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S.Res. 50: A resolution improving procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 6, 2019 (Introduced).


III

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 50

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 6, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Blunt) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

RESOLUTION

Improving procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.

1.

Consideration of nominations

(a)

Limit on consideration for certain nominations

(1)

In general

If cloture is invoked on a nomination described in paragraph (2), there shall be no more than 2 hours of post-cloture consideration equally divided between the majority leader and the minority leader, or their designees.

(2)

Nominations covered

A nomination described in this paragraph is a nomination of an individual to a position—

(A)

as a judge of a district court of the United States or of the United States Court of Federal Claims; or

(B)

in the executive branch that is not—

(i)

a position at level I of the Executive Schedule under section 5312 of title 5, United States Code; or

(ii)

a position as a member of—

(I)

the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;

(II)

the Securities and Exchange Commission;

(III)

the Federal Election Commission;

(IV)

the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;

(V)

the Federal Trade Commission;

(VI)

the National Labor Relations Board;

(VII)

the Commodity Futures Trading Commission;

(VIII)

the Consumer Product Safety Commission;

(IX)

the Federal Communications Commission;

(X)

the Surface Transportation Board;

(XI)

the Nuclear Regulatory Commission;

(XII)

the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; or

(XIII)

the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

(b)

Division of time on other nominations

If cloture is invoked on a nomination that is not described in subsection (a)(2), the period of post-cloture consideration shall be equally divided between the majority leader and the minority leader, or their designees.