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10:00 a.m. - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate convenes and proceeds to a period of morning business, thereafter resuming Executive Session to consider the nomination of Sean Cairncross, to be CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation, voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the Cairncross nomination, recessing from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus meetings, later if invoked, proceeding to vote on confirmation of the Cairncross nomination; and on motions to invoke cloture on the nominations of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Allen Cothrel Winsor, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, James David Cain, Jr., to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; and Greg Girard Guidry, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, when invoked, proceeding to debate on the nominations, post-cloture.

12:00 p.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at noon for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business, with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. One Minutes // Suspension: H.R. 3253 - Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access, and Strengthening Accountability Act of 2019 (Rep. Dingell / Energy and Commerce) // Continue Consideration of H.R. 2740 - Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Defense, State, and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Rep. DeLauro / Appropriations) // Postponed Amendment Votes: Rep. Lesko Amendment; Rep. Jackson Lee Amendment #1; Rep. Jackson Lee Amendment #2; Rep. Gosar Amendment #1; Rep. Grijalva Amendment; Rep. Gosar Amendment #2; Rep. Speier Amendment; Rep. Meadows Amendment; Democratic En Bloc #1; Rep. Grothman Amendment; Democratic En Bloc #2; Rep. Walker Amendment; Rep. Palmer Amendment; Rep. Arrington Amendment; Rep. Banks Amendment; Rep. Allen Amendment // The Rule provides for no further general debate and makes in order the remaining following amendments. // A list of the 107 amendments made in order can be found here. // Special Orders

2:00 p.m. - Senate GOP Weekly Briefing: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and party leaders speak to reporters about floor procedure and features of the annual defense authorization, addressing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border, tensions with Iran, a new acting Defense Secretary, 9/11 victims' compensation, an effort at reparations, immigration enforcement by the Trump administration, and negotiations over budget caps.

2:15 p.m. - Senate Democrats Weekly Briefing: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and party leaders speak to reporters about moves to attach proposed election security legislation to the annual defense authorization, acting secretaries in the Trump cabinet after a resignation at the Defense Department, vetting and confirming nominees, immigrant family separation by the administration, and independence of the Federal Reserve.

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June 19, 2019

9:30 a.m. - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: The Senate resumes consideration of the nominations of Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, Allen Cothrel Winsor, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, James David Cain, Jr., to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; and Greg Girard Guidry, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, voting on confirmation of the nominations; thereafter proceeding to consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1790, National Defense Authorization Act, voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill, if invoked, proceeding to debate on the motion.

10:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. // One Minutes // Complete Consideration of H.R. 2740 - Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, Defense, State, and Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Rep. DeLauro / Appropriations) // Begin Consideration of H.R. 3055 - Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Serrano / Appropriations) // Special Orders

June 20, 2019

Time TBA - SENATE FLOOR DEBATE: Agenda TBD

10:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. // One Minutes // Continue Consideration of H.R. 3055 - Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Serrano / Appropriations) // Special Orders

June 21, 2019

9:00 a.m. - HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. // One Minutes // Complete Consideration of H.R. 3055 - Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2020, Rules Committee Print (Subject to a Rule) (Rep. Serrano / Appropriations) // Special Orders

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