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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, May 16, 2019

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., the Chaplain 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, May 16)

H.R. 2379 (Rep. Pascrell): To reauthorize the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 744 (Sen. Grassley): To amend section 175b of title 18, United States Code, to correct a scrivener's error.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 820 (Sen. Cornyn): To strengthen programs authorized under the Debbie Smith Act of 2004.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

S. 998 (Sen. Hawley): To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand support for police officer family services, stress reduction, and suicide prevention, and for other purposes .
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1208 (Sen. Grassley): To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 with respect to payments to certain public safety officers who have become permanently and totally disabled as a result of personal injuries sustained in the line of duty, and for other purposes .
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 1379 (Sen. Burr): To reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

Executive Business (Thursday, May 16)

PN111: Brian J. Bulatao, of Texas, to be an Under Secretary of State (Management)
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 5. Record Vote Number: 115

PN117: Jane L. Corwin, of New York, to be Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN140: Robert C. Sisson, of Michigan, to be Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN146: Matthew H. Tueller, of Utah, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN147: Lance V. Yohe, of North Dakota, to be Commissioner on the part of the United States on the International Joint Commission, United States and Canada
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN218: Kenneth D. Bell, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina
-- 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 reuqired under Rule XXII waived.

PN226: Stephen R. Clark, Sr., of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
-- 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 reuqired under Rule XXII waived.

PN243: Carl J. Nichols, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia
-- 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 reuqired under Rule XXII waived.

PN244: Howard C. Nielson, Jr., of Utah, to be United States District Judge for the District of Utah
-- 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 reuqired under Rule XXII waived.

PN254: Wendy Vitter, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 45. Record Vote Number: 114

PN362: 5 nominations in the Coast Guard beginning with Capt. Brendan C. McPherson and ending with Capt. Todd C. Wiemers
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN372: Daniel P. Collins, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
-- 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 reuqired under Rule XXII waived.

PN526: Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be Deputy Attorney General
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 45. Record Vote Number: 116

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 5:04 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2019.