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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, AUGUST 16, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1008, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Quattlebaum nomination. Following disposition of the Quattlebaum nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #1009, Julius Ness Richardson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #1008, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

S. Res. 607 (reaffirming the vital and indispensable role the free press serves). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate resumed Executive Session.

Cal. #1008, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 62–28.

Cal. #1009, Julius Ness Richardson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 80–10.

Cal. #1009, Julius Ness Richardson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 81–8 .

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 6157 (Defense-Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Minibus).

Shelby amend #3695 (Substitute)

Shelby amend #3699 (To improve the bill) to Shelby amend #3695 (Substitute).

McConnell called up the following amendments, en bloc:
Menendez amend #3705 (To provide funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018)
Fischer amend #3706 (To appropriate an additional 10,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide for POW/MIA identification within the Defense Personal Accounting Agency, and to provide an offset.)

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 608 (Designating August 16th, 2018 as National Airborne Day). The Resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 609 (Relative to the death of Paul Laxalt, the former governor and Senator from the State of Nevada). The Resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, August, 20th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 6157 (Defense-Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Minibus).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes in relation to the following amendments in relation to H.R. 6157 (Defense-Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Minibus):
1) Menendez amend #3705 (To provide funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018)
2) Fischer amend #3706 (To appropriate an additional 10,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide for POW/MIA identification within the Defense Personal Accounting Agency, and to provide an offset.)

The Senate adjourned at 4:33 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018

The Senate will next convene at Noon. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1008 A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. The Senate will recess following the resumption of the Quattlebaum nomination until 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus lunches.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #1008 A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1008, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

The Senate recessed from 12:35 PM until 2:15 PM.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #1008, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 61-28.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

McConnell Motion to Concur on the House amendment to S. 717 (POWER Act). The Motion to Concur was agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1008, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit, post-cloture. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Quattlebaum nomination. Following disposition of the Quattlebaum nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #1009, Julius Ness Richardson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 6:33 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 6147 (Minibus Appropriations). At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to 5 roll call votes on the following in relation to H.R. 6147 (Minibus Appropriations):

  1. Leahy amend #3464 (60 vote affirmative threshold)
  2. Lee amend #3522 (60 vote affirmative threshold)
  3. Baldwin amend #3524 (60 vote affirmative threshold)
  4. Cruz amend #3402
  5. Passage of H.R. 6147 (Minibus Appropriations), as amended

Following disposition of H.R. 6147, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 6147 (Minibus Appropriations).

Shelby amend #3399 (Substitute amendment).

The following amendments were considered, en bloc:
Leahy amend #3464 (To provide for election security grants).
Lee amend #3522 (To prohibit the use of funds to enforce standards of identity with respect to certain food).
Baldwin amend #3524 (To approve funds to carry out programs related to the innovation, process improvement, and marketing of dairy products).
Cruz amend #3402 (To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the District of Columbia’s health insurance individual mandate).

 

Leady amend #3464 (To provide for election security grants).  The amendment is subject to a 60-vote affirmative threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment is not agreed to by a vote of 50-47.

Lee amend #3522 (To prohibit the use of funds to enforce standards of identity with respect to certain food).  The amendment is subject to a 60-vote affirmative threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 14-84.

Baldwin amend #3524 (To approve funds to carry out programs related to the innovation, process improvement, and marketing of dairy products).  The amendment is subject to a 60-vote affirmative threshold.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 83-15.

Cruz amend #3402 (To prohibit the use of funds to carry out the District of Columbia’s health insurance individual mandate).  Motion to Table the amendment.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 54-44.

Murkowski amend #3400 (To make a technical correction) is withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.

Shelby amend #3399 (Substitute amendment).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 6147 (Minibus Appropriations), as amended.  The bill was read for a third time.  Final Passage.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The bill, as amended, passed by a vote of 92-6.

Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5515 (National Defense Authorization Act). The cloture motion is withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Conference Report was agreed to by a vote of 87-10.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The chair appoints the following nominees with respect to H.R. 2 (Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018): Senators Roberts, McConnell, Boozman, Hoeven, Ernst, Stabenow, Leahy, Brown, and Heitkamp.

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

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #1008 Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be Untied States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

McConnell motion to proceed to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

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

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #1009, Julius Ness Richardson to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 604 (To authorize document production by the Select Committee on Intelligence in United States V. Marie Butina). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2345 (National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act of 2018). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1668 (A bill to rename a waterway in the State of New York as the “Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel”). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 6414 (To amend title 23, United States Code, to extend the deadline for promulgation of regulations under the tribal transportation self-governance program). The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2101 (USS Indianapolis Congressional Gold Medal Act). Donnelly amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended was passed by Unanimous Consent.

House Message to Accompany S. 770 (MAIN STREET Cybersecurity Act of 2017). McConnell Motion to Concur to the House amendments was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill was passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2497 (United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018). The Rubio amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The committee reported amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill was passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by Voice Vote, en bloc:
Cal. #630, Emily Coody Marks to be United States District Judge for the Middle District
Cal. #631, Jeffrey Uhlman Beaverstock to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Alabama
Cal. #632, Holly Lou Teeter to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas.
Cal. #730, Colm F. Connolly to be United States District Judge for the District of Delaware
Cal. #732, Maryellen Noreika, to be United States District Judge for the District of Delaware.
Cal. #767, Jill Aiko Otake to be United States District Judge for the District of Hawaii.

Cal. #697, Jason Kiltenic to be General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will next convene at Noon on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018. Following Leader remarks. The Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #1008 A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit. The Senate will recess following the resumption of the Quattlebaum nomination until 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus lunches.

At 5:30 PM the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #1008 A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

The Senate will convene for Pro Forma Sessions only on the following dates:
Friday, August 3rd at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, August 7th, at 10:00 AM
Friday, August 10th, at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, August 14th, at 1:00 PM

The Senate adjourned at 8:10 PM.

 

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