The Floor

Today is January 19, 2020

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session at 2:00pm on Friday, January 17, 2020.

The Senate will next convene for a full session at 12:30pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 04:13 PM

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session with no business conducted at 2:00pm on Friday, January 17, 2020.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 12:30pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair.

 

At 1:00pm, the Senate will sit as a court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

 

For the information of senators, on Tuesday, from 10:00am to 11:00am, the Senate can receive House messages and Executive matters; Committees are authorized to report legislative and executive matters; and Senators are allowed to submit statements for the Record, bills and resolutions, and cosponsor requests; and where applicable, the Secretary of the Senate, on behalf of the Presiding Officer, is permitted to refer such matters.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 04:13 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act; waived: 78-21.

2.      Passage of H.R.5430 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act; passed: 89-10.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.474: Legal Counsel.

 

Adopted S.Res.476: congratulating North Dakota State University Bison football team.

 

Adopted S.Res.477: designating the week of February 3 through February 7, 2020, as “National School Counseling Week”.

 

Adopted S.Res.478: designating the week of January 26 through February 1, 2020, as “National School Choice Week”.

 

Passed S.3201: to extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances.

 

Passed S.3084: to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Passed H.R.886 with McSally amendment: to direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed by unanimous consent all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

 

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:37 AM

 11:35am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of Calendar #406, H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.

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Schedule for Friday, January 17, and Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Senate Schedule

Thursday, January 16, 2020 04:13 PM

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session with no business conducted at 2:00pm on Friday, January 17, 2020.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 12:30pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair.

 

At 1:00pm, the Senate will sit as a court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

 

For the information of senators, on Tuesday, from 10:00am to 11:00am, the Senate can receive House messages and Executive matters; Committees are authorized to report legislative and executive matters; and Senators are allowed to submit statements for the Record, bills and resolutions, and cosponsor requests; and where applicable, the Secretary of the Senate, on behalf of the Presiding Officer, is permitted to refer such matters.

Wrap Up for Thursday, January 16, 2020 Wrap Up

Thursday, January 16, 2020 04:13 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act; waived: 78-21.

2.      Passage of H.R.5430 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act; passed: 89-10.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.474: Legal Counsel.

 

Adopted S.Res.476: congratulating North Dakota State University Bison football team.

 

Adopted S.Res.477: designating the week of February 3 through February 7, 2020, as “National School Counseling Week”.

 

Adopted S.Res.478: designating the week of January 26 through February 1, 2020, as “National School Choice Week”.

 

Passed S.3201: to extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances.

 

Passed S.3084: to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Passed H.R.886 with McSally amendment: to direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed by unanimous consent all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

 

Roll call vote on passage of H.R.5430 (USMCA) Votes

Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:37 AM

 11:35am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of Calendar #406, H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.

Roll call vote on motion to waive Budget re: H.R.5430 (USMCA) Votes

Thursday, January 16, 2020 11:36 AM

11:00am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to waive the budget with respect to H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.

Agreed to: 78-21.

Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Wrap Up

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 06:54 PM

No Roll Call Votes

 

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #336, H.R.133, To promote economic partnership and cooperation between the United States and Mexico.

 

Adopted S.Res.471, allowing the taking of a photograph in the Senate Chamber.

 

Adopted S.Res.472, commending the Louisiana State University Tigers football team for winning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship

 

Adopted S.Res.473, congratulating the University of Charleston men’s soccer team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men’s Soccer Championship at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

By voice vote, adopted S. Res. 371, reaffirming the support of the United States for the people of the Republic of South Sudan and calling on all parties to uphold their commitments to peace and dialogue as outlined in the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place S.3193: Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting Fentanyl Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

No Executive Business

Schedule for Thursday, January 16, 2020 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 06:54 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #406, H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.

 

At 11:00am, all remaining debate will be considered expired. Prior to the expiration of debate time, it will be in order for Senator Toomey or his designee to raise a budget point of order, and if a point of order is raised, it will be in order for Senator Grassley or his designee to make a motion to waive all applicable budget points of order with respect to H.R.5430. As a result, at 11:00am, there will be up to 2 roll call votes on the motion to waive (if a point of order is raised) and on passage of H.R.5430.

 

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will receive the managers on the part of the House of Representatives in order that they may present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States. Senators should be in their seats at 12:00 noon.

 

At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the articles of impeachment and senators will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of the United States. When the Chief Justice swears in the senators, he will read the oath to the body and senators will respond collectively with “I do”. Then, the clerk will call up senators in groups of four to sign the impeachment oath book at the desk. Senators must sign the oath book to sit in the trial.

 

Thursday, January 16th at 11:00am – up to 2 roll call votes:

1. Motion to waive the budget with respect to H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (if point of order is raised)

2. Passage of Calendar #406, H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.Schedule for Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:45am on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #406, H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.

 

At 11:00am, all remaining debate will be considered expired. Prior to the expiration of debate time, it will be in order for Senator Toomey or his designee to raise a budget point of order, and if a point of order is raised, it will be in order for Senator Grassley or his designee to make a motion to waive all applicable budget points of order with respect to H.R.5430. As a result, at 11:00am, there will be up to 2 roll call votes on the motion to waive (if a point of order is raised) and on passage of H.R.5430.

 

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will receive the managers on the part of the House of Representatives in order that they may present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States. Senators should be in their seats at 12:00 noon.

 

At 2:00pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the articles of impeachment and senators will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of the United States. When the Chief Justice swears in the senators, he will read the oath to the body and senators will respond collectively with “I do”. Then, the clerk will call up senators in groups of four to sign the impeachment oath book at the desk. Senators must sign the oath book to sit in the trial.

 

Thursday, January 16th at 11:00am – up to 2 roll call votes:

1. Motion to waive the budget with respect to H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (if point of order is raised)

2. Passage of Calendar #406, H.R.5430, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act.

Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Wrap Up

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 06:51 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; confirmed: 81-8.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted Calendar #339, S.Res.375: recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

 

Adopted Calendar #379, S.Res.260: recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to global nutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy.

 

Passed Calendar #363, S.2547, with Romney amendment: Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019.

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place S.3193: Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting Fentanyl Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

No additional Executive Business

Schedule for Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Senate Schedule

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 06:51 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

 

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.

 

Roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Gaynor nomination (FEMA) Votes

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 12:05 AM

11:31am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Confirmed: 81-8.

Wrap Up for Monday, January 13, 2020 Wrap Up

Monday, January 13, 2020 06:50 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #498, Peter Gaynor, of Rhode Island, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security; invoked: 76-8.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.468,relative to the death of the Honorable Jocelyn Burdick, former United States Senator for the State of North Dakota.

 

By voice vote, passed H.R. 434, to amend the National Trails System Act to provide for the study of the Emancipation National Historic Trail.

 

No additional Executive Business

 

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