The Floor

Today is November 17, 2017

The Senate is out of session.

The next roll call votes will be at 5:30pm on Monday, November 27th

Thursday, November 16, 2017 05:46 PM

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

Friday, November 17th at 11:00am;

Tuesday, November 21st  at 11:00am; and

Friday, November 24th at 11:00am.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 4:00pm on Monday, November 27, 2017.

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Monday, November 27th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes

1)      Confirmation Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #481, Gregory Katsas, of Virginia, to be US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 05:45 PM

Roll Call Votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #300, Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency; confirmed: 54-43.

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; invoked: 96-1.

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; invoked: 93-4.

4)      Confirmation of on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; confirmed: 96-0.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.4374: to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes.

Adopted the Conference Report to accompany H.R.2810, NDAA.

Adopted Calendar #257, S.Res.279: reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Cambodia, with McCain amendment.

Adopted S.Res.337: designating November 26th, 2017, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.

Adopted S.Res.338: commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the Major League Baseball World Series.

Adopted S.Res.339: designating November 2017 as “National Runaway Prevention Month”

Adopted S.Res.340: commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 3d Infantry Division.

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Executive Calendar #292 - Brenda Burman, to be Commissioner of Reclamation

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Executive Calendar #461 - Joseph Kernan, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Executive Calendar #462 - Guy B. Roberts, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Executive Calendar #464 - Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

Executive Calendar #478 - Robert Behler, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Executive Calendar #479 - Thomas B. Modly, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Navy.

Executive Calendar #480 - James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

Executive Calendar #488 - Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Executive Calendar #490 - Shon J. Manasco, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

Executive Calendar #475 - James Thomas Abbott, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Executive Calendar #476 - Colleen Kiko, of North Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Executive Calendar #477 - Ernest W. Dubester, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #491 - Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Executive Calendar #492 - Lisa A. Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia.

Executive Calendar #493 - Irwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

Executive Calendar #494 - Sean P. Lawler, of Maryland, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.

All nominations on the Secretary’s Desk

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Thursday, November 16, 2017 02:24 PM

1:48pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.


Confirmed: 96-0.

This is the last vote of the week. The next vote is expected at 5:30pm on Monday, November 27th.

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Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, November 27, 2017 Senate Schedule

Thursday, November 16, 2017 05:46 PM

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

Friday, November 17th at 11:00am;

Tuesday, November 21st  at 11:00am; and

Friday, November 24th at 11:00am.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 4:00pm on Monday, November 27, 2017.

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Monday, November 27th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes

1)      Confirmation Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #481, Gregory Katsas, of Virginia, to be US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit

Wrap Up for Thursday, November 16, 2017 Wrap Up

Thursday, November 16, 2017 05:45 PM

Roll Call Votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #300, Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency; confirmed: 54-43.

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; invoked: 96-1.

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; invoked: 93-4.

4)      Confirmation of on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; confirmed: 96-0.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.4374: to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war, and for other purposes.

Adopted the Conference Report to accompany H.R.2810, NDAA.

Adopted Calendar #257, S.Res.279: reaffirming the commitment of the United States to promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law in Cambodia, with McCain amendment.

Adopted S.Res.337: designating November 26th, 2017, as “Drive Safer Sunday”.

Adopted S.Res.338: commending and congratulating the Houston Astros on winning the Major League Baseball World Series.

Adopted S.Res.339: designating November 2017 as “National Runaway Prevention Month”

Adopted S.Res.340: commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 3d Infantry Division.

Executive Business

The Senate confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Executive Calendar #292 - Brenda Burman, to be Commissioner of Reclamation

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Executive Calendar #461 - Joseph Kernan, of Florida, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Executive Calendar #462 - Guy B. Roberts, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Executive Calendar #464 - Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

Executive Calendar #478 - Robert Behler, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.

Executive Calendar #479 - Thomas B. Modly, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of the Navy.

Executive Calendar #480 - James F. Geurts, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

Executive Calendar #488 - Robert H. McMahon, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

Executive Calendar #490 - Shon J. Manasco, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.

FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

Executive Calendar #475 - James Thomas Abbott, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Executive Calendar #476 - Colleen Kiko, of North Dakota, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

Executive Calendar #477 - Ernest W. Dubester, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #491 - Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Executive Calendar #492 - Lisa A. Johnson, of Washington, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Namibia.

Executive Calendar #493 - Irwin Steven Goldstein, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

Executive Calendar #494 - Sean P. Lawler, of Maryland, to be Chief of Protocol, and to have the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service.

All nominations on the Secretary’s Desk

McConnell files cloture on Katsas nomination (DC Circuit) Floor Updates

Thursday, November 16, 2017 02:25 PM

Senator McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #481, Gregory Katsas, of Virginia, to be US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

At 5:30pm, on Monday, November 27th, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, and on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #481, Gregory Katsas, of Virginia, to be US Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Coggins (SC District) Votes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 02:24 PM

1:48pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.


This is the last vote of the week. The next vote is expected at 5:30pm on Monday, November 27th.

Senate adopts Conference Report to accompany H.R.2810, NDAA Floor Updates

Thursday, November 16, 2017 01:50 PM

The Senate agreed to the Conference Report to accompany H.R.2810, NDAA, by voice vote.

Roll Call Vote on cloture on Freidrich (DC District) Votes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:55 AM

12:54pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.


1:45pm – 2 roll call votes

1)      Adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810, NDAA

2)      Confirmation of on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Roll Call Vote on cloture on Donald Coggins (SC District) Votes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:54 AM

12:34pm The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.


Invoked: 96-1.


Next, 10 minute vote:

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.


Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Joseph Otting (Treasury) Votes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:06 AM

12:03pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #300, Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency.



Next, 10 minute votes:

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; and

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

1:45pm – 2 roll call votes

1)      Adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810, NDAA

2)      Confirmation of on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Additional Roll Call Votes Today and Monday, November 27th Floor Updates

Thursday, November 16, 2017 12:02 AM

The Senate has reached an agreement that sets up 2 roll call votes at 1:45pm today, in addition to the 3 at 12:00 Noon.

At 1:30pm, the Chair will lay before the Senate the Conference Report to accompany H.R.2810, NDAA, with 15 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on adoption of the conference report. Following disposition of the conference report, all post-cloture time on the Coggins and Friedrich nominations will be yielded back and the Senate will vote immediately on the Coggins nomination. The confirmation vote with respect to the Friedrich nomination will occur at 5:30pm on Monday, November 27th.

Thursday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon – 3 roll call votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #300, Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency;

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; and

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Thursday, November 16th at 1:45pm – 2 roll call votes

1)      Adoption of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810, NDAA

2)      Confirmation of on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Monday, November 27th at 5:30pm – at least 1 roll call vote

1)      Confirmation Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

Schedule for Thursday, November 16, 2017 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 07:06 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #300, Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency, post-cloture.

At 11:30am, there be 30 minutes of post-cloture time remaining on the Otting nomination followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Following disposition of the Otting nomination, the Senate will vote on the pending cloture motions with respect to the following nominations:

1)      Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina

2)      Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

If cloture is invoked on the Coggins and Langhorne nominations, the post-cloture time will run consecutively. Discussions continue on a path to complete actions on the nominations during Thursday’s session.

Thursday, November 16th at 12:00 Noon – 3 roll call votes

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #300, Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the Currency;

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #313, Donald C. Coggins Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina; and

3)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #314, Dabney Langhorne Freidrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

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