Monday, December 24, 2018

The Senate will meet for a pro forma session at 11:00 am on Monday, December 24, 2018.
When the Senate adjourns on Monday, it will next convene at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
 On Thursday, following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.695, the House-passed CR.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

3:17 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned to convene for a pro forma session at 11:00 am on Monday, December 24, 2018. When the Senate adjourns on Monday, it will next convene at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2018. On Thursday, following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.695, the House-passed CR.

3:03 p.m. ML McConnell began wrap up, the Senate passed the following:

Concurred in the House amendment to S.3661: 75th Anniversary of World War II.
Passed H.R.7319: leaseback of certain Federal real property.
Passed H.R.7318: to ensure Public Building Reform Board has adequate time to carry out the responsibilities of the Board.
Passed H.R.4689: to authorize early repayment of obligations to the Bureau of Reclamation within the Northport Irrigation District in the State of Nebraska.
Passed H.R.1967: Bureau of Reclamation Pumped Storage Hydropower Development Act.
Passed H.R.4203 with Toomey substitute amendment: to amend title 18, US Code, with regard to stalking.
Passed H.R.7279: Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.
Adopted S.Res.742: Cancer Screen Week.
Adopted S.Res.743: International Association of Fire Fighters.
Adopted S.Res.285: Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook.
Passed H.Con.Res.149: Technical Corrections to H.R.4174, Evidence-Based Policymaking.
Passed S.573: National Criminal Justice Commission Act.
Passed H.R.4969 with Corker substitute amendment: Embassy Security.
Passed H.R.672: Combating European Anti-Semitism.

Executive Business
Confirmed the following nominations:

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1204 – the following to be Brigadier General:
Col. David W. Abba
Col. Christopher R. Amrhein
Col. Charles D. Bolton
Col. Larry R. Broadwell, Jr.
Col. Terry L. Bullard
Col. Scott A. Cain
Col. Jimmy R. Canlas
Col. Julian C. Cheater
Col. Roy W. Collins
Col. Colin J. Connor
Col. Donald J. Cothern
Col. David S. Eaglin
Col. Steven G. Edwards
Col. Troy L. Endicott
Col. Gregory J. Gagnon
Col. Richard W. Gibbs
Col. Jennifer L. Grant
Col. Stewart A. Hammons
Col. Robert S. Jobe
Col. John M. Klein, Jr.
Col. Gregory Kreuder
Col. Benjamin R. Maitre
Col. Matteo G. Martemucci
Col. Caroline M. Miller
Col. David A. Mineau
Col. Paul J. Murray
Col. Ty W. Neuman
Col. John P. Newberry
Col. Jefferson J. O’Donnell
Col. Thomas B. Palenske
Col. Evan L. Pettus
Col. Christopher S. Povak
Col. Bradley L. Pyburn
Col. Chad D. Raduege
Col. Michael T. Rawls
Col. Ryan R. Samuelson
Col. David J. Sanford
Col. David G. Shoemaker
Col. Rebecca J. Sonkiss
Col. Claude K. Tudor, Jr.
Col. Daniel H. Tulley
Col. Jeffery D. Valenzia
Col. John C. Walker
Col. Steven P. Whitney

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #1206 – Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James to be Major General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1207 – Maj. Gen. Duke Z. Richardson to be Lieutenant General

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1208 – the following to be Brigadier General:
Col. Kevin D. Admiral
Col. Timothy D. Brown
Col. Joshua M. Rudd
Col. Paul T. Stanton
Cal. #1209 – Maj. Gen. Terry R. Ferrell to be Lieutenant General
Cal. #1210 – Col. Timothy D. Connelly to be Brigadier General
Cal. #1211 – Col. Gerald R. Krimbill to be Brigadier General
Cal. #1212 – Col. Stacy M. Babcock to be Brigadier General
Cal. #1213 – Lt. Gen. Eric J. Wesley to be Lieutenant General
Cal. #1214 – Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas to be Lieutenant General

NAVY
Executive Calendar #1215 – Rear Adm. Robert D. Sharp to be Vice Admiral

ARMY
Executive Calendar #1228 – Lt. Gen. Richard D. Clarke to be General

MARINE CORPS
Executive Calendar #1229 – Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. to be General

AIR FORCE
Executive Calendar #1230 – The following to be Brigadier General:
Col. Scott C. Bridgers
Col. Thomas D. Crimmins
Col. Thomas B. Hatley
Col. Scott A. Howard
Col. Patrick M. Kennedy
Col. Robert G. Kilgore
Col. William A. Kinnison, Jr.
Col. Terrence L. Koudelka, Jr.
Col. Kerry R. Lovely
Col. Brian T. McHenry
Col. Barbara C. Morrow
Col. Duke M. Ota, Jr.
Col. Louis J. Perino
Col. Erik A. Peterson
Col. Troy E. Pou
Col. Michael L. Reid
Col. John P. Russo
Col. Torrence W. Saxe
Col. David A. Smith
Col. Thomas M. Suelzer
Col. Taison K. Tanaka
Col. Justin R. Walrath
Executive Calendar #1231 – The following to be Major General:
Brig. Gen. John D. Caine
Brig. Gen. Larry K. Clark
Brig. Gen. Sean T. Collins
Brig. Gen. John P. Hronek, II
Brig. Gen. Wendy K. Johnson
Brig. Gen. Gregory F. Jones
Brig. Gen. Timothy J. LaBarge
Brig. Gen. Ronald S. Lambe
Brig. Gen. Timothy T. Lunderman
Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Owens, II
Brig. Gen. Greg A. Semmel
Brig. Gen. Brian M. Simpler
Executive Calendar #1232 – The following to be Brigadier General:
Col. Steven D. Michaud
Col. Raymond H. Siegfried, II

93 nominations (PNs 2507, 2626, 2638, 2639, 2670, 2671) in the U.S. Coast Guard.
PN2705: One hundred and sixty-two nominations (to be Commander in US Coast Guard), beginning with Austin L. Adcock, and ending with David J. Yadrick.
PN2706: Two hundred and fifty-nine nominations (to be Lieutenant Commander in US Coast Guard), beginning with Justin P. Aaronson, and ending with James B. Zorn.

2:37 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the shutdown and border wall.

2:34 p.m. Senator Boozman asked u.c. to consider H.R. 6602, to reauthorize the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route. The bill was passed by voice vote.

2:33 p.m. Senator Boozman asked u.c. to consider H.R. 5636, an act to designate additions to the flat side wilderness on the Wichita National Forest. The bill was passed by voice vote.

2:05 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke on the shutdown and General Mattis.

12:47 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the shutdown.

12:00 p.m.  Senator McConnell spoke about the ongoing negotiations between the White House and Senate democrats.  The Senate resumed consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.695, the House-passed CR.