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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session for Cal. #718, Russell Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

At 1:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #718, Russell Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

S. 1253 (Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act). The Cornyn amendment at the desk was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by unanimous consent.

H.R.7740 (An act to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons involved in the erosion of certain obligations of China with respect to Hong Kong, and for other purposes). Passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

Unanimous consent agreement:

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic leader, the following amendments be made pending en bloc and the Senate vote in relation to the amendments in the order listed with the, a 60 affirmative vote threshold for adoption and that there be two hours of debate on each amendment equally divided between the two leaders or their designees prior to the vote in relation to each amendment. Those amendments are:

Schatz amendment to reform Department of Defense transfers of personal property to law enforcement agencies. (2252)

Inhofe amendment to impose additional conditions and limitations on the transfer of Department of Defense property for law enforcement activities. (2411)

Sanders amendment to reduce the bloated Pentagon budget by 10 percent and invest that money in jobs, education, health care, and housing in communities in the United States in which the poverty rate is not less than 25 percent. (1788)

Cornyn amendment to restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national securEacity and economic competitiveness. (2244)

Shaheen amendment to increase funding for the study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance contamination in drinking water. (1729)

Tester amendment to expand the list of diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents for which there is a presumption of service connection for veterans who serviced in the Republic of Vietnam. (1972, as modified)

The following amendments were adopted to the Inhofe substitute amendment #2301, en bloc, by unanimous consent:

Moran amendment to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the unemployment rate of female veterans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001. (1694)

Hyde-Smith amendment to designate the week of September 20 through September 26, 2020, as “Gold Star Families Remembrance Week”. (1881)

Romney amendment to state the policy of the United States on cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region. (1883)

Peters amendment to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress on the screening practices for Great Lakes and inland waterways seaports. (1753)

Warner amendment to improve efficient use of sensitive compartmented information facilities. (1803)

Coons amendment to provide for Federal coordination of activities supporting sustainable chemistry, and for other purposes. (1808)

Portman amendment to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to publish an annual report on the use of deepfake technology, and for other purposes. (1891)

Kennedy amendment to require the Secretary of the Treasury to provide States with information regarding unredeemed matured savings bonds. (1987)

Warner amendment to require a report by the Comptroller General of the United States on diversity and inclusion within the civilian workforce of the Department of Defense. (1907)

Romney amendment to require a report on the Chemical and Biological Defense Program of the Department of Defense. (2018)

Sullivan amendment to require reports on diversity and inclusion in the Armed Forces. (2391)

Tester amendment to expand eligibility for mental health services from the Department of Veterans Affairs to include members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces. (1968)

Bennet amendment to require a briefing on the assignment of members of the Armed Forces on active duty to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center of the Department of Defense. (1977)

Johnson amendment to strengthen Federal antidiscrimination laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and expand accountability within the Federal Government. (2077)

Smith amendment to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a study and issue a report on the affordability of insulin. (2058)

Wicker amendment to improve the cyber workforce and establish cyber challenges. (2178)

Cortez Masto amendment to require the Comptroller General of the United States to submit to Congress a report assessing the billing practices of the Department of Defense for care received under the TRICARE program and at military medical treatment facilities. (2186)

King amendment to strengthen the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. (2215)

Merkley amendment to extend the prohibition on commercial export of certain munitions to the Hong Kong Police Force. (2251)

Fischer amendment to ensure appropriate prioritization, spectrum planning, and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things. (2231)

Cantwell amendment to extend real-time sound monitoring at Navy installations where tactical fighter aircraft operate. (2255)

Risch amendment to improve coordination of United States sanctions policy. (2238)

Cantwell amendment to require an analysis of sourcing and industrial capacity issues related to aluminum. (2256)

Gardner amendment to express the sense of Congress on the implementation of the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act of 2018 with respect to Taiwan arms sales. (2241)

Hirono amendment to require a report on the impact of the children of certain Filipino World War II veterans on the national security, foreign policy, and economic and humanitarian interests of the United States. (2269)

Portman amendment to require an assessment of United States manufacturing surge capacity. (2243)

Menendez amendment to provide assistance for United States citizens and nationals taken hostage or unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad, and for other purposes. (2270)

Inhofe-Reed amendment relating to the Space Force. (2248)

Peters amendment to require a plan for the continuity of the economy. (2275)

Toomey amendment to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons involved in the erosion of certain obligations of China with respect to Hong Kong. (2277)

Inhofe amendment to amend the Oklahoma City National Memorial Act of 1997 to authorize the transfer of funds for the endowment fund for the Oklahoma City National Monument, and for other purposes. (2204)

Cantwell-Manchin amendment to modify the requirements for the Department of Energy response to the review by the Nuclear Weapons Council of the budget of the National Nuclear Security Administration. (2417)

Jones amendment to improve the authority for operations of unmanned aircraft for educational purposes. (1797)

Lankford amendment to require each agency, in providing notice of a rule making, to include a link to a 100 word plain language summary of the proposed rule. (1825)

Loeffler amendment to authorize certain postgraduate health care employees and health professions trainees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide treatment via telemedicine. (1878)

Tester amendment to provide assistance to manage farmer and rancher stress and for the mental health of individuals in rural areas. (1966)

Tester amendment to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans read-only access to the documents of such veterans contained the Individual Longitudinal Exposure Record. (1971)

Kennedy amendment to establish limitations regarding Confucius Institutes, and for other purposes. (1991)

Markey amendment to impose reporting requirements relating to the SBIT and STTR programs of the Small Business Administration. (2053)

Cruz amendment to leverage commercial satellite remote sensing. (2138)

Durbin amendment to express the Sense of Congress on support for coordinated action to ensure the security of Baltic allies. (2168)

Feinstein amendment to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on military aviators and aviation support personnel to determine the incidence of cancer diagnosis and mortality among such aviators and personnel. (2217)

Heinrich amendment to express the sense of the Senate on the extension of limitations on the importation of uranium from the Russian Federation. (2220)

Rounds amendment to authorize a pilot program to explore the use of consumption-based solutions to address software-intensive warfighting capability. (2235)

Brown amendment to require a report on the use and potential refurbishment of existing operating and mothballed Federal research and testing facilities to support hypersonics activities of the Department of Defense. (2257)

Sasse amendment to require the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study on cyberexploitation of members of the Armed Forces and their families. (2287)

Boozman amendment to require a report on round-the-clock availability of childcare for members of the Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of Defense who work rotating shifts. (2298)

Harris amendment to require the Secretary of Defense to commission an independent scientific study of the impacts of trans-boundary flows, spills, or discharges of pollution or debris from the Tijuana River on the personnel, activities, and installations of the Department of Defense. (2317)

Klobuchar to provide an exception to the limitation on period of care provided to newborn children of veterans. (2319)

Inhofe amendment to strike the provision relating to laboratory- or production facility-directed research and development programs. (2326)

Young amendment to require a study and plan on the use of additive manufacturing and three-dimensional bioprinting in support of the warfighter. (2327)

Shelby amendment to modify the authorities on micro nuclear reactor programs. (2331)

Wyden amendment to require the Secretary of the Army to submit to Congress a plan to finish remediation activities conducted by the Secretary in Umatilla, Oregon. (2341)

Blackburn amendment to improve section 212, relating to governance of fifth-generation wireless networking in the Department of Defense. (2370)

Blackburn amendment to amend the United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 to authorize the Open Technology Fund of the United States Agency for Global Media and to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. (2378)

Moran amendment to provide compensation and credit for retired pay purposes for maternity leave taken by members of the reserve components. (1693)

Inhofe amendment to eliminate a provision relating to the distribution of launches for phase two of the acquisition strategy for the National Security Space Launch program. (2418)

Sanders amendment to provide incentives for the Department of Defense to achieve a clean audit opinion on its financial statements. (2419)

Lee amendment to require an annual allied burden sharing report. (2084)

Van Hollen amendment for the relief of Richard W. Collins III. (1849)

Hassan amendment to improve the response of the Department of Defense to threats to United States forces from small unmanned aerial systems worldwide. (2103)

Warner- Rubio amendment to support supply chain innovation and multilateral security. (2422)

McConnell filed cloture on substitute amendment #2301 to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act).

McConnell filed cloture on S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act).

Cal. #718, Russell Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 47-44.

Passed S. 4209: to amend title IX of the Social Security Act of improve emergency unemployment relief for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations.

Adopted S. Res. 648: designating August 2020 as “National Women’s Suffrage Month.”

Adopted S. Res. 649: expressing support for the designation of July as “American Grown Flower Month”.

Adopted S. Res. 650: designating July 10, 2020, as ‘‘Collector Car Appreciation Day’’ and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.

Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R. 7120, George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session and confirmed the following nominations:

DEFENSE NUCULEAR FACILITIES BOARD

  • Executive Calendar #504 Joseph Bruce Hamilton, of Texas, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2022
  • Executive Calendar #505 Jessie Hill Roberson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2023
  • Executive Calendar #506 Thomas A. Summers, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2020
  • Executive Calendar #719 Joyce Louise Connery, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2024
  • Executive Calendar #720 Thomas A. Summers, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2025

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

  • Executive Calendar #754 Owen Cypher, to be US Marshal for Eastern District Michigan
  • Executive Calendar #755 Thomas Foster, to be US Marshal for Western District of Virginia
  • Executive Calendar #756 Tyreece Miller, to be US Marshal for Western District of Tennessee

ARMY

  • Executive Calendar #750 – Gen. Gustave F. Perna to be General

And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk with the exception of:

PN’s 1785, 1923, 1975, 1525, 1526, 1795-1798, 1805, 1924-1926, 1952, 1865, 1867-1874, 1876-1897, 1954-1963.

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Monday, July 6th at 11:15 AM
Thursday, July 9th at 10:00 AM
Monday, July 13th at 5:30 PM
Thursday, July 16th at 10:30 AM

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday, it will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, July 20, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will enter Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #718, Russell Vought, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, post-cloture. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Vought nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:24 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021). There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

Senator Durbin asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate call up and pass H.R. 6 American Dream and Promise Act of 2019). Senator Cruz objected.

Senator Cruz asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate call up and pass “Kate’s Law.” Senator Durbin objected.

S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

Senator Inhofe asked Unanimous Consent that, at a time to be agreed to by the Majority and Minority Leaders, the Senate vote on a grouping of 32 amendments in relation to S. 4049, en bloc. Senator Schumer objected.

S. Res. 641 (Designating April 13, 2020 as National Borinqueneers Day). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

Paul amend #2011. Motion to Table. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 60–33.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 4148 (A bill to extend the chemical facility anti-terrorism standards program of the Department of Homeland Security and for other purposes). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 629 (A resolution designating June 2020 as “Great Outdoors Month”). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 634 (designating July 30, 2020, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session for Cal. #718, Russell Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

At 1:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #718, Russell Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The Senate adjourned at 10:46 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will resume consideration of S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021). The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus luncheons. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

H.R. 7259 (Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act). The bill was read for the second time and placed on the Calendar.

S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

The Senate recessed from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly caucus luncheons.

S. 4104 (Stopping Improper Payments to Deceased People Act) as amended. Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

In Executive Session, McConnell filed cloture on Cal. #718, Russell Vought to be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

S. 4116 (Extending the PPP program until August 8, 2020). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 123 (Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 3758 (A bill to amend the Klamath Basin Water Supply Enhancement Act of 2000 to make certain technical corrections) as amended. Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 4049 (The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021). There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 9:02 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, June 29, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to Calendar #483, S.4049, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, post-cloture.

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

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 4091, a Bill to amend Section 1113 of the Social Security Act and so forth and for other purposes, passed by unanimous consent.

Morning business is closed.  The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 4049

Agreed to, 89-4: Motion to proceed to Cal. #483, S.4049, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30.  Following Leader’s remarks the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #483, S. 4049.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. for their respective weekly conference meetings. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The senate adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

 

THUSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM.  Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

At 1:30 PM on Thursday, June 25th, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

S. 3789 (Hong Kong autonomy Act) and S. Res. 596 (Sense of the Senate that Hong Kong national security law proposed by China will violate the obligations of that government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law and calling upon all free nations of the world to stand with the people of Hong Kong). Passed by unanimous consent en bloc

S. 2163 (a bill to establish a commission on the social status of Black men and boys) with an amendment by Senator Lankford. Passed by unanimous consent.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021). The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 90-7.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 29, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021), post-cloture.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021).

The Senate adjourned at 5:12 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM Following Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit, post –cloture, with the time until 11:30 AM, equally divided.

At 11:30 a.m., there will be two votes.

  1. Confirmation of the Wilson nomination.
  2. Cloture on the motion to S. 3985, the JUSTICE Act.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #717, Cory T. Wilson, of Mississippi, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-48.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 3985 (JUSTICE Act). Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was not agreed to by a vote of 55-45. McConnell filed a Motion to Reconsider S. 3985.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to S. 4049 (National Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2021). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 25, 2020.  Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed S. 4049, the Defense Authorization Bill.

Vote Scheduled: At 1:30pm on Thursday, June 25th, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #483, S.4049, National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.

The Senate adjourned at 6:43 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume the consideration of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate will proceed to an Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

S. Res. 621 (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume the consideration of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit, post-cloture. At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 3985 (JUSTICE Act).

 

The Senate adjourned at 5:36 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Wilson nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 3985 (JUSTICE Act). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 51–43.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 327 (Wounded Veterans Recreation Act). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to resume the consideration of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 6:30 PM.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

At 1:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Walker nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

S. 3985 (A bill to improve and reform policing practices, accountability, and transparency). The bill was read for a second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to. The bill was placed on the Calendar.

Booker asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 3957 (A bill to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the Capitol of the United States), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blunt objected.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-42.

McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

Executive Calendar #702 Sethuraman Panchanathan to be Director of the National Science Foundation for a term of six years. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #642 Peter M. McCoy, Jr. to be U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina for the term of four years. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #651 Vincent F. DeMarco to be U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of New York for the term of four years. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #713 William Zollars to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2022. Confirmed by voice vote.

Executive Calendar #716 Donald Lee Moak to be a Governor of the U.S. Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2022. Confirmed by voice vote.

S Res. 616 (Women’s Veterans Appreciation Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S Res. 630 (American Eagle Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S Res. 631 (Honoring the life and service of David Dorn and expressing condolences to his family). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 22, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #717, Cory T. Wilson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Wilson nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:02 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957 (the Great American Outdoors Act), as amended, post-cloture.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

Morning Business is closed.  The Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957.

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on passage of H.R. 1957, and all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on passage of H.R.1957, as amended. Following disposition of the bill, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, as amended. The bill as amendend passed by a vote of 73-25.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 52-46.

Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #710, Justin Reed Walker, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.

At 1:30pm, all post cloture time will be considered expired and the senate will vote on confirmation of the Walker nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:26 PM.

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957 (the Great American Outdoors Act), as amended, post-cloture. Further, the Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 1957 (the Great American Outdoors Act), as amended, post-cloture.

The Senate recessed from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

H.R. 1957 (the Great American Outdoors Act), as amended, post-cloture.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 392 (A resolution recognizing the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative to the relationship between the United States and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region). The substitute amendment was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 502 (recognizing the 75th anniversary of the amphibious landing on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II and the raisings of the flag of the United States on Mount Suribachi). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 511 (A resolution supporting the role of the United States in helping save the lives of children and protecting the health of people in developing countries with vaccines and immunization through GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance). The substitute amendment was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 525 (expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and economic pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega). The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 533 (supporting the goals of International Women’s Day). The resolution as amended was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 542 (A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp during World War II). The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3731 (Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957 (the Great American Outdoors Act), as amended, post-cloture.

At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on passage of H.R. 1957.

The Senate adjourned at 6:14 PM.


MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and resume consideration of H.R. 1957 (legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to up to 3 votes on the following in relation to H.R.1957 (legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act):

  1. (If a Budget Point of Order is raised) Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to substitute amendment #1617.
  2. Adoption of substitute amendment #1617
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill, Cal.#75, H.R.1957, as amended, if amended.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 1957 (legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act).

Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R.1957 (legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act). Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Waive the Budget Act was waived by a vote of 68-30.

H.R.1957 (legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act).

Amend #1617 (Substitute). Yeas and Nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 73-24.

H.R.1957 (legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), as amended. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 75-23.

S. 712 (a Bill to provide assistance for United States citizens and nationals taken hostage unlawfully or wrongfully detained abroad or for other purposes). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S Res. 619 (To provide for the printing of the Senate Manual for the 116th Congress). The resolution passed by unanimous consent.

S Res. 620 ( Designating June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth Independence Day in recognition of June 19, 1865 the date on which the news of the end of slavery reached the slaves in the Southwestern States). The resolution passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #75, H.R. 1957. Further, the Senate will recess from 12:30 PM to 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate stands adjourned.

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020

The Senate convened at 12:01 AM on Friday, June 12, 2020. At 1:01 AM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Gardner amendment #1617 (In the nature of a substitute) to H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act).

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Gardner amendment #1617 (In the nature of a substitute) to H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act). The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 65-19.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 15, 2020. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to up to 3 votes on the following in relation to Cal. #75, H.R.1957, the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act:

  1. (If a Budget Point of Order is raised) Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to substitute amendment #1617.
  2. Adoption of substitute amendment #1617
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on the underlying bill, Cal.#75, H.R.1957, as amended, if amended.

 

The Senate adjourned at 1:28 AM.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday June 11th, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act). Cloture has been filed on both the substitute amendment #1617 and the underlying bill.

Votes are expected but are not yet scheduled.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act).

S. Res. 614 (Honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016). Passed by unanimous consent.

S Res. 454 (Calling for the immediate release of Cuban democracy activist Jose Daniel Ferrera). Passed by unanimous consent.

S Res. 523 (Recognizing the 199th anniversary of the independence of Greece). Passed by unanimous consent.

S Res. 567 (Commending career professionals at the State Department). Passed by unanimous consent.

The Senate recessed at 5:20 PM subject to the Call of the Chair.

The Senate reconvened at 7:59 PM.

At 9:00 PM, the Senate stands adjourned until 12:01 AM on Friday, June 12, 2020. At 1:01 AM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on amendment #1617 (In the nature of a substitute) to H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act).

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture.

At 12:15 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act). The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 79-18.

McConnell amendment #1617 (In the nature of a substitute). McConnell filed cloture on the amendment.

McConnell amendment #1626. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amendment #1627 to McConnell amendment #1627.

McConnell amendment #1628 (language to be stricken) to McConnell amendment #1617 (In the nature of a substitute). Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amendment #1629 to McConnell amendment #1628.

McConnell filed cloture on H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act).

Motion to Commit H.R. 1957 to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with instructions to report back forthwith with an amendment numbered 1630. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell amendment #1631 to the instructions of the motion to commit.

McConnell 2nd degree amendment #1632 to McConnell amendment #1631.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #710, Justin Reed Walker to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

S. 939 (To establish limitations regarding Confucius Institutes, and for other purposes). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 3637 (To amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to extend lease protections for servicemembers under stop movement orders in response to a local, national, or global emergency). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 149 (Stop Senior Scams Act). Passed by unanimous consent with committee-reported substitute amendment.

The Senate proceeded to Executive session and confirmed the following nominations:

PN1704 – The following-named Career Members, with the exception of Aziz Younes, of the Senior Foreign Service of the Department of State for promotion within the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Minister-Counselor:

Michael J. Adler, of MD

Aruna S. G. Amirthanayagam, of NY

Assiya Ashraf-Miller, of VA

Amber Michele Baskette, of DC

Mark J. Biedlingmaier, of VA

Joseph Bookbinder, of VA

Scott Douglas Boswell, of DC

Matthew Gordon Boyse, of DC

Natalie E. Brown, of VA

Mark Joseph Cassayre, of VA

Carol-Anne Chang, of VA

Karen K. W. Choe-Fichte, of WA

Eric Scott Cohan, of FL

Robin Lisa Dunnigan, of VA

Jewell Elizabeth Evans, of MS

Steven H. Fagin, of DC

Eric A. Fichte, of WA

Karen A. Finer, of DC

Jonathan Fritz, of VA

Joshua D. Glazeroff, of VA

Richard Harris Glenn, of VA

John T. Godfrey, of VA

Jennifer Hall Godfrey, of VA

Ralph A. Hamilton, of TX

Michael P. Hankey, of DC

Michael G. Heath, of VA

Robert B. Hilton, of MI

Colleen Anne Hoey, of VA

Paul D. Horowitz, of VA

Edgard Daniel Kagan, of VA

Kristin M. Kane, of CA

Lisa S. Kenna, of MD

George P. Kent, of VA

Yuri Kim, of DC

Adam Duane Lamoreaux, of VA

Kathleen G. Lively, of VA

Theodore J. Lyng, of VA

Meredith Clare McEvoy, of VA

Alan D. Meltzer, of VA

Manuel P. Micaller, of CA

Mitchell R. Moss, of TX

Virginia E. Murray, of MD

Courtney Robin Nemroff, of NY

Robert W. Ogburn, of MD

Kevin M. O’Reilly, of VA

Sandra Springer Oudkirk, of VA

Matthew A. Palmer, of VA

Woodward C. Price, of VA

David Jeremy Ranz, of MD

Joel Richard Reifman, of FL

David Dale Reimer, of VA

Hugo F. Rodriguez, of VA

Dominic A. Sabruno, of VA

Micaela A. Schweitzer-Bluhm, of CA

Behzad Shahbazian, of MD

Greg Alan Sherman, of VA

Jefferson D. Smith, of VA

James Broward Story, of FL

Ronald W. Stuart, of VA

Gavin A. Sundwall, of DC

Tracy Jo Thomas, of VA

Gregory Dean Thome, of VA

Jennifer S. Tseng, of CO

Heather Catherine Variava, of VA

Steven Craig Walker, of VA

Robert Patrick Waller, of MD

Jan Liam Wasley, of DC

Matthew Alan Weiller, of VA

Scott Weinhold, of VA

Eric Paul Whitaker, of DC

Edward Anthony White, of VA

Thomas Kavon Yazdgerdi, of VA

Hugo Yue Yon, of MD

Joseph Michael Young, of CA

 

The following-named Career Members of the Foreign Service for promotion into the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor:

Eliza F. Al-Laham, of VA

Jeffrey J. Anderson, of DC

Sumera Ashruf, of MD

Natalie A. Baker, of TX

Stephen B. Banks, of DC

Sarah M. Beran, of DC

David M. Birdsey, of MD

Daniel R. Bischof, of MD

Stephanie L. Bowers, of VA

John Daniel Boyll, of TX

Clinton S. Brown, of NY

Ravi S. Candadai, of TX

Angela M. Cervetti, of VA

Jeremy A. Cornforth, of CT

Kevin T. Covert, of MD

Sara M. Craig, of VA

Mark W. Cullinane, of VA

Richard R. Custin, of DC

Martin A. Dale, of VA

Timmy T. Davis, of DC

Nathaniel P. Dean, of DC

Isabella Detwiler, of MD

Matthew Steven Dolbow, of DC

Karen L. Enstrom, of DC

Susan K. Falatko, of VA

Cheryl L. Fernandes, of VA

Vernelle T. Fitzpatrick, of VA

Kathryn L. Flachsbart, of VA

Aaron P. Forsberg, of MD

Natasha S. Franceschi, of DC

David J. Gainer, of VA

Susan P. Garro, of DC

Jeffrey G. Giauque, of VA

Nikolas E. Granger, of WA

Robert J. Greenan, of DC

Ragini Gupta, of MD

Timothy Michael Hanway, of MD

Joshua M. Harris, of VA

Leslie M. Hayden, of FL

James Denver Herren, of VA

Irvin Hicks, of MD

John J. Hill, of VA

Patricia L. Hoffman, of VA

Neil W. Hop, of WA

Jayne A. Howell, of DC

Matthew C. Hurley, of VA

Belinda Jackson Farrier, of VA

Rahima Kandahari, of VA

Jon C. Karber, of VA

Matthew E. Keene, of VA

Thomas A. Kelsey, of MD

Daniel B. King, of DE

Robert T. Koepcke, of VA

Rachna S. Korhonen, of NJ

Judy H. Kuo, of MD

Deborah Y. Larson, of VA

Joann M. Lockard, of VA

Peter W. Lord, of FL

Margaret R. MacCallum, of VA

Denise M. Marsh, of VA

Charles Kent May, of CA

Graham D. Mayer, of VA

Erin Cathleen McConaha, of NY

Kara C. McDonald, of VA

Joseph B. Mellott, of FL

David Jose Mico, of VA

Jenifer Heather Moore, of DC

David Muniz, of VA

Matthew Murray, of MD

Shane I. Myers, of VA

Margaret H. Nardi, of VA

Rebecca Hoisington Neff, of VA

Jeremey M. Neitzke, of VA

Rohit S. Nepal, of MD

George A. Noll, of MD

John D. Nylin, of VA

Erika A. Olson, of WA

Paul Evans Poletes, of VA

Mustafa M. Popal, of DC

Elizabeth Caruso Power, of VA

Gautam A. Rana, of DC

Judith Ravin, of VA

Jason P. Rebholz, of DC

Anneliese L. Reinemeyer, of VA

Wendy Crook Ryde, of VA

Mark A. Schapiro, of NY

John Paul Schutte, of VA

Alice Fugate Seddon, of TX

Marc L. Shaw, of FL

Andrew K. Sherr, of CO

Alison Shorter-Lawrence, of VA

Brian A. Shott, of VA

Lonnie Reece Smyth, of TX

Vincent D. Spera, of VA

Terry Steers-Gonzalez, of AL

Mark E. Stroh, of PA

Michael A. Sullivan, of TN

Sherry Z. Sykes, of FL

Sarah Olivia Takats, of VA

Victoria J. Taylor, of DC

Elia E. Tello, of ND

Nicole Dawn Theriot, of DC

Robert W. Thomas, of DC

Elizabeth K. Trudeau, of NH

Scott C. Walker, of VA

Paul S. Watzlavick, of VA

Richard Tsutomu Yoneoka, of VA

Earl J. Zimmerman, of VA

 

The following-named Career Members of the Foreign Service for promotion into the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, and a Consular Officer and a Secretary in the Diplomatic Service of the United States of America:

Mark R. Brandt, of VA

Steven Robert Brda, of FL

Kelly S. Briden, of FL

Bart L. Brown, of VA

Mark J. Davis, of VA

Otto Frederick Dickman, of UT

William B. Gannon, of MA

Ralph A. Gaspard, of VA

Christopher J. Gillis, of FL

Misty S. Knotts, of VA

Charles J. Lilly, of DC

Michael R. Lombardo, of VA

James G. Martin, of FL

Shane C. Pierce, of VA

Michael J. Regal, of VA

Thomas E. Richardson, of VA

Michael Stuart Ross, of MD

Tanya S. Sears, of NC

Sean A. Sirker, of VA

Elaine S. Tiang-Chu, of VA

Mark Vanelli, of MA

Kevin L. Wagganer, of MO

Ivan M. Watson, of VA

Ivan A. Wray, of DC

 

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday June 11th, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957 (The legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act). Cloture has been filed on both the substitute amendment #1617 and the underlying bill.

Votes are expected but are not yet scheduled.

TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will vote on confirmation of Cal. #657, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and to be General.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture.

The Senate recessed from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #657, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and to be General. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 98–0.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture.

At 12:15 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture.

The Senate adjourned at 7:32 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 8, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act).

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act). The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 80-17.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act), post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will vote on confirmation of Cal. #657, Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. to be Chief of Staff, United States Air Force and to be General.

The Senate adjourned at 7:01 PM.

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Following the Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #697, Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the term of three years.

At 11:40 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #697, Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

At 1:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Pack nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #697, Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 53-39.

Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53-38.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Paul asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to H.R. 35 (Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act), that the Paul amendment at the desk be agreed to, the bill as amended be considered read a third time and passed. Harris objected.

Paul again asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to H.R. 35 (Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act), that the Paul amendment at the desk be agreed to, the bill as amended be considered read a third time and passed. Booker objected.

McConnell filed Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act).

S. 886 (Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act). The committee-reported substitute was withdrawn and the Udall amendment at the desk was agreed to and the bill, as amended was passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 8, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957 (the legislative vehicle for The Great American Outdoors Act).

The Senate adjourned at 4:08 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.

At Noon, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

At 2:15 PM, The Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  1. (if cloture is invoked) confirmation of Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

At 4:30 PM, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Yeas and Nays ordered. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 74–18.

Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 78–17.

Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 53–42.

Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52–41.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business

S. Res. 606 (National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 7010 (to amend the Small Business Act and the CARES Act to modify certain provisions related to the forgiveness of loans under the paycheck protection program, to allow recipients of loan forgiveness under the paycheck protection program to defer payroll taxes, and for other purposes). The bill passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 4, 2020.  Following the Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #697, Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the term of three years.

At 11:40 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #697, Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

At 1:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Pack nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 7:07 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 pm for the weekly party lunches.

At 2:15 pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to 2 votes:

  1. Confirmation on Exec. Cal. #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #652 Brian D. Miller to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery

At 4:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Miller nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #697, Michael Pack to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the term of three years. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

Cal. #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 75–14.

The Senate recessed from 12:23 to 2:15 PM

Cal. #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 75-14.

Cal. #652 Brian D. Miller to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 51–40.

Cal. #652 Brian D. Miller to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, post-cloture.

Senator Duckworth asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate call up and pass S. 1938 (Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2019). Senator Graham objected.

Senator Schumer asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of a concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that the constitutional rights of Americans must be respected, that violence and looting are unlawful and unacceptable, and that congress condemns the President for ordering federal officers to use gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protestors in Lafayette Square. Leader McConnell objected.

Leader McConnell asked Unanimous Consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. Res. 601 ( ) and that the Senate pass the resolution. Senator Schumer objected.

Cal. #652 Brian D. Miller to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51–40.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.

At Noon, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense

At 2:15 PM, The Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:
1. (if cloture is invoked) confirmation of Cal. #656 James H. Anderson to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.

At 4:30 PM, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to a vote on confirmation of Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas

MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #644, Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #602, John Leonard Badalamenti, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Cal. #602, John Leonard Badalamenti, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #644 Drew B. Tipton to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 55–22.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 2386 (to observe the lives lost in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

The following bills were placed on the Legislative calendar:
S. 3833 (Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act)
H.R. 6800 (HEROES Act)

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. At 11:45 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 pm for the weekly party lunches.

At 2:15 pm, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to 2 votes:
1. Confirmation on Exec. Cal. #655 Victor G. Mercado to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
2. Motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #652 Brian D. Miller to be Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery
At 4:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Miller nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 6:20 PM.