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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

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The following bills were considered, en bloc:
H.R. 582 (Raise the Wage Act).
H.R. 748 (Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019).
The bills were read for a second time, en bloc.  Further readings were objected to, and the bills were placed on the calendar.

 

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 85-6.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 1199 (Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019). Committee-reported substitute amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 23rd and proceed to a Legislative Session to resume consideration of H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes:  James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act).

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to the following roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #371, Stephen M. Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Additionally, at 2:30 PM there will three votes in relation to H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act):

  1. Lee amend #928 (60 vote threshold)
  2. Paul amend #929 (60 vote threshold)
  3. Passage of H.R. 1327, as amended, if amended.

The Senate adjourned at 6:43 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, post-cloture.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.

Further, at 1:45 PM the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55-39.

Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-40.

Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.  Laid aside.

As if in Legislative Session, the Senate proceeded to the following bill by Unanimous Consent:
S. 1694 (One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act). Peters amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. Substitute amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  The bill, as amended, passed by Voice Vote.

 

Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 66-26.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #371, Stephen M. Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #45, Wendy Williams Berger to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #53, Brian C. Buescher to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

Senator Lee asked Unanimous Consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, on or before Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act). He further asked that the only amendments in order be Lee amend #928 (60 vote threshold) and Paul amend #929 (60 vote threshold) and that there be two hours of concurrent debate equally divided and that the Senate vote in relation to the amendments in the order listed. Finally, following disposition of the amendments that the bill be read for a third time and the Senate vote on passage of H.R. 1327, as amended, if amended. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.  

Leader McConnell asked Unanimous Consent that following Leader remarks on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 the Senate proceed to the consideration of H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act) under previous order (laid out above).

Further, at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense (if cloture is invoked).
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #371, Stephen M. Dickson to be Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Additionally, at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, the Senate will proceed to three votes in relation to H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act):
1. Lee amend #928 (60 vote threshold)
2. Paul amend #929 (60 vote threshold)
3. Passage of H.R. 1327 as amended, if amended.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The following bills were read for the first time, en bloc:
HR 582 (Raise the Wage Act).
HR 748 (Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019)
Further readings of the bill were objected to, en bloc.

S. Con. Res. 19 (A concurrent resolution celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing). The concurrent resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 22, 2019. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #374, Mark T. Esper to be Secretary of Defense.

The Senate adjourned at 5:08 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Treaties Cal. #2, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation.

At 11:00 AM the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Ratification of Treaties Cal. #2, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation
2. Ratification of Treaties Cal. #3, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Japan
3. Ratification of Treaties Cal. #4, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg.

Further, at 2:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.
3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act). The bill was read for the second time. Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Treaties Cal. #2, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation. Yeas and Nays ordered. The resolution was ratified by a vote of 95–2.

Treaties Cal. #3, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Japan. Yeas and Nays ordered. The resolution was ratified by a vote of 95–2.

Treaties Cal. #4, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg. Yeas and Nays ordered. The resolution was ratified by a vote of 93–3.

Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Senator Gillibrand asked Unanimous Consent that, as if in a Legislative Session, the Senate proceed to H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act) and that the bill be read for a third time and passed by Unanimous Consent. Senator Paul objected to the request.

Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 55-41.

Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 55-41.

Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 67-28.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 1321 (A bill to amend Title 18, United States code to prohibit interference with voting systems under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act). The bill was read a third time and passed by unanimous consent.

S. 1833 (Restore the Harmony Way Bridge Act). The bill was read a third time and passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee, post-cloture.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.

 

Further, at 1:45 PM the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

The Senate adjourned at 7:17 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture.  The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons. At 3:00 PM, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Phipps nomination.  The Senate will then vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Treaties Cal. #1, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture.

The Senate adjourned from 12:40-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate reconvened and resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 56-40.

Treaties Cal. #1, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 94-1.

Treaties Cal. #1, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain. 

McConnell amend #910 is withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.

Paul amend #924 (To amend the Protocol to protect tax privacy).  Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 4–92.

Treaties Cal. #1, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain. 

Paul amend #921 (To provide a reservation to the Protocol).  Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment is not agreed to by a vote of 4–92.

Treaties Cal. #1, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain.  Yeas and nays ordered. The resolution was ratified by a vote of 94–2.

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Ratification of Cal. #2, Treaty Doc #112-1, The Tax Convention with Switzerland.
2. Ratification of Cal. #3, Treaty Doc #114-1, The Tax Convention with Japan.
3. Ratification of Cal. #4, Treaty Doc. #111-8, The Tax Convention with Luxembourg.

Following the disposition of Cal. #4, Treaty Doc. #111-8, The Tax Convention with Luxembourg the Senate will proceed to Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

At 2:00 PM, the Senate will vote on the following:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.
3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.
S. Res. 74 (A resolution marking the fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity by honoring the bravery, determination, and sacrifice of the people of Ukraine during and since the Revolution, and condemning continued Russian aggression against Ukraine). The Portman amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. 375 (Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 198 (A resolution condemning Brunei’s dramatic human rights backsliding). The Committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The amendment to the preamble was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1327 (Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.) The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 and proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Treaties Cal. #2, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation.

At 11:00 AM the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Ratification of Treaties Cal. #2, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Swiss Confederation
2. Ratification of Treaties Cal. #3, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Japan
3. Ratification of Treaties Cal. #4, the Protocol Amending Tax Convention with Luxembourg.

Further, at 2:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.
3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.

The Senate adjourned at 6:39 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Phipps nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 53-40.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session for a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene on Tuesday, July 16th at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture.  The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons. At 3:00 PM, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Phipps nomination.  The Senate will then vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Treaties Cal. #1, The Protocol Amending the Tax Convention with Spain.

The Senate adjourned at 6:16 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, post-cloture. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #103, John P. Pallasch to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #13, Peter C. Wright to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency.

If cloture is invoked on the Wright nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation at 1:45 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 56–37.

Cal. #103, John P. Pallasch to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54–39.

Cal. #13, Peter C. Wright to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 53-39.

Cal. #13, Peter C. Wright to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination is confirmed by a vote of 52-38.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #1, Treaty Doc #113-4, The Tax Convention with Spain.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the Treaty Document.

McConnell amend #910 (Making technical changes).  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #911 (Making technical changes) to McConnell amend #910 (Making technical changes).

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #2, Treaty Doc #112-1, The Tax Convention with Switzerland. Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the Treaty Document.

McConnell amend #912 (Making technical changes).  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #913 (Making technical changes) to McConnell amend #912 (Making technical changes).

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #3, Treaty Doc #114-1, The Tax Convention with Japan.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the Treaty Document.

McConnell amend #914 (Making technical changes).  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #915 (Making technical changes) to McConnell amend #914 (Making technical changes).

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #4, Treaty Doc. #111-8, The Tax Convention with Luxembourg.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the Treaty Document.

McConnell amend #916 (Making technical changes).  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #917 (Making technical changes) to McConnell amend #916 (Making technical changes).

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #54, Clifton L. Corker to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #175, Lynda Blanchard to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.

Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #183, Donald R. Tapia to be Ambassador to Jamaica.  Senator McConnell filed a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 15th and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #362, Peter Joseph Phipps to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Phipps nomination.

The Senate adjourned 3:27 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.

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

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  3. Confirmation of Cal. #51, Damon Ray Leichty to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.

Further, at 4:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #103, John P. Pallasch to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

If Cloture is Invoked on Cal. #101 and Cal. #103, the Senate will vote on confirmation at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Minority leader. The Cloture Motion with respect to Cal. #13, Peter C. Wright to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency will ripen following the disposition of Cal. #103.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The following bills were read for the second time en bloc:
H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020).
H.R. 3055 (Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020).
Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bills were placed on the calendar en bloc.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 78–15.

Cal. #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 80–14.

Cal. #51, Damon Ray Leichty to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 8510.

Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

The Senate recessed from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM today.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 56-39.

Cal. #103, John P. Pallasch to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-41.

S. 1811 (Technical Corrections to America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018). Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, post-cloture. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #103, John P. Pallasch to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #13, Peter C. Wright to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency.

 

If cloture is invoked on the Wright nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation at 1:45 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 6:16 PM.

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. At 4:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #51, Damon Ray Leichty to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.

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

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53–45.

Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 82–16.

Cal. #51, Damon Ray Leichty to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 87–11.

Cal. #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 83–15.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 188 (A resolution encouraging a swift transfer of power by the military to a civilian-led political authority in the Republic of the Sudan, and for other purposes). The Cruz substitute amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The Cruz amendment to the preamble was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 239 (Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019). The Shaheen amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

The following bills were read for the first time en bloc:
H.R. 2740 (Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020).
H.R. 3055 (Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020).
Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bills were placed on the calendar en bloc.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes on the following:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida
2. Confirmation of Cal. #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
3. Confirmation of Cal. #51, Damon Ray Leichty to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.

Further, at 4:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #101, Robert L. King to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #103, John P. Pallasch to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

If Cloture is Invoked on Cal. #101 and Cal. #103, the Senate will vote on confirmation at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Minority leader. The Cloture Motion with respect to Cal. #13, Peter C. Wright to be Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste, Environmental Protection Agency will ripen following the disposition of Cal. #103.

The Senate adjourned at 7:08 PM.

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2019

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.  At 5:30 PM, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will proceed to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Bress nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 50-42.

S Res. 208 (American Grain and Flour Month). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. At 4:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of #343, Daniel Aaron Bress to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #47, T. Kent Wetherell II to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #51, Damon Ray Leichty to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #52, J. Nicholas Ranjan to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

The Senate adjourned at 6:50 PM.

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