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This Week in the Senate: 8/10/2020

This week, the Senate is participating in negotiations of a stimulus bill.

Floor Action:¹
Monday:
The floor agenda has not yet been decided.Tuesday:
The floor agenda has not yet been decided.Wednesday:
The floor agenda has not yet been decided. Thursday:
The floor agenda has not yet been decided. Notes:

¹The floor schedule is an approximate guide to when votes may occur. It may not necessarily be completely accurate due to things changing in the Senate during the week.

Weekly Update: 8/7/2020

Vacancies: Courts of Appeals: Current Vacancies: 0(± 0 this week)Future Vacancies: 0(± 0)District Courts: Current Vacancies: 71 (- 1)Future Vacancies: 2(± 0) Pending Nominations: Courts of Appeals: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 0(± 0 this week)Hearings held and still in Committee: 0(± 0)Reported out of Committee/Pending on Executive Calendar: 0(± 0) District Courts: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 17(± 0)Hearings held and still in Committee: 5(± 0)Reported out of Committee/Pending on Executive Calendar: 20 (- 1)Court of Federal Claims: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 2(± 0)Hearings held and still in Committee: 0(± 0)Reported out of Committee/Pending on Executive Calendar: 4(± 0) Tax Court: Pending before Senate Finance Committee without hearing: 0(± 0)Hearings held and still in Committee: 0 (- 2)Reported out of Committee/Pending on Executive Calendar: 2 (+ 2)Alina I. Marshall, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the Uni…

This Week in the Senate: 8/3/2020

This week, the Senate is holding votes on two nominations.

Floor Action:¹
Monday:
The Senate will vote at 5:30 pm to invoke cloture on the nomination of Under Secretary of Energy Mark Wesley Menezes to serve as Deputy Secretary of Energy.Tuesday:
The Senate will vote to confirm Menezes, and then will resume consideration of a COVID-19 response and economic stimulus bill.Wednesday:
The Senate will continue negotiations of a stimulus bill off of the floor. Thursday:
The Senate will vote to invoke cloture on, and confirm, the nomination of Deputy Assistant Attorney General (Fraud and Appellate Sections) for the Criminal Division, John P. Cronan, to serve as a Judge of the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. Cronan is opposed by Democrats for his authorship of a law review article criticizing affirmative action. If confirmed, he would fill a judicial emergency from 2018. On Monday, the Finance Committee will hold an executive session to vote on Tax Court nominees Christian N. Weiler and …

Weekly Update: 7/31/2020

Vacancies: Courts of Appeals: Current Vacancies: 0(± 0 this week)Future Vacancies: 0(± 0)District Courts: Current Vacancies: 72 (- 2)Future Vacancies: 2(± 0) Pending Nominations: Courts of Appeals: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 0(± 0 this week)Hearings held and still in Committee: 0(± 0)Reported out of Committee/Pending on Executive Calendar: 0(± 0) District Courts: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 17 (- 5)Hearings held and still in Committee: 5 (- 1)J. Philip Calabrese, of Ohio, to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio (hearing held, July 29, 2020)Aileen Mercedes Cannon, of Florida, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida (hearing held, July 29, 2020)Toby Crouse, of Kansas, to be a United States District Judge for the District of Kansas (hearing held, July 29, 2020)James Ray Knepp II, of Ohio, to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Ohio (hearing he…

This Week in the Senate: 7/27/2020

This week, the Senate is holding votes on six nominations, including two to the judiciary, and the Judiciary Committee will convene for a nominations hearing and an executive business meeting.

Floor Action:¹
Monday:
The Senate will vote at 5:30 pm to confirm the nomination of Ogletree Deakins shareholder William Scott Hardy to be a Judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. Hardy is opposed by Democrats for his work in employment litigation, and if confirmed, he would fill a vacancy from 2019. Tuesday:
The Senate will vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana David C. Joseph to serve as a Judge of the Western District of Louisiana in Alexandria. Joseph is opposed by Senate Democrats for his statements about election fraud and illegal immigrants. If confirmed, he would fill a vacancy from 2017. The Senate will then vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Dana T. Wade to be an Assistant Secretary of Housin…

Weekly Update: 7/24/2020

Vacancies: Courts of Appeals: Current Vacancies: 0(± 0 this week)Future Vacancies: 0(± 0)District Courts: Current Vacancies: 74(± 0)Future Vacancies: 2(± 0) Pending Nominations: Courts of Appeals: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 0(± 0 this week)Hearings held and still in Committee: 0(± 0)Reported out of Committee/Pending on Executive Calendar: 0(± 0) District Courts: Pending before Senate Judiciary Committee without hearing: 22(± 0)Hearings held and still in Committee: 6 (- 5)David W. Dugan, of Illinois, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois (held over, July 23, 2020)Hala Y. Jarbou, of Michigan, to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan (held over, July 23, 2020)Iain D. Johnston, of Illinois, to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois (held over, July 23, 2020)Stephen P. McGlynn, of Illinois, to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Illinois …

This Week in the Senate: 7/20/2020

This week, the Senate is holding votes on one bill and two nominations, and the Judiciary Committee will convene for an executive business meeting.

Floor Action:¹
Monday:
The Senate will vote at 5:30 pm on confirmation of the nomination of Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought to serve as Director of the agency. Then, the Senate will continue debating S. 4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. Tuesday:
The Senate will continue consideration of the NDAA, with votes on amendments likely. Wednesday:
The Senate will continue consideration of the NDAA, with votes on amendments likely. Thursday:
The Senate will continue consideration of the NDAA, with a vote on final passage likely. The Senate will also vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ogletree Deakins shareholder William Scott Hardy to be a Judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh. Hardy is opposed by Democrats for his work in employment litigation, and if …