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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, July 11, 2024

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 (Thursday, July 11)

H.R. 1105 (Rep. Wagner): A bill to amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to reauthorize the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 150 (Sen. Cornyn): A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit product hopping, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2399 (Sen. Cornyn): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 2399 proposed by Senator Cornyn.
--Amendment SA 2399 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 159 (Sen. Cornyn): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exemption from gross income for mandatory restitution or civil damages as recompense for trafficking in persons.
-- Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3068 (Sen. Braun): A bill to require each enterprise to include on the Uniform Residential Loan Application a disclaimer to increase awareness of the direct and guaranteed home loan programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4351 (Sen. Murray): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize certain poison control programs.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 4554 (Sen. Murray): A bill to express support for protecting access to reproductive health care after the Dobbs v. Jackson decision on June 24, 2022.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

S.J.Res. 89 (Sen. Cruz): A joint resolution to direct the termination of the use of United States Armed Forces for the construction, maintenance, and operation of the Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore pier on the coast of the Gaza Strip that has not been authorized by Congress .
-- Point of order that the measure is not entitled to expedited procedures under 50 U.S.C. 1546(a) against the measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 46. Record Vote Number: 212

S.Res. 765 (Sen. Lankford): A resolution relating to the death of the Honorable James Mountain Inhofe, former Senator for the State of Oklahoma .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 766 (Sen. Klobuchar): A resolution recognizing September 17, 2024, as "National Voter Registration Day".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, July 11)

PN1293: Robin Michelle Meriweather, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote today.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 39. Record Vote Number: 213

PN1344: Margaret L. Taylor, of Maryland, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State
-- 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 be waived.

PN1400: Kashi Way, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen 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 be waived.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 7/23/2024.

PN1401: Adam B. Landy, of South Carolina, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen 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 be waived.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Schumer, at 4:49 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 11:15 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2024.