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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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

Votes expected but are not scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

McConnell amend #1578 (Substitute).

Sasse Amend #1577 ( ) to McConnell Amend #1578. Yeas and Nays ordered. The amendment was not adopted by a vote of 48–48.

McConnell amend #1578 (Substitute). The amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III), as amended. The bill was read for the third time. Yeas and Nays ordered. The bill as amended passed by a vote of 96–0.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The Senate agreed to the following nominations by Voice Vote, en bloc.
Cal. #570, Charles Williams, of Missouri to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
Cal. #631, William Jordan Gillis, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 3504 (Ryan Kules Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019). The Morgan substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 4771 (VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3587 (Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accountability Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at the following dates and times for Pro Forma sessions only:
Monday, March 30 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, April 2 at 10:00 AM
Monday, April 6 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, April 9 at 10:00 AM
Monday, April 13 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, April 16 at 3:00 PM

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, April 20, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session for the consideration of Cal. #556, Robert J. Feitel, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

At 5:30 PM the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #556, Robert J. Feitel, of Maryland, to be Inspector General, Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The Senate adjourned at 12:08 AM.

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

Votes expected but are not scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 1:45 AM.

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

Senate will convene at 12 Noon and will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

Motion to Proceed to the Motion to Reconsider the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Reconsider the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Motion to Invoke Cloture. The motion was not agreed to by a vote of 49-46.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #632, the following to be Rear Admiral (lower half), was agreed to by Unanimous Consent:
Capt. Bradley J. Andros
Capt. Mark D. Behning
Capt. Putnam H. Browne
Capt. Matthew J. Burns
Capt. Joseph F. Cahill, III
Capt. Brian L. Davies
Capt. Lawrence F. Legree
Capt. Marc J. Miguez
Capt. Carlos A. Sardiello
Capt. Richard E. Seif, Jr.
Capt. Derek A. Trinque
Capt. Dennis Velez
Capt. Darryl L. Walker
Capt. Robert D. Westendorff
Capt. Thomas R. Williams, II

The following nominations were agreed to by Voice Vote, en bloc:
Cal. #238, Mindy Brashears, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.
Cal. #451, Katherine Andrea Lemos, to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Cal. #453, Katherine Andrea Lemos, to be Chairperson of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Cal. #571, James E. McPherson, to be Under Secretary of the Army
Cal. #630, Matthew Donovan, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 9:17 PM.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). At 3:00 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

The Senate convened and proceed with Leader remarks.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). The Motion was not agreed to by a vote of 47-47.

McConnell entered a Motion to Reconsider the Vote.

At 8:59 PM, the Senate stands in recess until 10:00 PM.

Leader McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate convene at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 23, 2020, and that at 9:45 AM the Senate vote again on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Schumer objected.

Senate will convene at 12 Noon on Monday, March 23, 2020 and will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

The Senate adjourned at 11:40 PM.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Yesterday, McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Under the Regular Order, the Cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were agreed to by Unanious Consent, en bloc.
Cal. #596, Capt. Miriam Lafferty to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Cal. #597, James Kelly to be Rear Admiral
Cal. #598, Vice Adm. Scott Buschman to be Vice Admiral
Cal. #599, Rear Adm. Steven Poulin to be Vice Admiral

Cal. $595, Sarah C. Arbes to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 22, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). At 3:00 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

The Senate adjourned at 3:41 PM.

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III).

Executive Business

Confirmed the following nominations:

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #604 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Jason E. Bailey

Col. Kenyon K. Bell

Col. William D. Betts

Col. Shawn W. Campbell

Col. Houston R. Cantwell

Col. Eric A. Carney

Col. Sean M. Choquette

Col. Michael E. Conley

Col. Eric P. Delange

Col. Daniel A. Devoe

Col. Gerald A. Donohue

Col. Russell D. Driggers

Col. Michael R. Drowley

Col. John R. Edwards

Col. Todd A. Fogle

Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt

Col. Matthew W. Higer

Col. Jason T. Hinds

Col. Stacy J. Huser

Col. William H. Kale

Col. Joseph D. Kunkel

Col. Leslie A. Maher

Col. Michael H. Manion

Col. Paul D. Moga

Col. Joshua M. Olson

Col. Derek J. O’Malley

Col. Brandon D. Parker

Col. Stephen G. Purdy, Jr.

Col. Mark B. Pye

Col. Neil R. Richardson

Col. Patrick S. Ryder

Col. Christopher S. Sage

Col. Jennifer M. Short

Col. Dale R. White

Col. Parker H. Wright

MARINE CORPS

Executive Calendar #606 – The following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Scott F. Benedict

Brig. Gen. Jason Q. Bohm

Brig. Gen. Francis L. Donovan

Brig. Gen. Bradford J. Gering

Brig. Gen. James F. Glynn

Brig. Gen. David W. Maxwell

Brig. Gen. William H. Seely, III

Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner, Jr.

ARMY

Executive Calendar #607 – Lt. Gen. Edward M. Daly to be General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #608 – Rear Adm. Randy B. Crites to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #609 – Rear Adm. Samuel J. Paparo, Jr. to be Vice Admiral

ARMY

Executive Calendar #610 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Steven L. Allen

Col. Robert L. Barrie, Jr.

Col. Guillaume N. Beaurpere

Col. Christopher G. Beck

Col. Trevor J. Bredenkamp

Col. Winston P. Brooks

Col. Jacqueline D. Brown

Col. Larry Q. Burris, Jr.

Col. Paul G. Craft

Col. Lance G. Curtis

Col. Glenn A. Dean, III

Col. Matthew L. Eichburg

Col. David C. Foley

Col. Patrick L. Gaydon

Col. Clair A. Gill

Col. Mark A. Holler

Col. Daryl O. Hood

Col. Mark J. Hovatter

Col. James P. Isenhower, III

Col. Ryan M. Janovic

Col. Michael B. Lalor

Col. Steven M. Marks

Col. Gene D. Meredith

Col. Thomas W. O’Connor, Jr.

Col. Isaac J. Peltier

Col. Keith C. Phillips

Col. Ronald R. Ragin

Col. Hope C. Rampy

Col. William A. Ryan, III

Col. David F. Stewart

Col. David C. Trybula

Col. Colin P. Tuley

Col. John W. Weidner

Col. Timothy P. White

Col. David B. Womack

Col. Richard L. Zellmann

Executive Calendar #611 – Maj. Gen. Robert L. Marion to be Lieutenant General

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #612 – Maj. Gen. David A. Krumm to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #613 – Lt. Gen. Timothy G. Fay to be Lieutenant General

Executive Calendar #614 – Lt. Gen. Jon T. Thomas to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #615 – Adm. Robert P. Burke to be Admiral

Executive Calendar #616 – Rear Adm. (lh) Anne M. Swap to be Rear Admiral

Executive Calendar #617 – Rear Adm. (lh) Michael W. Studeman to be Rear Admiral

Executive Calendar #618 – The following to be Rear Admiral:

Rear Adm. (lh) Stuart P. Baker

Rear Adm. (lh) Michael D. Bernacchi, Jr.

Rear Adm. (lh) Frank M. Bradley

Rear Adm. (lh) Daniel L. Cheever

Rear Adm. (lh) Yvette M. Davids

Rear Adm. (lh) Daniel W. Dwyer

Rear Adm. (lh) Peter A. Garvin

Rear Adm. (lh) Alvin Holsey

Rear Adm. (lh) William J. Houston

Rear Adm. (lh) Frederick W. Kacher

Rear Adm. (lh) Douglas G. Perry

Rear Adm. (lh) Fred I. Pyle

Rear Adm. (lh) Charles W. Rock

Executive Calendar #619 – The following to be Rear Admiral (lower half):

Capt. Dion D. English

Capt. Matthew N. Ott, III

Executive Calendar #620 – Capt. Thomas M. Henderschedt to be Rear Admiral (lower half)

Executive Calendar #621 – The following to be Rear Admiral (Lower Half):

Capt. Kevin P. Byrne

Capt. Jason M. Lloyd

Capt. Howard B. Markle

Capt. Elizabeth S. Okana

Capt. Kurt J. Rothenhaus

ARMY

Executive Calendar #622 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Christopher Z. Barra

Col. John C. Hafley

Col. Jeffrey B. McCarter

Col. Jonathan C. Moyer

Col. Peder Swanson

Executive Calendar #623 – Maj. Gen. Flem B. Walker, Jr. to be Lieutenant General

NAVY

Executive Calendar #624 – Rear Adm. Stephen T. Koehler to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #625 – Rear Adm. William J. Galinis to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #626 – Vice Adm. Ross A. Myers to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #627 – Rear Adm. Jeffrey E. Trussler to be Vice Admiral

Executive Calendar #628 – Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener to be Vice Admiral

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

USAID

PN 1611 – Alma L. Golden, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Today, McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 748 (Legislative Vehicle for the CARES Act – Coronavirus Phase III). Under the Regular Order, the Cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

The Senate adjourned at 4:30 PM.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

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

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon on Friday, March 20, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a Period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

The Senate adjourned at 6:10 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of Morning Business.

At 12:10 pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on Paul amendment #1556 (60 affirmative vote) to H.R.6210, Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

H.R. 6201 (Families First Coronavirus Response Act).

Murray amendment #1559 (To provide Americans with paid sick time and paid leave so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families). Subject to an affirmative 60 vote-threshold. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 47-51.

Johnson amendment #1558 (To strike Federally mandated strike pay and paid family leave and replace it with financial support provided through State administered unemployment insurance systems and funds). Subject to an affirmative 60 vote-threshold. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 50-48.

H.R. 6201 (Families First Coronavirus Response Act). Subject to an affirmative 60 vote-threshold. The bill passed by a vote of 90-8.

The Senate will convene at 12 Noon on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

The Senate adjourned at 5:59 PM.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in period of Morning Business. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus meetings. Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.

According to the Senate Democrats website (https://www.democrats.senate.gov/floor), there will be an effort to process H.R.6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate recessed from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM.

The Senate reconvened and resumed a Period of Morning Business.

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

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of Morning Business.

Roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

The Senate adjourned at 9:15 PM.

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020).

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020). The Cloture Motion was vitiated.

S. 3501 (A 77-day extension of certain FISA authorities). Passed by voice vote.

Unanimous consent agreement: At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate will proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R. 6172. There be ten hours of debate equally divided between the proponents and the opponents of the bill, with an hour of debate under the control of the sponsors of each amendment or their designees, and with Senators Leahy and Wyden controlling one hour each. The only amendments in order be three amendments proposed by the following Senators or their designees:
Lee on amicus reforms and exculpatory evidence.
Paul on rights of Americans.
Daines on section 215 web browser search history data collection prohibition.
Also three side-by-sides to be proposed by Senator McConnell or his designee on the same topics.
All amendments and the bill will be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold for passage.
Finally, upon the use or yielding back of that time and upon disposition of the amendments in the order listed, the bill as amended, if amended, be read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the bill with no intervening action or debate.

S. 3503 (To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to treat certain programs of education converted to distance learning by reason of emergencies and health-related situations in the same manner as programs of education pursued at educational institutions, and for other purposes). Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in period of Morning Business. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus meetings. Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.

According to the Senate Democrats website (https://www.democrats.senate.gov/floor), there will be an effort to process H.R.6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

The Senate adjourned at 7:19 PM.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Cal. #587, James P. Danly to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Danly nomination. If cloture is invoked, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on passage of the Danly nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020). The bill was read for the second time. Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #587, James P. Danly to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination was agreed to 54-40.

Cal. #587, James P. Danly to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-40.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020). Murkowski filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 16, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020).

The Senate adjourned at 5:52 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 56, (Borrower Defense CRA). At 12 Noon the Senate will vote on passage of S.J. Res. 56 (Borrower Defense CRA).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S.J. Res. 56 (Borrower Defense CRA).

H.J. Res. 76 (Borrower Defense CRA). Passed by a vote of 53-42.

H.R. 6172 (USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act of 2020). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to.

S. Res. 540 (Recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of the people of the United States). The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 541 (Recognizing and Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the entry of Maine into the Union as the 23rd State). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent).

S. 227 (Savanna’s Act). The Committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 982 (Not Invisible Act of 2019). The Committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

House Message to Accompany S. 1678 ( ). Motion to Concur in House Amendment. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H. Con. Res. 91 (Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the Chinese-American veterans of World War II). The Concurrent Resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Cal. #587, James P. Danly to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

At 11:45 AM the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Danly nomination. At 1:45 PM the Senate will vote on passage of the Danly nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:06 PM.

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

S. 3422 (Great American Outdoors Act). The bill was read for the second time. Further proceedings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

The Senate recessed from 12:30 – 2:10 PM.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #587 (James P. Danly to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2023). McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

The Senate recessed from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM to allow for an all-members briefing on election security.

Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 56 (A joint resolution providing for Congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability”).  The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 55-41.

S.J. Res. 56 (Borrower Defense CRA).

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 56, (Borrower Defense CRA). At 12 Noon the Senate will vote on passage of S.J. Res. 56 (Borrower Defense CRA).

The Senate adjourned at 6:37 PM.

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 9, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Murkowski amend #1407 (Substitute amendment), as modified, to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

Murkowski amend #1407 (Substitute amendment), as modified.

Shaheen 2nd degrees amend #1525 to Portman amend #1514 (To establish greater energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness in building codes).

Murkowski amend #1407 (Substitute amendment), as modified. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was not agreed to by a vote of 47-44.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was not agreed to by a vote of 15–73. McConnell Motion to Reconsider the vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3422 (Great American Outdoors Act). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 7:10 PM.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2020

The Senate will convene 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). At 11:15 AM, the Senate will proceed to H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations). The only amendment in order will be the Paul amendment #1506.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote in relation to Paul amendment #1506 to H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations).

Further, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations), as amended, if amended with a 60 affirmative vote threshold required for passage.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations).

Paul amend #1506 (To rescind unobligated balances for certain international programs to offset the amounts appropriated in this bill to respond to the coronavirus outbreak). Graham Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 80-16.

H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations). The bill was read for the third time. Vote on passage. Yeas and Nays ordered. The bill passed by a vote of 96–1.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

McConnell amend #1419 is withdrawn.

Murkowski amend #1407 (Substitute amendment), as modified. McConnell filed cloture on the amendment.

S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). McConnell filed cloture on the bill.

Portman Amend #1514 (To establish greater energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness in building codes).

S.1757 (Army Rangers Vets of WW2 Congressional Gold Medal). Passed by unanimous consent.

H.R.4803 (Citizenship for Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

S.2683 (Child Care Protection Improvement Act). Agreed to Alexander substitute amendment. Passed by unanimous consent.

S.3414 (VA Medical Facility Projects). Passed by unanimous consent.

S.2321 (Negro Leagues Baseball Centennial). Agreed to Blunt substitute amendment. Passed by unanimous consent.

S.Res.535 (Designating March 5, 2020, as “National ‘Slam the Scam’ Day”). Passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 9, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Murkowski amend #1407 (Substitute amendment), as modified, to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

The Senate adjourned at 4:58 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture. At 10:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture. The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 90-4.

 S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act),

Murkowski amend #1407 (Substitute amendment).

Ernst amend #1419 (To establish a grant program for training wind technicians).

H.R. 8 (The Bipartisan Background Checks Act). Murphy asked unanimous consent that the bill be read three times and passed. Enzi objected.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session

Cal. #572, Lt. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere to be Lieutenant General. The nomination was confirmed by Unanimous Consent.

Cal. #586. Lt. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost to be Lieutenant General. The nomination was confirmed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 893 (Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019). The Cornyn substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 529 (Designating Feb 29, 2020 as Rare Disease Day). The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 530 (Designating March 4, 2020 as National Assistive Technology Awareness Day). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene 10:00 AM on Thursday, March 5, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act). At 11:15 AM the Senate will proceed to H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations). The only amendment in order will be the Paul amend #1506.

At 12:00 Noon the Senate will vote in relation to Paul amendment #1506 to H.R. 6074.

Further, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 6074 (Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations) as amended if amended with a 60 affirmative vote threshold required for passage.

The Senate adjourned at 7:00 PM.

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture.

The Senate recessed at 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture.

S.1869 (Secure Federal LEASEs Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

H.R.5214 (To amend title 5, United States Code, to prevent fraud by representative payees). Passed by voice vote.

S. Res. 497 (Commemorating the life of Dr. Li Wenliang and calling for transparency and cooperation from the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Communist Party of China). The Cotton amendment at the desk was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.R.4334 (To amend the Older Americans Act of 1965 to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2020 through 2024). The Collins amendment at the desk was agreed to. The bill as amended was agreed to by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture. At 10:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act).

The Senate adjourned at 6:38 PM.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act).

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

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act). Yeas and Nays ordered. Motion to Invoke Cloture The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 84–3.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act), post-cloture. 

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 5671 (Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2020). The bill was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Legislative Vehicle for the American Energy Innovation Act), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 6:56 PM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

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

S. 3339 (A bill to restore military priorities, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the second time. Further readings of the bill was objected to.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 85-3.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (A bill to support geothermal research and development).

S. Res. 508 (Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the historic seating of Hiram Rhodes Revels as the first African-American United States Senator). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

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

AIR FORCE

Executive Calendar #573 – The following to be Brigadier General

Col. Joseph R. Harris, II

Col. Gent Welsh, Jr.

Executive Calendar #574 – Brig. Gen. Billy M. Nabors to be Major General

Executive Calendar #575 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. AnnMarie K. Anthony

Col. Taft O. Aujero

Col. Douglas B. Baker

Col. Robert D. Bowie

Col. Barbra S. Buls

Col. Donald K. Carpenter

Col. Konata A. Crumbly

Col. Johan A. Deutscher

Col. Patrick W. Donaldson

Col. Bradford R. Everman

Col. Virginia I. Gaglio

Col. Caesar R. Garduno

Col. Patrick M. Hanlon

Col. Robert E. Hargens

Col. Jeffrey L. Hedges

Col. Samuel C. Keener

Col. Robert I. Kinney

Col. Jerry P. Reedy

Col. Bryan E. Salmon

Col. Tamala A. Saylor

Col. James S. Shigekane

Col. Kimbra L. Sterr

Col. Michael A. Valle

Col. Brian E. Vaughn

Executive Calendar #576 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Dann S. Carlson

Col. Shawn M. Coco

Col. Steven E. Coney

Col. Patrick E. DeConcini

Col. Paul E. Franz

Col. John F. Hall

Col. Kenneth M. Haltom

Col. Chris J. Ioder

Col. Robert A. King

Col. Michael J. Lovell

Col. Sue Ellen Schuerman

Col. Christopher J. Sheppard

Col. Charles A. Shurlow

Col. Lisa K. Snyder

Executive Calendar #577 – The following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Steven J. deMilliano

Brig. Gen. David J. Meyer

Brig. Gen. Russell L. Ponder

Executive Calendar #578 – Brig. Gen. Andrew J. MacDonald to be Major General

Executive Calendar #579 – The following to be Major General:

Brig. Gen. Todd M. Audet

Brig. Gen. Kimberly A. Baumann

Brig. Gen. Floyd W. Dunstan

Brig. Gen. Randal K. Efferson

Brig. Gen. Laurie M. Farris

Brig. Gen. James R. Kriesel

Brig. Gen. William P. Robertson

Brig. Gen. James R. Stevenson, Jr.

Brig. Gen. Charles M. Walker

Brig. Gen. David A. Weishaar

Brig. Gen. Gregory T. White

Executive Calendar #580 – Brig. Gen. Christopher E. Finerty to be Major General

Executive Calendar #581 – Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Wilson to be Major General

ARMY

Executive Calendar #582 – Col. Ronald F. Taylor to be Brigadier General

MARINE CORPS

Executive Calendar #584 – Brig. Gen. Michael S. Martin to be Major General

Executive Calendar #585 – The following to be Brigadier General:

Col. Douglas K. Clark

Col. John F. Kelliher, III

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

H.R. 4998 (Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act [5G]). Passed by voice vote.

S. Res. 315 (Memorializing the discovery of the Clotilda). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 480 (Raising awareness and encouraging the prevention of stalking by designating January 2020 as “National Stalking Awareness Month”). Passed by unanimous consent.

S.Res.512 (Designating March 2, 2020, as “Read Across America Day”). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.513 (Designating February 2020 as “American Heart Month” and February 7, 2020, as “National Wear Red Day”). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.514 (Expressing the sense of the Senate that Donald Stratton be remembered for a lifetime of heroism and service to the United States). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.515: (Designates February 2020 as “Career and Technical Education Month” to celebrate career and technical education across the United States). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.516 (Celebrating Black History Month). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.517 (Honoring the life and legacy of Judge Nathaniel R. Jones). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.518 (Honoring the 100th anniversary of Disabled American Veterans). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.519 (Honoring the life and achievements of Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.520 (Designating March 6, 2020, as “National Speech and Debate Education Day”). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.521 (Designating the week of February 24 through February 28, 2020, as “Public Schools Week”). Passed by voice vote.

S.Res.522 (Electing Robert M. Duncan, of the District of Columbia, as Secretary for the Majority of the Senate). Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, March 2, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 2657 (Advanced Geothermal Innovation Leadership Act).

The Senate adjourned at 3:49 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #384 Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

At 11:30 AM there will be three roll call votes:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #384 Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Following the final vote in the 11:30 AM series, the senate will recess until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus lunches.

At 3:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to five roll call votes:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3275 (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act)
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 311 (Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act)
3. Confirmation of Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
4. Confirmation of Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior
5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years

Please note there will be no votes scheduled on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

At 1:45 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #384 Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 97-0.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 96-1.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 59-38.

The Senate recessed until 2:15 PM.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to a Legislative session.

Motion to Proceed S. 3275 (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act).

Senator Durbin asked Unanimous Consent to call up and pass S. 916 (MOMMA’s Act). Senator Sasse objected.

Senator Sasse then asked Unanimous Consent to modify Senator Durbin’s request to include Grassley Amendment #1240 to S. 916 (MOMMA’s Act) and to call up and pass S. 916 (MOMMA’s Act) as amended. Senator Durbin objected.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3275 (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act). The Motion to Invoke Cloture was not agreed to by a vote of 53-44.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 311 (Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act). The Motion to Invoke Cloture was not agreed to by a vote of 56-41.

Confirmation of Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. The nomination was confirmed 96-0.

Confirmation of Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior. The nomination was confirmed 58-38.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was not agreed to by a vote of 91-5.

S. 3339 (A bill to restore military priorities). The bill was read for the first time. The second reading was objected to.

The Senate will not be in session on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

The Senate adjourned at 6:38 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Baldwin will be recognized to deliver the traditional reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Molloy nomination.

The Senate convened and Senator Baldwin as recognized to deliver George Washington’s Farewell Address.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 995 (Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act of 2019). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill passed as amended by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 88–1.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 481 (A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #384 Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

At 11:30 AM there will be three roll call votes:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #384 Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.

Following the final vote in the 11:30 AM series, the senate will recess until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus lunches.

At 3:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to five roll call votes:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 3275 (Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act)
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 311 (Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act)
3. Confirmation of Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
4. Confirmation of Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior
5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years

Please note there will be no votes scheduled on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.

At 1:45 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

The Senate adjourned at 7:52 PM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

At 10:30 AM the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments, with no second degree amendments in order with the exception of Sullivan amend #1319:

  1. Cruz Amend #1301 (To amend the findings)
  2. Reed Amend #1322 (To amend the findings)
  3. Cotton Amend #1305 (To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations)
  4. Risch Amend #1314 (To amend the findings)
  5. Rubio Amend #1320 (To amend the findings)
  6. Sullivan Amend #1319 (To amend the rule of construction)

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress) as amended, if amended.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative session.

S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

Cruz Amend #1301 (To amend the findings). The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 64-34.

Reed Amend #1322 (To amend the findings). The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 99-0.

Cotton Amend #1305 (To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations). Kaine Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 54-46.

Risch Amend #1314 (To amend the findings). The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 93-7.

Rubio Amend #1320 (To amend the findings). Kaine Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 54-46.

Sullivan Amend #1319 (To amend the rule of construction). Lee Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 51-49.

S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress), as amended. The joint resolution passed by a vote of 55-45.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
Cal. #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands
Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 3275 (A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

S. 311 (Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

H.R. 2744 (An act to authorize the administrator of USAID to prescribe the manner in which programs of the agency are identified overseas and for other purposes). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 3239 (A bill to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Transportation as the William T. Coleman, Jr. Federal Building). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 475 (Recognizing the leading role of Utahans in the fight for women’s suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 490 (Congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LIV.

S. Res. 503 (Commending the University of West Florida Argonauts football team for its NCAA Division II national championship victory). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 504 (Honoring the memories of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times:

Monday, February 17th at 1:45 PM

Thursday, February 20th at 2:30 PM

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 24th, 2020. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Baldwin will be recognized to deliver the traditional reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Molloy nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:42 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska, post-cloture.

At 10:30 AM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
  2. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  3. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  4. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

During Wednesday’s session, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 3275 (A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the second time. Further proceedings were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-41.

Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 72-23

Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 81-12

Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77-19.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

At 2:00 PM today, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress). Motion to Proceed. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 51–45.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 490 (B-47 Ridge Designation Act). The committee reported amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1365 (To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act). The Graham amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

At 10:30 AM the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments, with no second-degree amendments in order with the exception of Sullivan amend #1319:
1. Cruz Amend #1301 (To amend the findings)
2. Reed Amend #1322 (To amend the findings)
3. Cotton Amend #1305 (To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations)
4. Risch Amend #1314 (To amend the findings)
5. Rubio Amend #1320 (To amend the findings)
6. Sullivan Amend #1319 (To amend the rule of construction)

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress) as amended, if amended.

The Senate adjourned at 8:17 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to five votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 3275 (A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to.

H.R. 5687 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to. The bill was placed on the Calendar.

Warner asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 2242 (The Fire Act), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blackburn objected.

Wyden asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 2238 (SAFE Act), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blackburn objected

Blumennthal asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 1247 (Duty to Report Act), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blackburn objected.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52–43.

Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 52–41.

Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 72–22.

Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 82-12.

Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 75-18.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 46–41.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 5687 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to five votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The Senate adjourned at 6:38 PM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 4:00 PM, the Senate will reconvene as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald John Trump and will vote on the articles of impeachment:

Article I: Abuse of Power

Article II: Obstruction of Congress

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

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

The Senate convened as a Court of Impeachment.

Article I: Abuse of Power. The Article was not agreed to by a vote of 48–52.
Article II: Obstruction of Congress. The Article was not agreed to by a vote of 47–53.

The Senate adjourned as a Court of Impeachment.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 493 (To authorize testimony, documents, and representation in United States V. Stall Necher). The resolution as agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene for a Pro Forma Session only on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday February 10, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 5:14 PM.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business.

At 9:00 PM, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address from the Hall of the House of Representatives. The Senate will begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 8:20 PM and depart from the Senate Chamber at 8:25 PM to proceed as a body to the Hall of the House.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate stands in recess until 8:25 PM.  Upon reconvening, the Senate will proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives for the State of the Union, which will begin at 9:00 PM.

Upon dissolution of the Joint Session, the Senate will adjourn and will reconvene Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM. At 4:00 PM, the Senate will reconvene as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald John Trump and will vote on the articles of impeachment:

Article I: Abuse of Power

Article II: Obstruction of Congress

The Senate adjourned at 10:25 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020

The Senate will convene 11:00 AM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. Pursuant to S. Res. 488, there will be up to 4 hours, equally divided, for closing arguments between the House managers and the President’s counsel.

At approximately 3:00 PM, the Senate will adjourn as a Court of Impeachment but will remain in Legislative Session, and will be in a period of Morning Business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each for debate only.

Following Monday’s adjournment, the Senate will next convene as a Court of Impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM, and will vote on the Articles of Impeachment.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Senate will be in Legislative Session for Morning Business. The State of the Union will be at 9:00 PM on Tuesday.

The Senate adjourned as a court of impeachment at 2:59 PM.

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

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business.

At 9:00 PM, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address from the Hall of the House of Representatives. The Senate will begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 8:20 PM and depart from the Senate Chamber at 8:25 PM to proceed as a body to the Hall of the House.

The Senate adjourned at 6:55 PM.