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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, May 19, 2022

Ms. Tina Smith, from the State of Minnesota, called the Senate to order at 10 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Ms. Smith 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

The following transactions of morning business occurred on today.

Legislative Business (Thursday, May 19)

H.R. 3525 (Rep. Meng): A bill to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 7691 (Rep. DeLauro): A bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for assistance for the situation in Ukraine for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 11. Record Vote Number: 190
-- Motion by Senator Schumer to commit to Senate Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back forthwith with the following amendment (SA 5037) fell when cloture was invoked on the measure in Senate.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 11. Record Vote Number: 191
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 5035 (Sen. Schumer): To add an effective date.
--Considered by Senate.
--Proposed amendment SA 5035 withdrawn in Senate.

S.Amdt. 5036 (Sen. Schumer): To modify the effective date.
--Considered by Senate.
--SA 5036 fell when SA 5035 withdrawn.

S.Amdt. 5037 (Sen. Schumer): To add an effective date.
--Considered by Senate.
--SA 5037 fell when cloture invoked on the measure.

S.Amdt. 5038 (Sen. Schumer): To modify the effective date.
--Considered by Senate.
--SA 5038 fell when SA 5037 fell.

S.Amdt. 5039 (Sen. Schumer): To modify the effective date.
--Considered by Senate.
--SA 5039 fell when SA 5038 fell.


H.R. 7791 (Rep. Hayes): A bill to amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters, and supply chain disruptions, and for other purposes.
-- Received in the Senate, read twice.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2490 (Sen. Cornyn): A bill to establish the Blackwell School National Historic Site in Marfa, Texas, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 5042 (Sen. Cornyn): To modify the map information.
--Amendment SA 5042 proposed by Senator Hirono for Senator Cornyn.
--Amendment SA 5042 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 2938 (Sen. Rubio): A bill to designate the United States Courthouse and Federal Building located at 111 North Adams Street in Tallahassee, Florida, as the "Joseph Woodrow Hatchett United States Courthouse and Federal Building", and for other purposes.
-- Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.

S. 4008 (Sen. Cardin): A bill to provide COVID relief for restaurants, gyms, minor league sports teams, border businesses, live venue service providers, exclave businesses, and providers of transportation services.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 43. Record Vote Number: 192

S.Res. 645 (Sen. Schumer): A resolution to authorize testimony and representation in United States v. Hale-Cusanelli.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, May 19)

PN1059: Rebecca Eliza Gonzales, of Texas, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions, with rank of Ambassador
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1065: Flor Romero, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2025
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1698: Christine M. Kim, of Colorado, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1699: Karen Ann Stout, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the National Council on the Humanities for a term expiring January 26, 2026
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1748: Stephanie Dawkins Davis, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 36. Record Vote Number: 193
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote 5/24/2022.

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 4:37 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Warnock in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 1:45 p.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.