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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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. At 11:00 AM, Senator Paul will be recognized in relation to S.J. Res. 65 (A resolution of disapproval on arms sales to Bahrain). The Senate will vote on the Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 65 at 12:15 PM. Further, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #909, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. Con. Res. 51 (To correct the enrollment of S. 140). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 65 (A resolution of disapproval on arms sales to Bahrain).  Sen. Corker Motion to Table the Motion to Discharge.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 77-21.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #909, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 64-34.

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

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

Cal. #544, Stephen Alexander Vaden to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture.

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. #939, Karen Dunn Kelley to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture.

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. #626, Thomas Alvin Farr to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture.

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. #1141, Jonathan A. Kobes to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture.

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. #1064, Kathleen Laura Kraninger to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The following resolutions were considered en bloc:
S. Res. 692
S. Res. 693
S. Res. 694
S. Res. 695
S. Res. 696
S. Res. 697
S. Res. 698
S. Res. 699
S. Res. 700
S. Res. 701
Agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.
The following bills were considered, en bloc:
S. 3209 (Designating US Postal facility).
S. 3237 (Designating US Postal facility).
S. 3414 (Designating US Postal facility).
S. 3442 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 606 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 1209 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 2979 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 3230 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 4407 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 4890 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 4913 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 4946 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 4960 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 5349 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 5504 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 5737 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 5784 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 5868 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 5935 (Designating US Postal facility).
H.R. 6616 (Designating US Postal facility).
Agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3554 (To extend the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration Disaster Loans). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3321 (Awards Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson, Dr. Christine Darden, Dorothy Jackson). Coons substitute amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Message to Accompany S. 2152 (Amends Title 18, US Code, to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography).  Motion to Concur agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3649 (To provide for programs to help reduce the risk that prisons are rearrested upon release from prison). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to, and the bill will be read for a second time on the next Legislative Day.

The Senate will convene for pro forma on the following dates and times:
Friday, November 16th at 3:00 PM
Tuesday, November 20th at 10:00 AM
Friday, November 23rd at 12:00 Noon

The Senate will then convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, November 26th and proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #544, Stephen Alexander Vaden to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Vaden nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:32 PM pursuant to S. Res. 700 as a further mark of respect for the late Walter Huddleson, Former Senator from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization). At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to vote on the following:

  1. Motion to concur in the House amendment with a further amendment to accompany S.140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).
  2. Motion to Invoke cloture on Cal. #909, Michelle Bowman, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).

Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment #4054, as modified, to accompany S.140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization). The Motion to Concur was agreed to by a vote of 94-6.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #909, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 63-36.

Senator Flake asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. 2644 (Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act), that the Substitute amendment be agreed to and the bill be considered read a third time and passed. Senator McConnell objected to the request.

Senator Alexander asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #856, John Ryder to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and that the Senate vote on the nomination. Senator Schumer objected.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. At 11:00 AM, Senator Paul will be recognized in relation to S.J. Res. 65 (A resolution of disapproval on arms sales to Bahrain). The Senate will vote on the Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 65 at 12:15 PM. Further, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #909, Michelle Bowman, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

The Senate adjourned at 7:22 PM.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).  At 5:30 PM on Tuesday, November 13th, the Senate will proceed to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment to accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment. 

Amend #4054 (Substitute). Moran asked Unanimous Consent that Amend #4054 (Substitute) be modified with the changes at the desk. Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment #4054 (Substitute), as modified. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 93–5.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to Accompany S. 140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization). At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to vote on the following:

  1. Motion to concur in the House amendment with a further amendment to accompany S.140 (Coast Guard Reauthorization).
  2. Motion to Invoke cloture on Cal. #909, Michelle Bowman, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

The Senate adjourned at 6:32 PM.

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