6:47 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
6:46 p.m. The Senate consented to have two confirmation votes Thursday: noon on Bernard McNamee’s nomination to FERC, and 1:45 p.m. on Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The Senate consented to S. Res. 715, to honor the late President Bush.
6:21 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about the earthquake in Alaska.
5:59 p.m. Senator Warner spoke in support of Senator Casey’s initiative on childhood death. He also spoke in support of legislation to improve efforts to locate victims of abduction and other missing persons.
5:48 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about his legislation to research and combat the phenomenon of sudden,unexplained death in young children.
5:44 p.m. Senator Kennedy paid tribute to the late President Bush.
5:18 p.m. Senator Nelson paid tribute to the late President Bush. He spoke about voting rights.
4:48 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on the McNamee nomination and climate change.
4:43 p.m. Senator Blunt paid tribute to a staffer.
4:42 p.m. The McNamee nomination was confirmed 50-49 on a party line vote with Senator Tillis the lone absentee.
4:04 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulator Commission.
4:00 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke against the McNamee nomination.
3:47 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke supporting the McNamee nomination.
3:20 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke against the McNamee nomination.
3:12 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke against the McNamee nomination.
2:33 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to the late President Bush. He spoke about the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
2:32 p.m. Senator Corker welcomed the visiting chaplain.