Thursday, September 27, 2018

4:23 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 2:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m. Senator Perdue wraps up the Senate for the day.

Items passed by UC:

S.1768 with Feinstein amendment: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act.

H.R.4254: to amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women.
S.3170: Making certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, and for other purposes.
S.3354: to amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act.
S.Res.637: designating September 2018, as “National Kinship Care Month.”
S.Res.656: recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
S.Res.657: designating the week of September 23 through 29, 2018, as “National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week” .
S.Res.658: designating the week of September 30 through October 6, 2018 as “National Community Policing Week”.
Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.6287, 9/11 Memorial Act
The Senate confirmed the following military nominations:
Col. Jeffrey H. Hurlbert to be Brigadier General
Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont to be Vice Admiral
Capt. Robert D. Katz to be Rear Admiral (lower half)
Maj. Gen. Michael T. Plehn to be Lieutenant General
Rear Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski to be Vice Admiral
Maj. Gen. James E. Rainey to be Lieutenant General
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy to be Lieutenant General
Col. David P. Garfield to be Brigadier General
Maj. Gen. Timothy G. Fay to be Lieutenant General
Maj. Gen. George W. Smith, Jr. to be Lieutenant General
And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy

UC that Senate adjourns until 2:00 p.m Friday.

4:00 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.

1:15 p.m. Senator Lankford asked u.c. that the Senate stands in recess until 4:00 p.m.

1:14 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lisa Porter by a vote of 98-1. Senator Paul voted no. Senator Sullivan did not vote.

12:40 p.m. Roll call vote began on the confirmation of the Porter nomination.

12:00 p.m. The Senate convened.


The Senate will convene at noon and will consider the nomination of Lisa Porter to be deputy undersecretary of  defense, with a confirmation vote to occur at 12:40 p.m.