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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). At 10:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Toomey amend #2700 (To require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute Amendment) as modified. If Cloture is not invoked on the Toomey amendment, the Senate will immediately proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute Amendment).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5895 (Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019).  Sen. McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment) as modified.

Toomey amend #2700 (To require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States).  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was not agreed to by a vote of 35-62.

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment) as modified.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture is agreed to by a vote of 83-14.

Inhofe Point of Order that Lee amend #2466 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States) is not germane.  The Point of Order is well taken and the amendment falls.

Inhofe Point of Order that Toomey amend #2700 (To require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) is not germane.  The Point of Order is well taken and the amendment falls.

Boozman amend #2276 (To require a report on the permanent stationing of the United States forces in the Republic of Poland).  Laid aside.

Reed amend #2885 (To improve the amendment).  Laid aside.

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment) as modified.

Rounds amend #2273 (To require a report on the participation in the Transition Assistance Program). Withdrawn.

Reed amend #2885 (To improve the amendment).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment is agreed to by a vote of 97-0.

Boozman amend #2276 (To require a report on the permanent stationing of the United States forces in the Republic of Poland).  The amendment was agreed to by Voice Vote.

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), as modified and amended.  The amendment as modified and amended was agreed to by Voice Vote.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act), as amended.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 81-15.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act), as amended. 

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 2652 (Award a Congressional Gold Medal to Steven Michael Gleason). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 503 (Tricentennial of the city of San Antonio, Texas). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 547 (Juneteenth Independence Day). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 18th and proceed to a period of Legislative Session to resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).  Sen. Sanders then will be recognized to raise a Congressional Budget Act Point of Order against Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), as amended, and that a Motion to Waive then be considered.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to votes in the following order:
  1. Motion to Waive a Budget Point of Order with respect to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), as amended.
  2. Final Passage on H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5895 (Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019).

The Senate adjourned at 4:33 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

H.R. 5895 (Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019).  The bill was read for a second time.  Further readings were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment).

Reed 2nd degree amend #2842 (Low yield nuclear weapons) to Lee amend #2366 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States).  Motion to Table.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Table was not agreed to by a vote of 47-51.

Lee amend #2366 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States).  Motion to Table.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Table was not agreed to by a vote of 30-68.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). At 10:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Toomey amend #2700 (To require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute Amendment) as modified. If Cloture is not invoked on the Toomey amendment, the Senate will immediately proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute Amendment).

The Senate adjourned at 6:39 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).  The Senate will recess for weekly party caucus luncheons from 12:30-2:15 PM. There are no roll call votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment).

The Senate recessed from 12:31-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment).

Sen. Corker asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to H.R. 2372 (VETERAN Act), that the text of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act) be offered as an amendment and agreed to, that H.R. 2372 (VETERAN Act), as amended be considered original text for the purpose of further amendment, that the text of Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), as modified, be made pending as a substitute to the text of H.R. 2372 (VETERAN Act) as amended, that Toomey amend #2700 (To require Congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) be made pending to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), as modified, that Reed amend #2756 (To require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons) be made pending as an amendment to Toomey amend #2700 (To require Congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) be made pending to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), that Toomey amend #2700 (To require Congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) be made pending to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment) be set aside and the Corker amend #2381 (To require congressional approval before the President adjusts imports that are determined to threaten to impair national security), as modified, be made pending to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment), that Lee amend #2366 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States) be made pending as an amendment to the language proposed to be stricken by Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment) and that the Senate vote on the Corker amendment at 4:00 PM today.  Objected to by Sen. Inhofe.

Sen. Erst asked unanimous consent to call up Amend #2400 (To amend the Axt of August 25, 1958, commonly known as the “Former Presidents Act of 1958”, with respect to the monetary allowance payable to a former President, and for other purposes) to be made pending to Amend #2282 (Substitute amendment). Objected by Sen. Durbin.

Sen. Reed called up amend #2842 (Low yield nuclear weapons) to Lee amend #2366 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States). The amendment is now pending.

Sen. Lee asked unanimous consent there be one hour of debate on Lee amend #2366 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States) equally divided between the proponent and opponents, and following the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate vote on the amendment. Objected by Sen. Graham.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning business.

McConnell asked unanimous consent to resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). Agreed to.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

Toomey amend #2700 (To require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States) to Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute Amendment) as modified to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). McConnell filed cloture on the amendment.

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute Amendment), as modified. McConnell filed cloture on the amendment.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). McConnell filed cloture on the bill.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session by Unanimous Consent.

Cal. #835, Christopher Krebs, to be Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs, Department of Homeland Security. The nomination was agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 5895 (Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar.

S. Res. 542 (Congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup Hockey Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 543 (Congratulating the Florida State University Seminoles Softball team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s College World Series). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 544 (Celebrating June 11th, 2018 as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Coral Reef Taskforce). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 545 (Honoring the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando Nightclub on June 12, 2016). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2229 (An act to amend Title V United States Code and so forth and for other purposes). The committee-reported amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H. Con. Res. 111 (Recognizing and supporting the efforts of the United Bid Committee to bring the 2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup competition to Canada, Mexico, and the United States). The concurrent resolution was passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

The Senate adjourned at 6:41 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Proceed is agreed to by a vote of 91-4.

H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). 

Inhofe amend #2282 (Substitute amendment).

Toomey amend #2700 (To require Congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States).  Laid aside.

Reed amend #2756 (To require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons).  Laid aside.

Lee amend #2366 (To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States).  Laid aside.

Senator Inhofe announced that the Manager’s Package includes the modified substitute amendment and the text of 44 bipartisan amendments and the modification, as followed:
Rounds amend #2273 (To require a report on participation on the Transition Assistance Program).
Rounds amend #2275 (To require the conduct of a tier 1 exercise of support to civil authorities for a cyber incident).
Inhofe amend #2278 (To require the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and the United States Agency for International Development to coordinate on efforts to negotiate free trade agreements with certain sub-Saharan African countries).
Reed amend #2283 (To clarify certain risk assessment requirements of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in connection with the National Military Strategy).
Warner amend #2285 (To provide for special considerations in awarding Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program scholarships and grants).
Fischer amend #2286 (To ensure appropriate spectrum planning and inter-agency coordination to support the Internet of Things).
Shaheen amend #2291 (To express the Sense of Congress on KC-46A aerial refueling tanker emergent requirements).
Feinstein amend #2293 (To provide for a release of restrictions on real property at the University of California, San Diego).
Peters amend #2313 (To improve title XXXV).
Gillibrand amend #2335 (To expand opportunities to employee-owned business concerns through Small Business Administration loan programs), as modified.
Heitkamp amend #2338 (To leverage academic and commercial progress in human-machine teaming).
Smith amend #2340 (To clarify that National Guard installations are included in the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration Program).
Cardin amend #2347 (To require a report on, and to authorize technical assistance for, accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Syria).
Wicker amend #2351 (To require a business case analysis of Ready Reserve Force recapitalization options).
Inhofe amend #2353 (To make a technical amendment).
Menendez amend #2360 (To authorize the transfer of an excess naval vessel to Bahrain).
Cortez Masto amend #2367 (To require an Air Force report on training range requirements to address fifth generation threats).
Hoeven amend #2368 (To require a report describing the joint-development of a long range stand-off weapon by the Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration).
Perdue amend #2380 (To require the Secretary of Defense to brief the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on how the Department of Defense can leverage and partner with universities and industry on cyber education and training).
Heller amend #2392 (To require a review of the effect of other-than-honorable discharges on veteran employment outcomes).
Inhofe amend #2402 (To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study on the availability of long-term care options from the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans with combat-related disabilities).
Sullivan amend #2408 (To require an analysis of potential partnerships with State, local, tribal, and private entities in the report on cold weather capabilities and readiness of the Armed Forces).
Nelson amend #2424 (To require an annual report on differences in ship repair contract and final delivery costs).
Hoeven amend #2426 (To direct the Secretary of Defense to establish prioritization for demolition within the Facilities Sustainment, Restoration, and Modernization (FSRM) process that focuses on environmental impacts over costs per square foot).
Inhofe amend #2429 (To remove the Rwandan Patriotic Front and the Rwandan Patriotic Army from treatment as a terrorist organizations under the Immigration and Nationality Act).
Gardner amend #2430 (To require briefing on potential courses of action to begin procurement of Acquired Position Navigation and Timing (APNT) solutions).
Collins amend #2436 (To require a report on strengthening NATO cyber defense).
Young amend #2463 (To require that the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment include, in the quarterly briefing to the congressional defense committees on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, an assessment of efforts to ensure that excessive sustainment costs do not threaten the ability to purchase the required number of aircraft).
Cruz amend #2469 (To require a core sampling study at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas).
Nelson amend #2489 (To require a plan from the Navy to allow increase public access to the National Naval Aviation Museum and Barrancas National Cemetery at Naval Air Station Pensacola).
Wicker amend #2503 (To require a briefing on the status of the plan of the Army to transition to new insecticide pretreatments on combat uniforms).
Manchin amend #2508 (To provide for the transportation to the continental United States of retired military working dogs outside the continental United States that are suitable for adoption in the United States).
Roberts amend #2513 (To require the Secretary of Defense to update the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulatory Supplement to include an instruction on the pilot program regarding employment of persons with disabilities).
Cotton amend #2514 (To reinstate certain penalties imposed on certain Chinese telecommunication companies and to extend the prohibition on certain telecommunication services and equipment to all executive agencies and to loan and grant funds).
Udall amend #2527 (To require a study on phasing out open burn pits, and to inform individuals who may be eligible for the Open Burn Pit Registry).
Stabenow amend #2537 (To express the Sense of Congress relating to the importance of Soo Locks).
Udall amend #2522 (To modify a provision relating to launch support and infrastructure modernization).
Lankford amend #2553 (To modify a provision relating to removal of Turkey from the F-35 program).
Fischer amend #2554 (To require an assessment of the operational requirements for Air Force airfields).
Cardin amend #2562 (To require a report on narcotics trafficking corruption and illicit campaign finance in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador).
Rubio amend #2564 (To require a pilot program on testing machine-vision technologies to determine the authenticity and security of microelectronic parts in weapon systems).
Reed amend #2636 (To make technical corrections to certain cyberspace-related matters).
Schumer amend #2757 (To provide, with an offset, additional amounts for the inertial confinement fusion and high yield program of the National Nuclear Security Administration).
Menendez amend #2683 (To require a report on the arms embargo on Cypress).
Smith amend #2523 (To provide for the exchange of Federal land in the Superior National Forest in the State of Minnesota).

 

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 12th and following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).  The Senate will recess for weekly party caucus luncheons from 12:30-2:15 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 6:47 PM.

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #603, Kenneth L. Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education. At 12:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Marcus nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #603, Kenneth L. Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination is confirmed by a vote of 50-46.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Sen. Inhofe asked Unanimous Consent that the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act) be agreed to by Unanimous Consent and that the Senate proceed to the consideration of the Inhofe substitute amend #2282 and that the Boozman amend #2276 and Reed amend #2248 be in order, and that the Senate proceed to votes on the Boozman and Reed amendments beginning at 2:00 PM.  Objected to by Sen. Paul.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 92-4.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business

S. 2377 (A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio, as the “Walter H. Rice Federal Building and United States Courthouse). The bill was read for a third time and passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2734 (A bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse”). The bill was read for a third time and passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 537 (Commending the Yale University Men’s Lacrosse team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Lacrosse Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 538 (Commending the Wesleyan University Men’s Lacrosse team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM Monday June 11th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

The Senate adjourned at 4:52 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #625, Annemarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Axon nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #625, Annemarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.  Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 83-11.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).  McConnell asked for a Unanimous Consent request to agree to the Motion to Proceed.  Objected to by Sen. Toomey.

McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act).

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

H.R. 88 (Modifies the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park located in Tennessee and Mississippi).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1719 (Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California).

The following bills were considered, en bloc:
H.R. 1900 (National Veterans Memorial and Museum).
S. 2857 (National Nordic Museum).
H.R. 1397 (To authorize direct, facilitate, and expedite the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain federal land).
S. 1692 (Authorizes the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs).
The bills were read for a third time and passed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.
S. Res. 536 (To authorize document production by the Select Committee on Intelligence). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 7th and will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #603, Kenneth L. Marcus to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education. At 12:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Marcus nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:32 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

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

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 95-0.

Cal. #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 94–1.

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 PM.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 96-0.

Cal. #625, Annemarie Axon to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion was agreed to by a vote of 84-11.

Cal. #625, Annemarie Axon to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. 

H. Con. Res. 113 (Authorizing Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 532 (Designating the week of June 4th – June 10th as Hemp History Week). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 533 (Commemorating the Commissioning of the USS Manchester). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 534 (Supporting the goals and ideas of National Travel and Tourism Week).

H.R. 4733 (An act to amend the Small Business Act to strengthen the Office of Credit Risk Management within the Small Business Administration). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.R. 2343 (An act to amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to increase the amount of leverage made available to small business investment companies). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #625, Annemarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Axon nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:28 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.  The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 90–1.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #542, Robert Earl Wier to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentuck
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

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

The Senate adjourned at 7:06 PM.

 

 

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