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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, November 7, 2019

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., the Mr. Inhofe offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Thursday, November 7)

H.R. 1123 (Rep. Crawford): A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the eastern judicial district of Arkansas, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 979 (Sen. Rubio): A bill to amend the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to incorporate the recommendations made by the Government Accountability Office relating to advance contracts, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1388 (Sen. Peters): A bill to manage supply chain risk through counterintelligence training, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 412 (Sen. Cornyn): A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of November 4 through November 8, 2019, as "National Family Service Learning Week".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res. 413 (Sen. Rubio): A resolution designating the week of November 4 through November 8, 2019, as "National Veterans Small Business Week" .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 414 (Sen. Hoeven): A resolution recognizing National Native American Heritage Month and celebrating the heritages and cultures of Native Americans and the contributions of Native Americans to the United States .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, November 7)

PN410: Chad F. Wolf, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, Department of Homeland Security
-- Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII waived.

PN729: Jennifer Philpott Wilson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 3. Record Vote Number: 351

PN905: Lee Philip Rudofsky, of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 41. Record Vote Number: 350

PN1054: Steven J. Menashi, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
-- Reported by Senator Graham, Committee on the Judiciary, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 486.
-- Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII waived.

PN1107: William Joseph Nardini, of Connecticut, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 2. Record Vote Number: 352

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 4:56 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 8 a.m. tomorrow.