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The Floor Log is for reference purposes only. For official information, please visit https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record

SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020). At Noon tomorrow, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute), as modified in relation to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

If cloture is not invoked on Inhofe amend #746 (Substitute), as amended, the Senate will proceed to a vote on Cloture on S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute), as modified. Laid aside.

H.R. 3401 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019).

At 2:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to 5 votes on the following:

  1. Passage of H.R. 3401 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019) (60 votes threshold)
  2. Motion to Table Paul amend #902 in relation to H.R. 3401
  3. Adoption of Shelby amend #901 (substitute) to H.R. 3401 (60 vote threshold)
  4. Passage of H.R. 3401 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019), as amended, if amended (60 vote threshold).
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Inhofe amend #764 (substitute), as modified, to S. 1790 (NDAA).

If cloture is not invoked on Inhofe amend #764 (substitute), as modified, to S. 1790 (NDAA) the Senate may proceed to a vote on Cloture on S. 1790 (NDAA).

H.R. 3401 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019).  Yeas and nays ordered.  Under a Unanimous Consent agreement, the bill is subject to a 60-yea vote threshold for passage.  The bill did not pass by a vote of 37-55.

H.R. 3401 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019).

Shelby amend #901 (Substitute amendment).  Yeas and nays ordered.

Paul amend #902 (To rescind $4,586,000,000 from foreign assistance and exchange programs) to Shelby amend #901 (Substitute amendment).  Senator Graham asked for a Motion to Table the amendment.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Table is agreed to by a vote of 77-15.

Shelby amend #901 (Substitute amendment).  Yeas and nays ordered.  Under a Unanimous Consent agreement, the amendment is subject to a 60-yea vote threshold for adoption.  The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 84-8.

H.R. 3401 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019), as amended.  The bill was read for a third time.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The bill, as amended, passed by a vote of 84-8.

S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute), as modified.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the amendment will now occur at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, June 27th.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 266 (Congratulating the St. Louis Blues winning the 2019 Stanley Cup). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 528 (Amends Title 40, US Code to provide a lactation room in public buildings). The bill was read for a third time. Agreed to by Voice Vote.

H.R. 866 (Act to provide a lactation room in public buildings).  The bill was read for a third time.  Agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 27th and will proceed to a Legislative Session to resume consideration of S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).  At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to the following votes:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute amendment)
  2. Romney amend #861 (To provide that funds authorized by the Act are available for the defense of the Armed Forces and United States citizens against attack by foreign hostile forces).

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to the following votes:

  1. Adoption of Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute amendment), as modified, as amended, if amended.
  2. Passage of S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020), as amended, if amended.

At a time to be determined on Friday, June 28th, the Senate will then vote on Udall amend #883 (To prohibit unauthorized military operations in or against Iran), not withstanding passage of the bill.  The amendment will require a 60-affirmative vote threshold for passage.

The Senate adjourned at 7:14 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020). The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute amendment).

The Senate recessed from 12:29-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM and resumed a Legislative Session.

S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute amendment).

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020). At Noon tomorrow, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute), as modified in relation to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate adjourned at 6:04 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate convened and proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020). Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 86-6.

Inhofe amend #764 (Substitute amendment). Leader McConnell filed cloture on the amendment.

Romney amend #861 (To provide that funds authorized by the Act are available for the defense of the Armed Forces and United States citizens against attack by foreign hostile forces) to amend Inhofe amend #764. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell amend #862 to Romney amend #861.

McConnell amend #863 to the language proposed to be stricken by Inhofe amend #764. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #864 McConnell amend #863.

Leader McConnell filed cloture on S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

Motion to Recommit the bill to the Senate Armed Services Committee with Instructions to report back with an amendment #865. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell 2nd degree amend #866 to McConnell amend #865. Yeas and nays ordered.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020). The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 7:10 PM.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2019. At 11:30 AM the Senate will proceed to vote on the following:

  1. S. J. Res. 36 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services).
  2. S. J. Res. 38 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services).
The Senate will then vote on the following Senate Joint Resolutions en bloc:
S.J. Res. 27 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Australia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 28 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 29 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 30 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 31 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 32 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 33 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 34 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 35 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 37 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 39 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 40 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to India, Israel, Republic of Korea, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 41 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 42 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 43 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 44 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed retransfer of certain defense articles from the United Arab Emirates to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
S.J. Res. 45 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 46 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 47 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 48 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.

 

Also, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will vote on confirmation of Cal. #122, Rita Baranwal to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S.J. Res. 36 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The resolution was agreed to by a vote of 53-45.

S.J. Res. 38 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The resolution was agreed to by a vote of 53-45.

The Senate will then vote on the following Senate Joint Resolutions en bloc:
S.J. Res. 27 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Australia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 28 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 29 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 30 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 31 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 32 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 33 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 34 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 35 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 37 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 39 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 40 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to India, Israel, Republic of Korea, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 41 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 42 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 43 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 44 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed retransfer of certain defense articles from the United Arab Emirates to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
S.J. Res. 45 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 46 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 47 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 48 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.
Yeas and nays ordered, en bloc.  The resolutions were agreed to, en bloc, by a vote of 51-45.

 

Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020). 

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #122, Rita Baranwal to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 86-5.

The Senate proceeded to the following nominations, en bloc:
Cal. #88, Seth Daniel Appleton to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Cal. #90, Dino Falaschetti to be Director, Office of Financial Research, Department of the Treasury.
Cal. #92, Robert Hunter Kurtz to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Cal. #93, Bimal Patel to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Cal. #334, Allison Herren Lee to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cal. #195, Keith Krach to be an Under Secretary of State (Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment).
Cal. #196, Keith Krach to be United States Alternate Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Cal. #197, Keith Krach to be United States Alternate Governor of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; United States Alternate Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Cal. #287, Jeffrey L. Eberhardt to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador.
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.

 

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).  By a Unanimous Consent agreement, all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed at 5:30 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 257 (Designating June 20, 2019, as American Eagle Day and Celebrating the Recovery of the Bald Eagle). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 258 (Expressing Support for the Designation of May 2019 as National Brain Tumor Awareness Month). The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 242 (A resolution designating June 15, 2019, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”.). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 559 (Northern Mariana Islands Long-Term Legal Residents Relief Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 24, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate adjourned at 4:57 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. At 3:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the following nominations:
Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Following disposition of the above nominations, the Senate will proceed to a Legislative Session and vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-46.

Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-44.

Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77-21.

Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 53-46.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed.  Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 88-11.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 20, 2019. At 11:30 AM the Senate will proceed to vote on the following:

  1. S. J. Res. 36 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services).
  2. S. J. Res. 38 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles and services).

 

The Senate will then vote on the following Senate Joint Resolutions en bloc:
S.J. Res. 27 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and Australia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 28 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 29 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 30 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 31 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 32 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 33 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 34 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 35 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 37 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Republic of France of certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 39 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 40 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to India, Israel, Republic of Korea, and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 41 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 42 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed export to the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of certain defense articles, including technical data and defense services.
S.J. Res. 43 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 44 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed retransfer of certain defense articles from the United Arab Emirates to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
S.J. Res. 45 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 46 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 47 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia certain defense articles and services.
S.J. Res. 48 – A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the United Arab Emirates certain defense articles and services.

Also, at 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will vote on confirmation of Cal. #122, Rita Baranwal to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).

The Senate adjourned at 6:45 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019

The Senate will next convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.  The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

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

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

If cloture is invoked on the above nominations, at a time to be determined by the Leaders on Wednesday, June 19, 2020, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed.  Upon disposition of the Guidry nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Discharge S. Res. 36 (A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of Spain, and the Italian Republic of certain defense articles and services).

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.

The Senate recessed from 12:54 until 2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 59–37.

Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 52–44.

Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-42.

Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 76-20.

Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 53-43.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session for a period of Morning Business.

H. J. Res. 60 (Requesting the Secretary of the Interior to Authorize Unique and One-time Arrangements for Displays on the National Mall and Washington Monument). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 235 (Women Veterans Appreciation Day). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, June 19th and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.  At 3:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the following nominations:
Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Following disposition of the above nominations, the Senate will proceed to a Legislative Session and vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate adjourned at 6:29 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2019

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019 for a pro forma session only.

The Senate will next convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.  The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

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

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

If cloture is invoked on the above nominations, at a time to be determined by the Leaders on Wednesday, June 19, 2020, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed.  Upon disposition of the Guidry nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate convened for a pro forma session only and adjourned at 3:00 PM.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and proceed to a period of Morning Business.

At 10:45 AM, Senator Paul or his designee will be recognized to make motions to discharge S.J.Res.20 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services) and S.J.Res.26 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services).

At 11:30 AM on Thursday, the Senate will proceed to three roll votes:
1) Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 20 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services)
2) Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 26 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services)
3) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1) Confirmation of Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
2) (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

The following resolutions are being considered concurrently:
Motion to Discharge S.J.Res.20 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services).
Motion to Discharge S.J.Res.26 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services).

Motion to Discharge S.J.Res.20 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services). Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion to Discharge is not agreed to by a vote of 43-56.

Motion to Discharge S.J.Res.26 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Discharge was not agreed to by a vote of 42-57.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 92-7.

Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland, post-cloture.  Laid aside.

Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 94-3.

Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 90-4.

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

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

Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill.

The Senate proceed to an Executive Session to consider the following nominations, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent:
PN 97, Alexander Crenshaw to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
PN 99, George Marcus to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
PN 100, Susan McHugh to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
PN 513, Michael Johannes to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
Cal. #298, Irving Bailey to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Cal. #299, Christopher P. Vincze to be a Member of the Board of Directors for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session for a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 189 (A resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Senator Warner asked unanimous consent that the Rules Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. 1562 (Foreign Influence Reporting in Elections Act) and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration and that the Warner substitute at the desk be agreed to. That the bill, as amended, be considered read a third time and passed and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. Senator Blackburn objected.

H.R. 3151 (Taxpayer First Act). Passed by voice vote.

S. Res. 231 (A resolution condemning the horrific anti-Semitic attack on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue near San Diego, California, on April 27, 2019). Passed by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 17, 2019 for a pro forma session only.

The Senate will next convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Following Leader remarks the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.  The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

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

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #222, Sean Cairncross to be Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #22, Matthew J. Kacsmaryk to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #28, Allen Cothrel Winsor to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #50, James David Cain, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture Cal. #118, Greg Girard Guidry to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

 

If cloture is invoked on the above nominations, at a time to be determined by the Leaders on Wednesday, June 19, 2020, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed.

Upon disposition of the Guidry nomination, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1790 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020).

The Senate adjourned at 5:39 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to the following six votes:
1) Confirmation of Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
2) Confirmation of Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.
3) Confirmation of Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
4) Confirmation of Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
5) Confirmation of Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
6) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. Res. 246 (Honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack on Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 91-5.

Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Nothern District of Alabama.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 62-34.

Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 78-18.

Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77-19.

Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Nothern District of Georgia.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 85-11.

Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 93-4.

Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs), post-cloture.

Senator Lankford asked that, Following Leader remarks on Thursday, June 13, the Senate will be in a Period of Morning Business. At 10:45 AM, Senator Paul or his designee will be recognized to make a Motion to Discharge S. J. Res. 20 (A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services) and S. J. Res. 26 (A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services.).Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

At 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 13, the Senate will proceed to three roll votes:
1) Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 20 (resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services)
2) Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 26 (resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services)
3) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1) Confirmation of Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
2) (if cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 248 (Honoring the Victims of the Mass Shooting of Virginia Beach Virginia). The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 249 (Commemorating the Victory of the University of Maryland and the 2019 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 299 (Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019). The Bill was passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 13th, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a period of Morning Business.

At 11:30 AM on Thursday, the Senate will proceed to three roll votes:
1) Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 20 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Bahrain of certain defense articles and services)
2) Motion to Discharge S.J. Res. 26 (Resolution of disapproval of the proposed sale to the Government of Qatar of certain defense articles and services)
3) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following:
1) Confirmation of Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs)
2) (If cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland

The Senate adjourned at 6:48 PM.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 4:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to six roll call votes:

1) Confirmation of Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
2) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
3) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.
4) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
5) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
6) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, post-cloture.

The Senate recessed from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 89–7.

Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 89-7.

Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 62-34.

Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 77-19.

Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 75-21.

Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 84-12.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 395 (Providing Accountability through Transparency Act of 2019). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 504 (Amends Title 36, United States Code). Tillis amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 245 (Geoblastoma Awareness Day). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 12th and will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to the following six votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.
  3. Confirmation of Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
  4. Confirmation of Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
  5. Confirmation of Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
  6. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).

The Senate adjourned at 6:12 PM.

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

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. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years, post-cloture.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #40, Rossie David Alston, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  3. Confirmation of Cal. #56, Richard A. Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 6 (American Dream and Promise Act of 2019). The bill was read for the second time. Further proceedings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years, post-cloture. Laid aside.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

S. Res. 240 (Relative to the Death of the Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, former Chaplain of the United States Senate). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 60-35.

Cal. #40, Rossie David Alston, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 75-20.

Cal. #56, Richard A. Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 69-27.

Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to 89-7.

S. Res. 184 (Condemning the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, offering sincere condolences to the victims and fare families and friend and expressing solidarity and support for Sri Lanka). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 241 (Designating May 2019 as Older Americans Month). Agreed to by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

At 4:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to six roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
  6. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

 

The Senate adjourned at 7:04 PM.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of the Cal. #224, David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State, post-cloture.

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:
1) Confirmation of Cal. #224 David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).
2) Confirmation of Cal. #162, Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
3) Confirmation of Cal. #163, Heath P. Tarbert to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
4) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #198, Susan Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Additionally, the Senate will proceed to up to four roll call votes at 1:45 PM:
1) (if cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #198, Susan Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior
2) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
3) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. # 40, Rossie David Alston, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
4) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #56 Richard A. Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

If Cloture is invoked on the Holte, Alston Jr., and Hertling nominations, the confirmation votes are to occur at a time to be determined.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #224, David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 83–11.

Cal. #162, Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 84–9.

Cal. #163, Heath P. Tarbert to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Yeas and Nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 85-9.

Cal. #198, Susan Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior. Motion to Invoke Cloture.   Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 56-37.

Cal. #198, Susan Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 57–36.

Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 60–33.

Cal. # 40, Rossie David Alston, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 74–19.

Cal. #56, Richard A. Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 66-23.

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

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

Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #42, Pamela A. Barker to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #43, Corey Landon Maze to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #44, Rodney Smith to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #46, Thomas P. Barber to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #49, Jean-Paul Boulee to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #193, David Stilwell to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

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

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

Cal. #217, Edward F. Crawford to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland.  Senator McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #252 (Lt. Gen. David H. Berger to be General). Confirmed by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

The following bill was read for the first time:
H.R. 6 (American Dream and Promise Act).
The second reading of the bill was objected to.

S. Con. Res. 15 (Expressing support for the designation of October 28, 2019, as “Honoring the Nation’s First Responders Day.”), Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 1289 (Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. 1749 (Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Veterans Act) Passed by voice vote.

S. Res. 174 (National Fishing and Boating Week). Passed by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 221 (Recognizing the 30thanniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre and condemning the intensifying repression and human rights violations by the Chinese Communist Party and the use of surveillance by Chinese authorities). Passed by unanimous consent.

Passed by voice vote en bloc:
S. Res. 237 – Supporting the mission and goals of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in 2019
S. Res. 238 – Designating the week of June 3 through June 9, 2019, as “Hemp History Week”
S. Res. 239 – Designating June 2019 as “Great Outdoors Month”

The Senate will convene at 10:30 AM on Thursday, June 6, 2019 for a pro forma session.

Following the pro forma session, the Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 10, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years, post-cloture.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #40, Rossie David Alston, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  3. Confirmation of Cal. #56, Richard A. Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #41, Sarah Daggett Morrison to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio.

 

The Senate adjourned at 6:21 PM.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2019

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security.  The Senate will adjourn from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

At 5:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to the following roll call votes:

  1. Adoption of S. Res. 212 (A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States).
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #224, David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #162, Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #163, Heath P. Tarbert to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

H. Con. Res. 45 (Directing the Clerk of the House to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 2157). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate recessed from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security. Laid Aside.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 1235 (Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act). The Barrasso amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 135 (A resolution expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the Senate for the acts of heroism and valor by the members of the United States Armed Forces who participated in the June 6, 1944, amphibious landing at Normandy, France, and commending those individuals for leadership and bravery in an operation that helped bring an end to World War II. ). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 229 (Relative to the death of the Honorable William Thad Cochran, former United States Senator for the State of Mississippi). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 212 (A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States). Yeas and nays ordered. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 93–0.

The Senate resumed an Executive Session.

Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77–16.

Cal. #224, David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 83–10.

Cal. #162, Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The motion was agreed to by a vote of 82–9.

Cal. #163, Heath P. Tarbert to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 83–10.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 230 (Recognizing the significant milestone of Senior Corps Volunteers Serving 50 Million Hours). The resolution was agreed to by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 and proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of the Cal. #224, David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State.

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, the Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:
1) Confirmation of Cal. #224 David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs).
2) Confirmation of Cal. #162, Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
3) Confirmation of Cal. #163, Heath P. Tarbert to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
4) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #198, Susan Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior.

Additionally, the Senate will proceed to up to four roll call votes at 1:45 PM:
1) (if cloture is invoked) Confirmation of Cal. #198, Susan Combs to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior
2) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #39, Ryan T. Holte to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
3) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. # 40, Rossie David Alston, Jr. to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
4) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #56 Richard A. Hertling to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.

If Cloture is invoked on the Holte, Alston Jr., and Hertling nominations, the confirmation votes are to occur at a time to be determined.

The Senate adjourned at 7:43 PM and did so as a further mark of respect to the late William Thad Cochran, Former Senator from Mississippi.

MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2019

The Senate will next convene on Monday, June 3rd at 3:00 PM and resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to S. 1332 (A bill to set forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2020 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2021 through 2029).

At 5:30 PM on Monday, June 3rd the Senate will proceed two roll call votes:

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1332 (A bill to set forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2020 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2021 through 2029)
  2. (If cloture is not invoked on S. 1332) Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security for the term expiring January 19, 2025.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to S. 1332 (A bill to set forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2020 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2021 through 2029).  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed was not agreed to by a vote of 22-69.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 74-17.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 1328 (Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes Act).

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 4th and proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security.  The Senate will adjourn from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus meetings.

At 5:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to the following roll call votes:

  1. Passage of S. Res. 212 (A resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, providing for women’s suffrage, to the Constitution of the United States).
  2. Confirmation of Cal. #157, Andrew Saul to be Commissioner of Social Security.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #224, David Schenker to be an Assistant Secretary of State.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #162, Heath P. Tarbert to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #163, Heath P. Tarbert to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

The Senate adjourned at 6:55 PM.

 

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