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Recent Floor Activity


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mr. Patrick J. Toomey, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Giani Sukhvinder Singh, Priest at Gurdwara Philadelphia Sikh Society, in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, offered a prayer, and Mr. Toomey 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 (Wednesday, October 16)

S.J.Res. 54 (Sen. Udall): A joint resolution relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019 .
-- Veto message received in Senate. Ordered held at the desk.

S.Res. 324 (Sen. Gardner): A resolution designating September 29, 2019, as "National Urban Wildlife Refuge 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. 356 (Sen. Blunt): A resolution designating September 4, 2019, as "National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day", and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.
-- 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. 358 (Sen. Grassley): A resolution designating the week beginning October 20, 2019, as "National Character Counts Week".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 359 (Sen. Klobuchar): A resolution authorizing the use of the atrium in the Philip A. Hart Senate Office Building for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a semiannual event for the Drug Enforcement Administration.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Wednesday, October 16)

PN525: David John Novak, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 4. Record Vote Number: 317
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 3. Record Vote Number: 322

PN559: Frank William Volk, of West Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 0. Record Vote Number: 315
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 0. Record Vote Number: 320

PN722: Charles R. Eskridge III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 29. Record Vote Number: 316
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 31. Record Vote Number: 321

PN777: Rachel P. Kovner, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 3. Record Vote Number: 318
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 3. Record Vote Number: 323

PN1042: Barbara McConnell Barrett, of Arizona, to be Secretary of the Air Force
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 7. Record Vote Number: 319

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 7:11 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Johnson in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .