February 6, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 23 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 50--IMPROVING PROCEDURES FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS IN THE SENATE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 23
(Senate - February 06, 2019)
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[Page S924] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 50--IMPROVING PROCEDURES FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS IN THE SENATE Mr. LANKFORD (for himself and Mr. Blunt) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration: S. Res. 50 Resolved, SECTION 1. CONSIDERATION OF NOMINATIONS. (a) Limit on Consideration for Certain Nominations.-- (1) In general.--If cloture is invoked on a nomination described in paragraph (2), there shall be no more than 2 hours of post-cloture consideration equally divided between the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees. (2) Nominations covered.--A nomination described in this paragraph is a nomination of an individual to a position-- (A) as a judge of a district court of the United States or of the United States Court of Federal Claims; or (B) in the executive branch that is not-- (i) a position at level I of the Executive Schedule under section 5312 of title 5, United States Code; or (ii) a position as a member of-- (I) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; (II) the Securities and Exchange Commission; (III) the Federal Election Commission; (IV) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; (V) the Federal Trade Commission; (VI) the National Labor Relations Board; (VII) the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; (VIII) the Consumer Product Safety Commission; (IX) the Federal Communications Commission; (X) the Surface Transportation Board; (XI) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; (XII) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; or (XIII) the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. (b) Division of Time on Other Nominations.--If cloture is invoked on a nomination that is not described in subsection (a)(2), the period of post-cloture consideration shall be equally divided between the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, or their designees. ____________________