The Senate adjourned at 6:49 p.m. and will reconvene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd. Post-cloture debate time on the Clayton nomination expires at 12:34 a.m. May 4th.
- S. Res. 135 – Designating May 1 as Silver Star Service Banner Day, was passed by unanimous consent.
- S. 371 and Corker amdt. – Making technical changes and other improvements to the Dept. of State Authorities Act FY 17, were passed by unanimous consent.
- S. Res. 148 – Congratulation the students, parents, teachers and leaders of charter schools across the US, was passed by unanimous consent.
6:40 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke on drilling in the Eastern Gulf.
6:35 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Clayton nomination by a vote of 60 to 36.
5:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
5:12 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke in support of the Clayton nomination.
3:24 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the spending deal.
3:09 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the overhaul of the tax system.
3:08 p.m. By consent, the Senate confirmed pending military promotions.
3:02 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the spending deal.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Jay Clayton to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Clayton nomination.