The Floor

Today is May 23, 2022

The Senate stands adjourn for full session until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 04:38 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 1:45pm on Monday, May 23, 2022, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Monday, it will next convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.

 

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

At approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.

 

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session in relation to the pending nominations.

 

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

2.      Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey NJ

3.      Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado

4.      Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

5.      Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

6.      Executive Calendar #651 Henry Christopher Frey, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

7.      Executive Calendar #670 Lisa Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

8.      Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

9.      Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

10.  Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

11.  Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration

12.  Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services

13.  Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California

14.  Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy

 

Tuesday, May 24th at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

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Thursday, May 19, 2022 04:38 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; invoked: 86-11.

2.      Passage of Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; passed: 86-11.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022; not invoked: 52-43.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; invoked: 48-36.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.3525, to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #300, S.2490, Blackwell School National Historic Site Act, w/Cornyn amdt

Passed H.R.7791, to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions, and for other purposes.

 

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

1. H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

2. H.R.7790, Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act

3. H.R.7688, Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act

4. S.4261, FORMULA Act (Lee)

 

Adopted S.Res.645, Legal Counsel

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #811 - Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with rank of Ambassador

 

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Exec. Cal. #888 – Flor Romero, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2025

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Exec. Cal. #889 - Christine M. Kim, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

Exec. Cal. #890 - Karen Ann Stout, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

 

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

1.      Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board

2.      Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

3.      Executive Calendar #461 - Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, to be Director General of the Foreign Service

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 05:20 PM

 3:49pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.


Invoked: 50-47.

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Schedule for Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24, 2022 Senate Schedule

Thursday, May 19, 2022 04:38 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 1:45pm on Monday, May 23, 2022, for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Monday, it will next convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.

 

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

At approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.

 

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session in relation to the pending nominations.

 

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

2.      Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey NJ

3.      Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado

4.      Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

5.      Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

6.      Executive Calendar #651 Henry Christopher Frey, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

7.      Executive Calendar #670 Lisa Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

8.      Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

9.      Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

10.  Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

11.  Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration

12.  Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services

13.  Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California

14.  Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy

 

Tuesday, May 24th at approx. 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

Wrap Up for Thursday, May 19, 2022 Wrap Up

Thursday, May 19, 2022 04:38 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; invoked: 86-11.

2.      Passage of Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; passed: 86-11.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022; not invoked: 52-43.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit; invoked: 48-36.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.3525, to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, and for other purposes.

Passed Calendar #300, S.2490, Blackwell School National Historic Site Act, w/Cornyn amdt

Passed H.R.7791, to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions, and for other purposes.

 

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

1. H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

2. H.R.7790, Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act

3. H.R.7688, Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act

4. S.4261, FORMULA Act (Lee)

 

Adopted S.Res.645, Legal Counsel

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #811 - Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with rank of Ambassador

 

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Exec. Cal. #888 – Flor Romero, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2025

 

NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES

Exec. Cal. #889 - Christine M. Kim, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

Exec. Cal. #890 - Karen Ann Stout, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026

 

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

1.      Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board

2.      Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

3.      Executive Calendar #461 - Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, to be Director General of the Foreign Service

Wrap Up for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Wrap Up

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 09:55 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York; confirmed: 51-47.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); invoked: 54-43.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs); confirmed: 54-44.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; invoked: 50-47.

5.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor; confirmed: 50-45.

6.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802, Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California; invoked: 51-44.

7.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #799, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be US District Judge for the Central District of California; confirmed: 51-45.

8.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #777 Christopher Joseph Lowman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 94-1.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.612 – Women-owned Small Businesses

 

Adopted S.Res.643 – National Police Week

 

Executive Business

This evening Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following:

1.      Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission

2.      Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey NJ

3.      Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado

4.      Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

5.      Executive Calendar #806 Sandra Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency

6.      Executive Calendar #651 Henry Christopher Frey, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

7.      Executive Calendar #670 Lisa Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor

8.      Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

9.      Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education

10.  Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth Wainstein, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

11.  Executive Calendar #675 Todd Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration

12.  Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services

13.  Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of California

14.  Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy

 

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

1.      Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board

2.      Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

Schedule for Thursday, May 19, 2022 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 09:55 PM

The Senate stands in recess until 10:00am on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #368, H.R.7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine. At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill and, if cloture is invoked, there will be an immediate vote on passage of H.R.7691.

 

Following disposition of the Ukraine aid bill, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed. If cloture is not invoked, there will be an immediate cloture vote on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

 

Thursday, May 19th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

2.      Passage of Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

 

Thursday, May 19th at approx. 1:45pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Watson nomination Votes

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 05:20 PM

 3:49pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.


Invoked: 50-47.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Leaf nomination Votes

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 05:19 PM

3:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).


Confirmed: 54-44.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Leaf nomination Votes

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 05:18 PM

12:39pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).


Invoked: 54-43.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Rochon nomination Votes

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 01:10 PM

11:46pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.


Confirmed: 51-47.

Schedule for Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Senate Schedule

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 08:00 PM

The Senate stands in recess until 10:00am on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).

 

At approximately 11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Leaf nomination.

 

Following the Leaf cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:00pm to allow for the Democratic caucus meeting.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Leaf nomination, at approximately 2:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Leaf nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Watson nomination, at approximately 6:00pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Watson nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Thompson, Sykes, and Loman nominations.

 

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following items:

1. Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

2. Motion to proceed to Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.

3. Executive Calendar #855, Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

These motions will ripen on Thursday.

 

As a result of cloture being filed on H.R.7691, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to the bill is 1:00pm on Wednesday. The second degree amendment filing deadline is one hour prior to the cloture vote if cloture is invoked. During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filled the amendment tree with technical/date change amendments.

 

Wednesday, May 18th at approx. 11:45am – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).

 

Wednesday, May 18th at approx. 2:45pm – 2 roll call votes expected:

1. If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

Wednesday, May 18th at approx. 6:00pm – 4 roll call votes expected:

1. If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #802, Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California.

3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #799, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be US District Judge for the Central District of California.

4. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #777 Christopher Joseph Lowman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

Wrap Up for Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Wrap Up

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 08:00 PM

 Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to proceed to Calendar #368, H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine; agreed to: 88-11.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #798, Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York; invoked: 51-47.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #802, Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California; invoked: 51-46.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #799, Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be US District Judge for the Central District of California; invoked: 51-45.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.605 - Second Chance Month
S.Res.639 - Ames Laboratory 75th anniversary
S.Res.640 - Latinos in STEM
S.Res.641 - National Public Works Week
S.Res.642 - DIPG Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Exec. Cal. #907 - S. Lane Tucker, of Alaska, to be United States Attorney for the District of Alaska for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #916 - Rachelle L. Crowe, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #917 - Jesse A. Laslovich, of Montana, to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #918 - Alexander M.M. Uballez, of New Mexico, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico for the term of four years

 

INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Exec. Cal. #846 - Maria Fabiana Jorge, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank

 

The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:

1.      Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board

2.      Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

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