Monday, May 11, 2020

6:36 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:33 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell wrapped up for the evening. The following were agreed to by unanimous consent:

1.     Passed S.249, Taiwan WHO Observer Status, with Inhofe substitute

2.     Adopted S.Res.568, Recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States. (Collins/Brown)

3.     Adopted S.Res.569, expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their dedication and continued service to the United States. (Sinema/Lakford et al)

6:32 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Montgomery nomination, 60-29.

Senators voting in favor: 49 Republicans, 10 Democrats: Bennet, Carper, Coons, Jones, Manchin, Menendez, Murphy, Sinema, Tester & Warner; 1 Independent: King.

Senators not voting: 6 Democrats: Cardin, Leahy, Markey, Merkley, Murray and Whitehouse; 4 Republicans: Alexander, Rubio, Sasse and Toomey; 1 Independent: Sanders.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on the nomination of Brian Montgomery to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

5:24 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke on the Montgomery nomination.

5:05 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about Mother’s Day and covid-19.

4:53 p.m. Senator Boozman spoke on National Police Week.

4:30 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the FBI’s Russia investigation.

4:22 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on covid-19 and the economy.

3:20 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke on covid-19.

3:04 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on covid-19 and nominations.

3:03 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on covid-19.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Brian Montgomery to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a cloture vote on the Montgomery nomination.

Cloture has also been filed on the following nomination:

Troy Edgar to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security.