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Recent Floor Activity


Saturday, August 6, 2022

Ms. Tammy Baldwin, from the State of Wisconsin, called the Senate to order at 12 noon, the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Ms. Baldwin 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 Thursday, August 4, 2022, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Thursday, August 4, 2022, 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 (Saturday, August 6)

H.R. 5376 (Rep. Yarmuth): A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 14.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 50. Record Vote Number: 287
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
-- Motion by Senator Scott FL, to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number: 297
-- Motion by Senator Collins to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number: 302
S.Amdt. 5194 (Sen. Schumer): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 5194 proposed by Senator Schumer.

S.Amdt. 5210 (Sen. Sanders): To establish a cap on costs for covered prescription drugs under Medicare parts B and D.
--Amendment SA 5210 proposed by Senator Sanders to Amendment SA 5194.
--Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(C) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 5210.
--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 5210 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 1 - 99. Record Vote Number:
--Amendment SA 5210 ruled out of order by the chair.


S. 3115 (Sen. Sullivan): A bill to remove the 4-year sunset from the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4205 (Sen. Peters): A bill to require the Administrator of the FederalEmergency Management Agency to establish a working group relating to best practices and Federal guidance for animals in emergencies and disasters, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4785 (Sen. Klobuchar): A bill to extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the Domestic Trafficking Victims' Fund.
-- Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 675 (Sen. Van Hollen): A resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 5434 (Sen. Van Hollen): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 5434 proposed by Senator Durbin for Senator Van Hollen.
--Amendment SA 5434 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S.Res. 698 (Sen. Braun): A resolution honoring the dedication of the Ball family to providing college educations and celebrating their 100-year legacy at Ball State University.
-- 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. 748 (Sen. Young): A resolution honoring and celebrating the life andlegacy of Representative Jackie Walorski.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 749 (Sen. Baldwin): A resolution recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the tragic attack that took place at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, and honoring the memory of those who died in the attack.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 750 (Sen. Sullivan): A resolution celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea alliance and the dedication of the Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on July 27, 2022.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Legislative Business (Sunday, August 7)

H.R. 5376 (Rep. Yarmuth): A bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of S. Con. Res. 14.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 50. Record Vote Number: 287
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
-- Motion by Senator Scott FL, to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number: 297
-- Motion by Senator Collins to commit to Senate Committee on Finance with instructions rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number: 302
S.Amdt. 5209 (Sen. Sanders): To establish a Civilian Climate Corps.
--Amendment SA 5209 proposed by Senator Sanders to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5209 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 1 - 98. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5210 (Sen. Sanders): To establish a cap on costs for covered prescription drugs under Medicare parts B and D.
--Amendment SA 5210 proposed by Senator Sanders to Amendment SA 5194.
--Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(C) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 5210.
--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 5210 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 1 - 99. Record Vote Number:
--Amendment SA 5210 ruled out of order by the chair.

S.Amdt. 5211 (Sen. Sanders): To provide coverage for dental and oral health care, hearing care, and vision care under the Medicare program.
--Amendment SA 5211 proposed by Senator Sanders to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5211 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 3 - 97. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5301 (Sen. Graham): To strike a tax increase that would result in higher consumer prices for gasoline, heating oil, and other energy sources for Americans earning less than $400,000 per year.
--Amendment SA 5301 proposed by Senator Graham to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5301 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5382 (Sen. Capito): To strike provisions concerning funding for certain activities under the Clean Air Act.
--Amendment SA 5382 proposed by Senator Capito to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5382 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5383 (Sen. Capito): To expedite consideration of permits and provide regulatory certainty for infrastructure and energy projects.
--Amendment SA 5383 proposed by Senator Capito to Amendment SA 5194.
--Point of order that the amendment violates section 313(b)(1)(D) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 5383.
--Motion to waive waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 5383 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 50. RecordVote Number:
--Amendment SA 5383 ruled out of order by the chair.

S.Amdt. 5384 (Sen. Lankford): To provide additional funding for implementation of title 42.
--Amendment SA 5384 proposed by Senator Lankford to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5384 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5387 (Sen. Kennedy): To require oil and gas lease sales in the outer Continental Shelf.
--Amendment SA 5387 proposed by Senator Kennedy to Amendment SA 5194.

S.Amdt. 5389 (Sen. Marshall): To protect patient access to current and future treatments for a range of serious conditions, such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's disease, and sickle cell disease, among numerous others.
--Amendment SA 5389 proposed by Senator Marshall to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5389 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5404 (Sen. Crapo): To prevent the use of additional Internal Revenue Service Funds from being used for audits of taxpayers with taxable incomes below $400,000 in order to protect low- and middle-income earning American taxpayers from an onslaught of audits from an army of new Internal Revenue Service auditors funded by an unprecedented, nearly $80,000,000,000, infusion of new funds.
--Amendment SA 5404 proposed by Senator Crapo to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5404 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5409 (Sen. Barrasso): To require certain additional onshore oil and gas lease sales in certain states.
--Amendment SA 5409 proposed by Senator Barrasso to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5409 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 50. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5421 (Sen. Grassley): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the maximum capital gains tax rate, to provide a partial exclusion for interest received by individuals, to provide inflation adjustments for certain tax benefits, and for other purposes.
--Amendment SA 5421 proposed by Senator Grassley to Amendment SA 5194.
--Amendment SA 5421 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 51. Record Vote Number:

S.Amdt. 5469 (Sen. Hassan): To eliminate the reinstatement of Superfund taxes.
--Amendment SA 5469 proposed by Senator Hassan to Amendment SA 5194.
--Point of order that the amendment violates section 4106, H. Con. Res. 71, 115th Congress, raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 5469.
--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 5469 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 45. Record Vote Number:
--Amendment SA 5469 ruled out of order by the chair.

S.Amdt. 5480 (Sen. Tester): To establish a procedure for terminating a determination by Surgeon General to suspend certain entries and imports from designated places.
--Amendment SA 5480 proposed by Senator Tester to Amendment SA 5194.
--Point of order that the amendment violates section 313 (b)(1)(A) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 5480.
--Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 5480 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 44. Record Vote Number:
--Amendment SA 5480 ruled out of order by the chair.


Executive Business (Saturday, August 6)

PN1466: Constance J. Milstein, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malta
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote 8/6/22.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 34. Record Vote Number: 286

PN1555: David M. Uhlmann, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
-- Motion to discharge considered by Senate.
-- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 39. Record Vote Number: 285 Pursuant to S. Res. 27 of the 117th Congress and placed on the Executive Calendar.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 1135.

PN1570: Monde Muyangwa, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Schumer, at 3:42 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.