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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, OCTOBER 11, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, post-cloture. There will be two roll call votes at 12:10 PM:

  • Confirmation of the Clark nomination.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #641, Eric S. Dreiband to be an Assistant Attorney General.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.  All post-cloture time expired by Unanimous Consent.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-45.

Cal. #641, Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion was agreed to by a vote of 50-47.

Cal. #641, Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50-47.

Cal. #866, James Stewart to be Assistant Secretary of Defense.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session for a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #1007, David James Porter, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50–45.

Cal. #1081, Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51–44.

Cal. #1082, Richard J. Sullivan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 79–16.

Cal. #627, William M. Ray II, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54–41.

Cal. #628, Liles Clifton Burke, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55–40.

Cal. #629, Michael Joseph Juneau, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54–41.

Cal. #634, Mark Saalfield Norris, Sr., of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51–44.

Cal. #638, Eli Jeremy Richardson, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52–43.

Cal. #894, Thomas S. Kleeh, of West Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of West Virginia. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 65–30.

Cal. #907, Jeremy D. Kernodle, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #895, Peter J. Phipps, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #905, Susan Brnovich, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #906, Chad F. Kenney, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #945, James Patrick Hanlon, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #947, Lance E. Walker, of Maine, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maine. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

H.R. 6896 (United States Parole Commission Extension Act of 2018) The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

McConnell motion to proceed to Legislation Session. Agreed to Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization). The motion to concur, the motion to concur with further amendment, and the motion to refer with instruction were withdrawn.

McConnell motion to concur to House amendment with further amendment #4054 (Substitute). McConnell filed cloture on the amendment #4054 (Substitute)

McConnell motion to proceed to Executive Session.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #909. Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The following nominations were confirmed by Voice Vote, en bloc.
Cal. #1093, Jason R. Dunn, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado.
Cal. #1094, Dallas Carlson to be United States Marshal for the District of North Dakota.

The following nominations were confirmed by Voice Vote, en bloc.
Cal. #694, Adam I. Klein, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.
Cal. #920, Edward Felton, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Cal. #921, Jane Nitze to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Cal. #1077, James Morhard to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The following nominations were confirmed by Voice Vote, en bloc.
Cal. #1031, Kimberly Breier to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Western Hemisphere Affairs)
Cal. #1032, Denise Natali to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations)
Cal. #1057, John Cotton of Virginia to be Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking.
Cal. #1097, Karen Williams, to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the Republic of Suriname.
Cal. #1098, Kevin Sullivan, to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the Republic of Nicaragua.
Cal. #1100, Donald Yamamoto, to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the Federal Republic of Somalia.
Cal. #1101, Earl Miller, to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Cal. #1111, Robert McMahon to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #1105, Harold Parker to be Federal Co-Chairperson of the Nothern Border Regional Commission. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #1126. Peter Gaynor to be Deputy Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

PN #2386, Mary Elizabeth Taylor to be Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative Affairs). The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The following Military Promotions were confirmed by Unanimous Consent:
ARMY
Cal. #1130, Gen. Robert B. Abrams to be General
NAVY
Cal. #1131, Vice Adm. Craig S. Faller to be Admiral
AIR FORCE
Cal. #1132, Lt. Gen. Jerry D. Harris, Jr. to be Lieutenant General.
NAVY
Cal. #1133, Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis to be Vice Admiral.
And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.
H.R. 1037 (An act to authorize the National Emergency Medical Service Memorial Foundation and so forth). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2615 (Gulf Islands National Seashore Land Exchange Act). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent. The bill as amended was passed by Voice Vote.

H.R. 6758 (Study of Underrepresented Classes Chasing Engineering and Science Success Act of 2018). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 390 (Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017). The committee reported amendment was withdrawn. The Corker amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 6870 (To rename the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 in honor of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2465 (Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Voice Vote.

House Message to Accompany S. 1595 (Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017). McConnell Motion to Concur agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2422 (Action for Dental Health Act of 2017). The Alexander substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Voice Vote.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
S. Res. 680
S. Res. 681
S. Res. 682
S. Res. 683

H.R. 3342 (Sanctioning Hizballah’s Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act). The Corker amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2765 (RBIC Advisers Relief Act of 2018). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 3834 (9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act of 2017). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 684 (Relative to the death of the Honorable Joseph D. “Joe” Tydings). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Cosnent.

The Senate will convene for Pro Forma Sessions only on the following dates:
Friday October 12th at Noon
Tuesday October 16th at Noon
Friday October 19th at 10:00 AM
Tuesday October 23rd at 4:30 PM
Friday October 26th, at 5:00 PM
Tuesday October 30th at 1:00 PM
Friday November 2nd at 2:45 PM
Tuesday November 6th at 4:00 PM
Friday November 9th at 9:00 AM

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).

At 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 13th, the Senate will proceed to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment to accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).

The Senate adjourned at 9:39 PM.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to a Legislative Session and Senator Schumer will be recognized to offer a Motion to Proceed to S. J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  At 11:30 AM, all post-cloture time on the Motion to Concur in the House amendments with respect to S. 3021 (Water Infrastructure) will expire and the Senate will vote on the Motion to Concur.  The Senate will then vote on S. J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

S.J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  Laid aside.

House Message to Accompany S. 3021 (Water Infrastructure).  Motion to Concur in the House amendments.  Motion to Concur with further amendments is withdrawn.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Concur was agreed to by a vote of 99-1.

S.J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The joint resolution fails by a vote of 50-50.

The Senate recessed from 12:27-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate reconvened and 2:15 PM and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion is agreed to by a vote of 53-44.

Cal. #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. 

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

S. Res. 670 (Recognizing the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Equity Act of 200l). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 671 (Designating September 29, 2018, as National Urban Wildlife Refuge Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 672 (Expressing the Sense of Congress that electric cooperative energy production programs reduce energy consumption and save participants money). Agreed to by voice vote.

S. 1305 (A bill to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with adequate flexibility in its employment authorities). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 11, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General, post-cloture. There will be two roll call votes at 12:10 PM:

  • Confirmation of the Clark nomination.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #641, Eric S. Dreiband to be an Assistant Attorney General.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:38 PM.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany S. 3021 (Water Infrastructure). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendments to S. 3021 (Water Infrastructure).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany S. 3021 (Water Infrastructure).  Motion to Concur in the House amendment.  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion was agreed to by a vote of 96-3.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and will proceed to a Legislative Session and Senator Schumer will be recognized to offer a Motion to Proceed to S. J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  At 11:30 AM, all post-cloture time on the Motion to Concur in the House amendments with respect to S. 3021 (Water Infrastructure) will expire and the Senate will vote on the Motion to Concur.  The Senate will then vote on S. J. Res. 63 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Labor, and Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to “Short-Term, Limited Duration Insurance”).  The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate adjourned at 7:01 PM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018
(Continuation of Friday, October 5, 2018 Legislative Day)

Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50-48, with Senator Murkowski voting Present, Giving Live Pair.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

House Message to accompany S. 3021 (WRDA). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Concur.

Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment, McConnell amend #4048. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #4049 to McConnell amend #4048.

Motion to Refer the House Message to accompany S. 3021 (WRDA) to the Committee on Environment and Public Works with Instructions to report back with an amendment numbered 4050. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell amend #4051 to the Motion to Refer. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #4052 to McConnell amend #4051.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be an Assistant Attorney General. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #641, Eric S. Dreiband to be an Assistant Attorney General. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. 866, James N. Stewart to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Senate will convene on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany S. 3021 (WRDA). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendments to S. 3021 (WRDA).

The Senate adjourned at 4:43 PM.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Under the regular order, at 10:30 AM the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 51–49.

Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

The Senate will convene at 11:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

S. Res. 642 (Designating the week of September 15 through September 22, 2018, as National Estuaries Week). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 668 (Designating October 5, 2018, as Energy Efficiency Day). Agreed to by voice vote.

S. Res. 669 (Supporting the designation of September 2018 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 995 (A bill to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians). Agreed to by voice vote.

S. 2074 (A bill to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain federal property around the Jamestown reservoir in the state of North Dakota). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Friday, October 5, 2018. Under the regular order, at 10:30 AM the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate adjourned at 8:22 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018
(Continuation of Friday, September 28, 2018 Legislative Day)

The Senate will reconvene at 10:00 AM and proceed to the House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).  At 12:00 Noon, all post-cloture time on the Motion to Concur with respect to the House message will expire, and the Senate will vote on the Motion to Concur.

The Senate reconvened and resumed a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).  Motion to Concur.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 93–6.

House Message to Accompany H.R. 6 (Opioids legislation). Motion to Concur.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Concur was agreed to by a vote of 98-1.

H.R. 3359 (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017). The Murkowski amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The Johnson substitute amendment, as amended, was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 435 (expressing the sense of the Senate that the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine). The committee reported amendment to the preamble was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 412 (A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business

The Senate will convene at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 4th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate adjourned at 9:55 PM.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2018

(Continuation of Friday, September 28, 2018 Legislative Day)

The Senate will reconvene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).

The Senate recessed from 12:34-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM and resumed a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).

The Senate will reconvene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 3rd and proceed to the House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).  At 12:00 Noon, all post-cloture time on the Motion to Concur with respect to the House message will expire, and the Senate will vote on the Motion to Concur.

The Senate recessed at 5:35 PM.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2018
(Continuation of Friday, September 28, 2018 Legislative Day)

The Senate will reconvene at 3:00 PM and proceed to Leader remarks. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States At 5:00 PM, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill). The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 90-7.

H.R. 4921 (STB Information Security Improvement Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate recessed at 6:38 PM.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 28th.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Con. Res. 49 (Providing for a correction in the enrollment of S.2553). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3532 (To authorize the United States Postal Service to provide certain non-postal property, products, and services on behalf of State, Local, and Tribal Governments). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to and the bill will be read for a second time on the next Legislative day.

H.R. 6897 (To extend the authorizations of Federal aviation programs, to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the Airport and Airway Trust Fund).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2515 (Practical Reforms and Other Goals To Reinforce the Effectiveness of Self-Governance and Self-Determination for Indian Tribes Act of 2018). Agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 632 (National Workforce Development Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 661 (Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 662 (Campus Fire Safety Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Motion to Lay before the Senate the House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill). 

Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).  McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur.

McConnell Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amend #4026.  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #4027 to McConnell amend #4026.

McConnell Motion to Refer to the Committee on Commerce to report back with an amend #4028.

McConnell amend #4029 to the Instructions to the Motion to Refer amend #4028.  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #4030 to amend #4029.

Motion to proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Cal. 1127, Brett M. Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Senate will recess until 3:00 PM on Monday, October 1, 2018 and proceed to Leader remarks.  At 5:00 PM, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to Accompany H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302 (FAA Reauthorization Bill).

The Senate recessed at 6:21 PM.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

The Senate will convene at 12:00 Noon. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Cal. #867, Lisa Porter to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. A confirmation vote on the nomination will occur at 12:40 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #867, Lisa Porter to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 98-1.

The Senate recessed at 1:13 PM until 4:00 PM.

The Senate reconvened and 4:00 PM and resumed an Executive Session.

The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #1113, Col. Jeffrey H. Hurlbert to be Brigadier General in the United States Air Force.
Cal. #1122, Maj. General George W. Smith, Jr. to be Lt. General in the United States Marine Corps.
All nomination placed on the Secretary’s in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Confirmed, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 6287 (To provide competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001). The bill was read for a second time.  Further readings were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar.

S. 3170 (To amend Title 18, U.S. Code, to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation and for visual depictions). Grassley amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3354 (To amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act). Grassley amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1768 (To amend the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program). Committee-reported substitute amendment is withdrawn by Unanimous Consent. Feinstein substitute amendment is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 4254 (To amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act).  Committee-reported amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 637 (National Kinship Care Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 656 (National Forensic Science Week). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 657 (National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 658 (National Community Policing Week). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 28th.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate adjourned at 4:21 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #941, Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #941, Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #941, Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. Res 610 (Urging the release of information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #941, Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-49.

Motion to Proceed to Cal #1111, Robert H. McMann to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

The Senate will convene at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 27, 2018. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Cal. #867, Lisa Porter to be Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. A confirmation vote on the nomination will occur at 12:40 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 6:24 PM.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.  At 2:15 PM, all post-cloture time on the Feldman nomination will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Senate recessed from 12:36-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 80–19.

Cal. #941 Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment). Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 50–49.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3389 (A bill to redesignate a facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3139 (Transit Rail Inspection Practices Act of 2018). The bill was passed by Voice Vote.

H.R. 4958 (Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Voice Vote en bloc:
S. Res. 648 ( )
S. Res. 649 ( )
S. Res. 650 ( )
S. Res. 651 ( )
S. Res. 652 ( )

S. Con. Res. 48 (Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections to the enrollment of H.R. 1551). The concurrent resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consnet.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday September 26th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #941 Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #941, Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

The Senate adjourned at 5:10 PM.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

The Senate will next at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

1) The en bloc consideration of:
Cal. #849, Jackie Wolcott to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Cal. #850, Jackie Wolcott, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations.

2) Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The Senate proceeded to the following nominations, en bloc:
Cal. #849, Jackie Wolcott to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Cal. #850, Jackie Wolcott to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations.
Yeas and nays ordered.  The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by a vote of 75-19.

Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 76-18.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

H.R. 2259 (Amends the Peace Corps Act).  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 643 (Honoring the memory of the victims of the brutal and senseless attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, one year ago). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 644 (Country Music Association Day). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 645 (National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 25th and proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.  At 2:15 PM, all post-cloture time on the Feldman nomination will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:55 PM.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157 (Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019). The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157 (Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019).  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 92-8.

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157 (Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019).  All post-cloture time is yielded back by Unanimous Consent.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Conference Report is adopted by a vote of 93-7.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate recessed from 1:07-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

McConnell asked Unanimous Consent that at 5:30 PM on Monday, September 24th, 2018 the Senate proceed to vote en bloc on the following nominations:
Cal. #849, Jackie Wolcott to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Cal. #850, Jackie Wolcott, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations.

McConnell motion to proceed to Executive Session agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

McConnell motion to proceed to Legislative Session agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

McConnell motion to proceed to Executive Session agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #941, Peter A. Feldman to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (Reappointment). McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The following nominations were confirmed by Voice Vote, en bloc.
Cal. #766, John Whitley to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.
Cal. #868, Charles P. Verdon to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs, National Nuclear Security Administration.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Con. Res. 47 (Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of HR 6157). The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3479 (A bill to amend Title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law and so forth and for other purposes). The bill was passed by Voice Vote.

H.R. 46 (Fort Ontario Study Act). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Voice Vote.

H.R. 698 (Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
S. Res. 638 ( )
S. Res. 639 ( )
S. Res. 640 ( )

H.R. 1551 (To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the credit for production from advanced nuclear power facilities). The Hatch substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The Alexander amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill was passed as amended by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene for a Pro Forma session only on Thursday September 20th 2018 at 3:00 PM.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 24th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

1) The en bloc consideration of:
Cal. #849, Jackie Wolcott to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Cal. #850, Jackie Wolcott, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations.
2) Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #938, Peter A. Feldman, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.

There is a possibility of more votes during the 5:30 PM series.

The Senate adjourned at 6:42 PM.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R. 6 (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act).  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to the following votes:

  1. Adoption of Lee amendment #4011 to S. 2554
  2. Passage of S. 2554 (Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act), as amended, if amended
  3. Passage of H.R. 6 (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act), as amended

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 6 (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act). 

S. 2554 (Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act).

Lee amendment #4011 (To limit application of the gag clause to self-insured group health plans). The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 11-89.

 S. 2554 (Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act) as amended. The bill as amended passed by a vote of 98-2.

H.R. 6 (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act), as amended. The bill as amended passed by a vote of 99-1.

McConnell filed cloture on the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157 (Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019).

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 6157 (Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019). The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 7:18 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #1013, Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue.  The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Rettig nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

McConnell filed cloture on the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 5895 (Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019).

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1013, Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 63–34.

Cal. #1013, Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 64–33.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Conference Report to accompany H.R. 5895 (Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019). The Cloture Motion was withdrawn. Vote on Adoption. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Conference Report to accompany H.R. 5895 was agreed to by a vote of 92–5.

S. Con Res. 46 (Correcting the Title of H.R. 5985). The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were confirmed by Voice Vote, en bloc.
Cal. #933, Cherith Chalet to be Representative of the United States of American to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform.
Cal. #934, Cherith Chalet to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 1050 (Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act). The Duckworth amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 576 (A resolution designating September 4, 2018, as “National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day”, and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.) The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3029 (PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2018). The Alexander amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 525 (A resolution designating September 2018 as National Democracy Month as a time to reflect on the contributions of the system of government of the United States to a more free and stable world). The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 627 (Designating September 2018 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 628 (To Authorize document production by the Select Committee on Intelligence in the United States v Paul J. Manafort, Jr.). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will next convene at 2:00 PM on Monday September 17th, 2018. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R. 6 (Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act). Debate time on H.R. 6 and S. 2554 (Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act) will run concurrently and be equally divided in its usual form.

At 5:30 PM on Monday, all time will be expired and the Senate will vote in relation to S. 2554 and H.R. 6.

The Senate will convene for a Pro Forma session only on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at 9:45 AM.

The Senate adjourned at 7:52 PM.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

The Senate will convene at 12:00 Noon and will proceed to a period Business. At least one vote is expected at 1:45 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to vote on the following nominations:

  • Cal. #693, Marilyn Jean Horan to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  • Cal. #731, William F. Jung a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
  • Cal. #778, Kari A. Dooley to be a United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
  • Cal. #779, Dominic W. Lanza a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona.
  • Cal. #782, Charles J. Williams to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa.
  • Cal. #838, Robert R. Summerhays to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
  • Cal. #839, Eric C. Tostrud to be a United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota.
  • Cal. #893, Alan D. Albright to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

Cal. #693, Marilyn Jean Horan to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #731, William F. Jung a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #778, Kari A. Dooley to be a United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #779, Dominic W. Lanza a United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. Yeas and Nays ordered. Theo nomination was confirmed by a vote of 60–35.

Cal. #782, Charles J. Williams to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 79–12.

Cal. #838, Robert R. Summerhays to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #839, Eric C. Tostrud to be a United States District Judge for the District of Minnesota. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

Cal. #893, Alan D. Albright to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

McConnell motion to proceed to Legislative Session. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

McConnell motion to proceed to Executive Session. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1013, Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 623 (To constitute the Majority Party’s membership on certain committees for the 115th Congress or until their successors are chosen). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

The Senate reconvened at 5:21 PM.

The Chair laid before the Senate a Message from the House to Accompany H.R. 6147 (Minibus Appropriations). Sen. McConnell moved that the Senate insist on its amendments, agreed to the request to the House for a Conference, and authorized the Chair to appoint Conferees.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.  The Chair named the following conferees:  Sens. Murkowski, Collins, Lankford, Hoeven, Shelby, Udall, Reed, Coons, Merkley, and Leahy.

The Chair laid before the Senate a Message from the House to Accompany H.R. 6157 (Department of Defense Appropriations, 2018).  Sen. McConnell moved that the Senate insist on its amendments, agreed to the request to the House for a Conference, and authorized the Chair to appoint Conferees.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.  The Chair named the following conferees:  Shelby, Blunt, Graham, Moran, Durbin, Murray, and Leahy.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #1054, Michael A. Hammer to be Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Cal. #1055, Dereck J. Hogan to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova.
Cal. #1056, Philip S. Kosnett to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo.
Cal. #1058, Stephanie Sanders Sullivan to be Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.
Cal. #1059, Judy Rising Reinke to be Ambassador to Montenegro.
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.
The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #1001, Randy W. Berry to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
Cal. #1002, Donald Lu to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Cal. #1003, Alaina B. Teplitz to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.
All nominations placed on the Secretary’s Desk in the Foreign Service.
Confirmed, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

S. 1417 (Requires the Secretary of the Interior to develop a categorical exclusion for covered vegetative management activities). Hatch amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 6124 (Amends Title 2 of the Social Security Act).  Passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1586 (Requires the Undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere to update periodically the Environmental Sensitivity Index). Committee substitute agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended passed by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 522 (Gold Star Families Remembrance Week). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 603 (School Bus Safety Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 612 (National Child Awareness Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 624 (Commemoration Arthur Ashe). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 302 (To provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary state).  Alexander amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will next convene for a pro forma session on the following dates and times:

Friday, September 7th at 9:00 AM

Tuesday, September 11th at 5:00 PM

The Senate will then convene at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #1013, Charles Rettig to be Commissioner of Internal Revenue.  The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Rettig nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 5:35 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

The Senate will convene at 12:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. At approximately 12:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

At approximately 12:45 PM, Jon Kyl will be sworn in as Senator from the State of Arizona.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The nomination is confirmed by a vote of 85-14.

The President of the Senate administered the oath of office to Senator Jon Kyl, of Arizona.

Senator McConnell asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate Judiciary Committee meet during today’s session.  Objected to by Senator Schumer.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, September 6th and will proceed to a period Business.

The Senate adjourned at 1:18 PM.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 83–14.

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by Voice Vote:
AIR FORCE
Cal. #1069, Maj. Gen. Richard W. Scobee to be Lieutenant General.
ARMY
Cal. #1070, Col. Anthony H. Adrian to be Brigadier General.
Cal. #1071, Maj. Gen. Thomas S. James, Jr. to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #1072, Maj Gen. James M. Richardson to be Lieutenant General.

As well as all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The following bills were considered, en bloc:
H.R. 1109 (To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act).
S. 186 (Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards Act).

The Committee reported substitute amendments were agreed to by Unanimous Consent and the bills as amended were passed by Voice Vote, en bloc.

S. 3021 (A bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as the “Diana E. Murphy United States Courthouse). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 5772 (To designate the J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Courthouse in Amarillo, Texas, as the “J. Marvin Jones Federal Building and Mary Lou Robinson United States Courthouse”).

H.R. 5385 (Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 621 (Congratulating the Honolulu Little League Baseball team of Hawaii on winning the Little League World Series). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 994 (Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2018). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2553 (Know the Lowest Price Act of 2018). The Stabenow amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at Noon on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

At approximately 12:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #1061, Elad L. Roisman, of Maine, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Senate adjourned at 7:17 PM.

 

 

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