4:21 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene on Monday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. At 5:00 p.m. they will resume consideration of the nomination of John Rakolta, Jr. to be Ambassador to the UAE with a cloture vote on the nomination to occur at 5:30 p.m.
Passed during wrap-up:
- H.R. 1200-Veteran’s compensation COLA
- S. Res. 311-Supporting the designation of the week of 9/11 as Patriot Week
- S. Res. 312-Designating the week of 9/8 as National Direct Support Professionals week.
4:16 p.m. Senator McConnell paid tribute to SAA staffer Cindy Hasiak.
3:44 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about prescription drug prices.
3:07 p.m. Senator Capito asked u.c. to call up and agree to S.Res. 310, Recognizing the King Centennial of the community of Wheeling, West Virginia. Senators Capito and Manchin spoke about the Centennial.
3:06 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #418 Brian Callanan to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.
3:05 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #419 Brent James McIntosh to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.
3:04 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #223 Robert A. Destro to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights.
3:03 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #288 Kenneth A. Howery to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the Kingdom of Sweden
3:01 p.m. ML McConnell began wrap up and filed cloture on Executive Calendar #399 John Rakolta, Jr. to be Ambassador of the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.
2:51 p.m. The Senate received the papers from the House with respect to S. 1790. S. 1790 is passed and amendment 938 is agreed to and the measure will be returned to the House.
2:25 p.m. Senators Schatz, Cardin, Murray and Duckworth spoke on military funding.
2:16 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about the Department of the Treasury and unclaimed funds.
2:15 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Thomas Peter Feddo to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security by a tally of 85-1. Senator Paul voted against.
1:45 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of Thomas Feddo to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Investment Security.
1:44 p.m. Senator Schumer paid tribute to SAA staffer Cindy Hasiak.
12:59 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about the southern border.
12:58 p.m. The nomination of Jennifer Nordquist to be U.S. Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development was confirmed by voice vote.
12:58 p.m. The Senate confirmed Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System by a vote of 60 to 31.
12:19 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
12:18 p.m. The request for return of papers from the House regarding S.1790 to provide for a correction was agreed to by unanimous consent.
12:03 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about the national debt and election security.
11:52 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about Vietnam and the Vietnamese community in Texas and paid tribute to staffer Sandy Edwards.
11:32 a.m. Senator Portman spoke about e cigarettes, pell grants, the opioid crisis, and the Great Lakes.
11:16 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about appropriations, gun control, China, and e cigarettes.
10:07 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about agriculture and trade.
10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about student loans.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume post-cloture consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman to the board of the Federal Reserve.
At 12:15 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bowman nomination and the nomination of Jennifer Nordquist to be U.S. executive director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
At 1:45 p.m. the Senate will vote on confirmation of Thomas Feddo, of Virginia, to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for investment security.