The Floor

Today is July 23, 2021

The Senate is in session.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 06:06 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Thursday, July 22, 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 1:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy, and then vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Thursday, July 22nd at approx. 1:30pm – roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021 06:05 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board; confirmed: 50-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; invoked: 52-48.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; confirmed: 52-48.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #100, H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework); not invoked: 49-51.

 

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

Cal #83, S. 89 - Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID-19 Act of 2021

Cal #84, S. 189 - Veterans’ Disability Compensation COLA Act of 2021

Cal #85, S. 894 - Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021

S. 1910 - FY 2021 Major Medical Facility Authorization Act

 

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.139 - Blueberry Month

S.Res.274 - National Day of the American Cowboy

S.Res.309 - Pledge of Allegiance

S.Res.311 - Spelling Bee Champion

S.Res.312 - Tampa Bay Lightning

S.Res.313 - Minot Flood

 

No additional Executive Business

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Thursday, July 22, 2021 02:14 PM

1:26pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy.


Confirmed: 79-16.

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Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Hruby nomination Votes

Thursday, July 22, 2021 02:14 PM

1:26pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy.


Confirmed: 79-16.

Schedule for Thursday, July 22, 2021 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 06:06 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Thursday, July 22, 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 1:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy, and then vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Thursday, July 22nd at approx. 1:30pm – roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy

Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Wrap Up

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 06:05 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board; confirmed: 50-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; invoked: 52-48.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; confirmed: 52-48.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #100, H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework); not invoked: 49-51.

 

Legislative Business

Passed the following bills:

Cal #83, S. 89 - Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID-19 Act of 2021

Cal #84, S. 189 - Veterans’ Disability Compensation COLA Act of 2021

Cal #85, S. 894 - Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021

S. 1910 - FY 2021 Major Medical Facility Authorization Act

 

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.139 - Blueberry Month

S.Res.274 - National Day of the American Cowboy

S.Res.309 - Pledge of Allegiance

S.Res.311 - Spelling Bee Champion

S.Res.312 - Tampa Bay Lightning

S.Res.313 - Minot Flood

 

No additional Executive Business

Roll call vote: Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.3684 Votes

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 03:53 PM

3:17pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #100, H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework).


Not invoked: 49-51.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Jenkins nomination Votes

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 03:26 PM

2:30pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.


Confirmed: 52-48.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Jenkins nomination Votes

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 01:14 PM

12:22pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.


Invoked: 52-48.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Abruzzo nomination Votes

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 12:39 AM

 11:26pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.


Confirmed: 50-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.

Schedule for Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Senate Schedule

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 07:21 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

 

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, followed by a vote on cloture on the Jenkins nomination.

 

At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on (1) confirmation of the Jenkins nominations and (2) the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #100, H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework).

 

Wednesday, July 21st at 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

 

Wednesday, July 21st at 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #100, H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework)

Wrap Up for Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Wrap Up

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 07:20 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Attorney General; invoked: 57-43.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board; invoked: 51-50, with the vice president voting in the affirmative.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Attorney General; confirmed: 56-44.

4.      Toomey amendment #2121 (re: appropriations/point of order); not agreed to: 40-60.

5.      Passage of H.R.1652, VOCA (60-vote threshold); passed: 100-0.

 

Legislative Business

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

S.2382, to authorize the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the Federal Government on non-reimbursable basis (Portman).

 

Adopted S.Res.291: congratulating the University of Oklahoma Sooners softball team on winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s College World Series.

 

Adopted S.Res.307: congratulating the Mississippi State University baseball team on winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I baseball championship.

 

Adopted S.Res.308: commending and congratulating the Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons football team for winning the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association football National Championship.

 

No additional Executive Business

Roll call vote: Passage of H.R.1652 VOCA Votes

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 07:09 PM

6:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.1652, VOCA.

Passed 100-0.

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