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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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 2333 (Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act).

Further votes are expected during today’s session.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

H.R. 2333 (Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act). Final passage. The bill passed by a vote of 95-0.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At 4:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes.

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Cal. #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51–44.

Cal. #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51–44.

Cal. #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 69-25.

Cal. #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote 74-19.

Cal. #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture as agreed to by a vote of 53-41.

S 3009 (A bill to provide for a period of continuing appropriations in the event of a lapse in appropriations under the normal appropriations process, and establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to enact appropriations). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 12, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, post-cloture.

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #452, Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #530, John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Russia.

 At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #543, Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

The Senate adjourned at 6:28 PM.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post cloture.

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

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  3. Passage of  S. 2740, (The Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act).

Further, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 2333 (Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act).

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, 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 proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53–40.

Cal #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 53–40.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S .2740, (The Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act). The bill was read for the third time. Yeas and Nays ordered. The bill passed by a vote of 91–2.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3009 (A bill to provide for a period of continuing appropriations in the event of a lapse in appropriations under the normal appropriations process and so forth). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

H.R. 4566 (Virginia Beach Strong Act). The bill passed by Voice Vote.

H.R. 5363 (Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act). The bill passed by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 451 (Congratulating Astronauts Dr. Jessica Yumir and Christina Kock completing the first all-female spacewalk). The resolution passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 2333 (Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act).

The Senate adjourned at 6:31 PM.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019

The Senate will at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay 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 47-41.

S. Res. 448 (Designating December 3, 2019, as “National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day”). Agreed to by UC.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post cloture.

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

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #533, Patrick J. Bumatay, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #534, Lawrence Vandyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  3. Passage of  S. 2740, (The Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act).

Further, on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on passage of H.R. 2333 (Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act).

The Senate adjourned at 6:34 PM.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration Cal. #479, Richard Ernest Myers II to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, post-cloture.

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed to two votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #479, Richard Ernest Myers II to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #489 Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Further, at 1:45 pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #386 Robert M. Duncan to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2025.

H.R. 2486 (An act to authorize mandatory funding programs for historically black colleges). Passed by voice vote.

Cal. #479, Richard Ernest Myers II to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 68-21.

Cal. #489 Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination as confirmed by a vote of 76–13.

Cal. #386 Robert M. Duncan to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2025. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination as confirmed by a vote of 89–0.

Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Cal. #534, Lawrence VanDyke to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Cal. #530, John Joseph Sullivan to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Russian Federation.

Cal. #543, Stephen Hahn to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.

Cal. #452, Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 743 (Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 Pm on Monday, December 9, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #533, Patrick J. Bumatay to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 3:57 PM.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #479 Richard Ernest Myers II to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

At 11:30 AM, there will be three votes on the following:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #479 Richard Ernest Myers II to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #489 Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #386 Robert M. Duncan to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2025

Further, at 2:00 PM, there will five votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #353, John Sinatra, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of NY
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #478 Sarah Pitlyk to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
  3. Confirmation of Cal. #381 Douglas Cole to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio
  4. Confirmation of n Cal. #459 R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama
  5. Confirmation of Cal. #460 David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #479 Richard Ernest Myers II to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 72-22.

Cal. #489 Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 79-14.

Cal. #386 Robert M. Duncan to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2025. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 91-1.

Cal. #353, John Sinatra, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of NY. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 75-18.

Cal. #478 Sarah Pitlyk to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 49-44.

Cal. #381 Douglas Cole to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 64–29.

Cal. #459 R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 89–4.

Cal. #460 David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah. Yeas and Nays ordered. Confirmed by a vote of 88-4.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #479, Richard Ernest Myers II, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina, post-cloture. At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Myers nomination (NC District Judge) and the Lydon nomination (SC District Judge). At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Duncan nomination (Postal Service).

The Senate adjourned at 6:00 pm.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #347, Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of NY

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #347, Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of NY
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #353, John Sinatra, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of NY

Following the votes, the Senate will recess until 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. #347, Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of NY. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 86-4.

Cal. #353, John Sinatra, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of NY. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 76-16.

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 PM.

At 5:00 PM the Senate will proceed to four votes on the following:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #478 Sarah Pitlyk to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #381 Douglas Cole to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #459 R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #460 David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah

Cal. #478 Sarah Pitlyk to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 50–43.

Cal. #381 Douglas Cole to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 61–30.

Cal. #459 R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 88–4.

Cal. #460 David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 88–4.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #479 Richard Ernest Myers II to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina

The Senate adjourned at 6:36 PM.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2019

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.

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

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #347 Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 70-15.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #347 Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 81-5.

H.R. 1138 (To reauthorize the West Valley demonstration project, and for other purposes. Passed by unanimous consent).

S. Res. 318 (To support the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Sixth Replenishment). Adopted by unanimous consent.

S .Res. 442 (Designating November 2019 as “National Runaway Prevention Month”). Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #347, Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of NY

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #347, Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of NY
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #353, John Sinatra, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of NY

 

Following the votes, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate adjourned at 6:37 PM.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy. At 11:30 AM, the Chair will lay before the Senate the House message to accompany H.R. 3055 (Continuing Appropriations).

At 11:30 AM, Senator Paul will be recognized to offer a motion to concur with further amendment (1 percent cut). Senator Shelby will be recognized to make a motion to table the Paul motion.

Following disposition of the Paul motion, the Majority Leader will make a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment. If cloture is filed on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment, the vote on the cloture motion will occur immediately. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, and the Senate will vote on the motion to concur.

Up to 3 roll call votes will begin at 11:30 AM:

  1. Motion to table Paul motion to concur with further amendment (re: 1 percent cut) to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).
  3. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).

S. 2920 (A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration was objected to. The bill as placed on the Calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
Executive Calendar #347 Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
Executive Calendar #353 John Sinatra, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of New York
Executive Calendar #478 Sarah Pitlyk to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
Executive Calendar #459 R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. to be U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama
Executive Calendar #381 Douglas Cole to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio
Executive Calendar #460 David B. Barlow to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Utah
Executive Calendar #479 Richard Myers II to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Executive Calendar #489 Sherri A. Lydon to be U.S. District Judge for the District of South Carolina

Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy. The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination at 1:30 PM today.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Chair laid before the Senate the House message to accompany H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).

Paul motion to concur with further amendment #1250 (re: 1 percent cut) to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).

Motion to Table Paul Motion to Concur with further amendment #1250 (re: 1 percent cut) to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019). Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 73-20.

Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur was agreed to by a vote of 75-19.

Under a previous unanimous consent agreement, all post-cloture time was yielded back.

Motion to Concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019). Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Concur was agreed to by a vote of 74-20.

H. Con. Res. 75 (Directing are the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction on the enrollment of H.R. 3055). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #386, Robert M. Duncan to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service. Leader McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 74–18.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
S. Res. 437
S. Res. 438
S. Res. 439
S. Res. 440
S. Res. 441

UC H.R. 4566 the Senate proceed to immediate consideration.

S. 2193 (CHARGE Act). The committee reported amendments were agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1430 (Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2019). The committee reported amendments were agreed to. The Lankford amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 900 (A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the “Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic”). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2334 (o designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Odessa, Texas, as the “Wilson and Young Medal of Honor VA Clinic”). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The following Calendar Bills were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
Cal. #247, H.R. 2451 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 575 Dexter Street in Central Falls, Rhode Island, as the “Elizabeth Buffum Chace Post Office”.)
Cal. #293, S. 2712 (A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 South Knowles Avenue in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the “Captain Robert C. Harmon and Private John R. Peirson Post Office Building”.)
Cal. #294, H.R. 887 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 877 East 1200 South in Orem, Utah, as the “Jerry C. Washburn Post Office Building”.)
Cal. #295, H.R. 1252 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6531 Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys, California, as the “Marilyn Monroe Post Office”.).
Cal. #296, H.R. 1253 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13507 Van Nuys Boulevard in Pacoima, California, as the “Ritchie Valens Post Office Building”.).
Cal. #297, H.R. 1526 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 200 Israel Road Southeast in Tumwater, Washington, as the “Eva G. Hewitt Post Office”.).
Cal. #298, H.R. 1844 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 66 Grove Court in Elgin, Illinois, as the “Corporal Alex Martinez Memorial Post Office Building”.).
Cal. #299, H.R. 1972 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 West Kent Avenue in Missoula, Montana, as the “Jeannette Rankin Post Office Building”.).
Cal. #300, H.R. 2151 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7722 South Main Street in Pine Plains, New York, as the “Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon M. Kent Post Office”.).
Cal. #301, H.R. 2325 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Calle Alondra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the “65th Infantry Regiment Post Office Building”.).
Cal. #302, H.R. 3144 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8520 Michigan Avenue in Whittier, California, as the “Jose Ramos Post Office Building”.).
Cal. #303, H.R. 3314 (To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1750 McCulloch Boulevard North in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, as the “Lake Havasu City Combat Veterans Memorial Post Office Building”.).

S. 333 (National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2019). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1846 (State and Local Government Cybersecurity Act of 2019). The committee reported amendment was withdrawn. The Peters substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 435 (A resolution reaffirming the importance of the General Security of Military Information Agreement between the Republic of Korea and Japan, and for other purposes). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were agreed to:
Cal. #510, Col. Patrick R. Michaelis to be Brigadier General.
Cal. #511, Maj. Gen. Daniel L. Karbler to be Lieutenant General.
Cal. #512, Col. Stephanie A. Purgerson to be Brigadier General.
Cal. #513, the following to be Brigadier General:
Col. Leslie A. Beavers
Col. Robert M. Blake
Col. Melissa A. Coburn
Col. Vanessa J. Dornhoefer
Col. Lynnette J. Hebert
Col. Jeffrey F. Hill
Col. Traci L. KuekerMurphy
Col. Preston F. McFarren
Col. William D. Murphy
Col. Dana N. Nelson
Col. Robert P. Palmer
Col. David A. Piffarerio
Col. Mitchell D. Richardson
Col. William A. Rock
Col. Mark V. Slominski
Col. Max J. Stitzer
Col. Robert W. VanHoy, II
Col. Adrian K. White

Cal. #514, the following to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. Lee Ann T. Bennett
Brig. Gen. Jay S. Goldstein
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey S. Hinrichs
Brig. Gen. Bret C. Larson
Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Radliff
Brig. Gen. Scott A. Sauter
Cal. #515, Col. Darrin D. Lambrigger to be Brigadier General
Cal. #516, Brig. Gen. John C. Boyd to be Major General
Cal. #517, Col. Damon N. Cluck to be Brigadier General.

The following nominations were agreed to by Voice Vote en bloc:
Cal. #485, Robert Anthony Dixon, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Marshal for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia
Cal. #537, Thomas Michael O’Connor, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Texas.
Cal. #539, Ralph Ignatius Sozio, of New York, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of New York.

Cal. #420, E. Sequoyah Simermeyer, to be Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission. The nomination was agreed to by Voice Vote.

The following nominations were agreed to by Voice Vote en bloc:
Cal. #482, Joshua A. Deahl, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Cal. #483, Deborah J. Israel, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Cal. #484, Andrea L. Hertzfeld, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Cal. #129, John Lowry III, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training. The nomination was agreed to Voice Vote.

The following nominations were agreed to by Voice Vote, en bloc:
Cal. #456, John E. Kramer, of Florida, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation.
Cal. #493, Ian Paul Steff, of Indiana, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service.
Cal. #495, Carl Whitney Bentzel, of Maryland, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for the term expiring June 30, 2024.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene for Pro Forma sessions on the following dates and times:
Friday, November 22 at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, November 26 at 7:00 AM
Friday, November 29 at 9:30 AM

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, December 2, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #347 Eric Komitee to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York

The Senate adjourned at 5:07 PM.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #454, Adrian Zuckerman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination as confirmed by a vote of 80–15.

Cal. #454, Adrian Zuckerman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion as agreed to by a vote of 65–30.

Cal. #454, Adrian Zuckerman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 65–30.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

S. 2920 (A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the first time. The second reading was objected to.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #503, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Secretary of Energy. At 11:30 AM, the Chair will lay before the Senate the House message to accompany H.R. 3055 (Continuing Appropriations).

At 11:30 AM, Senator Paul will be recognized to offer a motion to concur with further amendment (1 percent cut). Senator Shelby will be recognized to make a motion to table the Paul motion.

Following disposition of the Paul motion, the Majority Leader will make a motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment. If cloture is filed on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment, the vote on the cloture motion will occur immediately. If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, and the Senate will vote on the motion to concur.

Up to 3 roll call votes will begin at 11:30 AM:

  1. Motion to table Paul motion to concur with further amendment (re: 1 percent cut) to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).
  3. Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 3055 (Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019).

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:20 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 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. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture.

The Senate recessed from 12:37 to 2:15 PM.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 64–31.

Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 80–15.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 1838 (Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019). The committee reported substitute amendment was withdrawn. The Rubio amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2710 (A bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force.). The Merkley amendments were agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent en bloc:
S. Res. 430
S. Res. 431
S. Res. 432
S. Res. 433
S. Res. 434

H.R. 4258 (Reauthorizing Security for Supreme Court Justices Act of 2019). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #454, Adrian Zuckerman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania.

The Senate adjourned at 6:23 PM.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2019

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Luck nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 60-31.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 2071 (Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 428 (Authorizing the taking of pictures and filming in the Chamber of the Senate for use by the Capitol Visitor Center). Adopted by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:28 PM.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.  At 1:45 PM, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, and the Senate will vote on the Menashi nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

H. Con. Res. 72 (Directing the Clerk of the House to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2423.). The concurrent resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-41.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session. Agreed to by voice vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session. Agreed to by voice vote.

Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session. Agreed to by voice vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session. Agreed to by voice vote.

Cal. #488, Barbara Lagoa to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session. Agreed to by voice vote.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to an Executive Session. Agreed to by voice vote.

Cal. #454, Adrian Zuckerman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Romania. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 2099 (White Horse Hill National Game Preserve Designation Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 3889 (ONDCP Technical Corrections Act of 2019). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 415 (A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative postage stamp series honoring women veterans of the Armed Forces and that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp series be issued.). The resolution passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 393 (A resolution recognizing the historical, cultural, and religious significance of the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak and the contributions and sacrifices made by Sikhs of the United States.). The resolution passed by Unanimous Consent.

The resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
S. Res. 422
S. Res. 423
S. Res. 424
S. Res. 425

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 18, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #487, Robert J. Luck to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Luck nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:01 PM.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

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

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 – 2:00 PM for the weekly caucus luncheons.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 2840 (A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the second time. Further proceedings of the bill were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-41.

Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 51-44.

Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate recessed from 12:48 PM to 2:00 PM.

Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture

The Senate recessed from 12:48 PM to 2:00 PM.

Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, post-cloture

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 2851 (To amend Section 442 of Title 18, United States Code).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 14th and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.  At 1:45 PM, all post-cloture time will be yielded back, and the Senate will vote on the Menashi nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:40 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2019

The Senate will then convene on at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Wolf nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion as agreed to by a vote of 54–40.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 1865 (National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act). The Blunt amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 419 (Permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and houseware during the holiday season for charitable purposes). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Inhofe asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate’s action on placing S. 2731 (Essential National Security Authorities Act for Fiscal Year 2020) on the calendar be vitiated and the bill be considered introduced and held at the desk on October 29, 2019 and then indefinitely postponed today. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2840 (A Bill to Authorize Appropriations for Fiscal year 2020 for Military Activities of the Department of Defense for Military Construction and for Defense Activities of the Department of Energy, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.

At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 – 2:00 PM for the weekly caucus luncheons.

The Senate adjourned at 7:01 PM.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 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. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #464, William Joseph Nardini to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-41.

Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 88-3.

Cal. #464, William Joseph Nardini to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was agreed to by a vote of 86-2.

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. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.  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. #486, Steven J. Menashi to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 1388 (To manage supply chain risk). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 979 (To amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Reform Act of 2006). Committee-reported amendments agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1123 (To Amend Title 28, United States Code to modify the composition of the Eastern Judicial District in Arkansas).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 412 (National Family Service Learning Week). Agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 413 (National Veterans Small Business Week). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 414 (National Native American Heritage Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session only on Friday, November 8th at 8:00 AM.  The Senate will then convene on Tuesday, November 12th at 3:00 PM and following Leader remarks, will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #387, Chad F. Wolf to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Wolf nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:56 PM.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

At 12 Noon, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Further, at 4:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #463, Danielle J. Hunsaker to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #464, William Joseph Nardini to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

H.R. 4842 (EXPO Act of 2019). The bill was read for a 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.

Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 51-41.

Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 89–3.

Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, post-cloture. Laid aside.

Cal. #463, Danielle J. Hunsaker to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 73-17.

Cal. #464, William Joseph Nardini to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 87-3.

S. Res. 396 (National Health Literacy Month). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #464, William Joseph Nardini to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 6:34 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019

The Senate will then convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #355, David Austin Tapp to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.  The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.  At 2:15 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Tapp nomination.  At approximately 4:45 PM, the Senate will vote on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #355, David Austin Tapp to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
  2. Cloture on Cal. #463, Danielle Hunsaker to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #355, David Austin Tapp to be a Judge for the United States Court of Federal Claims.

The Senate recessed from 12:43-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM and resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #355, David Austin Tapp to be a Judge for the United States Court of Federal Claims.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 83-9.

Cal. #463, Danielle Hunsaker to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion to invoke cloture was agreed to by a vote of 75–18.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 4842 (EXPO Act of 2019). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill will receive its second reading on the next legislative day.

H.R. 724 (PACT Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 407 (Congratulating the Washington Nationals on winning the 2019 Major League Baseball World Series). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

At 12 Noon, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #458, Lee Philip Rudofsky to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #365, Jennifer Philpott Wilson to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Further, at 4:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1. Confirmation of Cal. #463, Danielle J. Hunsaker to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #464, William Joseph Nardini to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 6:02 PM.

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