October 25, 2020 - Issue: Vol. 166, No. 184 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest Section (PDF)
Monday, October 26, 2020
- Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.; Friday, October 30, 2020, at 12 p.m.; Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 10:15 a.m.; and Friday, November 6, 2020, at 10 a.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, November 6, 2020, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Knepp II Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of James Ray Knepp II, of Ohio, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio.
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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Monday, October 26, 2020, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate resume consideration of the nomination at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. EX. 224), Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pages S6588, S6604–05
During consideration of the nomination today, Senate took the following action:
By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 223), Senate sustained the ruling of the Chair. Subsequently, Schumer motion to appeal the ruling of the Chair that Schumer motion to adjourn is not in order, was rejected and the decision of the Chair stands as the judgement of the Senate.
2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
35 Army nominations in the rank of general.
1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
2 Space Force nominations in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S6589, S6604–05
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.
Routine lists in the Navy.
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination:
Stephen Andrew Kubiatowski, of Kentucky, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years, which was sent to the Senate on October 23, 2020.
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--224)
Pages S6578, S6588
Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon, on Sunday, October 25, 2020, and adjourned at 8:45 p.m., on Monday, October 26, 2020, until 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6603.)
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 10 a.m.