Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider seven bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will proceed to consideration of Robert Earl Wier, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 5956 – Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 1026 – North Country National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act (Sponsored by Rep. Rick Nolan / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 2991 – Susquehanna National Heritage Area Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Lloyd Smucker / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 5005 – To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System (Sponsored by Rep. Al Lawson / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5655 – Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument Act (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 801 – Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Darin LaHood / Natural Resources Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 3997 – Free Veterans from Fees Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Keith Rothfus / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Wier Nomination–Agreement:
    • Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Robert Earl Wier, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 90 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 112), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, all post-cloture time on the nomination be considered expired, and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.
    • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky, post-cloture.
  • At 11:00am, all post cloture time will expire and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wier nomination, followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • 11:00am tomorrow, June 5th – 2 roll call votes:
    • 1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    • 2) Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:
    • 3) Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky
    • 4) Executive Calendar #587, Fernando Rodriguez, Jr., of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
    • 5) Executive Calendar #625, Annemarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama
  • Agreement of Marcus nomination
    • As a reminder, the Senate has reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive session for the consideration of the following nomination:
      • Executive Calendar #603, Exec. Cal. #603 – Kenneth L. Marcus, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
    • There will be 10 hours of debate equally divided in the usual form and following the use or yielding back of time the Senate will vote on the nomination with no intervening action or debate; that if confirmed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table; the President be immediately notified of the Senate’s action, that no further motions be in order, and that any statements relating to the nomination be printed in the Record.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

SEC
Open Meeting

Senate Commerce
A Decade of Digital Coast Partnership Program

Senate Appropriations
T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee Markup

Senate Foreign Relations
Nomination Hearing

Senate Appropriations
SEC/CFTC Budget

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Education

S.2986 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to award grants to States to support efforts at institutions of higher education to increase degree attainment, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 06/04/2018) Cosponsors: (2)
Committees: Senate – Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Action: Senate – 06/04/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.