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The Floor Log is for reference purposes only. For official information, please visit https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record

SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.  At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to votes on the following nominations:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #313, Donald C. Coggins, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #314, Dabney Friedrich to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

H.R. 4374 (To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize additional emergency uses for medical products to reduce deaths and severity of injuries caused by agents of war).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination is confirmed by a vote of 54-43.

Cal. #313, Donald C. Coggins, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 96–1.

Cal. #314, Dabney Friedrich to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 93–4.

Cal. #314, Dabney Friedrich to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2810 (National Defense Authorization Act). Adopted to by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #313, Donald C. Coggins, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 96-0.

McConnell filed cloture on Exec. Cal. #481, Gregory Katsas, of Virginia, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

 

The Senate confirmed the following nominations en bloc by voice vote:

461 Joseph Kernan to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

462 Guy Roberts to be Assistant Secretary of Defense.

464 Robert Wilkie to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

478 Robert Behler to be Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Department of Defense,

479 Thomas Modly to be Under Secretary of the Navy.

480 James Geurts to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

488 Robert McMahon to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

490 Shon Manasco to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force.

 

The Senate confirmed the following nominations en bloc by voice vote:

491 Rebecca Eliza Gonzales to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

492 Lisa Johnson to be Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia.

493 Irwin Steven Goldstein to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.

494 Sean Lawler to be Chief of Protocol.

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk.

 

The Senate confirmed the following nominations en bloc by voice vote:

475 James Thomas Abbot to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

476 Colleen Kiko to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

477 Ernest W. Dubester to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

 

The Senate confirmed the following nomination by voice vote:

292 Brenda Burman, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of Reclamation.

 

S. Res. 279 (Cambodia). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

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

Friday, November 17, at 11:00 AM

Tuesday, November 21, at 11:00 AM

Friday, November 24, at 11:00 AM

The Senate will then convene on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #314, Dabney Friedrich to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

The Senate adjourned at 5:44 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #383, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #383, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.  Laid aside.

Cal. #463, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of the Army.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 89-6.

Cal. #383, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination is confirmed by a vote of 52-46.

Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 54–44.

Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency. 

The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #486, Bobby L. Christine to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Cal. #487, David J. Freed to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.

 

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 807 (To provide anti-retaliations protections for antitrust whistleblowers). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 3949 (Amends Title 38, U.S. Code).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1545 (Amends Title 38, U.S. Code).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were considered, en bloc:
S. Res. 332
S. Res. 333
S. Res. 334
Agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

 

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 16th and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.  At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to votes on the following nominations:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #313, Donald C. Coggins, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #314, Dabney Friedrich to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

The Senate adjourned at 7:04 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #254, Steven Gill Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus meetings.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #254, Steven Gill Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, post-cloture.

S. Res. 331 (National Adoption Day and Month). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate recessed at 12:20 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate reconvened and resumed Executive Session.

Cal. #254, Steven Gill Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50–47.

Cal. #383, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 52–45.

Cal. #383, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 534 (Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017). The substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 318 (A resolution honoring the Portland Thorns FC as the champion of the National Women’s Soccer League in 2017). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #383, David Zatezalo, to be Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.

The Senate adjourned at 6:21 PM.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017

The Senate will convene at 4:00 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will have two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Exec. Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #254, Steven Gill Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation

 

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 90-7.

Cal. #254, Steven Gill Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination was agreed to by a vote of 50-47.

H.R. 1679 (FEMA Accountability, Modernization and Transparency Act of 2017). Passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #254, Steven Gill Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 7:39 PM.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Wehrum nomination. Following disposition of the Wehrum nomination, the Senate will recess until 1:45 PM. At 1:45 PM the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #159, Derek Kan, of California, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 49-47.

The Senate recessed from 12:03 PM until 1:45 PM.

The Senate reconvened and resumed a Legislative Session.

Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy. Motion to invoke cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 87–9.

Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #254, Steven Bradbury, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #383, David Zatezalo to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #300, Joseph Otting to be Comptroller of the Currency. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #313, Donald Coggins, Jr., to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #314, Dabney Friedrich to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session and confirmed the following nominations en bloc by voice:

373, Robert M. Duncan, Jr., of Kentucky to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

374, Charles E. Peeler of Georgia to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia.

375, Bryan D. Schroeder of Alaska to be United States Attorney for the District of Alaska.

392, Scott C. Blader of Wisconsin to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

393, John R. Lausch, Jr., of Illinois to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.

394, J. Douglas Overbey of Tennessee to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

395, Mark A. Klaassen of Wyoming to be United States Attorney for the District of Wyoming.

396, William C. Lamar of Mississippi to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi.

440, John F. Bash of Texas to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

441, Erin Angela Nealy Cox of Texas to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

442, R. Andrew Murray of North Carolina to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.

459, Matthew G. T. Martin of North Carolina to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.

460, Christina E. Nolan of Vermont to be United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.

 

Cal. #412, Peter Hoekstra of Michigan to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Agreed to by voice vote.

S. 1153 (A bill to prohibit or suspend certain health care providers from providing non-department of veteran affairs health care services to veterans and for other purposes). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 1266 (A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts with nonprofit organizations and so forth). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 330 (Mandating anti-harassment training for Senators and officers, employees, and interns of and detailees to the Senate). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

Senate will convene at 4:00 PM on Monday, November 13, 2017. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will have two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Exec. Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #254, Steven Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation

The Senate adjourned at 5:47 PM.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #384, Peter B. Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, post-cloture.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

The Senate will have two votes at 4:15 PM on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #384, Peter B. Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. 
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Cal. #384, Peter B. Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, post-cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 49–46.

Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 49–46.

Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by Voice Vote, en bloc:
Cal. #400, Melissa Sue Glynn, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Cal. #401, Cheryl Mason, to be Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.
Cal. #402, Randy Reeves, to be Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Memorial Affairs.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 324 (Designating Novemebr 9th, 2017 as National Diabetes Heart Health Awareness Day, coinciding with American Diabetes Month). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 325 (Expressing Support for designating of the Week of October 29th – Nov 4th, 2017 as National Obesity Care Week). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 3243 (FITARA Enhancement Act of 2017). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 194 (Federal Agency Mail Management Act of 2017). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 9th, 2017. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Senate adjourned at 7:03 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to Leader remarks. The Senate will then proceed to a period of Morning Business until 11:00 AM at which point the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #247, John Gibson to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #247, John Gibson to be Deputy Chief Management Office of the Department of Defense.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 91-7.

Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engel to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The cloture motion was agreed to by a vote of 51-47.

Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engel to be an Assistant Attorney General.

The Senate recessed from 12:52-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engel to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-47.

Cal. #384, Peter B. Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 51-47.

Cal. #384, Peter B. Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

Cal. #362, David J. Redl to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.  Confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 1088 (To require the voluntary feedback by agencies). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1015 (To require the Federal Communications Commission to study the feasibility of designating a simple, easy to remember dialing code). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 8th and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #384, Peter B. Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, post-cloture.

The Senate adjourned at 6:24 PM.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engle to be an Assistant Attorney General.  The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Engel nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engle to be an Assistant Attorney General.

The vote scheduled for 5:30 PM today has been postponed.

Two votes will occur at 12:00 noon tomorrow:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #247, John H. Gibson, of Texas, to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense.
  • Cloture on Executive Calendar #107, Steven Andrew Engel, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Attorney General. If cloture is invoked, it will be as if invoked at 5:30 PM on Monday, November 6, 2017.

H.R. 3031 (TSP Modernization Act of 2017). The bill was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1370 (Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act of 2017). The Johnson-McCaskill substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill was agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday November 7th, 2017 and will proceed to Leader remarks. The Senate will then proceed to a period of Morning Business until 11:00 AM at which point the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #247, John Gibson, to be Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 6:11 PM.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, post-cloture.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #433, Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, post-cloture.  All post-cloture time was yielded back by Unanimous Consent.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 56-41.

Cal. #433, Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-43.

Cal. #433, Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture, post-cloture. All post-cloture time was yielded back by Unanimous Consent. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53 – 43.

The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #409 (Peter Barlerin to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Cameroon).
Cal. #410 (Kathleen Fitzpatrick to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste).
Cal. #411 (Michael Dodman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania).
Cal. #414 (Michele Sison to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Haiti).
Cal. #415 (Jamie McCourt to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Principality of Monaco).
Cal. #416 (Richard Buchan III to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Andorra).
Cal. #417 (Larry Andre Jr. to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Djibouti).
Cal. #418 (Thomas Carter for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization).
Cal. #419 (Nina Fite to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Angola).
Cal. #420 (Daniel Foote to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Zambia).
Cal. #422 (Kenneth Juster to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of India).
Cal. #423 (W. Robert Kohorst to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Croatia).
Cal. #424 (Edward McMullen Jr. to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Swiss Confederation and to the Principality of Liechtenstein).
Cal. #425 (David Reimer to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Mauritius and to the Republic of Seychelles).
Cal. #426 (Eric Whitaker to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Niger).
Cal. #427 (Carla Sands to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Kingdom of Denmark).
Cal. #429 (Michael Evanoff to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security)).
Cal. #431 (Manisha Singh to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs)).
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.

Cal. #361 (Steven E. Winberg to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy)).  Confirmed by Voice Vote

The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #295 (Paul Dabbar to be Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy).
Cal. #296 (Mark Menezes to be Under Secretary of Energy).
Cal. #323 (Richard Glick to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission).
Cal. #324 (Kevin McIntyre to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission).
Cal. #325 (Kevin McIntyre to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, reappointment).
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.
The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #378 (Kyle Fortson to be a Member of the National Mediation Board).
Cal. #380 (Gerald Fauth to be a Member of the National Mediation Board).
Cal. #385 (Linda Puchala to be a Member of the National Mediation Board).
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engle to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Sen. McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #384, Peter Robb to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.  Sen. McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #407, William L. Wehrum to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Sen. McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

McConell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #159, Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation.  Sen. McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 6th and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #107, Steven Andrew Engle to be an Assistant Attorney General.  The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Engel nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 4:36 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to Leader Remarks. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal #369, Joan Larsen, of Michigan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, post-cloture.

At approximately 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to 2 roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #369, Joan Louise Larsen, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #432, Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #369, Joan Larsen to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 60-38.

Cal. #432, Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 56–42.

Cal. #432, Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit, post-cloture.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #433, Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:36 PM.