October 23, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 182 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
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Friday, October 23, 2020
By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 216), Senate agreed to the motion to open the doors.
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate took the following action:
By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 218), Senate agreed to the motion to table the Schumer motion to indefinitely postpone the nomination.
By 53 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 219), Senate agreed to the motion to table the Schumer motion to recommit the nomination to the Committee on the Judiciary.
By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 220), Senate agreed to the motion to table the appealing of the ruling of the Chair with respect to Schumer motion to adjourn, and the ruling of the Chair stands.
By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 221), Senate agreed to the McConnell motion to recess.
Prior to the consideration of this nomination today, Senate took the following action:
By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 217), Senate agreed to the McConnell motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Stephen Andrew Kubiatowski, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
Joseph Dawson III, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Quorum Calls: One quorum call was taken today. (Total--2)
Recess: Senate convened at 12 noon and recessed at 3:33 p.m., until 12 noon on Saturday, October 24, 2020, after agreeing to the motion to recess. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6417.)
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 446 pending military nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force.
House of Representatives
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Recommendations to Reclaim Congress' Article One Powers, Boost Staff Capacity, Improve the Schedule and Calendar, Improve the Budget and Appropriations Process, Identify Administrative Inefficiencies and Improve Technology and Continuity (H. Rept. 116–561).
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff, Chaplain, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Washington, DC.
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no Yea and Nay votes, and there were no Recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 11:30 a.m. and adjourned at 11:32 a.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
S. 209, to amend the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to provide further self-governance by Indian Tribes. Signed on October 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–180)
S. 881, to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather events. Signed on October 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–181)
S. 1380, to amend the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure to remind prosecutors of their obligations under Supreme Court case law. Signed on October 21, 2020. (Public Law 116–182)
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Saturday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10 a.m.
Carson, André, Ind., E981
Case, Ed, Hawaii, E980
Cárdenas, Tony, Calif., E982
Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E981, E982, E985
Cline, Ben, Va., E980
Cox, TJ, Calif., E978
Engel, Eliot L., N.Y., E978
Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E982, E986
Flores, Bill, Tex., E977
Granger, Kay, Tex., E983
Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E979
Kelly, Trent, Miss., E979, E980, E983
Loudermilk, Barry, Ga., E982
Meng, Grace, N.Y., E985
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E978, E984
Panetta, Jimmy, Calif., E979
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E980, E983
Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E985
Schneider, Bradley Scott, Ill., E984
Simpson, Michael K., Idaho, E979
Soto, Darren, Fla., E986
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E978, E981
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E977
Tlaib, Rashida, Mich., E977