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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, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:45 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  2. (if cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

Further, at 1:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #814 Iain D. Johnston to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. The Cloture Motion was withdrawn. Yeas and Nays ordered. The was confirmed by a vote of 68–26.

Cal. #814 Iain D. Johnston to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77–14.

Cal. #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #706, Andrea R. Lucas, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2025. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #708, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2021. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #709, Keith E. Sonderling, of Florida, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2024. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #588, John Charles Hinderaker, of Arizona, to be United States District Judge for the District of Arizona. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #815, Roderick C. Young, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
S. Res. 702
S. Res. 703
S. Res. 704
S. Res. 705
S. Res. 706
S. Res. 707

S. 1646 (A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in St. Augustine, Florida, as the “Leo C. Chase Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”). The Rubio amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4072 (A bill to designate the clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bend, Oregon, as the “Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 924 (Jenna Quinn Law). The Cornyn substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1160 (Supporting Family Mental Health in CAPTA Act). The Smith substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4618 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for disaster relief for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the first time. Further proceedings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday September 21, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #603, Edward Hulvey Meyers to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

The Senate adjourned at 5:01 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM.  Following Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of Cal. #774 Todd Wallace Robinson to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of CA.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #774 Todd Wallace Robinson to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of CA
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal.#812 David W. Dugan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal.#813 Stephen P. McGlynn to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL

Further, at 3:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes:

  1. (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #812 David W. Dugan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL
  2. (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #813 Stephen P. McGlynn to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #814 Iain D. Johnston to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S.4582(A bill to extend, temporarily, daylight saving time, 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. #774 Todd Wallace Robinson to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of CA. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 86–10.

Cal. #812 David W. Dugan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 56–40.

Cal. #813 Stephen P. McGlynn to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 55–42.

Cal. #812 David W. Dugan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55–41.

Cal. #813 Stephen P. McGlynn to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55–41.

Cal. #814 Iain D. Johnston to be U.S. 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 81–15.

Senator Scott asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate call up and pass S. Res. 697. Senator Udall objected.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3051 (America’s Conservation Enhancement Act). The Barrasso amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent en bloc:
S. Res. 698
S. Res. 699
S. Res. 700

The Senate will convene at 9:45 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  2. (if cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Further, at 1:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #814 Iain D. Johnston to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

The Senate adjourned at 7:56 PM.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. At 10:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California (if cloture invoked).
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #774, Todd Wallace Robinson to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

Further, at 5:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to one roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California (if cloture invoked).

On Thursday, September 10, Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. #812, David W. Dugan to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
  2. #813, Stephen P. McGlynn to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
  3. #814, Iain D. Johnston to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  4. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 83–12.

Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 89–6.

The Senate recessed from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 92–4.

Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion as agreed to by a vote of 83–13.

Cal. #774, Todd Wallace Robinson to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 83–13.

Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.  Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 83-12.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  Following Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of Cal. #774 Todd Wallace Robinson to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of CA.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #774 Todd Wallace Robinson to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of CA
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal.#812 David W. Dugan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal.#813 Stephen P. McGlynn to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL

Further, at 3:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes:

  1. (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #812 David W. Dugan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of IL
  2. (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #813 Stephen P. McGlynn to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #814 Iain D. Johnston to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois

The Senate adjourned at 6:57 PM.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Scarsi nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 77-12.

S Res.690 (Designating September 2020 as National Workforce Development Month). Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. At 10:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  • Confirmation of Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

 

The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California (if cloture invoked).
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #774, Todd Wallace Robinson to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.

 

Further, at 5:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to one roll call vote:

  • Confirmation of Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California (if cloture invoked).

 

On Thursday, September 10, Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. #812, David W. Dugan to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
  2. #813, Stephen P. McGlynn to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
  3. #814, Iain D. Johnston to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  4. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:45 PM.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

The Senate convenes on Thursday, September 10 at 10:00 AM.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the Jarbou nomination.

At 11:30 AM the Senate will proceed to 4 votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #811 Hala Jarbou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of MI
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #646 Thomas Cullen to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of VA
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #358 Diane Gujarati to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.178, with a further amendment #2652, the Targeted Relief Package.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #811, Hala Jarbou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of MI. Confirmed by a vote of 83-15

Cal. #646, Thomas Cullen to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of VA. Confirmed by a vote of 79-19.

Cal. #358, Diane Gujarati to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of NY. Confirmed by a vote of 99-0.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.178, with a further amendment #2652, the Targeted Relief Package. The motion to invoke cloture was not agreed to by a vote of 52-47.

Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  2. Cal. #590, Stanley Blumenfeld to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  3. Cal. #773, John W. Holcomb to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.
  4. Cal. #774, Todd Wallace Robinson to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.
  5. Cal. #812, David W. Dugan to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
  6. Cal. #813, Stephen P. McGlynn to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois.
  7. Cal. #814, Iain D. Johnston to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  8. Cal. #816, Franklin Ulyses Valderrama to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

 

S Res. 688 (National Lobster Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.J. Res. 87 (Providing for the reappointment of Michael M. Linton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.J. Res. 88 (Providing for the reappointment of Franklin Vanes as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #589, Mark C. Scarsi to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Scarsi nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:26 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

On Tuesday, September 8, 2020, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.178, with a further amendment #2652, the Targeted Relief Package.

At 10:00 AM, September 9, 2020, following Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of WI, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of WI, post-cloture.

At 11:15 AM, there will be 3 votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #771, Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
    1. 91-5, Senate confirmed the nomination of Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
    1. 80-16, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Christy Criswell Wiegand to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of MI, to be US District Judge for the Western District of MI
    1. 80-15, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Hala Y. Jarbou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Michigan

 

The Senate will recess following the Cloture vote on Cal. #811 until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings

At 2:15 PM, there will 3 votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
    1. 82-14, Senate confirmed the nomination of Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
    1. Invoked, 77-18: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #646 Thomas T. Cullen to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #358, Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
    1. Invoked, 94-2: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #358 Diane Gujarati to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

 

Morning Business is closed.  The Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of the Confirmation of Cal. #771, Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Votes Scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:30 AM:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #811 Jarbou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of MI
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #646 Cullen to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of VA.
  3. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #358 Diane Gujarati to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
  4. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.178, with a further amendment #2652, the Targeted Relief Package.

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:41 PM.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will proceed to consideration of Cal. #771, Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture of the Ludwig nomination.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of WI, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of WI
  • Executive Calendar #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
  • Executive Calendar #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of MI, to be US District Judge for the Western District of MI
  • Executive Calendar #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of VA, to be US District Judge for the Western District of VA
  • Executive Calendar #358, Diane Gujarati, of NY, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of NY.

Also on Thursday, August 13, 2020, the following bills received their first reading:

  • H.R. 3 (An act to establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes).
  • H.R. 51 (An act to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union).
  • H.R. 1425 (An act to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The following bills were read for the second time, en bloc:

  • H.R. 3 (An act to establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes).
  • H.R. 51(An act to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union).
  • H.R. 1425 (An act to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market).

Further readings of the bills were objected to and the bills will be placed on the calendar, en bloc.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany S. 178 (UIGHUR Act of 2019). The Motion to concur was withdrawn. Leader McConnell Motioned to Concur in the House amendment with amendment #2652 ( ). Leader McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Concur.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #771, Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 83–6.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #771, Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, post-cloture.

At 11:15 AM, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #771, Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of MI, to be US District Judge for the Western District of MI

The Senate will recess following the Cloture vote on Cal. #811 until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #358, Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

The Senate adjourned at 6:24 PM.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

The Senate convened at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 4, 2020 for a pro forma session with no business conducted.

The Senate will next convene on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will proceed to consideration of Brett Ludwig to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture of the Ludwig nomination.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of WI, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of WI
  • Executive Calendar #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
  • Executive Calendar #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of MI, to be US District Judge for the Western District of MI
  • Executive Calendar #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of VA, to be US District Judge for the Western District of VA
  • Executive Calendar #358, Diane Gujarati, of NY, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of NY.

Also on Thursday, August 13, 2020, the following bills received their first reading:

  • H.R. 3 (An act to establish a fair price negotiation program, protect the Medicare program from excessive price increases, and establish an out-of-pocket maximum for Medicare part D enrollees, and for other purposes).
  • H.R. 51(An act to provide for the admission of the State of Washington, D.C. into the Union).
  • H.R. 1425 (An act to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide for a Improve Health Insurance Affordability Fund to provide for certain reinsurance payments to lower premiums in the individual health insurance market).

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2020

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

Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Friday, August 21, 2020 11:15 AM

Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 PM

Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2020

The Senate will convene at 11 AM on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

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

The Senate stands adjourned and will convene on the following dates and times for Pro Forma Sessions.

Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Friday, August 21, 2020 11:15 AM

Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 PM

Friday, August 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM

The Senate will next convene for Legislative Business at 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 8.

At 3:00 PM, September 8, following Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of WI, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of WI.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will conduct a cloture vote on the Ludwig nomination.

If any votes are scheduled prior to September 8, 24 hours’ notice will be given.

On Thursday, August 13, cloture was filed on the following:

  • Executive Calendar #771, Brett H. Ludwig, of WI, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of WI
  • Executive Calendar #772, Christy Criswell Wiegand, of PA to be US District Judge for the Western District of PA
  • Executive Calendar #811, Hala Y. Jarbou, of MI, to be US District Judge for the Western District of MI
  • Executive Calendar #646, Thomas T. Cullen, of VA, to be US District Judge for the Western District of VA
  • Executive Calendar #358, Diane Gujarati, of NY, to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of NY

 

The Senate adjourned at 2:58 p.m

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020

The Senate will convene at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

The Senate will convene at 11 AM on Thursday, August 13, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

The Senate adjourned at 12:50 PM.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020

The Senate will convene at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

The Senate will convene at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled

The Senate adjourned at 12:26 PM.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020

The Senate convenes at 3:00 PM and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

Senators are expected to receive at least 24-hours notice before any roll call votes occur.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

S. 1014 (Route 66 Centennial Commission Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 11 AM on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and will be in a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled.

The Senate adjourned at 4:44 PM.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of  Cal. #645, John Peter Cronan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. At 11:30 AM the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Cronan nomination. If cloture is invoked, the Senate will then vote on confirmation of the Cronan nomination at 1:30 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

S. 4461 (A Bill to provide for a period of continuing appropriations in the event of a lapse in appropriations and so forth). The bill was read for the second time. The bill was placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #645, John Peter Cronan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination was agreed to by a vote of 55-42.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 3455 (A bill to prohibit certain individuals from downloading or using TikTok on any device issued by the United States or a government corporation) as amended by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 668 (Commemorating the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 50th Anniversary). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #645, John Peter Cronan to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55-42.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Military Promotions confirmed by unanimous consent: Executive Calendar # 820-#832 and all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army and Coast Guard.

Executive Calendar #833 Hester Peirce to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2025. (Reappointment). Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #834 Caroline A. Crenshaw to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2024. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #810 Christopher C. Miller to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Confirmed by voice vote.

Sung Y. Kim, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the Republic of Indonesia. Confirmed by voice vote.

Natalie E. Brown, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S. to the Republic of Uganda. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #793 Sandra E. Clark, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the U.S. to Burkina Faso. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #794 Joseph Manso, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Am