7:44 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
7:21 p.m. Senator Portman spoke in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
7:03 p.m. ML Schumer announced by unanimous consent, at a time TBD, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #783, James C. O’Brien to be Head of the Office of Sanctions Coordination, with the rank of Ambassador. There will be 30 minutes of debate followed by vote on the nomination.
7:02 p.m. ML Schumer made the motion to discharge from Banking Committee Julia Ruth Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing & Urban Development.
7:00 p.m. The Senate voted 53-47 on the Motion to discharge Brown Jackson to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Republicans voting in favor: Senators Collins, Murkowski and Romney.
6:10 p.m. Leader Schumer spoke in favor of the Brown Jackson nomination and called for the vote on the motion to discharge from the judiciary committee.
5:50 p.m. Leader McConnell spoke in favor of the Brown Jackson nomination.
5:30 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the Brown nomination.
5:10 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on inflation and immigration policy under Biden.
4:50 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the causes of inflation.
4:45 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the war in Ukraine.
4:32 p.m. ML Schumer made the motion to discharge the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson from the Judiciary Committee. There will now be up to 4 hours of debate.
4:01 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke about workers unionizing at Starbucks.
3:53 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson.
3:02 p.m. ML Schumer asked u.c. that he be recognized at 5:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in Executive Session. We expect a motion to discharge the nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson from the Committee on the Judiciary. Once the motion is made, there would then be up to 4 hours of debate. That vote is not expected before 5:30 p.m.
Unanimous consent agreements:
*Cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.4373, the vehicle for COVID funding, will ripen at a time to be determined.
The votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined:
1. Executive Calendar #718 Susan Grundmann to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
2. Executive Calendar #717 Cathy Ann Harris to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board
3. Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board