The Floor

Today is December 7, 2021

The Senate is in session.

Monday, December 6, 2021 07:01 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, and does so under the provisions of S.Res.470 as a further mark of respect to the Honorable Robert ‘‘Bob’’ J. Dole, former United States Senator for the State of Kansas.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, post-cloture.

 

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Rosenworcel nomination and cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

 

Following the Hamilton cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Hamilton nomination, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hamilton nomination, and cloture on Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Magnus nomination, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

As early as during Tuesday’s session, the Senate may consider S.J.Res.31, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles. This week, the Senate may also consider S.J.Res.29, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard".

 

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

1. Executive Calendar #585, Rachael S. Rollins, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years.

2. Executive Calendar #482, Michael D. Smith, of Virginia, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

 

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

 

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 5:30pm – at least one roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

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Monday, December 6, 2021 07:00 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission; invoked: 64-27.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.468, Toys for Tots

S.Res.469, PKU Awareness Day

S.Res.470, Bob Dole

 

No additional Executive Business

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 01:29 PM

12:19pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.


Invoked: 51-48.

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Roll call vote: Cloture on the Hamilton nomination Votes

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 01:29 PM

12:19pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.


Invoked: 51-48.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Rosenworcel nomination Votes

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:20 AM

11:33am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.


Confirmed: 68-31.

Schedule for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Senate Schedule

Monday, December 6, 2021 07:01 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, and does so under the provisions of S.Res.470 as a further mark of respect to the Honorable Robert ‘‘Bob’’ J. Dole, former United States Senator for the State of Kansas.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission, post-cloture.

 

At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Rosenworcel nomination and cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

 

Following the Hamilton cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Hamilton nomination, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Hamilton nomination, and cloture on Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Magnus nomination, at approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

As early as during Tuesday’s session, the Senate may consider S.J.Res.31, providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles. This week, the Senate may also consider S.J.Res.29, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to "COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard".

 

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

1. Executive Calendar #585, Rachael S. Rollins, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years.

2. Executive Calendar #482, Michael D. Smith, of Virginia, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 11:30am – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

 

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

 

Tuesday, December 7th at approx. 5:30pm – at least one roll call vote:

1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

Wrap Up for Monday, December 7, 2021 Wrap Up

Monday, December 6, 2021 07:00 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission; invoked: 64-27.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.468, Toys for Tots

S.Res.469, PKU Awareness Day

S.Res.470, Bob Dole

 

No additional Executive Business

Roll call vote: Cloture on the Rosenworcel nomination Votes

Monday, December 6, 2021 05:39 PM

5:30pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

Schedule for Monday, December 6, 2021 Senate Schedule

Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:51 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, December 6, 2021.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

 

At approximately 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Rosenworcel nomination.

 

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

2.      Executive Calendar #480, Dierdre Hamilton, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board.

3.      Executive Calendar #513, Chris Magnus, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection.

 

Monday, December 6th at approx. 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote:

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #567, Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission.

Wrap Up for Thursday, December 2, 2021 Wrap Up

Thursday, December 2, 2021 10:51 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes; confirmed: 50-49.

2.      Motion to discharge Rachael S. Rollins, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; agreed to: 50-47.

3.      Marshall-Lee amendment #4868 (defund vaccine mandates); not agreed to: 48-50.

4.      Passage of H.R.6119, continuing resolution to 2/18/22 (60-vote threshold); passed: 69-28.

 

Legislative Business

Completed  the Rule 14 process to place S.3299, to prohibit the Department of Defense from discharging or withholding pay or benefits from members of the National Guard based on COVID–19 vaccination status. (Lankford)

 

Executive Business

Confirmed by voice vote the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #438, C.B. Sullenberger III, of Texas, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

2.      Executive Calendar #543, Larry D. Turner, of North Carolina, to be Inspector General, Department of Labor.

3.      Executive Calendar #544, Sandra D. Bruce, of Delaware, to be Inspector General, Department of Education.

Roll call vote: Marshall-Lee amendment #4868 Votes

Thursday, December 2, 2021 08:27 PM

8:23pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Marshall-Lee amendment #4868 (defund vaccine mandates) (majority threshold).

Roll call vote: Motion to discharge the Rollins nomination Votes

Thursday, December 2, 2021 06:31 PM

5:01pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to discharge Rachael S. Rollins, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts  for the term of four years.


Agreed to: 50-47.

Roll call vote: Confirmation of the Nelson nomination Votes

Thursday, December 2, 2021 06:27 PM

12:02pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.


Confirmed: 50-49.

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