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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Following Leader remarks, Senator Paul will be recognized to make a Motion to Proceed to S. Con. Res. 36 (A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2019 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2020 through 2028). There will be 90 minutes of debate. At approximately 11:15 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. Con. Res. 36.

The Senate convened and proceed to Leader remarks.

McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate move to proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #847, Gina Haspel, of Kentucky, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by voice vote.

Cal. #847, Gina Haspel, of Kentucky, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate move to proceed to a Legislative Session. The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded with Leader remarks.

Motion to Proceed to S. Con. Res. 36 (Paul Budget Resolution).  Laid aside.

S. 2872 (To amend the Congressional Accountability Act). The bill was read for a first time. Further readings were objected to, and the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

Motion to Proceed to S. Con. Res. 36 (Paul Budget Resolution).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Proceed was not agreed to by a vote of 21-76.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #847, Gina Haspel, of Kentucky, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-44.

Cal. #847, Gina Haspel, of Kentucky, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.    Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-45.

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. #608, Dana Baiocco to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

McConnell Motion to Lay before the Senate the Message from the House to Accompany S. 2372 (Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act).  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

Message from the House to Accompany S. 2372 (Veterans Cemetery Benefit Correction Act).  McConnell Motion to Concur in the House amendment.  McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur.

McConnell Motion to Concur in the House amendment with a further amendment #2246 (Making technical corrections).  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #2247 (Making technical corrections) to amend McConnell amend #2246 (Making technical corrections).

McConnell Motion to Refer the House Message to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to report back with an amendment #2248 (Making technical corrections).  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell amend #2249 (Making technical corrections) to the Instructions of the Motion to Commit.  Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amendment #2250 (Making technical corrections) to McConnell amend #2249 (Making technical corrections).

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

Cal. #670, Jelena McWilliams to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke 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. #672, Jelena McWilliams to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke 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. #618, James Randolph Evans to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.  McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to a Legislative Session.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. 346 (Establishment of the National Volcano Early Warning and Monitoring System). Committee-reported amendments agreed to by Unanimous Consent. Murkowski amendment agreed to by Unanimous consent.  The bill, as amended, passed by Voice Vote.

S. J. Res. 60 (Providing for the reappointment of Barbara M. Barrett as a Citizen Regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 515 (70th Anniversary of the Reactivation in 1948 of the 3rd Infantry Regiment of the US Army). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 516 (National Physical Education and Sport Week). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, May 21st and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #608, Dana Baiocco to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Biaocco nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:10 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2018

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #607, Mitchell Zais to be Deputy Secretary of Education. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 52 (The Net Neutrality CRA). If the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 52 is agreed to, a roll call vote on passage of S.J. Res. 52 is expected to occur at approximately 3:00 PM. Following disposition of S.J. Res. 52, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Zais nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #607, Mitchell Zais to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. J. Res. 52 (The Net Neutrality CRA).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 52-47.

S. J. Res. 52 (The Net Neutrality CRA). Yeas and nays ordered. The joint resolution passed by a vote of 52-47.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #607, Mitchell Zais to be Deputy Secretary of Education.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50-48.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session and confirmed the following nomination by unanimous consent:
Cal. #829 (Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray to be Admiral in the Coast Guard).

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

S. 2850 (A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to and the bill was placed on the Calendar.

S. 2349 (Improve Data on Sexual Violence Act). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3249 (Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2017). Cornyn substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended was passed by voice vote.

H.R. 2772 (SEA Act).  The Tillis substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended was passed by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3562 (To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish assistance for adaptations of residences of veterans in rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title, and for other purposes). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

H.R. 4009 (Smithsonian National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility Authorization Act). The bill passed by unanimous consent.

H. Con Res. 112 (Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I). Passed by unanimous consent.

The following Senate resolutions were agreed to en bloc:
S Res 512
S Res 513
S Res 514

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Following Leader remarks, Senator Paul will be recognized to make a Motion to Proceed to S. Con. Res. 36 (A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2019 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2020 through 2028). There will be 90 minutes of debate. At approximately 11:15 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. Con. Res. 36.

The Senate adjourned at 6:47 PM.

TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to roll call votes on the following:

  1. Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  2. Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Following disposition of the Nalbandian nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77-21.

Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53-45.

The Senate recessed from 1:00-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #607, Mitchell Zais to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 2850 (A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010). The bill was read for the first time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to, and the bill was placed on the Calendar.

S. Res. 443 (A resolution recognizing the 197th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 509 (Providing for Members on the Part of the Senate on the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee on the Library). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 510 (Expressing support for the designation of the month of May 2018 as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #607, Mitchell Zais to be Deputy Secretary of Education.

The Senate adjourned at 6:03 PM.

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2018

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM Monday May 14th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #780, Michael Y. Scudder to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit. Further, at 5:30 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Senate will proceed to confirmation votes on the following nominations:

  1. #780, Michael Y. Scudder to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.
  2. #781, Amy J. St. Eve to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.

Following the disposition of the St. Eve nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #780, Michael Y. Scudder to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 90-0.

Cal. #781, Amy J. St. Eve to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 91-0.

Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  Laid aside.

Cal. #715, Michael K. Atkinson to be Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  Confirmed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 15th and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to roll call votes on the following:

  1. Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  2. Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Following disposition of the Nalbandian nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate adjourned at 6:45 PM.

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 10th and will proceed to Leader remarks. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on the following:

  1. Confirmation on Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 49-46.

Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 71-24.

By unanimous consent, the cloture motions with respect to the Scudder and St. Eve nominations were withdrawn, and at 5:30 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Senate will proceed to confirmation votes on the following nominations:

  1. Cal. #780, Michael Y. Scudder to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.
  2. Cal. #781, Amy J. St. Eve to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.

Further, at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Senate will proceed to confirmation votes on the following nominations:

  1. Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  2. Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 52-43.

The following nominations were agreed to by Voice Vote, en bloc:
Cal. #740, Patrick Hovakimian to be Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.
Cal. #830, Gregory Allyn Forest, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of North Carolina.
Cal. #831, Bradley A. Maxwell, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Illinois.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 505 (Recognzing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States and so forth). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 506 (Supporting the designation of May 15th, 2018 as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day and so forth). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 931 (Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017). The Alexander amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, was read for a third time and passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM Monday May 14th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #780, Michael Y. Scudder to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit. Further, at 5:30 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Senate will proceed to confirmation votes on the following nominations:

  1. Cal. #780, Michael Y. Scudder to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.
  2. Cal. #781, Amy J. St. Eve to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.

Following the disposition of the St. Eve nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 4:51 PM.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Engelhardt nomination. Following disposition of Engelhardt nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 62-34.

Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 49–47.

Cal. #828, Vice Admiral Karl L. Schultz to be Admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Confirmed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 10th and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on the following:

  1. Confirmation on Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #729, Joel M. Carson III to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #777, John B. Nalbandian to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 6:21 PM.

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018

The Senate will convene at 2:30 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

H.R. 4 (FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to, and the bill was placed on the Calendar.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Engelhardt nomination. Following disposition of Engelhardt nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #690, Michael Brennan to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 6:38 PM.

MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 64–31.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 4 (FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018). The bill was read for the first time. Further proceedings were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar.

S. 1732 (Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act). The Whitehouse amendment was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, was passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of the Cal. #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 6:24 PM.

 

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