The Floor

Today is July 17, 2018

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 17, 2018  
Monday, July 16, 2018 06:58 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
 
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #601, the nomination of James Blew, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education. At 11:45am there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the Blew nomination, there will be an immediate cloture vote on the Quarles nomination.
 
Following the cloture vote on the Quarles nomination the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly conference meetings.
 
During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
 
1.      Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
2.      Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
3.      Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
 
Tuesday at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes
1.      Executive Calendar #601, the nomination of James Blew, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education
2.      Cloture on Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

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Monday, July 16, 2018 06:36 PM

Roll Call Votes
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education; Confirmed: 85-0
 
 
Legislative Business
Adopted Calendar #436, S.Res. 386, Congo
 
No Executive Business

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Monday, July 16, 2018 05:34 PM

At 5:32pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education; Confirmed: 85-0

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Schedule for Tuesday, July 16, 2018 Senate Schedule

Monday, July 16, 2018 06:58 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
 
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #601, the nomination of James Blew, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education. At 11:45am there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination. Upon disposition of the Blew nomination, there will be an immediate cloture vote on the Quarles nomination.
 
Following the cloture vote on the Quarles nomination the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly conference meetings.
 
During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
 
1.      Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
2.      Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
3.      Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
 
Tuesday at 11:45am – 2 roll call votes
1.      Executive Calendar #601, the nomination of James Blew, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education
2.      Cloture on Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

Wrap Up for Monday, July 16, 2018 Wrap Up

Monday, July 16, 2018 06:36 PM

Roll Call Votes
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education; Confirmed: 85-0
 
 
Legislative Business
Adopted Calendar #436, S.Res. 386, Congo
 
No Executive Business

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Stump nomination Votes

Monday, July 16, 2018 05:34 PM

At 5:32pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education; Confirmed: 85-0

Schedule for Monday, July 16, 2018 Senate Schedule

Thursday, July 12, 2018 05:19 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018.
 
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.
 
At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Stump nomination.
 
During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
 
1.      Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
2.      Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
3.      Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
 
Those nominations will be considered next week. By the rules, the first, in relation to the Quarles nomination, will take place an hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday. If cloture is invoked on a nomination, the Senate will begin to burn up to 30 hours of post-cloture time prior to a confirmation vote and then the ripening of the next cloture petition. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the next cloture petition.
 
Also, as a reminder, the Senate still has an order to consider the Blew nomination (Dept. of Ed) with 5 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. That could be considered early next week. The Senate is also expected to receive another minibus appropriations bill (perhaps Interior/FSGG/THUD/Ag) from the House.
 
Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.

Wrap Up for Thursday, July 12, 2018 Wrap Up

Thursday, July 12, 2018 05:19 PM

Roll Call Votes
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee to be General Counsel, Department of Defense; confirmed: 70-23.
 
Legislative Business
Adopted S.Res.558: designating July 30, 2018, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”.
 
Adopted S.Res.574: designating July 13, 2018 as Collector Car Appreciation Day and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
 
Adopted S.Res.575: honoring the memory of the 5 victims of the attack at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28 2018.
 
Executive Business
The Senate confirmed the following nominations:
1.      Executive Calendar #924, Georgette Mosbacher, of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Poland.
2.      Executive Calendar #913, Emory A. Rounds III, of Maine, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics for a term of five years.
3.      Executive Calendar #912, Kelly Higashi, of the District of Columbia, to  be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Cloture filed on Quarles, Oldham, and Bounds nominations Floor Updates

Thursday, July 12, 2018 02:11 PM

Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
 
1.      Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
2.      Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
3.      Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Roll Call Vote on confirmation of Ney nomination Votes

Thursday, July 12, 2018 01:32 PM

1:30pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee to be General Counsel, Department of Defense; Confirmed: 70-23

Schedule for Thursday, July 12, 2018 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 06:39 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
 
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee to be General Counsel, Department of Defense, post-cloture.
 
At 1:30pm, all post cloture time on the Ney nomination will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
 
Thursday at 1:30pm – 1 roll call vote
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee to be General Counsel, Department of Defense

Wrap Up for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Wrap Up

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 06:39 PM

Roll Call Votes
1.      Cassidy motion to instruct conferees regarding flood insurance; agreed to: 95-4.
2.      Corker motion to instruct conferees regarding trade; agreed to: 88-11.
3.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #639, Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General; confirmed: 51-48.
4.      Cloture on Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr. of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense; invoked: 74-25.
 
No Legislative Business
 
No Executive Business

Roll Call Vote on cloture on Ney nomination Votes

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 02:28 PM

At 2:25pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr. of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense;

Invoked: 74-25

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