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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ms. Jacky Rosen, from the State of Nevada, called the Senate to order at 10:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Ms. Rosen 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, June 10)

H.J.Res. 27: A joint resolution providing for the appointment of Barbara Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
-- Senate Committee on Rules and Administration discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1511 (Sen. Grassley): A bill 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.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2118 (Sen. Grassley): To improve the bill.
--Amendment SA 2118 proposed by Senator Cortez Masto for Senator Grassley.
--Amendment SA 2118 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S.Res. 254 (Sen. Lujan): A resolution expressing support for the designation of May 2021 as "Mental Health Awareness Month".
-- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, June 10)

PN220: Kiran Arjandas Ahuja, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four 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.

PN248: Leslie B. Kiernan, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN254: Lina M. Khan, of New York, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2017
-- Motion to proceed 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.

PN257: Adrianne Todman, of the Virgin Islands, to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN262: Nuria I. Fernandez, of California, to be Federal Transit Administrator
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN391: Ketanji Brown Jackson, of the District of Columbia , to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 46. Record Vote Number: 229
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 6/14/2021.

PN394: Zahid N. Quraishi, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 16. Record Vote Number: 228
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 16. Record Vote Number: 230

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Ms. Cortez Masto, at 4:10 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 3 p.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021.