The Floor

Today is April 20, 2019

There will be pro forma sessions on:

Monday, April 15th at 3:00pm;

Thursday, April 18th at 11:45am;

Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am; and

Thursday, April 25th at 4:30pm.

The Senate will next convene for a full session at 3:00pm on Monday, April 29, 2019.

Thursday, April 11, 2019 05:05 PM

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times:

 

Monday, April 15th at 3:00pm;

Thursday, April 18th at 11:45am;

Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am; and

Thursday, April 25th at 4:30pm.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, April 29, 2019.

 

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cooper nomination.

 

Monday, April 29th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

 

As a reminder, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:

 

1)      Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

2)      Executive Calendar #188, R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs)

3)      Executive Calendar #214, Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

4)      Executive Calendar #26, J. Campbell Barker, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

5)      Executive Calendar #29, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama

6)      Executive Calendar #33, Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida

7)      Executive Calendar #34, Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico

8)      Executive Calendar #36, Joshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

 

If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Then there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination.

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 05:05 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior; confirmed: 56-41.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

H.R.1644: Save the Internet Act of 2019

H.R.1957: Taxpayer First Act of 2019

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.14: use of Emancipation Hall re:King Kamehameha I.

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res.31: authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.

 

Adopted S.Res.163: Baylor Women’s Basketball.

 

Adopted S.Res.164: Virginia Men’s Basketball.

 

Adopted S.Res.165: recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.

 

Adopted S.Res.166: Silver Star Service Banner Day.

 

Adopted S.Res.167: National Parks Week.

 

Adopted S.Res.168: Financial Literacy Month.

 

Adopted S.Res.85: Easterseals.

 

Adopted S.Res.131: National 9-1-1 Education Month.

 

Adopted S.Res.136: National Safe Digging Month.

 

Adopted to Calendar #56, S.Res.23: Countering International Parental Child Abduction Month.

 

Upon receipt of H.R.1222, if the text is the same as S.94, H.R.1222 will be passed.

 

Executive Business

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #108 - Drew H. Wrigley, of North Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota for the term of four years, vice Timothy Q. Purdon, term expired;

Executive Calendar #161 – Ramona L. Dohman, of Minnesota, to be United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota for the term of four years, vice Sharon Jeanette Lubinski, retired;

Executive Calendar #160 – Wing Chau, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years, vice Jamie A. Hainsworth, term expired;

Executive Calendar #206 - Nick Edward Proffitt, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #182 - Daniel N. Rosenblum, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Executive Calendar #184 - Kip Tom, of Indiana, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

Executive Calendar #186 - Robert K. Scott, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Malawi.

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 02:32 PM

1:52pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior.   

Confirmed: 56-41.

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Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, April 29, 2019 Senate Schedule

Thursday, April 11, 2019 05:05 PM

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times:

 

Monday, April 15th at 3:00pm;

Thursday, April 18th at 11:45am;

Monday, April 22nd at 9:00am; and

Thursday, April 25th at 4:30pm.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, April 29, 2019.

 

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy. At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cooper nomination.

 

Monday, April 29th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote expected:

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

 

As a reminder, Senator McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:

 

1)      Executive Calendar #123, William Cooper, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy

2)      Executive Calendar #188, R. Clarke Cooper, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs)

3)      Executive Calendar #214, Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

4)      Executive Calendar #26, J. Campbell Barker, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas

5)      Executive Calendar #29, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama

6)      Executive Calendar #33, Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida

7)      Executive Calendar #34, Raul M. Arias-Marxuach, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico

8)      Executive Calendar #36, Joshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

 

If cloture is invoked on any of the nominations, there would be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Then there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination.

Wrap Up for Thursday, April 11, 2019 Wrap Up

Thursday, April 11, 2019 05:05 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior; confirmed: 56-41.

Legislative Business

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

H.R.1644: Save the Internet Act of 2019

H.R.1957: Taxpayer First Act of 2019

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.14: use of Emancipation Hall re:King Kamehameha I.

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res.31: authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall ceremony as part of the commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.

 

Adopted S.Res.163: Baylor Women’s Basketball.

 

Adopted S.Res.164: Virginia Men’s Basketball.

 

Adopted S.Res.165: recognizing the importance of vaccinations and immunizations in the United States.

 

Adopted S.Res.166: Silver Star Service Banner Day.

 

Adopted S.Res.167: National Parks Week.

 

Adopted S.Res.168: Financial Literacy Month.

 

Adopted S.Res.85: Easterseals.

 

Adopted S.Res.131: National 9-1-1 Education Month.

 

Adopted S.Res.136: National Safe Digging Month.

 

Adopted to Calendar #56, S.Res.23: Countering International Parental Child Abduction Month.

 

Upon receipt of H.R.1222, if the text is the same as S.94, H.R.1222 will be passed.

 

Executive Business

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Executive Calendar #108 - Drew H. Wrigley, of North Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota for the term of four years, vice Timothy Q. Purdon, term expired;

Executive Calendar #161 – Ramona L. Dohman, of Minnesota, to be United States Marshal for the District of Minnesota for the term of four years, vice Sharon Jeanette Lubinski, retired;

Executive Calendar #160 – Wing Chau, of Rhode Island, to be United States Marshal for the District of Rhode Island for the term of four years, vice Jamie A. Hainsworth, term expired;

Executive Calendar #206 - Nick Edward Proffitt, of Virginia, to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.

 

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #182 - Daniel N. Rosenblum, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Executive Calendar #184 - Kip Tom, of Indiana, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

Executive Calendar #186 - Robert K. Scott, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Malawi.

 

Roll Call Vote: Confirmation of Bernhardt (Interior) Votes

Thursday, April 11, 2019 02:32 PM

1:52pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior.   

Confirmed: 56-41.

Wrap Up for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Wrap Up

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 07:15 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #105, Cheryl Marie Stanton, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor; invoked: 53-45.

2.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #173, John P. Abizaid, of Nevada, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; confirmed: 92-7.

3.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #31, Holly A. Brady, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana; invoked: 53-46.

4.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #31, Holly A. Brady, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana; confirmed: 56-42.

5.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #30, David Steven Morales, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; invoked: 57-41.

6.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #30, David Steven Morales, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; confirmed: 56-41.

7.      Motion to invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior; invoked: 56-41.

 

Legislative Business

By voice vote, passed Calendar #18, S.94, Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act

 

By voice vote, adopted Calendar #58, S.Res.35, supporting democratic principles and standards in Bolivia and throughout Latin America, w/committee-reported amendment to the preamble.

 

By voice vote, adopted Calendar #59, S.Res.67, expressing the sense of the Senate on the importance and vitality of the United States alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea, and our trilateral cooperation in the pursuit of shared interests, w/committee-reported amendment to the preamble.

 

Adopted Calendar #60, S.Res.95, recognizing the 198th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.

 

Adopted S. Res.155, relative to the death of the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings, former United States Senator for the State of South Carolina,

 

Adopted S. Res.156, supporting the goals and ideals of “Take our Daughters and Sons to Work

Day”

 

Adopted S. Res.157, supporting the designation of April 2019 as “Parkinson’s Awareness Month”

 

Adopted S. Res.158, authorizing the use of the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a semiannual event of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res 16, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.

 

Agreed to H.Con.Res 19, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place H.R.1585, to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

 

 

No Executive Business

 

Schedule for Thursday, April 11, 2019 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 07:14 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, April 11, 2019, and does so under the provisions of S.Res.155, as a further remark of respect for the late Fritz Hollings, former Senator for South Carolina.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior, post-cloture.


We expect the vote on confirmation of the Bernhardt nomination to occur during Thursday’s session. Senators will be notified when the vote is expected.

Roll call vote on cloture on the Bernhardt nomination (Interior) Votes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 07:00 PM

6:40pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #200 David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Interior.   


Invoked: 56-41.

Roll call vote on confirmation of the Morales nomination (TX District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 06:43 PM

6:04pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #30, David Steven Morales, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas


Confirmed: 56-41.

Roll Call Vote: Confirmation of Brady nomination Votes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 03:49 PM

3:07pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #31, Holly A. Brady, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.


Confirmed: 56-42.

 

Next:

1)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #30, David Steven Morales, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas

Roll Call Vote: Cloture on Morales nomination Votes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 03:49 PM

3:49pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #30, David Steven Morales, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.   

Roll call vote on cloture on the Brady nomination (IN District Judge) Votes

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 01:16 PM

12:48pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #31, Holly A. Brady, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.


Invoked: 56-43.

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