Today’s Daily Update

The House will consider five bills under suspension of the Rules. The Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in Session.

 

Today

  • The House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for Morning Hour
  • Legislative Business will begin at 2:00 p.m.
  • Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.Con.Res. 16 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition (Sponsored by Rep. Dina Titus / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.Con.Res. 19 – Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby (Sponsored by Rep. Steny Hoyer / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1331 – Local Water Protection Act (Sponsored by Rep. Angie Craig / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 639 – To amend section 327 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to clarify that National Urban Search and Rescue Response System task forces may include Federal employees (Sponsored by Rep. Vicky Hartzler / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 2030 – Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (Sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva / Natural Resources Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • The Senate was not in Session.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Monday, April 8, 2019.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • There will be no roll call votes during Monday’s session.
  • We expect the next roll call vote to be at approximately 11:00am on Tuesday, April 9th on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #21, Daniel Desmond Domenico, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.
  • During today’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
    • 1) Executive Calendar #21, Daniel Desmond Domenico, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado
    • 2) Executive Calendar #27, Patrick R. Wyrick, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma
    • 3) Executive Calendar #105, Cheryl Marie Stanton, of South Carolina, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
    • 4) Executive Calendar #173, John P. Abizaid, of Nevada, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • 5) Executive Calendar #31, Holly A. Brady, of Indiana, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana
    • 6) Executive Calendar #30, David Steven Morales, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • If cloture is invoked on any of these nominations, there would be up to 2 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Then there would a cloture vote on the next nomination.