Today’s Daily Update

TAKEAWAY: The House is in a pro forma session. The Senate will vote on cloture for various nominations.  

THE HOUSE

Friday

The House was not in session. 

Today

Quorum Call at 6:30 p.m. – Establishing a quorum in the House of Representatives for the Second Session of the 117th Congress.  

The Senate

Friday

Legislative Business
On December 18th, the Senate reached an agreement that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, following consultation with the Republican Leader, no later than January 14, 2022, the Senate proceed to the consideration of S.3436 re: sanctions/Nord Stream 2 introduced by Senator Cruz; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees on the bill; that upon the use or yielding back of that time, the bill be considered read a third time, and the Senate vote on passage of the Cruz bill , with 60-affirmative votes required for passage, with no amendments in order and without intervening action or debate.

Executive Business
At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #572 Gabriel Sanchez, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #635 Holly A. Thomas, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Today

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.

At approximately 5:30 pm, the Senate will vote on cloture on the Davidson nomination.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.
  2. Executive Calendar #465 Amitabha Bose, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Monday, January 10th at approx. 5:30 pm – roll call vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #612 Alan Davidson, of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information.