The Floor

Today is March 21, 2019

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions:

Friday, March 15th at 11:00am;

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:30am; and

Thursday, March 21st at

The Senate will next convene for a full session on Monday, March 25th at 3:00pm.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 05:03 PM

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

 

Friday, March 15th at 11:00am;

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:30am; and

Thursday, March 21st at 2:10pm.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, March 25, 2019.

 

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Bade nomination.

 

As a reminder, in addition to the Bade nomination, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following:

1.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #27, S.J.Res.8: recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)

2.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #15, H.R.268: making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 05:03 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of H.J.Res.46: to terminate the national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019; passed: 59-41.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.113: designating March 25th , 2019, as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.114: expressing support for the designation of March 21, 2019, as “National Rosie the Riveter Day”.

 

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

1.      H.R.1: For the People Act

2.      H.R.1617: KREMLIN Act

             

Executive Business

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Executive Calendar #63 - Janice Miriam Hellreich, of Hawaii, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2024.

Executive Calendar #64 - Robert A. Mandell, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2022.

Executive Calendar #66 - Bruce M. Ramer, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2024.

 

US MARSHALS SERVICE
Executive Calendar #59 - Donald W. Washington, of Texas, to be Director of the United States Marshals Service.

 

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION

Executive Calendar #91 - Rodney Hood, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring August 2, 2023.

Executive Calendar #96 - Todd M. Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring April 10, 2021.

 

FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #97 - William I. Althen, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2024.

Executive Calendar #104 - Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2024.

Executive Calendar #106 - Arthur R. Traynor III, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring August 30, 2022.

 

COAST GUARD

Executive Calendar #67 - Alexander C. Foos to be Captain.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 02:25 PM

2:24pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.46, to terminate the national emergency declared by the finding of the President on February 15, 2019.   

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Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, March 25, 2019 Senate Schedule

Thursday, March 14, 2019 05:03 PM

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

 

Friday, March 15th at 11:00am;

Tuesday, March 19th at 9:30am; and

Thursday, March 21st at 2:10pm.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, March 25, 2019.

 

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #20, Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Bade nomination.

 

As a reminder, in addition to the Bade nomination, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following:

1.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #27, S.J.Res.8: recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)

2.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #15, H.R.268: making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

Wrap Up for Thursday, March 14, 2019 Wrap Up

Thursday, March 14, 2019 05:03 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of H.J.Res.46: to terminate the national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019; passed: 59-41.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.113: designating March 25th , 2019, as “National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.114: expressing support for the designation of March 21, 2019, as “National Rosie the Riveter Day”.

 

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

1.      H.R.1: For the People Act

2.      H.R.1617: KREMLIN Act

             

Executive Business

CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Executive Calendar #63 - Janice Miriam Hellreich, of Hawaii, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2024.

Executive Calendar #64 - Robert A. Mandell, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2022.

Executive Calendar #66 - Bruce M. Ramer, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2024.

 

US MARSHALS SERVICE
Executive Calendar #59 - Donald W. Washington, of Texas, to be Director of the United States Marshals Service.

 

NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION

Executive Calendar #91 - Rodney Hood, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring August 2, 2023.

Executive Calendar #96 - Todd M. Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring April 10, 2021.

 

FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #97 - William I. Althen, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2024.

Executive Calendar #104 - Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2024.

Executive Calendar #106 - Arthur R. Traynor III, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring August 30, 2022.

 

COAST GUARD

Executive Calendar #67 - Alexander C. Foos to be Captain.

Senator Graham objection to concurrent resolution making Mueller report public Floor Updates

Thursday, March 14, 2019 03:32 PM

Senator Schumer asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up and adopt H.Con.Res.24, expressing the sense of Congress that the report of Special Counsel Mueller should be made available to the public and to Congress.

 

Senator Graham asked consent for an amendment to call for the Attorney General to appoint a Special Counsel to investigate Department of Justice in the handling of the FISA warrant process as relates to warrants obtained on Carter Page, and to publicly release the results of those investigations.

 

Senator Schumer objected to the amendment. Senator Graham then objected to the original request to adopt H.Con.Res.24.

Roll Call Vote: Passage of H.J.Res.46 Votes

Thursday, March 14, 2019 02:25 PM

2:24pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.J.Res.46, to terminate the national emergency declared by the finding of the President on February 15, 2019.   

Wrap Up for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Wrap Up

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 07:14 PM

Roll Call Votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #107, Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to  be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; confirmed: 53-46.

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #98, William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor; invoked: 55-43.

3)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #98, William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor; confirmed: 55-44.

4)      On the motion to table Inhofe amendment #194 to S.J.Res.7, re: Yemen; tabled: 52-48.

5)      On passage of S.J.Res.7, directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress; passed: 54-46.

 

Legislative Business

By voice vote adopted the following amendments to S.J.Res.7, re: Yemen:

1)      Paul amendment #193

2)      Rubio amendment #195

 

Adopted S.Res.108, honoring the life, accomplishments, and legacy of Representative Walter Beamon Jones, Jr.

 

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

1)           H.R.1 For the People Act

2)          H.R.1617 KREMLIN Act

             

No Executive Business

Schedule for Thursday, March 14, 2019 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 07:14 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of H.J.Res 46, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019. No amendments will be in order to the joint resolution.

 

There will be an effort to vote on passage of H.J.Res.46 at 1:45pm, Thursday. Senators will be notified when the vote is scheduled.

Roll Call Vote: Confirmation of Beach (Labor) Votes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 01:47 PM

1:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #98, William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.

Roll call vote on cloture on Beach (Labor) Votes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 01:04 PM

12:41pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #98, William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.


Confirmed: 55-43.

Roll call vote on confirmation of Rao (DC Circuit) Votes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 12:43 AM

12:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #107, Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to  be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Confirmed: 53-46.

Wrap Up for Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Wrap Up

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 07:09 PM

Roll Call Votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #19, Paul B. Matey, of New Jersey, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; confirmed: 54-45.

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #107, Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to  be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; invoked: 53-46.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.105: supporting the designation of March 2019 as “National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.106: commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Negro College Fund.

 

Adopted S.Res.107: Legal Counsel.

 

Adopted by voice vote S.Res.91, as amended: designating March 3, 2019, as “World Wildlife Day”.

 

No Executive Business

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