The Floor

Today is June 17, 2019

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session at 3:00pm on Monday, June 17th.

The Senate will next convene for a full session at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 18th.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 05:44 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 17th for a pro forma session only with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Monday it will next convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

 

On Tuesday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30am. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cairncross nomination.

 

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Cairncross nomination, at 2:15pm the Senate will vote on 1) confirmation of the nomination, and the motion to invoke cloture on the 2) Kacsmaryk, 3) Winsor, 4) Cain, and 5) Guidry nominations.

 

Tuesday, June 18th at 12:00 Noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

 

Tuesday, June 18th at 2:15pm – 5 roll call votes expected:

1.       If cloture has been invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #50, James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana

5.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #118, Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

 

Senator McConnell also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed to NDAA will occur upon disposition of the above nominations (expected on Wednesday, June 19th).

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 05:44 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 20, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services; not agreed to: 43-56.

2.       Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 26, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services; not agreed to: 42-57.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland; invoked: 92-7.

4.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #193, David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); confirmed: 94-3.

5.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland; confirmed: 90-4.

 

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote H.R.3151: Taxpayers First Act.

 

Adopted by voice vote S.Res.231: condemning the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, on April 27, 2019.

 

Adopted S.Res.189: condemning all forms of anti-semitism.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

·       PN 99 - George M. Marcus, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years

·       PN 97 - Alexander Crenshaw, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years

·       PN 100 - Susan M. McCue, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years (Reappointment)

·       PN 513 - Michael O. Johanns to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years

 

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

·       PN 96 - Irving Bailey to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

·       PN 102 - Christopher P. Vincze to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

 

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 01:46 PM

1:45pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #193 David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).

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Wrap Up for Thursday, June 13, 2019 Wrap Up

Thursday, June 13, 2019 05:44 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 20, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services; not agreed to: 43-56.

2.       Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 26, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services; not agreed to: 42-57.

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland; invoked: 92-7.

4.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #193, David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); confirmed: 94-3.

5.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland; confirmed: 90-4.

 

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote H.R.3151: Taxpayers First Act.

 

Adopted by voice vote S.Res.231: condemning the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, on April 27, 2019.

 

Adopted S.Res.189: condemning all forms of anti-semitism.

 

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

 

MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

·       PN 99 - George M. Marcus, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years

·       PN 97 - Alexander Crenshaw, of Florida, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years

·       PN 100 - Susan M. McCue, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years (Reappointment)

·       PN 513 - Michael O. Johanns to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of two years

 

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

·       PN 96 - Irving Bailey to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

·       PN 102 - Christopher P. Vincze to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

 

Schedule for Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Senate Schedule

Thursday, June 13, 2019 05:44 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 17th for a pro forma session only with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Monday it will next convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

 

On Tuesday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 11:30am. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cairncross nomination.

 

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Cairncross nomination, at 2:15pm the Senate will vote on 1) confirmation of the nomination, and the motion to invoke cloture on the 2) Kacsmaryk, 3) Winsor, 4) Cain, and 5) Guidry nominations.

 

Tuesday, June 18th at 12:00 Noon – 1 roll call vote:

1.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

 

Tuesday, June 18th at 2:15pm – 5 roll call votes expected:

1.       If cloture has been invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #222, Sean Cairncross, of Minnesota, to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation

2.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas

3.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida

4.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #50, James David Cain, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana

5.       Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #118, Greg Girard Guidry, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana

 

Senator McConnell also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1790, National Defense Authorization Act. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed to NDAA will occur upon disposition of the above nominations (expected on Wednesday, June 19th).

Roll call vote on confirmation of Stilwell (Assistant Sec. of State) Votes

Thursday, June 13, 2019 01:46 PM

1:45pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #193 David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).

Roll call vote on cloture on the Crawford nomination (Amb. to Ireland) Votes

Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:44 AM

12:20pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland.

Invoked: 92-7.

Roll call vote on the motion to discharge S.J.Res.26 (Qatar) Votes

Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:21 AM

 12:00pm the Senate began a 15 minute vote on the motion to discharge S. J. Res. 26, relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services.

Not agreed to: 42-57.

Roll call vote on motion to discharge S.J.Res.20 (Bahrain) Votes

Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:03 AM

11:33am the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to discharge S. J. Res. 20, relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services.

Not agreed to: 43-46.

Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Wrap Up

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 06:49 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #42, Pamela A. Barker, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio; confirmed: 91-5.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #43, Corey Landon Maze, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama; confirmed: 62-34.

3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #44, Rodney Smith, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida; confirmed: 78-18.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #46, Thomas Barber, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; confirmed: 77-19.

5.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #49, Jean-Paul Boulee, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia; confirmed: 85-11.

6.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #193, David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); invoked: 93-4.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.246, honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.

 

By voice vote, passed H.R.299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.

 

By voice vote, adopted S.Res.248, honoring the victims of the mass shooting on May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

Adopted S.Res.249, commemorating the victory of the University of Maryland in the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Championship.

 

 

No Executive Business

 

Schedule for Thursday June 13, 2019 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 06:49 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 10:45am with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

 

At 10:45am, Senator Paul or his designee will be recognized to make motions to discharge S.J.Res.20 (Bahrain) and S.J.Res.26 (Qatar), which are joint resolutions of disapproval of proposed arms sales.  The motions to discharge will be debated concurrently with the time until 11:30am equally divided between the opponents and the proponents with 7 minutes reserved for Senator Risch and Senator Menendez respectively.

 

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote in relation to the motions to discharge in the order listed. Following disposition of the joint resolutions, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Crawford nomination. If cloture is invoked on the Crawford nomination, at 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Stilwell nomination and the Crawford nomination.

 

11:30am, Thursday June 13 - 3 roll call votes expected in relation to the following:

1.      Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 20, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services

2.      Motion to discharge S. J. Res. 26, A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland

 

1:45pm, Thursday June 13 - 2 roll call votes expected

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #193 David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs)

2.      If cloture is invoked, Confirmation of Executive Calendar #217 Edward F. Crawford, of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland 

Roll call vote on cloture on Stilwell (Assistant Sec. of State) Votes

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 03:25 PM

3:08pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #193, David Stilwell, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).


Invoked: 93-4.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Boulee nomination (GA District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 03:09 PM

2:56pm the Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #49, Jean-Paul Boulee, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

Confirmed: 85-11.


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