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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, July 12, 2018

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, July 12)

S.Res. 558 (Sen. Grassley): A resolution designating July 30, 2018, as "National Whistleblower Appreciation Day".
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 574 (Sen. Burr): A resolution designating July 13, 2018, as Collector Car Appreciation Day and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 575 (Sen. Cardin): A resolution honoring the memory of the 5 victims of the attack at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, on June 28, 2018.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, July 12)

PN1354: Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of theFederal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years from February 1, 2018
-- 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.

PN1403: Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, 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 required under Rule XXII waived.

PN1438: Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 70 - 23. Record Vote Number: 154

PN1546: Kelly Higashi, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1625: Emory A. Rounds III, of Maine, to be Director of the Office of Government Ethics for a term of five years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1640: Georgette Mosbacher, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Poland
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1645: Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth 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 required under Rule XXII waived.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Rubio, at 5:11 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 3 p.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018.