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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

Monday, May 23, 2022

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session at 1:45pm on Monday, May 23, 2022.

 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Senate will convene at 10:00am Thursday, May 19, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #368, H.R.7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

At 11:30am the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

If cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to an immediate vote on passage of H.R. 7691

At 1:45pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.

If cloture is not invoked the Senate will vote on cloture of Executive Calendar #855 Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, vice Helene N. White, retiring.

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed HR 3525 – Establish a Congressional Commission on the creation of the first Asian American History and Culture Museum.

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S. 2490 – Blackwell School National Historic Site Act, as amended.

Invoked, 88-11: Motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

Passed, 86-11: H.R. 7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

Not Invoked, 52-43: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.

Invoked, 48-36: A vote on cloture of Executive Calendar #855 Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, vice Helene N. White, retiring.

By unanimous consent, the Senate passed H.R.7791 – To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions, and for other purposes (re: the baby formula crisis).

The Senate confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

  1. Executive Calendar #811 Rebecca Eliza Gonzales to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with rank of Ambassador.
  2. Executive Calendar #888 Flor Romero to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2025.
  3. Executive Calendar #889 Christine M. Kim to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026.
  4. Executive Calendar #890 Karen Ann Stout to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026.

 

The Senate completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

  1. H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act
  2. H.R.7790,Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act
  3. H.R.7688, Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
  4. S.4261, FORMULA Act

 

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session at 1:45pm on Monday, May 23, 2022.

The Senate will next convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 and will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:30pm on Tuesday, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #855 Stephanie Dawkins Davis, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2027.

 

Additional votes are expected during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

The Senate adjourned at 4:37pm.

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Senate convenes at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #847 Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice David Schenker.

The Senate will proceed to two votes at 11:45am:

1.Confirmation of Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice George B. Daniels, retired.

2.Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #847 Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice David Schenker.

At 2:45pm the Senate will vote on the following:

1.Confirmation of the Leaf nomination.

2.Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Katherine Brunett McGuire, resigned.

At 6:00pm the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:

1.Confirmation of Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Katherine Brunett McGuire, resigned.

2.Confirmation of Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Phyllis J. Hamilton, retired.

3.Confirmation of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice James V. Selna, retired.

4.Confirmation of Christopher Joseph Lowman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice William Jordan Gillis.

By a vote of 51-47, the nomination is confirmed: Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice George B. Daniels, retired.

By a vote of 54-43, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #847 Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice David Schenker.

Confirmed, 54-44: Executive Calendar #847 Barbara A. Leaf to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).

By a vote of 50-47 the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Confirmed by a vote of 50-45: Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Confirmed by a vote of 51-45: Executive Calendar #799 Sunshine Suzanne Sykes to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

Confirmed by a vote of 51-44: Executive Calendar #802 Trina L. Thompson to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.

Confirmed by a vote of 94-1: Executive Calendar #777 Christopher Joseph Lowman to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

The Senate stands in recess until 10:00am Thursday, May 19, 2022.  Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #368, H.R.7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

At 11:30am the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

If cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to an immediate vote on passage of H.R. 7691

At 1:45pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on Calendar #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.

If cloture is not invoked the Senate will vote on cloture of Executive Calendar #855 Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, vice Helene N. White, retiring.

 

Cloture was filed on the following:

  • Executive Calendar #896 Dara Lindenbaum, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2027, vice Steven T. Walther, term expired.
  • Executive Calendar #857 Evelyn Padin, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey, vice Faith S. Hochberg, retired.
  • Executive Calendar #915 Charlotte N. Sweeney, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado, vice Richard Brooke Jackson, retiring.
  • Executive Calendar #801 Nina Morrison, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, vice Dora L. Irizarry, retired.
  • Executive Calendar #806 Sandra L. Thompson, of Maryland, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency for a term of five years, vice Mark Anthony Calabria.
  • Executive Calendar #651 Henry Christopher Frey, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, vice Paul T. Anastas.
  • Executive Calendar #670 Lisa M. Gomez, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Preston Rutledge.
  • Executive Calendar #652 Chavonda J. Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics, vice Catherine E. Woteki.
  • Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd, of New Mexico, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education, vice Scott Stump.
  • Executive Calendar #792 Kenneth L. Wainstein, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security, vice David James Glawe.
  • Executive Calendar #675 Todd M. Harper, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration Board for a term expiring April 10, 2027. (Reappointment)
  • Executive Calendar #728 Samuel R. Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services, vice Robert Charrow.
  • Executive Calendar #856 Robert Steven Huie, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California, vice Michael M. Anello, retired.
  • Executive Calendar #772 Shalanda H. Baker, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy, vice James Edward Campos.

 

The Following were confirmed by Voice Vote:

  • Executive Calendar #885 William Brodsky, of Illinois, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2023, vice Anthony Frank D’Agostino, term expired.
  • Executive Calendar #541 Chester John Culver, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, vice Myles J. Watts
  • Executive Calendar #771 Carol Annette Petsonk, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, vice Joel Szabat.
  • Executive Calendar #926 Bridget A. Brink, of Michigan, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine.

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

At 10:30am, the Senate will proceed as a body to the House of Representatives for a Joint Session of Congress with the Prime Minister of Greece.

The Senate will convene at 2:30pm. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.7691 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes), post-cloture.

At 4:00pm, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:

  1. Motion to Proceed to H.R.7691 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes).
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice George B. Daniels, retired.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #802 Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Phyllis J. Hamilton, retired.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #799 Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice James V. Selna, retired.

 

Agreed to by a vote of 88-11: Motion to proceed to Cal. #368, H.R.7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

Invoked by a vote of 51-47: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Invoked by a vote of 51-46: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #802 Trina L. Thompson to be US District Judge for the Northern District of California.

By a vote of 51-45 the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #799 Sunshine Suzanne Sykes to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #847 Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice David Schenker.

The Senate will proceed to two votes at 11:45am:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice George B. Daniels, retired.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #847 Barbara A. Leaf, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs), vice David Schenker.

 

At 2:45pm the Senate will vote on the following:

  1. Confirmation of the Leaf nomination.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #687 Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Katherine Brunett McGuire, resigned.

 

At 6:00pm the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Elizabeth Schoff Watson, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, vice Katherine Brunett McGuire, resigned.
  2. Confirmation of Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Phyllis J. Hamilton, retired.
  3. Confirmation of Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice James V. Selna, retired.
  4. Confirmation of Christopher Joseph Lowman, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, vice William Jordan Gillis.

 

Cloture was filed on the following:

  • #344, S.4008, Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022.
  • #368, H.R.7691, Ukraine Supplemental Aid Package.

 

The following was confirmed by voice vote:

  • Executive Calendar #907 S. Lane Tucker, of Alaska, to be United States Attorney for the District of Alaska for the term of four years, vice Bryan D. Schroder, resigned.
  • Executive Calendar #916 Rachelle L. Crowe, of Illinois, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois for the term of four years, vice Stephen R. Wigginton, resigned.
  • Executive Calendar #917 Jesse A. Laslovich, of Montana, to be United States Attorney for the District of Montana for the term of four years, vice Kurt G. Alme, resigned.
  • Executive Calendar #918 Alexander M.M. Uballez, of New Mexico, to be United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico for the term of four years, vice John C. Anderson, resigned.
  • Executive Calendar #846 Maria Fabiana Jorge, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, vice Eliot Pedrosa.

 

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Senate will convene at 3:00pm Monday, May 16, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #368, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill.

Invoked, 81-11: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.7691, making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine.

The Senate will convene at 2:30pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

At 10:30am, the Senate will proceed as a body to the House of Representatives for a Joint Session of Congress with the Prime Minister of Greece.

Senate Democrats will hold their lunch and stakeout on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. 

When the Senate convenes at 2:30pm,  the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.7691 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes), post-cloture.

At 4:00pm, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:

  1. Motion to Proceed to H.R.7691 (A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes).
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice George B. Daniels, retired.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #802 Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Phyllis J. Hamilton, retired.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #799 Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice James V. Selna, retired.

 

Leader Schumer is expected to file cloture on H.R.7691 (Ukraine supplemental) tomorrow. The intervening day will be Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and the Senate is expected to vote on final passage on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

On Monday, May 16, 2022, Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

 

  1. Executive Calendar #847, Barbara A. Leaf to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).
  2. Executive Calendar #687, Elizabeth Schoff Watson to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:23pm.

 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

The Senate will convene at 10am on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

At approximately 12:00pm, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Motion to discharge the nomination of Mary T. Boyle to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, from the Commerce Committee.
  2. Confirmation of the nomination of Susan Tsui Grundmann to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority.

 

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate is expected to proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Jerome H. Powell to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.

It is possible the Senate will have votes today on H.R.7691, a bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes

Agreed to by a vote of 51-50 with Vice President Harris casting the final vote: Motion to discharge from Commerce PN1542 Mary T. Boyle to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2018.

Confirmed by a vote of 50-49: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #718 Susan Tsui Grundmann to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2025.

By a vote of 80-19 the nomination is confirmed: Executive Calendar #807 Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years. (Reappointment)

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm Monday, May 16, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #368, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill.

Schumer filed cloture on the following:

  • Executive Calendar #798 Jennifer Louise Rochon, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, vice George B. Daniels, retired.
  • Executive Calendar #802 Trina L. Thompson, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, vice Phyllis J. Hamilton, retired.
  • Executive Calendar #799 Sunshine Suzanne Sykes, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, vice James V. Selna, retired.
  • Calendar #368, H.R.7691, Ukraine Supplemental.

 

The following were passed by Voice Vote:

  • Executive Calendar #704 John Edward Putnam, of Colorado, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, vice Steven Gill Bradbury.
  • Executive Calendar #720 Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Transportation, vice John E. Kramer.
  • Executive Calendar #866 Derek Kan, of California, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2028, vice John McLeod Barger, term expiring.
  • Executive Calendar #867 Daniel Mark Tangherlini, of the District of Columbia, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2027, vice Ron A. Bloom, term expired.

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:21pm.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Senate stands in recess until 10:00am on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the motion to discharge from the Judiciary Committee the nomination of Charlotte Sweeney, of Colorado, to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado.

11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to discharge followed by an immediate cloture vote on Executive Calendar #848 Alvaro M. Bedoya, of Maryland, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner.

If cloture is invoked on the Bedoya nomination, the vote on confirmation will occur at 2:30pm, followed by an immediate cloture vote on the motion to proceed to Calendar #362, S.4132, Women’s Health Protection Act.

If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate time on the motion to proceed. If cloture is not invoked, there would be an immediate cloture vote on Executive Calendar #865 Julia Ruth Gordon, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session but not yet scheduled.

Discharged, 51-49: Motion to discharge from the Judiciary Committee the nomination of Charlotte N. Sweeney, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.

Invoked, 51-49: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Alvaro M. Bedoya to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2019.

Confirmed, 50-50: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #848, Alvaro M. Bedoya to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2019. Tie broken by Vice President Harris.

Not Invoked, 49-51: Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4132 – A bill to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services.

Invoked, 50-50: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #865, Julia Ruth Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Tie broken by Vice President Harris.

Confirmed, 50-50: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #865, Julia Ruth Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Tie broken by Vice President Harris.

Confirmed, 91-7: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #809 Philip Nathan Jefferson to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years from February 1, 2022.

Senator Cantwell made the motion to discharge from Commerce Committee PN1542, Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2018.

Senator Cantwell ask for Unanimous Consent to confirm the Coast Guard promotions: Executive Calendar #909-914. The promotions were confirmed en bloc without objection.

The Senate adjourned at 8:34pm.

The Senate will reconvene at 10:00am tomorrow.

The Senate will vote at 12:00pm:

  1. Motion to discharge the nomination of Mary Boyle, to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission from Commerce PN1542.
  2. Confirmation of the Susan Tsui Grundmann nomination to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority PN1601.

 

At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of the Powell nomination.

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 10. 2022.

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

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #708, Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #773, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

 

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At approximately 2:30pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Berhe nomination.

Following the Berhe vote, Senator Schumer is expected to move to reconsider the nomination of Lisa DeNell Cook to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Senate will immediately proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cook nomination upon reconsideration.

If the motion is made and cloture is invoked on the Cook nomination upon reconsideration, there will be up to two hours of debate prior to the Senate proceeding to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Cook nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

Confirmed, 75-22: Executive Calendar #708, Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.

Invoked, 53-45: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #773 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

By a vote of 54-45, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Asmeret Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

By a vote of 50-49, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Lisa Cook to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of 14 years from February 1, 2010, upon reconsideration.

Confirmed 51-50, with VP Harris casting the tie breaking vote: Executive Calendar #844, Lisa DeNell Cook to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of fourteen years from February 1, 2010.

The Senate will convene at 10am on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Vote Schedule for Wednesday, May 11, 2022

11am – 2 votes

  1. Motion to discharge from the Judiciary Committee the nomination of Charlotte N. Sweeney, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Alvaro M. Bedoya to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2019.

 

2:30pm – Up to 3 votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #848, Alvaro M. Bedoya to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2019 (if cloture is invoked).
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4132 – A bill to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services.
  3. (If cloture is not invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 4132) Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #865, Julia Ruth Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

 

The Senate adjounred at 8:47pm.

Monday, May 9, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned under the provisions of S.Res.621 until 3:00pm on Monday, May 9, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #708 Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.

5:30pm the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Phillips nomination.

Cloture was filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #708 Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.
  2. Executive Calendar #773 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #848, Alvaro M. Bedoya to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of seven years from September 26, 2019.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4132 – A bill to protect a person’s ability to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy, and to protect a health care provider’s ability to provide abortion services.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #865, Julia Ruth Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Invoked, 72-20: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #708, Ann Claire Phillips to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.

The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 10. 2022.

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

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #708, Ann Claire Phillips, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #773, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, of California, to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

 

Following the cloture vote on the Berhe nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Berhe nomination (if cloture is invoked).

The Senate adjourned at 7:03pm.

 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Senate will convene at 11:00am on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Kathryn Huff to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy.

At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Huff nomination.

Confirmed by a vote of 80-11: Executive Calendar #887 Kathryn Huff to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).

Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #708 Ann Claire Phillips to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration.
  2. Executive Calendar #773 Asmeret Asefaw Berhe to be Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy.

 

The Senate confirmed the following nominations en bloc by a voice vote:

  1. Executive Calendar #897 Marc B. Nathanson to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Norway.
  2. Executive Calendar #898 John N. Nkengasong to be Ambassador at Large, Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally.
  3. Executive Calendar #899 Caroline Kennedy to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of Australia.
  4. Executive Calendar #900 MaryKay Loss Carlson, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines.
  5. Executive Calendar #901 Philip S. Goldberg, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Korea.

 

The Senate adjourned at 4:31pm.

The Senate will reconvene on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 3:00pm. After Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Anne Claire Phillips to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration. The cloture vote on the nomination will occur at 5:30pm.

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Senate will convene at 10:00am.

There are no votes scheduled at this time.

At a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to roll call votes on Motions to Instruct Conferees on H.R.4521, America COMPETES/USICA.

The Senate has reached an agreement with respect to Calendar #282, H.R.4521, America USICA/COMPETES. That if a compound motion to go to conference is agreed to and the Chair is authorized to appoint conferees, the following Senators be permitted to make a motion to instruct, the text of which is at the desk; that these be the only motions to instruct in order; further, that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate vote in relation to the motions in the order listed, that the only debate with respect to these motions be 2 minutes equally divided prior to each vote, and with 60-affirmative votes required for adoption of the Lankford motion:

  1. Paul
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Paul motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Gain of Function Research).
  2. Barrasso
    • Agreed to, 53-44: Barrasso motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (OCS 5-Year Plan).
  3. Cruz
    • Agreed to, 86-12: Cruz motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Iran).
  4. Menendez
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Menendez motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (USTR IG).
  5. Risch
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Risch motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (China’s Malign Influence).
  6. Kelly
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Kelly motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (CHIP Investment).
  7. Lee
    • Not agreed to, 48-49: Lee motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Green Climate Fund).
  8. Blackburn
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Blackburn motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Digital Yuan).
  9. Cotton
    • Agreed to, 50-44: Cotton motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Green Climate Fund to DoD).
  10. Murkowski
    • Passed by voice vote: Murkowski motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Oceans Data).
  11. Sullivan
    • Passed by voice vote: Sullivan motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Critical Minerals).
  12. Rubio
    • Passed by voice vote: Rubio motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Intel Review).
  13. Johnson
    • Agreed to, 59-33: Johnson motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Reject Mink Fur Prohibition).
  14. Sanders (re: warrants)
    • Not agreed to, 6-87: Sanders motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (CHIPS Strings).
  15. Scott (FL)
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Scott FL motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (ROI and Claw Back Provisions).
  16. Hassan
    • Agreed to, 90-5: Hassan motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (R&D tax Credit).
  17. Ernst
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Ernst motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (SBA programs and National Security).
  18. Lankford
    • Agreed to, 62-33: Lankford motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Iran). (60 vote affirmative threshold)
  19. Sanders (re: NASA)
    • Not agreed to, 17-78: Sanders motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Cut NASA Artemis Funding).
  20. Cassidy (re: Mexico)
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Cassidy motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Mexico Energy Sector).
  21. Bennet
  22. Warnock
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Warnock motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (HBCU).
  23. Daines
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Daines motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Prohibit Rejection of All-of-the-Above Energy Portfolio).
  24. Cassidy (re: college transparency)
  25. Capito
    • Agreed to, 49-47: Capito motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Climate Emergency Declaration).
  26. Toomey
    • Agreed to, 53-43: Toomey motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Trade, Section 301).
  27. Scott (SC)
    • Not agreed to, 47-49: Scott SC motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (Prohibit Co2 Mandate without China).
  28. Lujan
    • Agreed to by voice vote: Lujan motion to instruct conferees in relation to H.R.4521, USICA (National Labs).

 

Agreed to by voice vote: Executive Calendar #589 James D. Rodriguez to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment and Training.

The Senate adjourned at 10:11pm.

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #546, Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture.

11:45am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Frost nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #674, Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

The Senate will then recess until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:30pm the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bhargava nomination.

Additional roll call votes are expected during Tuesday’s session in relation to S.J.Res.39, Vaccine/Masks in Head Start CRA, and in relation to some of the motions to instruct with respect to H.R.4521, USICA/COMPETES.

Confirmed by a vote of 54-42, Executive Calendar #546 Joshua Frost to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

By a vote of 61-35, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The confirmation vote will occur at 2:30pm today.

The Senate stands in recess until 2:15pm for the party lunches.

Confirmed, 62-34: Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Passed by a vote of 55-41: S.J.Res 39 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Department of HHS relating to Vaccine and Mask Requirements to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 in Head Start Programs.

The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.

There are no votes scheduled at this time.

At a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to roll call votes on the following  Motions to Instruct Conferees on H.R.4521, America COMPETES/USICA:

  1. Paul (Gain of Function Research)
  2. Barrasso (OCS 5-Year Plan)
  3. Cruz (Iran)
  4. Menendez (USTR IG)
  5. Risch (China’s Malign Influence)
  6. Kelly (CHIP Investment)
  7. Lee (Green Climate Fund)
  8. Blackburn (Digital Yuan)
  9. Cotton (Green Climate Fund to DARPA)
  10. Murkowski (Oceans data)
  11. Sullivan (Critical Minerals)
  12. Rubio (Intel Review)
  13. Johnson (Reject Mink Fur Prohibition)
  14. Sanders 1 (Warrants)
  15. Scott (FL) (RoI and Claw Back Provisions)
  16. Hassan (R&D Tax Credit)
  17. Ernst (SBA)
  18. Lankford (Iran)
  19. Sanders 2 (NASA)
  20. Cassidy 1 (Mexico)
  21. Bennet (Supply Chain Investment)
  22. Warnock (HBCUs)
  23. Daines (Prohibit Rejection of All-of-the-Above Energy Portfolio)
  24. Cassidy 2 (College Transparency)
  25. Capito (Climate Emergency Declaration)
  26. Toomey (Trade, Section 301)
  27. Scott (SC) (Prohibits Co2 Mandate without China)
  28. Lujan (National Labs)

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:35pm.

 

Monday, May 2, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #546 Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, vice Matthew S. Rutherford.

At 5:30pm the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Joshua Frost to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Cloture was filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #546 Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  2. Executive Calendar #674 Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

By a vote of 54-36, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Joshua Frost to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

The Senate will convene at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

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

  1. Confirmation of Joshua Frost, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

 

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (if cloture is invoked).

Last week the Senate agreed to the compound motion to go to conference on H.R. 4521, the America COMPETES and USICA bills and for the consideration of up to 28 non-binding motions to instruct conferees. Debate on each MTI is limited to 2 minutes equally divided prior to each vote.

Votes on the MTIs are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon and go late into the evening. The Senate may be voting late into Wednesday night as well, depending on how many MTIs require roll call votes.

The Senate will vote in the order listed, unless consent is granted to move them around.

Motions to Instruct Conferees on H.R.4521, America COMPETES/USICA:

  1. Paul (Gain of Function Research)
  2. Barrasso (OCS 5-Year Plan)
  3. Cruz (Iran)
  4. Menendez (USTR IG)
  5. Risch (China’s Malign Influence)
  6. Kelly (CHIP Investment)
  7. Lee (Green Climate Fund)
  8. Blackburn (Digital Yuan)
  9. Cotton (Green Climate Fund to DARPA)
  10. Murkowski (Oceans data)
  11. Sullivan (Critical Minerals)
  12. Rubio (Intel Review)
  13. Johnson (Reject Mink Fur Prohibition)
  14. Sanders 1 (Warrants)
  15. Scott (FL) (RoI and Claw Back Provisions)
  16. Hassan (R&D Tax Credit)
  17. Ernst (SBA)
  18. Lankford (Iran)
  19. Sanders 2 (NASA)
  20. Cassidy 1 (Mexico)
  21. Bennet (Supply Chain Investment)
  22. Warnock (HBCUs)
  23. Daines (Prohibit Rejection of All-of-the-Above Energy Portfolio)
  24. Cassidy 2 (College Transparency)
  25. Capito (Climate Emergency Declaration)
  26. Toomey (Trade, Section 301)
  27. Scott (SC) (Prohibits Co2 Mandate without China)
  28. Lujan (National Labs)

The Senate adjourned at 6:50pm.