The Floor

Today is September 28, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Monday, September 27, 2021 07:11 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs), with the time until 11:30am equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Following disposition of the Donfried nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs), and immediately recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Roll call votes are expected throughout Tuesday’s session. Under the agreement reached last week, there will be up to one hour of debate equally divided on each nomination prior to a vote on confirmation of each nomination:

1.      Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs),

2.      Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)

3.      Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

4.      Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).

5.      Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

 

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

1. Executive Calendar #264, Robert T. Anderson, of Washington, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

2. Executive Calendar #159, Jonathan Eugene Meyer, of Ohio, to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.

 

Those cloture motions will ripen during Wednesday’s session.

 

Tuesday, September 28th at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs)

 

Tuesday, September 28th expected at approx. 3:15pm -  roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)

 

Tuesday, September 28th at time TBD – up to one hour of debate, then roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

 

Tuesday, September 28th at time TBD – up to one hour of debate, then roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).

 

Tuesday, September 28th at time TBD – up to one hour of debate, then roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

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Monday, September 27, 2021 07:11 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act; not invoked: 48-50.

 

Legislative Business

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer entered a motion to reconsider with respect to the failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

 

No additional Executive Business


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Monday, September 27, 2021 06:51 PM

5:46pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.


Not agreed to: 48-50.

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Wrap Up for Monday, September 27, 2021 Wrap Up

Monday, September 27, 2021 07:11 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act; not invoked: 48-50.

 

Legislative Business

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer entered a motion to reconsider with respect to the failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.

 

No additional Executive Business


Schedule for Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Senate Schedule

Monday, September 27, 2021 07:11 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs), with the time until 11:30am equally divided prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Following disposition of the Donfried nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs), and immediately recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Roll call votes are expected throughout Tuesday’s session. Under the agreement reached last week, there will be up to one hour of debate equally divided on each nomination prior to a vote on confirmation of each nomination:

1.      Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs),

2.      Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)

3.      Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

4.      Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).

5.      Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

 

During Monday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

1. Executive Calendar #264, Robert T. Anderson, of Washington, to be Solicitor of the Department of the Interior.

2. Executive Calendar #159, Jonathan Eugene Meyer, of Ohio, to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.

 

Those cloture motions will ripen during Wednesday’s session.

 

Tuesday, September 28th at approx. 11:30am – roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs)

 

Tuesday, September 28th expected at approx. 3:15pm -  roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs)

 

Tuesday, September 28th at time TBD – up to one hour of debate, then roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

 

Tuesday, September 28th at time TBD – up to one hour of debate, then roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).

 

Tuesday, September 28th at time TBD – up to one hour of debate, then roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

Roll call vote: Cloture on the MTP to H.R.5305, CR Votes

Monday, September 27, 2021 06:51 PM

5:46pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.


Not agreed to: 48-50.

Schedule for Monday, September 27, 2021 Senate Schedule

Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:45 PM

The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.386 until 3:00pm on Monday, September 27, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #137, H.R.5305, continuing resolution to December 3rd.  At 5:30pm, the cloture motion on the motion to proceed will ripen and the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture.

 

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

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Calendar #137, H.R.5305, CR through December 3rd

 

The Senate has reached an agreement that at a time and in an order to be determined next week, the Senate vote on confirmation of the following nominations with 1 hour of debate prior to each vote:

1.      Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs).

2.      Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs).

3.      Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

4.      Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).

5.      Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

Wrap Up for Thursday, September 23, 2021 Wrap Up

Thursday, September 23, 2021 10:44 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #341, Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; confirmed: 68-30.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #244, Sarah Bianchi, of Virginia, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative; invoked: 85-13.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #244, Sarah Bianchi, of Virginia, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative; confirmed: 85-11.

4.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #241, Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); invoked: 77-18.

5.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #241, Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); confirmed: 72-14.

6.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs); invoked: 65-21.

7.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs); invoked: 57-26.

8.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs); invoked: 58-25.

9.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs); invoked: 54-29.

10.  Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs); invoked: 62-21.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.5293 – Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2021.

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res.41 – authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.

 

Adopted by voice vote S.Res.381 - National Clean Energy Week.

 

Adopted the following resolutions, en bloc:

·         S.Res.382 - Rail Safety Week

·         S.Res.383 - National Direct Support Professionals Week

·         S.Res.384 - Community School Coordinators Appreciation Week

·         S.Res.385 - Telehealth Awareness Week

 

Adopted S.Res.386 - relative to the death of Robert Britton “Bob” Dove, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the United States Senate.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Lewis nomination Votes

Thursday, September 23, 2021 09:48 PM

9:14pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).


Invoked: 62-21.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Robinson nomination Votes

Thursday, September 23, 2021 09:15 PM

8:58pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).


Invoked: 54-29.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Phee nomination Votes

Thursday, September 23, 2021 08:59 PM

8:37pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on cloture on Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

Invoked: 59-25.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Medina nomination Votes

Thursday, September 23, 2021 08:38 PM

7:59pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs).


Invoked: 57-26.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Donfried nomination Votes

Thursday, September 23, 2021 06:44 PM

 6:08pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs).


Invoked: 65-21.

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