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Recent Floor Activity


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mr. Raphael G. Warnock, from the State of Georgia, called the Senate to order at 10 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Warnock 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 (Tuesday, May 11)

S.J.Res. 15 (Sen. Van Hollen): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Office of the Comptroller of Currency relating to "National Banks and Federal Savings Associations as Lenders".
-- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by petition pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c).
-- Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 57
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 183

S.Res. 205 (Sen. Cardin): A resolution promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2021, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians , Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Voice Vote.

S.Res. 206 (Sen. Grassley): A resolution supporting the designation of the week of April 18 through April 24, 2021, as National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Tuesday, May 11)

PN125: Andrea Joan Palm, of Wisconsin, to be Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 37. Record Vote Number: 180

PN128: Cynthia Minette Marten, of California, to be Deputy Secretary of Education
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 44. Record Vote Number: 181
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 44. Record Vote Number: 182

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 7:22 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Casey in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.