The Floor

Today is June 13, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 14, 2021.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 04:16 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 14, 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 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit, post-cloture.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Jackson nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #119, Lina M. Khan, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner.

 

Monday, June 14th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #119, Lina M. Khan, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 04:16 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey; invoked: 83-16.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit; invoked: 52-46.

3.      Confirmation of Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey; confirmed: 81-16.

 

Legislative Business

Passed S.1511 with Grassley amendment: Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021.

 

Passed H.J.Res.27: providing for the appointment of Barbara Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

 

Adopted S.Res.254: expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Executive Calendar #118 - Leslie B. Kiernan, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Executive Calendar #125 - Adrianne Todman, of the Virgin Islands, to be Dep. Sec. of Housing and Urban Development

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Executive Calendar #126 - Nuria I. Fernandez, of California, to be Federal Transit Administrator

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:33 AM

11:32pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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Wrap Up for Thursday, June 10, 2021 Wrap Up

Thursday, June 10, 2021 04:16 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey; invoked: 83-16.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit; invoked: 52-46.

3.      Confirmation of Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey; confirmed: 81-16.

 

Legislative Business

Passed S.1511 with Grassley amendment: Protecting America’s First Responders Act of 2021.

 

Passed H.J.Res.27: providing for the appointment of Barbara Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

 

Adopted S.Res.254: expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as “Mental Health Awareness Month”.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Executive Calendar #118 - Leslie B. Kiernan, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Executive Calendar #125 - Adrianne Todman, of the Virgin Islands, to be Dep. Sec. of Housing and Urban Development

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Executive Calendar #126 - Nuria I. Fernandez, of California, to be Federal Transit Administrator

Schedule for Monday, June 14, 2021 Senate Schedule

Thursday, June 10, 2021 04:16 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 14, 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 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit, post-cloture.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Jackson nomination followed by a cloture vote on Executive Calendar #119, Lina M. Khan, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner.

 

Monday, June 14th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #119, Lina M. Khan, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Quraishi nomination Votes

Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:33 AM

11:32pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Schedule for Thursday, June 10, 2021 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 05:04 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

 

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Quraishi nomination. Following that vote, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Quraishi nomination, at approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Thursday, June 10th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit.

 

Thursday, June 10th at approx. 1:45pm – roll call vote:

1. If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Wrap Up

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 05:03 PM

No Roll Call Votes

 

Legislative Business

Passed S.1605, a bill to designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, and for other purposes.

Passed H.R.49, a bill to designate the National Pulse Memorial located at 1912 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida, 32806, and for other purposes.

 

Adopted S.Res.265, honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

Adopted S.Res.266, National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

No Executive Business

Schedule for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:07 AM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

 

Cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #131, Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey and Executive Calendar #129, Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia, to be US Circuit Judge for the DC Circuit. Absent an agreement, the first cloture vote – on the Quraishi nomination – will be 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday.

Wrap Up for Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Wrap Up

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 11:06 AM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #130, Julien Xavier Neals, of New Jersey, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey; confirmed: 66-33.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #127, Regina M. Rodriguez, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado; invoked: 72-28.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #127, Regina M. Rodriguez, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado; confirmed: 72-28.

4.      Cornyn amendment #1858 (re: Davis Bacon); not agreed to: 42-58.

5.      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to substitute amendment #1502; waived: 72-28.

6.      Substitute amendment #1502, as amended; agreed to: 68-32.

7.      Passage of S.1260, US Innovation and Competition Act, as amended: passed: 68-32.

8.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.7, Paycheck Fairness Act; not agreed to: 49-50.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.184: designating the week of May 2, 2021, through May 8, 2021, as “Tardive Dyskinesia Awareness Week”.

 

Adopted the following Legal Counsel resolutions, en bloc: S.Res.262 and S.Res.263.

 

Executive Business

The nomination of Arun Venkataraman, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service was jointly referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the mtp to H.R.7, Paycheck Fairness Votes

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 07:14 PM

6:42pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.7, Paycheck Fairness Act.


Not invoked: 49-50.

Roll call vote: Passage of S.1260, as amended Votes

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 06:43 PM

6:00pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.1260, as amended (Competition) (60 vote threshold).


Passed: 68-32.

Roll call vote: Schumer substitute amendment, as amended Votes

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 05:52 PM

5:13pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Schumer substitute amendment #1502, as amended.


Agreed to: 68-32.

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