7:11 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday under the provisions of S.Res.333 as a further mark of respect for the late Carl M. Levin, former Senator for the State of Michigan.
7:05 p.m. ML Schumer began wrap up:
- S. 1046, A bill to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to reauthorize the residential substance use disorder treatment program, and for other purposes, passed by u.c.
- S. 1301, Promoting Physical Activity for Americans Act, passed by voice vote
- S. 2045, A bill to designate the area between the intersections of 16th Street, Northwest and Fuller Street, Northwest and 16th Street, Northwest and Euclid Street, Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia, as “Oswaldo Paya Way,” passed by u.c.
- S.Res. 318, A resolution expressing support for the designation of July 2021 as “American Grown Flower and Foliage Month,” adopted by u.c.
- S.Res. 333, Relating to the death of the Honorable Carl Levin, a former Senator for the state of Michigan, adopted by u.c.
- Nominations confirmed en bloc by voice vote: Janie Simms Hipp to be General Counsel of the Department of Agriculture; Susanna V. Blume to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Department of Defense; and Margaret Vo Schaus to be Chief Financial Officer at NASA
5:12 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the child tax credit.
4:26 p.m. Senators Klobuchar and Smith spoke congratulating Suni Lee.
3:43 p.m. Senators Stabenow, Peters, Reed and Merkley paid tribute to the late Senator Levin.
3:40 p.m. By a vote of 47- 34 the nomination of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was confirmed.
2:59 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
2:50 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke supporting the Jaddou nomination.
2:39 p.m. Senator Scott of FL spoke on the Infrastructure legislation.
2:30 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on Coronavirus response.
2:13 p.m. RL McConnell paid tribute to former Senator Levin and on nominations.
1:57 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Infrastructure.
1:38 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about employee whistleblower protections.
1:37 p.m. By a vote of 50-41, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services This was a party line vote.
Not voting: Senators Burr, Inhofe, Johnson, Marshall, Paul, Risch, Rounds, Rubio & Sasse.
1:06 p.m. The Senate is voting on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #232 Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
1:05 p.m. The Senate agreed to, 66-28: Motion to proceed to Cal. #100, H.R.3684, the legislative vehicle for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
16 Republicans voted yes: Senators Blunt, Burr, Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cramer, Crapo, Graham, Grassley, Hoeven, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Tillis & Young.
Not voting: Senators Inhofe, Marshall, Paul, Risch, Rounds & Rubio.
12:25 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Cal. #100, H.R.3684, the legislative vehicle for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
11:10 a.m. Senator Durbin paid tribute to Senator Levin and later on immigration.
10:51 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer paid tribute to Senator Levin, and later spoke on the infrastructure bill and the Jaddou nomination.
10:35 a.m. Senator Leahy paid tribute to former Senator Levin on his passing.
10:30 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:30 a.m. and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.3684, the legislative vehicle for the bipartisan infrastructure framework.
At 11:30 a.m., the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
- Motion to proceed to H.R.3684.
- cloture on the nomination of Ur Mendoza Jaddou to be Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
If cloture is invoked on the Jaddou nomination, there will be up to 2 hours of debate, followed by a vote on confirmation of the Jaddou nomination.
Additional votes are possible during today’s session.