The Floor

Today is February 18, 2019

The Senate will convene for pro forma on the following dates:

Friday, February 15th at 7:00am;

Tuesday February 19th at 10:00am; and

The Senate will next convene for a full session on Monday, February 25, 2019.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 06:30 PM

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

 

Friday, February 15th at 7:00am;

Tuesday February 19th at 10:00am; and

Thursday February 21st at 10:00am.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2019.

 

On Monday, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Fischer will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.

 

Following the address, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. At 5:30pm, there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.311.

 

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

1)      Executive Calendar #16, the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;

2)      Executive Calendar #6, the nomination of Michael J. Desmond, of California, to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury;

3)      Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and

4)      Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of John L. Ryder, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

 

Each cloture motion will ripen upon disposition of the previous one and each is subject to up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time.

 

Monday, February 25th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

If cloture is not invoked, then:

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 06:30 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, William Pelham Barr, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 54-45.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); invoked: 84-15.

3.      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); adopted: 83-16.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.71: honoring the memory of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 1 year ago.

 

Passed S.488: the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2019.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.4: enrollment correction (H.J.Res.31).

 

Adopted S.Res.75: honoring the life, achievements, and distinguished public service of John David Dingell, Jr., and expressing condolences to his family on his passing.

 

Adopted S.Res.76: designating March 1, 2019, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.77: designating the week of February 16 through 23, 2019 as “National FFA Week”, recognizing the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders, and celebrating 50 years of Female membership in the National FFA Organization.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.1, with Menendez-Risch amendments: calling for credible, transparent, and safe elections in Nigeria, and for other purposes.

 

Passed Calendar #26, S.483: to enact into law a bill by reference (H.R.1029 of the 115th Congress).

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following items on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1.      S.483: to enact into law a bill by reference [115th Congress - H.R.1029, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018] (Roberts)

2.      S.J.Res.8: recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)

 

Executive Business

PN 175, the nomination of John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training was referred jointly to the HELP and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019 04:35 PM

3:59pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31, consolidated appropriations, FY'19.


Adopted: 83-16.

Schedule for Pro Forma Sessions and Monday, February 25, 2019 Senate Schedule

Thursday, February 14, 2019 06:30 PM

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

 

Friday, February 15th at 7:00am;

Tuesday February 19th at 10:00am; and

Thursday February 21st at 10:00am.

 

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, February 25, 2019.

 

On Monday, following the prayer and pledge, Senator Fischer will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.

 

Following the address, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. At 5:30pm, there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.311.

 

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

1)      Executive Calendar #16, the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit;

2)      Executive Calendar #6, the nomination of Michael J. Desmond, of California, to be Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an Assistant General Counsel in the Department of the Treasury;

3)      Executive Calendar #10, the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and

4)      Executive Calendar #12, the nomination of John L. Ryder, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

 

Each cloture motion will ripen upon disposition of the previous one and each is subject to up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time.

 

Monday, February 25th at 5:30pm – 2 roll call votes

1.      Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #17, S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

If cloture is not invoked, then:

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #16, the nomination of Eric D. Miller, of Washington, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit

Wrap Up for Thursday, February 14, 2019 Wrap Up

Thursday, February 14, 2019 06:30 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, William Pelham Barr, to be Attorney General; confirmed: 54-45.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); invoked: 84-15.

3.      Adoption of the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31 (consolidated appropriations); adopted: 83-16.

 

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.71: honoring the memory of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 1 year ago.

 

Passed S.488: the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2019.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.4: enrollment correction (H.J.Res.31).

 

Adopted S.Res.75: honoring the life, achievements, and distinguished public service of John David Dingell, Jr., and expressing condolences to his family on his passing.

 

Adopted S.Res.76: designating March 1, 2019, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”.

 

Adopted S.Res.77: designating the week of February 16 through 23, 2019 as “National FFA Week”, recognizing the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders, and celebrating 50 years of Female membership in the National FFA Organization.

 

Agreed to S.Con.Res.1, with Menendez-Risch amendments: calling for credible, transparent, and safe elections in Nigeria, and for other purposes.

 

Passed Calendar #26, S.483: to enact into law a bill by reference (H.R.1029 of the 115th Congress).

 

Completed the Rule 14 process to place the following items on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1.      S.483: to enact into law a bill by reference [115th Congress - H.R.1029, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018] (Roberts)

2.      S.J.Res.8: recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)

 

Executive Business

PN 175, the nomination of John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training was referred jointly to the HELP and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.

Roll call vote on adoption of the appropriations conference report Votes

Thursday, February 14, 2019 04:35 PM

3:59pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31, consolidated appropriations, FY'19.


Adopted: 83-16.

Roll call vote on cloture on the appropriations conference report Votes

Thursday, February 14, 2019 04:01 PM

3:31pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany H.J.Res.31, consolidating appropriations, FY'19.

Invoked: 84-15.

Roll Call Vote on Confirmation of Barr (AG) Votes

Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:35 AM

12:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to Attorney General;

Confirmed: 54-45

Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Wrap Up

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 06:42 PM

No Roll Call Votes

 

Legislative Business

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.464: Protecting Employees Security Clearances Act of 2019 (Cardin).

 

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

S.483, to enact into law a bill by reference [115th Congress - H.R.1029, Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018] (Roberts)

S.J.Res.8, recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal (McConnell)

 

No Executive Business

 

Schedule for Thursday, February 14, 2019 Senate Schedule

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 06:41 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to Attorney General, post-cloture.

 

The roll call vote on confirmation of the Barr nomination will be at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader.

 

It is possible that the Senate considers the DHS conference report (with the 6 bill-minibus) during Thursday’s session. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

Wrap Up for Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Wrap Up

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 06:13 PM

Roll Call Votes

1.      Passage of S.47, Natural Resources Management Act, as amended; passed: 92-8.

2.      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General; invoked: 55-44.

 

Legislative Business

Passed by voice vote S.461: HBCU PARTNERS Act.

 

Adopted S.Res.36: National Trafficking and Modern Slavery Prevention Month.

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business S.464: Protecting Employees Security Clearances Act of 2019 (Cardin).

 

No Executive Business

Schedule for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Senate Schedule

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 06:13 PM

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

 

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to Attorney General, post-cloture.

Roll call vote on cloture on the Barr nomination (AG) Votes

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 05:32 PM

5:09pm the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #14, the nomination of William Pelham Barr, of Virginia, to be Attorney General.


Invoked: 55-44.

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