6:29 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on Armenians.
6:27 p.m. By a vote of 49-44, the Senate invoked cloture on the Bradsher nomination. Senator Collins voted in favor. Senator Menendez voted against. Senators Braun, Cramer, Duckworth, Ossoff, Padilla, Risch, and Scott (SC) did not vote.
5:27 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Tanya J. Bradsher to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
5:24 p.m. Senator Tester spoke in support of the Bradsher nomination.
4:42 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on Senator Tuberville’s hold on military promotions and gun violence.
4:34 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on healthcare.
4:16 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke on September 11th, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the vaccine mandate for the military.
3:42 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the 22nd anniversary of September 11th, NATO, e-cigarettes and appropriations.
3:31 p.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about the 22nd anniversary of September 11th, Ukraine and Crime.
3:14 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the 22nd anniversary of September 11th, artificial intelligence and appropriations.
3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the nomination of Tanya Bradsher to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on cloture on the Bradsher nomination.
Cloture has also been filed on the following:
1. Jeffrey Irvine Cummings to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
2. The motion to proceed to H.R. 4366 -Appropriations for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.