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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mr. Lamar Alexander, from the State of Tennessee, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Alexander 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, February 13)

H.R. 2744 (Rep. McCaul): A bill to authorize the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to prescribe the manner in which programs of the agency are identified overseas, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 311 (Sen. Sasse): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.

S. 3239 (Sen. Wicker): A bill to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Transportation located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, in Washington, DC, as the "William T. Coleman, Jr., Federal Building" .
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3275 (Sen. Graham): A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes .
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.

S.J.Res. 68 (Sen. Kaine): A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 45. Record Vote Number: 52
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 1301 (Sen. Cruz): To amend the findings.
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Amendment SA 1301 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 64 - 34. Record Vote Number: 46

S.Amdt. 1305 (Sen. Cotton): To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations.
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Motion to table amendment SA 1305 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 46. Record Vote Number: 48

S.Amdt. 1314 (Sen. Risch): To amend the findings.
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Amendment SA 1314 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 7. Record Vote Number: 49

S.Amdt. 1319 (Sen. Sullivan): To amend the rule of construction .
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Motion to table amendment SA 1319 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 51

S.Amdt. 1320 (Sen. Rubio): To amend the findings.
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Motion to table amendment SA 1320 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 46. Record Vote Number: 50

S.Amdt. 1322 (Sen. Reed): To amend the findings.
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Amendment SA 1322 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 47


S.Res. 475 (Sen. Romney): A resolution recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women's suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870.
-- 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. 490 (Sen. Blunt): A resolution congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LIV in the successful 100th season of the National Football League.
-- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1325 (Sen. Blunt): To amend the preamble.
--Amendment SA 1325 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Blunt.
--Amendment SA 1325 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

S.Amdt. 1326 (Sen. Blunt): To amend the title.
--Amendment SA 1326 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Blunt.
--Amendment SA 1326 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S.Res. 503 (Sen. Scott, of FL): A resolution commending the University of West Florida Argonauts football team for its National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II national championship victory.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 504 (Sen. Scott, of FL): A resolution honoring the memories of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, February 13)

PN365: Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years
-- 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.

PN854: Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands for a term of ten years
-- 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.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 2/24/2020.

PN1168: Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
-- 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.

PN1332: Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior
-- 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. McConnell, at 4:42 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 1:45 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2020.