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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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2022

The Senate will convene at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.5746. (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation).

After the message is laid down, Leader Schumer is expected to make a Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation), with an amendment. Leader Schumer is then expected to file cloture on the motion.

There will be no roll call votes today. Senate Democrats will have a caucus meeting at 5:00 PM the today. Democrats and Republicans will have their regular caucus luncheons tomorrow.

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the Senate is expected to proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746 (Legislative Vehicle for Voting Rights Legislation), with an amendment.

Nominations may be considered by the Senate later in the week. The Thomas nomination for Circuit Court Judge is still pending. Other cloture motions on nominations may be filed today.

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session with no business conducted at 11:20am on Friday, January 14, 2022.

When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.5746, which is the Legislative Vehicle for the Voting Rights legislation.

On Tuesday after the message is laid down, Senator Schumer is expected to make a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.5746, with an amendment; and file cloture on the motion.

Voting rights cloture vote expected to occur during Wednesday’s (1/19/22) session of the Senate.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022

The Senate stands in recess until 10:00am on Thursday, January 13, 2022.   Following Leader remarks, the Senate will consider S.3436, a bill to require the imposition of sanctions with respect to entities responsible for the planning, construction, or operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and their corporate officers and to apply congressional review under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act to the removal of sanctions relating to Nord Stream 2, and for other purposes.

The Senate will recess from 12:45pm until 2:15pm.

At 2:15pm, there will be up to 30 minutes for debate on the bill, equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill, with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

The Senate stands in recess until 12:30pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration., post-cloture.

At approximately 3:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

By a vote of 68-29, the nomination is confirmed: Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

By a vote of 52-47, the nomination is confirmed: Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel P. Sanchez to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 22, 2022 and will proceed to the consideration of S.3436 (Nord Stream 2 pipeline sanctions bill).

The Senate will recess from 12:45-2:15 PM.

At approximately 2:45 PM, the Senate will vote on passage of S. 3436 with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.

The Senate recessed at 7:04 PM.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022

The Senate stands in recess until 11:00am on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At approximately 2:20pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Davidson nomination. Upon disposition of the nomination, unless further agreement is reached, the Senate would vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Leader Schumer: “The time has come for the Senate to pass voting rights legislation and take whatever steps necessary to address this chamber’s rules in order to accomplish that goal. The Senate is going to act as soon as tomorrow.”

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly party caucus lunches.

By a vote of 60-31 the Senate Confirmed Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.

By a vote of 61-29 the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

 

Legislative Business

  1. Passed Calendar #152, 2520with Peters substitute – State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act.
  2. Passed Calendar #153, 2201with Peters substitute – Supply Chain Security Training Act.
  3. Began the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business 3480, to prohibit the use of funds to reduce the nuclear forces of the United States. (Hoeven)

 

Executive Business

  • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  • At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

 

The Senate stands in recess until 12:30pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration., post-cloture.

At approximately 3:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration..

Additional roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2022

Roll Call Votes:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #612Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information; invoked: 64-30.

 

Legislative Business

  • Passed 450– Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley w/Burr sub amdt
  • Passed 3451– FAST Act

 

Adopted S.Res.486 – Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Day

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  • 3452, to ensure that state and local law enforcement may cooperate with Federal officials to protect our communities from violent criminals and suspected terrorists who are illegally present in the United States. (Toomey)
  • 3453, to prohibit the payment of certain legal settlements to individuals who unlawfully entered the United States. (Tillis)
  • 3454, to clarify the rights of Indians and Indian Tribes on Indian lands under the National Labor Relations Act. (Moran)
  • 3455, to prohibit the implementation of new requirements to report bank account deposits and withdrawals. (Scott (SC))
  • 3456, to enact the definition of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ into law, and for other purposes. (Capito)
  • 3457, to codify the scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances by adding fentanyl-related substances to Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. (Cotton)
  • 3458, to amend Title 18, United States Code, to provide enhanced penalties for convicted murderers who kill or target America’s public safety officers. (Toomey)
  • 3459, to prohibit a Federal agency from promulgating any rule or guidance that bans hydraulic fracturing in the United States, and for other purposes. (Cramer)
  • 3460, to prohibit local educational agencies from obligating certain Federal funds when schools are not providing full time in-person instruction. (Rubio)
  • 3461, to provide that the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to ‘‘COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard’’ shall have no force or effect, and for other purposes. (Braun)
  • 3462, to require U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take into custody certain aliens who have been charged in the United States with a crime that resulted in the death or serious bodily injury of another person, and for other purposes. (Ernst)
  • 3463, to impose sanctions and other measures in response to the failure of the Government of the People’s Republic of China to allow an investigation into the origins of COVID–19 at suspect laboratories in Wuhan. (Rubio)
  • 3464, to preserve and protect the free choice of individual employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, or to refrain from such activities. (Paul)
  • 3465, to clarify the treatment of 2 or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. (Marshall)
  • 3466, to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the production of programs by United States companies that alter political content for screening in the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes. (Cruz)
  • 3467, to withhold United States contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and for other purposes. (Risch)
  • 3468, to provide for a limitation on the removal of the Government of Cuba from the state sponsors of terrorism list. (Risch)
  • 3469, to establish a review of United States multilateral aid. (Risch)

 

On December 18th, the Senate reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 14, 2022, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3436 re: sanctions/Nord Stream 2 introduced by Senator Cruz; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the bill; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the bill be considered read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Cruz bill , with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, with no amendments in order and without intervening action or debate.

Executive Business:

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022

The Senate will convene at 10:30am on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

At 12:00 Noon there will be a moment of silence in observance of the events of January 6, 2021.

There will be no roll call votes during Thursday’s session. The next roll call vote will be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, January 10th, on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Alan Davidson to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
  • Amitabha Bose to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #327, Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations).

At approximately 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Witkowsky nomination.

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

Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations); invoked: 62-24.

Confirmation of Executive Calendar #327, Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations); confirmed: 61-26.

Adopted S.Res.484, honoring the life and legacy of late Senator John ‘‘Johnny’’ Hardy Isakson.

Agreed to the following concurrent resolutions:

1. S.Con.Res.25, Use of Rotunda

2. S.Con.Res.26, Use of Catafalque

On December 18th, the Senate reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 14, 2022, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3436 re: sanctions/Nord Stream 2 introduced by Senator Cruz; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the bill; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the bill be considered read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Cruz bill , with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, with no amendments in order and without intervening action or debate.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Thursday, January 6, 2022, and does so under the provisions of S.Res.484, as a further mark of respect to the memory of former Senator Johnny Isakson.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

At 12:00 noon, there will be a moment of silence in observance of the events of January 6, 2021.

There will be no roll call votes during Thursday’s session. We expect that the next roll call vote will be at 5:30pm on Monday, January 10th, on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #327, Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations).

At approximately 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

During Monday’s session, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #327, Anne A. Witkowsky, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations). That cloture motion would ripen during Wednesday’s session.

The vote scheduled at 12 noon today has been postponed to a time to be determined because of weather related circumstances.

The Senate stands in recess for their respective Caucus meetings until 2:15pm.

No roll call votes will occur during today’s session of the Senate. The next roll call vote is expected to occur on Wednesday, January 5th.

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Following leader remarks the senate will resume consideration of executive calendar #327, #327 Anne A. Witkowsky to be Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations).

At 12:00pm noon on Wednesday, January 5th, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327 Anne A. Witkowsky to be Assistant Secretary of State (Conflict and Stabilization Operations).

More votes are possible during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.

MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 2022

The Senate convened for the Second Session of the 117th Congress at 12:00 Noon.

Cloture was filed on the nomination of Anne Witkowsky to be an Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations. The vote on the Sanchez nomination will now occur on Tuesday at 12:00 noon, after which the Senate will recess to accommodate the Tuesday luncheons.

At 12:17 PM,  the Senate adjourned.