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    Tuesday’s Votes (7/27/21): 1 vote at 11:30 AM. 

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, JULY 26, 2021

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 26, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #122, Todd Sunhwae Kim to be an Assistant Attorney General.

The Senate will convene at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Todd Sunhwae Kim to be an Assistant Attorney General.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party lunches.

During today’s session:

By a vote of 54-40, the Senate Invoked Cloture on Executive Calendar #122, Todd Sunhwae Kim to be an Assistant Attorney General.

By voice vote, the Senate confirmed Cal. #165, Frank Kendall III to be Secretary of the Air Force.

Adopted S.Res.320 (Official 117th Congress photo).

Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. #257, Gwynne A. Wilcox to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
  2. #258, David M. Prouty to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:16 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Thursday, July 22, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 1:30pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy, and then vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 79-16.

S. Res. 314 (Commemorating the past success of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams and supporting the United States and Paralympics teams in the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following nominations were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
Cal. #167, Heidi Shyu, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Cal. #196, Ely Stefansky Ratner, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
Cal. #197, Shawn Graham Skelly, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
Cal. #198, Meredith Berger, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Cal. #199, Gina Maria Ortiz Jones, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of the Air Force
Cal. #200, Caroline Diane Krass, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 316 (Resolution to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the Case of A.O.L. Alpha Bank, John Doe et al). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 67 (calling for the immediate release of Trevor Reed, a United States citizen who was unjustly found guilty and sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 165 (A resolution calling on the Government of the Russian Federation to provide evidence or to release United States citizen Paul Whelan). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2382 (A bill to authorize the National Cyber Director to accept details from other elements of the Federal Government on nonreimbursable basis, and for other purposes). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 26, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #122, Todd Sunhwae Kim to be an Assistant Attorney General.

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

The Senate adjourned at 4:08 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30am on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, followed by a vote on cloture on the Jenkins nomination.

At 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on (1) confirmation of the Jenkins nominations and (2) the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #100, H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework)

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Harris casting the tiebreaking vote.

Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination was agreed to by a vote 52-48.

Motion to proceed to H.R.3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed. The motion was not agreed to by a vote of 49-51.

Leader Schumer has entered a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to Cal. #100, H.R.3684 (INVEST in America Act – vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework).

S. Res. 309 (Expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 89 (Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID–19 Act of 2021). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 189 (Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2021). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 894 (Hire Veteran Health Heroes Act of 2021). The committee reported amendment as agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1910 (Major Medical Facility Authorization Act of 2021). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 139 (A resolution recognizing the importance of the blueberry industry to the United States and designating July 2021 as “National Blueberry Month”). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 274 (A resolution designating July 24, 2021, as “National Day of the American Cowboy”). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
S. Res. 311 (Spelling Bee Champion)
S. Res. 312 (Tampa Bay Lightning)
S. Res. 313 (Minot Flood)

The Senate will convene at 10:30 AM on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business.

At 1:30 PM, The Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #162, Jill Hruby, of New Mexico, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, Department of Energy.

The Senate adjourned at 6:05 PM.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the motions to invoke cloture on the Polite nomination and on Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

Following the Abruzzo cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.  If cloture is invoked on the Abruzzo nomination, the confirmation vote will occur at a time to be determined on Wednesday.

If cloture is invoked on the Polite nomination, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

During Tuesday’s session, it is expected that the Senate will execute the agreement with respect to H.R. 1652 (VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021). Resulting in the following:

  1. Toomey amendment #2121(re: appropriations/point of order)
  2. Passage of H.R. 1652, VOCA (60 vote threshold)

 

On Monday, July 19, 2021, Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  2. Motion to Proceed to Calendar #100, H.R. 3684, INVEST in America Act (vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework).

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Attorney General. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination was agreed to by a vote of 57-43.

Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination was agreed to by a vote of 51-50, with Vice President Harris voting in the affirmative.

The Senate recessed until 2:15 PM.

Confirmed, 56-44: Executive Calendar #195 Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. to be an Assistant Attorney General.

The Senate proceeded to a legislative session.

H.R. 1652 (VOCA).

Toomey amendment #2121 (To ensure adequate funding in the Crime Victims Fund is disbursed to victims, their families, and their advocates each year), as modified. Yeas and Nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 40-60.

H.R. 1652 (VOCA). Yeas and Nays ordered. Passed by a vote of 100-0. 

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 291 (A resolution congratulating the University of Oklahoma Sooners softball team on winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s College World Series). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 307 (Congratulating the Mississippi State University Baseball Team on winning the 2021 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One Baseball Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 308 (Commending and Congratulating the Hutchison Community College Blue Dragons football team for winning the 2021 National Junior College Athletic Association Football National Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes:
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.
2. Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

At 2:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes:
1. Confirmation of the Jenkins nomination (if cloture is invoked)
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R.3684, the legislative vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

The Senate adjourned at 7:15 PM.

 

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 19, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Attorney General
  2. Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of  63-33.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Attorney General.

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

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Polite nomination
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo, of New York, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board.

 

Following the Abruzzo cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Polite nomination, at approximately 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

If cloture is invoked on the Abruzzo nomination, the confirmation vote will occur at a time to be determined on Wednesday, July 21.

During Tuesday’s session, the Senate is expected to execute a unanimous consent agreement with respect to H.R.1652 (VOCA). There would be two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Toomey amendment #2121 (re: appropriations/point of order)
  2. Passage of H.R.1652, VOCA (60 vote threshold)

 

During today’s session, Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #142, Bonnie D. Jenkins, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  2. Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3684 (legislative vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure bill).

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:24 PM.

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #171, J. Nellie Liang, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture.

At 11:00am, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Liang nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #154, Donald Michael Remy, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Confirmed, 72-27: Executive Calendar #171 J. Nellie Liang to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.

Confirmed, 91-8: Executive Calendar #154 Donald Michael Remy to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #195, Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. to be an Assistant Attorney General.

Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #246, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.

Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination was agreed to by a vote 63-34.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 658 (National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2021). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 306 (To Authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of Jennifer Grapple). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 19, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 3:36 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #121, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The cloture motions with respect to the Samuels and Nanda nominations will ripen at 11:30am and the Senate will recess following the cloture vote on the Nanda nomination until 2:00pm.

At 2:35pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Samuels and Nanda nominations in the order in which cloture was invoked. Additional roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session.

Cloture has been filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #121, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2026.
  2. Executive Calendar #120, Seema Nanda, of Virginia, to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor
  3. Executive Calendar #171, J. Nellie Liang, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
  4. Executive Calendar #154, Donald Michael Remy, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  5. Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit

 

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

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #121 Jocelyn Samuels to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2026. (Reappointment). The motion was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #120, Seema Nanda, of Virginia, to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

The Senate recessed until 2:00 PM.

The Senate reconvened and resumed Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #121 Jocelyn Samuels to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2026. (Reappointment), post-cloture. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-47.

Executive Calendar #120, Seema Nanda, of Virginia, to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor. post-cloture. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53-46.

S. Res. 300 (Honoring the memories of the victims of the building collapse in Surfside, Florida, on June 24, 2021, and the bravery and selfless service of the individuals who responded to the building collapse). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #171, J. Nellie Liang, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 72-27.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #154, Donald Michael Remy, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 90-8.

At a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to the immediate consideration of HR 1652 (VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021). The only amendment in order will be Toomey #2121. Three will be 2 hours of debate followed by a vote on the Toomey amendment and passage of HR 1652 as amended (if amended).

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 65 (Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 107 (A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate relating to the 10th anniversary of the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in Japan).The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 289 (designating June 2021 as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” and June 27, 2021, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day”). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #171, J. Nellie Liang, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.

At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to two votes:
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #171, J. Nellie Liang, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #154, Donald Michael Remy, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit

The Senate adjourned at 7:57 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #67, Uzra Zeya, of Virginia, to  be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights), post-cloture.

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

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #67, Uzra Zeya to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights).
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #63, Julie A. Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

 

Following the cloture vote on the Su nomination, the Senate will recess for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Su nomination.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

If cloture is invoked on the Su nomination, at approximately 2:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Su nomination.

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

Cloture filed on the following:

  1. Executive Calendar #67, Uzra Zeya, of Virginia, to  be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights)
  2. Executive Calendar #63, Julie A. Su, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor
  3. Executive Calendar #121, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2026.
  4. Executive Calendar #120, Seema Nanda, of Virginia, to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor
  5. Executive Calendar #171, J. Nellie Liang, of Maryland, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury
  6. Executive Calendar #154, Donald Michael Remy, of Louisiana, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  7. Executive Calendar #193, Tiffany P. Cunningham, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate completed the Rule 14 process to place the following bills directly on the Calendar, en bloc:

  • A bill making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, and for other purposes. (S.2311)
  • A bill to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes. (H.R.3684)

 

Confirmed, 73-24: Executive Calendar #67 Uzra Zeya to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights).

Invoked, 50-47: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #63 Julie A. Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

Confirmed, 50-47: Confirmation of Executive Calendar #63 Julie A. Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

Vote Update: At approximately 5:00pm today, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to discharge from HELP Committee PN126, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.

Motion to discharge from HELP Committee PN126, Jennifer Ann Abruzzo to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 50-48.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 169 (ARTS Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 534 (Tribal Child Support Enforcement Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 26 (Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2021 ). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 13, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an executive session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #121, Jocelyn Samuels, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2026.

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

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Samuels nomination
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #120, Seema Nanda, of Virginia, to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor

The Senate will recess until 2pm following the cloture vote on the Nanda nomination.

At 2:35 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes:

  1. Confirmation of the Samuels nomination
  2. Confirmation of the Nanda nomination

The Senate adjourned at

 

MONDAY, JULY 12, 2021

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Cal. #67, Uzra Zeya to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Zeya nomination.

Cloture has also been filed on Cal. #63, Julie A. Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Executive Session.

By voice vote, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #176, Jen Easterly to be Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #121 Jocelyn Samuels to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2026. (Reappointment).
  2. Executive Calendar #120 Seema Nanda to be Solicitor for the Department of Labor.
  3. Executive Calendar #171 J. Nellie Liang to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.
  4. Executive Calendar #154 Donald Michael Remy to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
  5. Executive Calendar #193 Tiffany P. Cunningham to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.

 

Cal. #67, Uzra Zeya to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 71-23.

The Senate began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills directly on the Calendar, en bloc:

  • A bill making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, and for other purposes. (S.2311)
  • A bill to authorize funds for federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes. (H.R.3684)

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.

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

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #67, Uzra Zeya to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights).
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #63, Julie A. Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.

 

Following the cloture vote on the Su nomination, the Senate will recess for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Su nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:59 PM.