9:11 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned and will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 3684, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, post-cloture.
At approximately 11:00 a.m., all post-cloture time will be considered expired, and the Senate will vote on passage of the bill as amended. Following disposition of the bill, ML Schumer is expected to move to proceed to S.Con.Res.14, Budget resolution, and the Senate would vote on that motion. Once the motion is agreed to, the vote-a-rama is expected to begin shortly thereafter.
9:11 p.m. Senator Whitehouse asked unanimous consent to pass S. 1917, K–12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021.
8:54 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke climate change.
8:38 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on the infrastructure bill and on climate change
8:27 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on infrastructure and began wrap up:
- Confirmed nominations en bloc by voice vote: Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #266 Samuel T. Walsh to be General Counsel of the Department of Energy; Executive Calendar #269 Mara Elizabeth Karlin to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; Executive Calendar #316 Jennifer L. Homendy to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of three years; Executive Calendar #325 Rena Bitter, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Consular Affairs); Executive Calendar #326 Gentry O. Smith, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security);
Executive Calendar #343 Caral E. Spangler to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army.
- Military Promotions confirmed by unanimous consent: Executive Calendar #302 – #310 and all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force and Army.
- Passed by unanimous consent – H.R. 3642, Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act,
- Passed by unanimous consent – S.Res. 202, A resolution designating May 7, 2021, as “United States Foreign Service Day” in recognition of the men and women who have served, or are presently serving, in the Foreign Service of the United States, and honoring the members of the Foreign Service who have given their lives in the line of duty.
- Adopted by unanimous consent – S.Res. 285, A resolution honoring the lives and legacies of the “Radium Girls” with the Menendez substitute amendment.
- Adopted by unanimous consent – S.Res. 319, A resolution expressing support for the designation of July 2021 as “National Sarcoma Awareness Month”.
- Adopted by a voice vote – S.Res. 346, Expressing support for honoring Earth Day, and for other purposes.
- Adopted by a voice vote – S.Res. 348, Recognizing the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
8:06 p.m. Senator Hagerty spoke on the infrastructure and budget deals.
7:50 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on climate change.
7:20 p.m. Senator Peters spoke on the budget resolution.
7:07 p.m. Senator Markey spoke on the budget resolution.
6:49 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on the budget resolution and on Afghanistan.
6:36 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about the budget resolution.
6:04 p.m. Senators Portman and Warner spoke on crypto currency.
5:59 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke on infrastructure and the budget resolution.
5:48 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on the Ligado order.
5:35 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on infrastructure and the budget resolution.
5:25 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on the western Sahara.
5:18 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the budget resolution.
4:51 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on infrastructure.
4:41 p.m. Senator Sinema spoke on infrastructure.
4:34 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on crypto currency then asked unanimous consent for the Senate to agree to Cruz amendment #2466. Senator Shelby asked for a modification to include his amendment #2535. Senator Cruz objected to the modification request and Senator Shelby objected to amendment #2466.
4:24 p.m. Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent that Senate agree to amendment #2656, Senator Shelby asked for a modification to include his amendment #2535 the request, Senator Toomey agreed to the modification request and asked unanimous consent that it be agreed to. Senator Sanders objected. Senator Carper asked unanimous consent for the Senate to agree to amendment #2656, Senator Shelby asked for a modification to include his amendment #2535. Senator Carper objected to the modification request and Senator Shelby objected to Senator Carper’s request to agree to amendment #2656.
4:08 p.m. Senators Toomey, Lummis, Portman, Cruz spoke on the infrastructure bill regarding crypto exchange.
3:51 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about infrastructure and the budget.
3:36 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on the budget.
3:24 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the Justice Department’s investigation into President Trump.
3:05 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke on climate and the budget.
2:49 p.m. Senator Collins spoke on infrastructure.
2:43 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on the budget.
2:24 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke on infrastructure and the budget.
2:19 p.m. Senator Murray spoke on the budget.
2:07 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on China.
2:01 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on infrastructure.
1:40 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the budget and infrastructure.
1:08 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on immigration, infrastructure, the budget., and the climate.
12:44 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on Afghanistan, climate change, and immigration.
12:33 p.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on the budget and Afghanistan.
12:16 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on infrastructure and the budget.
The Senate will convene at 12:00 noon and resume consideration of the Sinema-Portman substitute amendment #2137 to H.R.3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, post-cloture.
Once the post-cloture time is used, yielded back, or a further agreement is reached, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill as amended. Following disposition of the bill, Senator Schumer is expected to move to proceed to the Budget Resolution, and the Senate would vote on that motion.