Today’s Daily Update

The Senate will resume consideration of Alex Michael Azar II, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House is not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Measures Passed:
    • John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System:
      • Senate passed S. 1395, to revise the boundaries of certain John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System units in Delaware.
    • Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act:
      • Senate passed S. 2152, to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for assistance for victims of child pornography, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
    • Authorize the Production of Records:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 379, to authorize the production of records by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
    • Congratulating the University of Charleston Men’s Soccer Team:
      • Senate agreed to S. Res. 380, congratulating the University of Charleston men’s soccer team for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men’s Soccer Championship at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Missouri.
    • Azar Nomination–Agreement:
      • Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.
    • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 20), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, all post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 2:15 p.m., on Wednesday, January 24, 2018; and that Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination with no intervening action or debate.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
    • James Nomination–Agreement:
      • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, following the cloture vote on the nomination of Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of R.D. James, of Missouri, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army; and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate; that no further motions be in order, and Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State.
    • Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
      • By 84 yeas to 13 nays (Vote No. EX. 19), Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of four years.
    • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
      • By 84 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 18), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #597, Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, post-cloture. All post-cloture time on the Azar nomination will expire at 2:15pm on Wednesday.
  • At 2:15pm, there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Azar nomination followed by cloture vote on the Brownback nomination. There will then be a vote (voice vote expected) on confirmation of Executive Calendar #552, R. D. James, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Army Corps of Engineers).
  • 2:15pm—up to 3 votes (2 roll calls and 1 voice vote expected)
    • 1.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #597, Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (roll call vote).
    • 2.   Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #620, Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom (roll call vote).
    • 3.   Confirmation of Executive Calendar #552, R. D. James to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army (Army Corps of Engineers (voice vote expected).

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Commerce
Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies

 

 Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Energy

S.2329 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to reauthorize and amend the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 2014, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] (Introduced 01/23/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate – Environment and Public Works
Latest Action: Senate – 01/23/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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