The Floor

Today is November 30, 2021

The Senate is in session.

Friday, November 19, 2021 12:24 AM

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

 

Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:15am; and

Friday, November 26th at 10:00am.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 26th, it will next convene at 3:00pm Monday, November 29th.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.4350, the National Defense Authorization Act.

 

On Friday, November 19th, cloture was filed on substitute amendment #3867 as modified and the underlying bill H.R.4350. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is at 3:30pm. The second degree amendment filing deadline is one hour before the cloture vote.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #3867 as modified. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked, unless further agreement is reached, there would be a roll call vote on cloture on the underlying bill H.R.4350.

 

Monday, November 29th at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Reed substitute amendment #3867 as modified to H.R.4350 NDAA

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Friday, November 19, 2021 12:23 AM

No Roll Call Votes

 

No additional Legislative Business

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #521 - Jonathan Eric Kaplan, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Exec. Cal. #492 - Michael F. Easley, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #493 - Sandra J. Hairston, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #494 - Dena J. King, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years

 

Exec. Cal. #537 - Cole Finegan, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #538 - Kenneth L. Parker, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years

 

Executive Calendar #553 - Cindy K. Chung, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years

Executive Calendar #554 - Gary M. Restaino, of Arizona, to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for the term of four years

 

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Coast Guard and Foreign Service.

 

As a reminder, on November 17th, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Nelson nomination.

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Monday, November 29, 2021 05:41 PM

5:32pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reed substitute amendment #3867 as modified.

Roll call vote: Cloture on Reed substitute amendment #3867 as modified Votes

Monday, November 29, 2021 05:41 PM

5:32pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reed substitute amendment #3867 as modified.

Schedule for pro forma sessions and November 29, 2021 Senate Schedule

Friday, November 19, 2021 12:24 AM

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

 

Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:15am; and

Friday, November 26th at 10:00am.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 26th, it will next convene at 3:00pm Monday, November 29th.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.4350, the National Defense Authorization Act.

 

On Friday, November 19th, cloture was filed on substitute amendment #3867 as modified and the underlying bill H.R.4350. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is at 3:30pm. The second degree amendment filing deadline is one hour before the cloture vote.

 

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #3867 as modified. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked, unless further agreement is reached, there would be a roll call vote on cloture on the underlying bill H.R.4350.

 

Monday, November 29th at 5:30pm – roll call vote:

1. Motion to invoke cloture on Reed substitute amendment #3867 as modified to H.R.4350 NDAA

Wrap Up for Friday, November 19, 2021 Wrap Up

Friday, November 19, 2021 12:23 AM

No Roll Call Votes

 

No additional Legislative Business

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Exec. Cal. #521 - Jonathan Eric Kaplan, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Exec. Cal. #492 - Michael F. Easley, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #493 - Sandra J. Hairston, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #494 - Dena J. King, of North Carolina, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years

 

Exec. Cal. #537 - Cole Finegan, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years

Exec. Cal. #538 - Kenneth L. Parker, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years

 

Executive Calendar #553 - Cindy K. Chung, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years

Executive Calendar #554 - Gary M. Restaino, of Arizona, to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for the term of four years

 

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Coast Guard and Foreign Service.

 

As a reminder, on November 17th, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Nelson nomination.

Schedule for Thursday, November 18, 2021 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 09:40 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022, post-cloture.

 

By unanimous consent, all time during adjournment, morning business, recess, and Leader time will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed.

 

During Thursday’s session, we hope to adopt the motion to proceed to the bill and consider amendments.

 

During Wednesday’s session, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Nelson nomination.

 

Roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

Wrap Up for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wrap Up

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 09:39 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; invoked: 50-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022; invoked: 84-15.

 

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.5142, Congressional Gold Medal for Afghanistan veterans

Adopted S.Res.455, National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

 

No additional Executive Business

Roll call vote: Cloture on the mtp to NDAA Votes

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 08:28 PM

8:17pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Nelson nomination (Treasury) Votes

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 11:15 AM

10:03am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. 

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Nelson nomination (Treasury) Votes

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:02 AM

10:03am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. 


Invoked: 50-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative.

Schedule for Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Senate Schedule

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 06:52 PM

The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.451 until 9:30am on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

 

At approximately 10:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Nelson nomination followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Nelson nomination, the vote on confirmation will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.

 

Wednesday, November 17th at approx. 10:00am – 2 roll call votes:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022

Wrap Up for Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Wrap Up

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 06:52 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #401 Graham Scott Steele, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; confirmed: 53-43.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #345 Robert Farrell Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation; invoked: 75-20.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #345 Robert Farrell Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation; confirmed: 76-19.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #491, Jonathan Kanter, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General; confirmed: 68-29.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.449 – designating November 2021 as “National College Application Month”.

 

Adopted S.Res.451 – honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Max Cleland.

 

Adopted S.Res.452 – recognizing November 2021 as “National Homeless Children and Youth Awareness Month”.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bill on the Legislative Calendar of Business: S.3206, to repeal the provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that impose new information reporting requirements with respect to digital asset transfers. (Cruz)

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Executive Calendar #466, Nancy A. Hann, to be Rear Admiral

 

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #509, Willie L. Phillips, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026

 

CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

Executive Calendar #358, Richard Trumka, Jr., of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2021

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