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    Thursday’s Votes (10/21/21): 3 votes at 10:30am; 1 vote at 1:45pm.

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

At 10:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

 

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a confirmation vote on Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington (if cloture is invoked).

At 5:30 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (if cloture is invoked).
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit (if cloture is invoked).

 

By a vote of 52-47, the motion is agreed to: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #254 Tana Lin to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

By a vote of 51-47, the motion is agreed to: Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

By a vote of 51-48, the motion is agreed to: Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

By a vote of 52-45, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

 

Today, Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Calendar #339, Jia M. Cobb to be US District Judge for the District of Columbia.
  2. Executive Calendar #342, Karen McGlashan Williams to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.
  3. Executive Calendar #364, Patricia Tolliver Giles to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  4. Executive Calendar #365, Michael S. Nachmanoff to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  5. Executive Calendar #366, Sarala Vidya Nagala to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

 

The cloture motions on the above nominations will ripen on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

The Senate adjourned at 4:04 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

At approximately 11:00 AM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Lhamon nomination.

At 1:45 PM the Senate will proceed to two roll votes:

  1. Confirmation of the Lhamon nomination.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #125, 2747, Freedom to Vote Act.

 

Yesterday, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

These cloture motions will ripen this Thursday.

By a vote of 51-50, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #414 Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education. VP Harris cast the tie breaking vote.

Confirmed by a vote of 51-50, with VP Harris voting in the affirmative: Executive Calendar #414 Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

By a vote of 49-51, the Senate did not invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #125, S. 2747, Freedom to Vote Act. Leader Schumer changed his vote to “no” to enter a motion to reconsider the failed cloture vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

At 10:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:

  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  • Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

 

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a confirmation vote on Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington (if cloture is invoked).

At 5:30 PM on Monday, October 25, 2021, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:

  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (if cloture is invoked).
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit (if cloture is invoked.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:27 PM.

 

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the O’Hearn nomination. Following the cloture vote the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:20pm, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the O’Hearn nomination.

Additional roll call votes in relation to discharging nomination(s) are expected during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.

Schumer filed cloture on:

  1. Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
  2. Motion to proceed to Calendar #125, 2747, Freedom to Vote Act

 

These cloture motions will ripen on Wednesday, October 20th.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

By a vote of 53-44, the Senate Invoked Cloture on Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

By a vote of 53-44, the nomination is confirmed: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #261 Christine P. O’Hearn to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

AGREED TO 50-49: Motion to discharge from Banking Committee PN604 Brian Eddie Nelson to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of Treasury.

 

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Lhamon nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at 1:45pm, all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #125, S.2747, Freedom to Vote Act.

 

Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #254, Tana Lin, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.
  2. Executive Calendar #187, Douglas L. Parker, of West Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  3. Executive Calendar #338, Myrna Perez, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.

 

These cloture motions will ripen this Thursday.

 

Legislative Business

Passed S.3011: State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act

 

Adopted the following resolutions:

S.Res.267, Women Veteran’s Appreciation Day, w/Booker amdt

S.Res.418, National 4-H Week

S.Res.422, Use Of Hart Atrium Bipartisan Halloween Dog Parade

 

Began the Rule 14 process to place the following bills on the Legislative Calendar of Business:

1. S.3005, establishing appropriate thresholds for certain budget points of order in the Senate. (Braun)

2. S.3006, amending the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2022 through 2031. (Braun)

3. S.3007, to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits. (Braun)

4. S.3008, to establish the Federal Rainy Day Fund to control emergency spending. (Braun)

5. S.3009, to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to remove the prohibition on States and territories against lowering their taxes. (Braun)

6. S.3010, to cap noninterest Federal spending as a percentage of potential GDP to right-size the Government, grow the economy, and balance the budget. (Braun)

The Senate adjourned at 7:56 pm.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

The Senate will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, October 18th.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #259, Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. That cloture motion will ripen at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 19th.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

By a vote of 52-41, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Gustavo A. Gelpi to be US Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

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

At 2:20 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

Tonight, Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following:

  • Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
  • Motion to proceed to S. 2747 (Freedom to Vote Act). Under the regular order, the cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:57 PM.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

By unanimous consent, notwithstanding Rule 22, the cloture vote to concur in the House amendment to S. 1301 (Debt Limit Suspension) will occur on Thursday, October 7 at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader following consultation with the Republican Leader.

Leader Schumer has filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Ceiling.

Leader Schumer has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #259 Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Leader Schumer has made the motion to discharge from HELP Committee PN 572 Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

By a vote of 50-49, the motion is agreed to: Motion to discharge from HELP Committee PN572 Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Vote forecast: at approximately 7:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to 3 votes on the following:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, with further amendment. (text of the deal) (60 vote threshold)
  2. Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, with further amendment. (text of the deal)
  3. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #259 Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

 

By a vote of 61-38, the Senate invoked the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, with a further amendment. (60 vote affirmative threshold) Senate Republicans voting in the affirmative:

  1. Cornyn
  2. Collins
  3. Murkowski
  4. Shelby
  5. McConnell
  6. Thune
  7. Barrasso
  8. Portman
  9. Capito
  10. Blunt
  11. Rounds

 

Senator Richard Burr did not vote.

By a vote of 50-48 the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, with a further amendment, is agreed to.  Blackburn and Burr absent.

Invoked, 54-39: Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #259 Gustavo A. Gelpi to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Leader Schumer has filed cloture on Executive Calendar #364 Patricia Tolliver Giles to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The following were confirmed by voice vote:

  • Executive Calendar #357 Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2020.
  • Executive Calendar #356 Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Executive Calendar #346 Xochitl Torres Small to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development.

 

The Senate stands adjourned for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times:

Friday, October 8th at 11:30am

Tuesday, October 12th at 12:00 noon

Thursday, October 14th at 5:00pm

When the Senate adjourns on Thursday October 7th, it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, October 18th.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #259, Gustavo A. Gelpi, of Puerto Rico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit, and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Cloture has been filed on Executive Calendar #261, Christine P. O’Hearn, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey. That cloture motion will ripen at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 19th.

The Senate adjourned at 9:22pm.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Sarah A.L. Merriam to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

At 2:15 PM, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes relative to the following:

 

  1. Confirmation of the nomination of Sarah A.L. Merriam to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, (legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit).

 

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on Executive Calendar #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. Cloture was invoked by a vote of 53-47.

By a vote of 54-46, the Senate CONFIRMED Executive Calendar #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

By unanimous consent, notwithstanding Rule 22, the cloture vote to concur in the House amendment to S. 1301 (Debt Limit Suspension) will occur on Thursday, October 7 at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader following consultation with the Republican Leader.

The Senate adjounred at 12:09 AM on Thursday, October 7, 2021.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Adams-Allen nomination. Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Adams-Allen nomination and the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

There will then be up to 2 hours for debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the King nomination.

By a vote of 78-21, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #336 Paloma Adams-Allen to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

By a vote of 79-20, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #336 Paloma Adams-Allen to be a Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

By a vote of 55-44, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

By a vote of 55-44, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #253 Lauren J. King to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

At 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Merriam nomination.

If cloture is invoked, at approximately 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Merriam nomination. Following disposition of the nomination, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit suspension.

The Senate adjourned at 6:39pm.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2021

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying S.1301 (Legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Jonathan Eugene Meyer to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
  • Lauren J. King to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

 

By a vote of 51-47, the Senate CONFIRMED the nomination of Jonathan Eugene Meyer to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying S.1301 (Legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit).

At 11:30 AM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

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

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

 

  1. Confirmation of Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Lauren J. King to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

 

Tonight, Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following:

 

  1. #340, Sarah A.L. Merriam to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut.
  2. Motion to Concur in the House amendment to S.1301 (Legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit).

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:50 PM.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021

The Senate stands adjourned until 1:30pm on Saturday, October 5, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

Senate hopes to clear the 30-day surface transportation extension during Saturday’s session.

Passed by unanimous consent: H.R.5434, Surface Transportation Authorization 30-day Extension.

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, October 4, 2021.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying S.1301, the legislative vehicle to suspend the debt limit.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
  2. Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

Those cloture motions will ripen at 11:30am on Tuesday, October 5th.

At 5:30pm on Monday, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session, resume consideration of the Meyer nomination (General Counsel, DHS), and immediately vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 1:33pm.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021

The Senate will convene at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 1, 2021.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

The next roll call vote is expected on Monday, October 4, 2021 on confirmation of Executive Calendar #159 Jonathan Eugene Meyer to be General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security.

The Senate recessed from 12:49 PM until 8:04 PM.

The Senate stands adjourned until Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM. During tomorrow’s session, the Senate will try to pass H.R. 5434 – Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2021.

The Senate adjourned at 8:08 PM.

 

Majority Leader Schumer has filed cloture on:

Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S. 2093, For the People Act of 2021.

The Senate adjourned at 6:31 PM.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session on Thursday, September 9 at 12:00 Noon.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, September 13, 2021.

On Monday, following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Kvaal nomination.

Majority Leader Schumer has filed cloture on:

  1. Executive Calendar #64, James Richard Kvaal, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of Education.
  2. Executive Calendar #252, David G. Estudillo, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
  3. Executive Calendar #260, Angel Kelley, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
  4. Executive Calendar #251, Veronica S. Rossman, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
  5. Motion to proceed to Calendar #77, S. 2093, For the People Act of 2021.