmed: 85-7.

6.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia; confirmed: 92-0.

7.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #363, Charles Eskridge, to be District Judge of Southern District of Texas; confirmed: 61-31.

8.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia; confirmed: 89-3.

9.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, to be District Judge of Eastern District of New York; confirmed: 88-3.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.324, designating September 29, 2019, as “National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day”

Adopted S.Res.356, designating September 4, 2019, as “National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day”, and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.

Adopted S.Res.358, designating the week beginning October 20, 2019, as “National Character Counts Week”.

Adopted S.Res.359, authorizing the use of the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day a semiannual event for the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

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

1.  S.J.Res.58, expressing support for freedom of conscience. (Sasse)

2.  H.J.Res.77, opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.

                                                          

No additional Executive Business

Schedule for Thursday, October 17, 2019 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 07:12 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, we expect a motion to proceed will be made to S.J.Res.53, relating to the disapproval of the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. We expect that the motion to proceed will be agreed to by voice vote.

 

The time until 12:00 noon will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.53.

 

The Senate has received the veto message accompanying S.J.Res.54, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on passage of S.J.Res.54, notwithstanding the objections of the President to the contrary.

 

Thursday, October 17th at 12:00 noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.53, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guidelines Implementing Regulations".

 

Thursday, October 17th at 1:45pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Passage of S.J.Res.54, terminating the border wall national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019, notwithstanding the objections of the President to the contrary. 

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Novak nomination (VA District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 06:17 PM

5:57pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia.


Confirmed: 89-3.

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 06:17 PM

6:15pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, to be District Judge of Eastern District of New York.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Eskridge nomination (TX District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 06:02 PM

5:37pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #363, Charles Eskridge, to be District Judge of Southern District of Texas.


Confirmed: 61-31.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Volk nomination (WV District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 05:39 PM

5:17pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia.


Confirmed: 92-0.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Barrett nomination (Secretary of the Air Force) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 05:19 PM

4:43pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #422, Barbara Barrett, to be Secretary of the Air Force.


Confirmed: 85-7.

Roll call vote on cloture on the Volk nomination (WV District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:47 AM

11:08am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #359, Frank Volk, to be District Judge Southern District of West Virginia.


Invoked: 90-0.

Roll call vote on cloture on the Kovner nomination (NY District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:53 AM

12:25pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #348, Rachel Kovner, of New York, to be District Judge of Eastern District of New York.


Invoked: 85-3.

Roll call vote on cloture on the Novak nomination (VA District nomination) Votes

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:27 AM

12:04pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #328, David Novak, of Virginia, to be District Judge of Eastern District of Virginia.


Invoked: 86-4.

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