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Senate Floor Log

Senate Floor Log

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 19, 2021

Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350, The National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture.

All time during adjournment, morning business, recess and Leader remarks will count toward post-cloture.

Agreed to by voice vote: Motion to proceed to Cal. #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

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

Senator Reed has filed cloture on the Reed-Inhofe substitute amendment #3867, as modified, to Cal. #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Chairman Reed has filed cloture on the underlying bill, Cal. #144, H.R.4350, NDAA.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #492 Michael F. Easley, Jr. to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #493 Sandra J. Hairston to be United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #494 Dena J. King to be United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #521 Jonathan Eric Kaplan to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Singapore.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #537 Cole Finegan to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #538 Kenneth L. Parker to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #553 Cindy K. Chung to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #554 Gary M. Restaino to be United States Attorney for the District of Arizona for the term of four years.

Coast Guard Promotions confirmed by voice vote: All nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Coast Guard.

Foreign Service Promotions confirmed by voice vote: All nominations on the Secretary’s desk in the Foreign Service.

 

The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only with no business being conducted on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, November 23rd at 8:15am

Friday, November 26th at 10:00am.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 26th, it will next convene at 3:00pm Monday, November 29th.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.4350, the National Defense Authorization Act.

At 5:30pm, Monday November 29th, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #3867 as modified. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate. If cloture is not invoked, unless further agreement is reached, there would be a roll call vote on cloture on the underlying bill H.R.4350.

Friday, November 19th, cloture was filed on substitute amendment #3867 as modified and the underlying bill H.R.4350. The filing deadline for first degree amendments is at 3:30pm. The second degree amendment filing deadline is one hour before the cloture vote.

The Senate adjourned at 12:19pm.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350, The National Defense Authorization Act.

All time during adjournment, morning business, recess and Leader remarks will count toward post cloture.

Votes are possible but are not yet scheduled.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

In Executive Session, the Senate confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #437, Julianne Smith to be U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

The Senate confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #508, Charles F. Sams III to be Director of the National Park Service.

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:
Exec. Cal. #332 Lee Satterfield to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs).
Exec. Cal. #444 Jeffrey M. Hovenier to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Kosovo.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 19, 2021

Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350, The National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture.

All time during adjournment, morning business, recess and Leader remarks will count toward post-cloture.

The Senate adjourned at 10:13 PM.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.451 until 9:30am on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

At 10:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Nelson nomination followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022.

If cloture is invoked on the Nelson nomination, the vote on confirmation will occur at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader.

VOTE UPDATE: The Senate will have only one vote at 10am: Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Brian Eddie Nelson to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

The vote on the Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.4350 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022) will occur at a time to be determined.

By a vote of 51-50, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Brian Eddie Nelson to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes. Vice President Harris cast the tie breaking vote.

VOTE UPDATE: The roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350 (NDAA) will occur at 8:15pm tonight.

By a vote of 84-15, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am Tuesday, November 18, 2021.

Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350, The National Defense Authorization Act.

All time during adjournment, morning business, recess and Leader remarks will count toward post cloture.

Votes are scheduled at a time TBD during Thursday’s session of the Senate.

The Senate adjourned at 9:26pm.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #401 Graham Scott Steele, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture.

11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Steele nomination and cloture on the Bonnie nomination (Agriculture).

Following the Bonnie cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:30pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bonnie nomination. Following disposition of the Bonnie nomination, if no further agreement is reached, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Nelson nomination (Treasury).

Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. Unless an agreement is reached, this cloture vote is expected during Wednesday’s session.

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

By a vote of 53-42, the Senate confirmed Graham Scott Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

By a vote of 75-20, the Senate invoked cloture on: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #345 Robert Farrell Bonnie to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation.

At 10:00am on Wednesday, November 17th, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #463 Brian Eddie Nelson to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

 

The Senate recessed for their weekly caucus lunches.

By a vote of 76-19, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #345, Robert Farrell Bonnie to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation.

By a vote of 68-29, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #491, Jonathan Kanter to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #466 Nancy A. Hann to be Rear Admiral (NOAA).

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #509 Willie L. Phillips, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2026.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #358 Richard Trumka, Jr., of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2021.

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S. Res. 451 (Honoring the life and legacy of the late Senator Max Cleland).

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

At 10:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Brian Eddie Nelson to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.4350 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022).

 

If cloture is invoked on the Nelson nomination, the roll call vote on confirmation will occur at a time to be determined.

The Senate adjourned at 6:36 PM, and does so as a further mark of respect to the late Max Cleland, former U.S. Senator from Georgia.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2021

On Monday, November 15, 2021 following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #401 Graham Scott Steele, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

At 5:30pm that day, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Steele nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #144, H.R.4350, National Defense Authorization Act.

55-38, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Graham Scott Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed to Executive session to resume consideration of the Steele nomination.

At 11:30 am, all cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on the confirmation of the Steele nomination.  Additionally, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #345.  Robert Farrell Bonnie, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation, vice William Northey.

Following the vote the Senate will recess to allow for their weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Bonnie nomination, the vote on its confirmation will occur at 2:30pm.

The Senate adjourned at 7:04pm.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, November 4, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

11:00am, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #352, Michael Connor, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army and vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Santos nomination.

If cloture is invoked on the Santos nomination, at approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

By a vote of 92-5, the Senate confirmed Executive Cal. #352 Michael Lee Connor to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.

By a vote of 61-36, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #312 Robert Luis Santos to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

By a vote of 58-35, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #401, Graham Scott Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #345, Robert Farrell Bonnie to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #463, Brian Eddie Nelson to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.

 

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for Pro Forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, November 5th at 8:30am.

Tuesday, November 9th, at 12:00 noon

Friday, November 12th at 8:30am.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 12th, it will next convene at 3:00pm Monday, November 15, 2021.

On Monday, November 15, 2021 following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #401 Graham Scott Steele, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.  At 5:30pm that day, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Steele nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:56 pm.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

At approximately 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID

 

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4 (John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021).

If cloture is not invoked on the motion to proceed to S.4, at approximately 5:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of EPA
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

By a vote of 78-21, the nomination is confirmed: Executive Cal. #170 Benjamin Harris to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

By a vote of 59-39, the Senate confirmed Executive Cal. #337 Isobel Coleman to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

By a vote of 50-49, the Senate did not invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4 (John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021). Leader Schumer changed his vote to “No” to enter a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Leader Schumer made a motion to discharge from the Judiciary Committee PN807, Jennifer Sung to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth District. The vote on the motion to discharge will occur after the two votes scheduled at 5:15 PM today.

Confirmed 54-44: Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of the EPA.

Confirmed 52-45: Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

The motion is agreed to 50-49: Motion to discharge the nomination of Jennifer Sung to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, from the Judiciary Committee. VP Harris voted “Yea.”

The Senate confirmed the following nomination by voice vote: Executive Cal. #452 Thomas R. Nides to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the State of Israel.

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

Executive Cal. #443, Michael Carpenter to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Executive Cal. #428, Adrienne Wojciechowski to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

At approx. 11:00 AM – 2 roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #352, Michael Connor, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

 

At approx. 1:45 PM – One roll call vote:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

 

The Senate adjourned at 8:08 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury.

11:00am the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Davidson, Harris, and Coleman nominations. Following the cloture vote on the Coleman nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

2:20pm, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Prieto and Nayak nominations.

If cloture is invoked, at 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Davidson nomination.

 

Cloture motions for consideration on Tuesday:

  1. Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of Treasury
  2. Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
  3. Executive Calendar #337, Isobel Coleman, of New York, to be a Deputy Administrator of the USAID
  4. Executive Calendar #360, Jeffrey M. Prieto, of California, to be an Assistant Administrator of EPA
  5. Executive Calendar #191, Rajesh D. Nayak, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #143, S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021. That cloture motion will ripen on Wednesday.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos to be Director of the Census.

By a vote of 88-11, the motion was agreed to: Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.

By a vote of 79-20, the motion was agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Cal. #170 Benjamin Harris to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

By a vote of 59-40, the motion was agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Cal. #337 Isobel Coleman to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

The Senate recessed until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

By a vote of 56-43, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Cal. #360 Jeffrey M. Prieto to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

By a vote of 53-46, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Cal. #191 Rajesh D. Nayak to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Confirmed by a vote of 88-10: Executive Cal. #168 Jonathan Davidson to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.

 

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026.

11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Harris and Coleman nominations.

2:15pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #143, S.4, John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021.

If cloture is not invoked, at approximately 5:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Prieto and Nayak nominations. Additional roll call votes in relation to nominations are possible during Wednesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #312, Robert Luis Santos, of Texas, to be Director of the Census for a term expiring December 31, 2026. Consideration of this nomination is expected to occur during Thursday’s session.

The Senate adjourned at 7:05pm.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 1, 2021.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #471, Beth Robinson, of Vermont, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #363, Toby J. Heytens, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

 

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  3. Executive Calendar #337 Isobel Coleman to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
  4. Executive Calendar #360 Jeffrey M. Prieto to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  5. Executive Calendar #191 Rajesh D. Nayak to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Confirmed by a vote of 51-45: Beth Robinson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

Confirmed by a vote of 53-43: Toby J. Heytens to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4, The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur Wednesday, November 3rd.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 2.

At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #170, Benjamin Harris, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #337 Isobel Coleman to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Following the cloture vote on the Coleman nomination, the Senate will recess for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:20 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #360 Jeffrey M. Prieto to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #191 Rajesh D. Nayak to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

At 5:15 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #168, Jonathan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury (if cloture is invoked).