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Recent Floor Activity


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mrs. Marsha Blackburn, from the State of Tennessee, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mrs . Blackburn 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 (Wednesday, December 11)

H.R. 2333 (Rep. Brindisi): A bill to direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 0. Record Vote Number: 390

Executive Business (Wednesday, December 11)

PN964: Aurelia Skipwith, of Indiana, to be Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote 12/11/2019.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 41. Record Vote Number: 394
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/12/2019.

PN1175: Lawrence VanDyke, of Nevada, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote 12/11/2019.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 44. Record Vote Number: 391

PN1232: John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Russian Federation
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote 12/11/2019.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 69 - 25. Record Vote Number: 392
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/12/2019.

PN1267: Stephen Hahn, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote 12/11/2019.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 74 - 19. Record Vote Number: 393
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 12/12/2019.

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 6:28 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Cramer in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .