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Recent Floor Activity


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Mr. Ben Ray Lujan, from the State of New Mexico, called the Senate to order at 10:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Lujan 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 (Wednesday, August 4)

H.R. 3684 (Rep. DeFazio): A bill to authorize funds for Federal-aid highways , highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes.
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 2131 (Sen. Carper): To strike a definition.
--Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2137 (Sen. Sinema): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2146 (Sen. Wicker): To provide that the Administrative Procedures Act shall apply to actions taken by the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information in carrying out the Broadband Equity, Access , and Deployment Program.
--Amendment SA 2146 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Wicker to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2146 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 43 - 55. Record Vote Number: 299

S.Amdt. 2164 (Sen. Fischer): To promote transparency by requiring the establishment of an online interactive map displaying the locations of broadband deployment projects that are funded by the Federal Government.
--Amendment SA 2164 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Fischer to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2164 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 0. Record Vote Number: 306

S.Amdt. 2210 (Sen. Kennedy): To provide emergency assistance for disaster response and recovery, and for other expenses, directly related to Hurricanes Laura, Delta, and Zeta.
--Amendment SA 2210 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Kennedy to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2210, under the order of 8/4/2021, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 19 - 79. Record Vote Number: 300

S.Amdt. 2233 (Sen. Lankford): To prohibit Federal funding for any entity that fails to enroll in and comply with the E-Verify Program.
--Amendment SA 2233 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Lankford to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2233, under the order of 8/4/2021, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 45. Record Vote Number: 302

S.Amdt. 2245 (Sen. Johnson): To prohibit the cancellation of contracts for physical barriers and other border security measures for which funds already have been obligated and for which penalties will be incurred in the case of such cancellation and prohibiting the use of funds for payment of such penalties.
--Amendment pending in Senate.
--Amendment SA 2245, under the order of 8/3/2021, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 49. Record Vote Number: 298

S.Amdt. 2279 (Sen. Lee): To establish a project delivery program under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 for water storage infrastructure projects.
--Amendment SA 2279 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Lee to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2279, under the order of 8/4/2021, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 50. Record Vote Number: 305

S.Amdt. 2338 (Sen. Scott, of FL): To prohibit funds from being disbursed or obligated if the Congressional Budget Office determines that such disbursement or obligation would result in an increase in inflation.
--Amendment SA 2338 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Scott FL to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2338, under the order of 8/4/2021, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 42 - 55. Record Vote Number: 304

S.Amdt. 2358 (Sen. Rosen): To modify a provision relating to providing support for activities to increase the resiliency of the National Highway System to mitigate the cost of damages from wildfires.
--Amendment SA 2358 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Rosen to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2358 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S.Amdt. 2449 (Sen. Daines): To provide additional funds for post-fire restoration activities and restoration activities carried out using good neighbor agreements.
--Amendment SA 2449 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Daines to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2449, under the order of 8/4/2021, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 50. Record Vote Number: 303

S.Amdt. 2464 (Sen. Peters): To modify certain provisions relating to cybersecurity.
--Amendment SA 2464 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Peters to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2464, under the order of 8/4/2021, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 2. Record Vote Number: 301

S.Amdt. 2478 (Sen. Cardin): To require the Minority Business Development Agency of the Department of Commerce to promote and administer programs in the public and private sectors to assist the development of minority business enterprises and to ensure that such Agency has the necessary supporting resources, particularly during economic downturns.
--Amendment SA 2478 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Cardin to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2478 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S.Amdt. 2548 (Sen. Bennet): To require the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership program.
--Amendment SA 2548 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Bennet to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2548 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S.Amdt. 2564 (Sen. Carper): To improve provisions relating to appropriations for the Corps of Engineers.
--Amendment SA 2564 proposed by Senator Carper to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2564 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S.Amdt. 2570 (Sen. Schumer): To establish safety standards for certain limousines.
--Amendment SA 2570 proposed by Senator Carper for Senator Schumer to Amendment SA 2137.
--Amendment SA 2570 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 39. Record Vote Number: 307


Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 9:36 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Warnock in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10:30 a.m. tomorrow.