Standing Committee of Correspondents’ Meeting

The Standing Committee of Correspondents will meet on Monday, Octotber 25th at 1:30 p.m. in SVC-160. Reporters credentialed through the Senate-House daily press galleries are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

11:01 a.m. The Senate began a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #414 Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

10:53 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on inflation.

10:42 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke on voting rights.

10:26 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on winter heating bill increases and on Democrats anti-energy policies.

10:12 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on the voting rights legislation, on the Build Back Better plan, and on the nomination of Nick Perry.

10:11 a.m. ML Schumer completed the Rule XIV process on the following bills en bloc:

  •  S.3005, establishing appropriate thresholds for certain budget points of order in the Senate.
  • S.3006, amending the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits for fiscal years 2022 through 2031.
  • S.3007, to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the discretionary spending limits.
  • S.3008, to establish the Federal Rainy Day Fund to control emergency spending.
  • S.3009, to amend title VI of the Social Security Act to remove the prohibition on States and territories against lowering their taxes.
  • S.3010, to cap noninterest Federal spending as a percentage of potential GDP to right-size the Government, grow the economy, and balance the budget.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.

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The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Lhamon nomination.

At 1:45 p.m., if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will be considered expired and the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the following:

  • Confirmation of the nomination of Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2747, a bill to expand Americans’ access to the ballot box and reduce the influence of big money in politics, and for other purposes. {Freedom to Vote Act}

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

7:57 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will convene on Wednesday, October 20th at 10 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

At 11:00 a.m., the Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Catherine Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education. At 1:45 p.m., if cloture is invoked on the Lhamon nomination, the Senate will proceed to 2 votes on: 1. Confirmation of the Lhamon nomination 2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2747, Freedom to Vote Act.

7:37 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on inflation.

7:12 p.m. Senator King spoke on election security.

7:04 p.m. ML Schumer began wrap up:

  • ML Schumer filed cloture on Exec. Cal. #254 Tana Lin to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.
  • ML Schumer filed cloture on Exec. Cal. #187 Douglas L. Parker to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
  • ML Schumer filed cloture on Exec. Cal. #338 Myrna Perez to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit.
  • S.Res. 267, Designating June 12, 2021 Women Veterans Appreciation Day w/Booker amendment, adopted by u.c.
  • S.Res. 418, National 4-H Week, adopted by u.c.
  • S.Res. 422, Authorizing the use of the Hart Atrium for a bipartisan Halloween dog parade, adopted by u.c.
  • S. 3011, amend Title 6 of the Social Security Act, passed by u.c.
  • Began Rule XIV process on the following bills en bloc: S 3005, a bill establishing appropriate thresholds for certain budget points of order in the Senate; S. 3006, a bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend discretionary spending limits for FY 2022-2031; S. 3007, A bill to amend the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to extend the Discretionary Spending Limits; S. 3008, A bill to establish the Federal rainy day fund to control emergency spending; S. 3009, A bill to amend Title 6 of the Social Security Act to renew the prohibition on states and territories against lowering taxes; and S. 3010, a bill to cap noninterest Federal spending as a percentage of potential GDP to right size the government, grow the economy and balance the budget.

6:32 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on vaccine mandates and asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 2988. Senator Murray objected.

6:31 p.m. By a vote of 50-49, the Senate discharged the Nelson nomination from the Banking Committee. Senator Blunt did not vote.

5:30 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to discharge from the Banking Committee, PN604, Brian Eddie Nelson, CA, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes, Department of the Treasury.

5:03 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the cost of prescription drugs.

4:35 p.m. Senators Crapo, Grassley, and Young spoke on spoke in opposition to the provision regarding the IRS having access to personal accounts when transactions are over $10,000.

4:20 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the Ohio parents who saw extra tax cuts in their bank accounts to help offset the cost of daycare.

3:55 p.m. Senator Scott spoke in opposition to the provision regarding the IRS having access to personal accounts when transactions are over $600.

3:25 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke on immigration issues.

3:10 p.m. Senator Murray spoke on the Voting Rights Act legislation.

3:05 p.m. Leader Schumer asked that the Committee on Banking., Housing and Finance be discharged from further consideration of Brian Eddie Nelson, of CA, to be Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial crimes. He also set up 2 votes at 5:30 p.m. to the Motion to discharge the Nelson nomination from the Banking committee.

2:18 p.m. The Senate is voting on confirmation of Executive Calendar #261, Christine O’Hearn, to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey. The nomination was confirmed 52-44.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess and Senator Menendez spoke supporting the O’Hearn nomination.

1:00 p.m. By a vote of 53-44, the Senate invoked cloture on the O’Hearn nomination. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

Republicans voting Yes: Collins, Graham, and Murkowski.

Senators not voting: Blunt, Rounds, and Tillis.

11:54 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Christine O’Hearn to be U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.`

11:52 a.m. Senator King spoke on elections.

11:40 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on elections.

11:30 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke on appropriations.

11:14 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on inflation.

10:47 a.m. Senator Durbin paid tribute to Timuel Black and later on voting rights.

10:35 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on the economy and recent protests at the Department of Interior, and crime.

10:18 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on voting rights and the “build back better” initiative.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following Leader remarks, will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #261, Christine O’Hearn, of New Jersey to be United States District Judge for the District of New Jersey.

At 11:30 a.m., the Senate will vote on cloture on the O’Hearn nomination. Following the cloture vote the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

At 2:20 p.m., there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the O’Hearn nomination.

Additional roll call votes in relation to discharging nomination(s) are expected during today’s session of the Senate.

Cloture has been filed on:

  1. Executive Calendar #414, Catherine Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
  2. Motion to proceed to S.2747, Freedom to Vote Act.

Monday, October 18, 2021

6:57 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19. They will resume consideration of the nomination of Christine O’Hearn to be U.S. District Judge for NJ with a cloture vote on the nomination to occur at 11:30 a.m. Following the vote they will recess until 2:15 p.m. for weekly party lunches. If cloture is invoked on the nomination they will vote on confirmation at 2:20 p.m.

During wrap-up:

  • Cloture filed, Catherine Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
  • Cloture filed, S. 2747, a bill to expand American’s access to the ballot box and reduce influence of big money in politics
  • Agreed to S. Res. 420, relating to the death of the Honorable Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, former Senator for the state of IL
  • Agreed to, S. Res. 417, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Agreed to, S. Res. 421, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

6:21 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke against the vaccine mandate.

6:13 p.m. By a vote of 52-41, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Gustavo A. Gelpi to be US Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Senators Collins, Graham and Murkowski joined Democrats and voted Yes.

5:30 p.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of Gustavo A. Gelpi to be US Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

5:23 p.m. Senator Tester spoke paying tribute to Chief Earl.

5:05 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on immigration.

4:49 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on false promises made by President Biden.

4:42 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on the passing of Colin Powell, on voting rights legislation and on the Build Back Better legislation.

4:26 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on DOJ and school board meeting violence.

3:42 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the passing of Colin Powell, on the Chicago Sky basketball team, and supporting the Gelpi nomination.

3:22 p.m. RL McConnell spoke on the passing of Colin Powell and on the economy.

The Senate convened.

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The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of Exec. Cal. #259, Gustavo Gelpi to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Senate convened at 5:00 p.m. for a pro forma session only. Senator Booker presided and no business was conducted.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Senate convened at 12:00 noon for a pro forma session only.
Senator Markey presided and no business was conducted.

Friday, October 8, 2021

The Senate convened at 11:30 a.m. for a pro forma session only. Senator Sanders presided and no business was conducted.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

9:28 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until 11:30 a.m. October 8, 2021 for a pro forma session. Senator Lujan filed cloture ono the nomination of Christine Pouf, NJ, to be US. District Judge. This cloture motion will ripen On October 19, 2021.
The Senate will be in pro forma sessions on:

October 8, 2021 – 11:30 a.m.
October 12, 2021 – Noon
October 14, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.

9:04 p.m. Senator Lujan conducted wrap up. and the Senate passed the following:

En Bloc: Cal # 356 and 357
En Bloc: S.232; S.1226; S. 2205; S. 2126
S. Res 372- Sept 13 2021 Hispanic Institutions week
S. Res 400 – Childhood cancer awareness week
S. Res 411 – October 6, 2021 Energy Efficiency day
En Bloc: S. Res 412, 413, 414,415 and 416
S. 544 – Veteran Affairs Buddy Week
S. 796 – Veterans Affairs Maternity Week

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #357 Alexander Hoehn-Saric to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of 7 years from October 27, 2020.

Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #346 Xochitl Torres Small to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Rural Development.

ML Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #364 Patricia Tolliver Giles to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

8:59 p.m. Senator Schumer feted an outgoing member of the Senate floor staff.

8:58 p.m. By a vote of 54-39, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Gustavo Gelpi to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Republican Senators voting AYE: Collins Graham Murkowski Rubio & Scott (FL).

8:29 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #259 Gustavo A. Gelpi to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

8:28 p.m. By a vote of 50-48, the Senate agreed to motion to concur with the Schumer amendment in the nature of a substitute (3847) to the the motion to concur to the House Amendment to S. 1301 (debt Ceiling vehicle).

This was a party line vote. Senator Burr and Blackburn were absent.

8:06 p.m. The Senate began a roll call on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, with a further amendment.

8:05 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on the debt limit.

8:05 p.m. By a vote of 61-38, the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to concur in the House amend to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, w/a further amend (needed 60 votes)

Republican Senators voting yes: Blunt, Barrasso, Capito, Collins, Cornyn, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Rounds, Shelby, and Thune.

Senator Burr did not vote.

7:21 p.m. The Senate began a roll call on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, vehicle for the Debt Limit, with a further amendment. (60 vote affirmative threshold)

7:09 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on immigration and asked consent to call up S. 2196. Senator Carper objected.

6:58 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on the debt limit.

6:52 p.m. Senator Graham spoke on the debt limit.

6:14 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on the national debt.

5:29 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on spending and on the debt limit.

4:56 p.m. Senator Paul spoke on the debt and the debt limit.

4:27 p.m. By a vote of 50-49, the motion to discharge from the HELP Committee PN572, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, CA, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education was agreed to. Not voting: Senator Burr.

3:50 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to discharge from the HELP Committee PN572, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, CA, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

3:49 p.m. Senator Schumer announced that following disposition of the motion to discharge from the HELP Committee PN572, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, CA, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education, that there be up to 4 hours of debate on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S. 1301 followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur with an amendment.

If cloture is invoked all post cloture time will be yielded back, the amendment will be withdrawn and the Senate vote on the motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 1301.

Following that vote the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Gustavo A. Gelpi to be U.S. District Judge for the First Circuit. If cloture is invoked a confirmation vote will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.

3:02 p.m. Senators Van Hollen, Baldwin, Whitehouse, Klobuchar, Merkley, and Kaine spoke on the Build Back Better Plan.

2:29 p.m. Senator Lee spoke against vaccine mandates and asked consent to call up S. 2846. Senator Murray objected.

2:11 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on immigration and on the economy.

1:55 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the border crisis.

1:48 p.m. Senator Peters spoke on the nomination of Robert Santos to be Director of the Census Department and asked consent to call up Calendar 311 & 312. Senator Scott of FL objected.

1:31 p.m. Senators Manchin, Capito, Hyde-Smith, and Tester paid tribute to Woody Williams.

1:09 p.m. Senator Scott of Florida spoke against vaccine mandates.

12:56 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the Judiciary Committee report on
Subverting Justice: How the Former President and his Allies Pressured DOJ to Overturn the 2020 Election.

12:48 p.m. Senator Moran spoke supporting banking privacy from the IRS.

12:39 p.m. Senator Rosen spoke on Iron Dome funding and asked consent to call up H.R. 5323, Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022. Senator Paul objected.

12:21 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on Iron Dome funding and asked consent to call up H.R. 5323, Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022. Senator Paul objected.

11:56 a.m. Senators Tuberville, Scott (FL) and Braun spoke about the $600 financial transaction part of the proposed tax proposal. Senator Tuberville moved to proceed to S. 2953 (financial privacy). Senator Wyden objected.

11:44 a.m. Senator Cassidy spoke about flood insurance.

11:21 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the Democrats spending plan.

11:07 a.m. The cloture motion with respect to the motion to concur in the House Message to Accompany S. 1301, the legislative vehicle for debit limit legislation, was withdrawn via unanimous consent. The motion to table the motion to refer was agreed to by voice vote. The motion to table the motion to concur with an amendment was agreed to by voice vote. Cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S. 1301 with an Amendment #3847. Cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S. 1301.

Majority Leader Schumer proposed amendment #3848 to amendment #3847. The motion to refer the House Message to Accompany S.1301 with instructions to the Committee on Finance, and to report back with amendment #3849 forthwith, was agreed to by voice.

He also proposed amendment #3850 with amendment #3849 to refer to S. 1301 and a second degree amendment #3851 to amendment #3850.

Cloture was also filed on Exec. Cal. #259, Gustavo A. Gelpi to be U.S. District Judge for the First Circuit.

The Senate is now debating (for up to 4 hours) the motion to discharge from the HELP Committee PN572, Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, CA, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.

10:43 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the DOJ and the 2020 Election.

10:29 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about the debt limit.

10:17 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer said they have reached an agreement and they hope to get it done as soon as today.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following any Leader remarks, will proceed to Executive Session. Discussions continue on reaching an agreement to consider debt limit legislation and nominations during today’s session.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

12:10 a.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. They will resume Executive Session. The vote on Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit suspension is TBD.

3:26 p.m. The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

3:25 p.m. By a vote of 54-46, the Senate confirmed Sarah Merriam to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

Senators Collins, Graham, Murkowski, and Tillis joined all Democrats and voted in favor.

2:24 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #340 Sarah A.L. Merriam to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

1:38 p.m. Senators Fischer, Inhofe, Cramer, Blackburn, Wicker and Rounds spoke on Afghanistan.

1:16 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke on Afghanistan.

12:51 p.m. Senator Baldwin spoke on nominations. She asked unanimous consent for the Senate to confirm the nomination of Karen Jean Hedlund, CO, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board. Senator Lee objected.

12:22 p.m. Sentor Cornyn spoke about taxes.

12:22 p.m. By a vote of 53 – 47, the Senate invoked cloture on the Merriam nomination.

Republicans voting Yes: Collins, Graham, and Murkowski.

11:43 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Sarah Merriam to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

11:30 a.m. Senator Toomey spoke about Saul Omarova.

11:23 a.m. Senator Barrasso continued his remarks.

11:20 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the debt ceiling.

11:19 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the Democrats spending plan.

11:09 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Democrats spending plan.

11:05 a.m. Senator Casey spoke on the nomination of Elizabeth Brown to be General Counsel of the Department of Education. The Brown nomination was confirmed by voice vote.

10:46 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the debt limit and also about tax hikes.

10:35 a.m. Senator Booker asked for unanimous consent to confirm Shalanda Baker to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Dept. of Energy. Senator Lee objected.

10:34 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of Sarah Merriam to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

10:33 a.m. S. 4 (amend the voting rights act of 1965) was read for the 2nd time and placed on the calendar.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Sarah Merriam to be United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut.

One vote at 11:30 a.m.: cloture on the Merriam nomination.

Two votes at 2:15 p.m.:

  1. confirmation of the Merriam nomination.
  2. Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.1301, the legislative vehicle for the debt limit suspension.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

6:41 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:28 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on immigration.

6:25 p.m. Senator Collins spoke in support of the recently confirmed Darcie McElwee to be a US Attorney for the District of Maine.

6:23 p.m. Senator Warner wrapped up for the evening.

6:22 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lauren King to be a District Judge for the district of Western Washington, 55-44. GOP in favor: Collins, Graham, Grassley, McConnell, Murkowski & Rounds. Not voting: Feinstein.

5:38 p.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #253 Lauren J. King, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

5:36 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke supporting the King nomination.

5:05 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Senator Lee asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 2848. Senator Murphy objected.

4:51 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke on Covid-19 vaccinations.

4:34 p.m. Senator Capito spoke on Infrastructure.

4:16 p.m. Senator Lujan spoke on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021.

4:05 p.m. Senator Warnock spoke on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021.

3:58 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021.

3:55 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the right to vote and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021.

3:50 p.m. Leader Schumer spoke on the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021.

3:37 p.m.  Senator Leahy spoke paid tribute to John Lewis and offered the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2021 .

3:35 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the King nomination, 55-44.
GOP in favor: Collins, Graham, Grassley, McConnell, Murkowski & Rounds. Not voting: Feinstein.

2:55 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington.

2:55 p.m. By a vote of 79-20, the Adams-Allen nomination was confirmed. Voting against: Blackburn, Braun, Cassidy, Cotton, Cruz, Daines, Ernst, Hawley, Hyde-Smith, Johnson, Kennedy, Lankford, Lee, Lummis, Marshall, Paul, Rubio, Scott of Florida, Shelby and Tubeville. Not voting: Feinstein.

2:15 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

12:23 p.m. Senator Hagerty spoke on the infrastructure bill.

12:17 p.m. Senator Murray spoke in support of the King nomination.

12:16 p.m. By a vote of 78-21, the Senate invoked cloture on the Adams-Allen nomination.

Republicans voting Yes: Barrasso, Blunt, Burr, Capito, Collins, Cornyn, Cramer, Crapo, Fischer, Graham, Grassley, Hagerty, Hoeven, Inhofe, McConnell, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Risch, Romney, Rounds, Sasse, Scott (SC), Sullivan, Thune, Tillis, Toomey, Wicker, and Young.

Senator Feinstein did not vote.

11:35 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Paloma Adams-Allen to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development.

11:30 a.m. Senator Burr paid tribute to Vanessa Lee of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

11:21 a.m. Senator Thune spoke against the Democrats spending plans and the death tax.

11:12 a.m. Senator Warren spoke on the Federal Reserve.

10:47 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on inflation and against the Democrats spending plans.

10:30 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on infrastructure, on the debt limit, and on voting rights.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 am today. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #336, Paloma Adams-Allen, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

1 vote at 11:30 am:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the Adams-Allen nomination.

Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 pm for the weekly caucus meetings.

2 votes at 2:15 pm:

  1. Confirmation of the Adams-Allen nomination
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #253, Lauren J. King, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington
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