Senate schedule
Other than Pro forma sessions, the Senate is adjourned until Monday, September 6th at 3:00 p.m., with the first vote that evening at 5:30 p.m.
Pro forma schedule
The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions on the following dates and times, with no business expected: Friday August 19th at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. Friday August 26th at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday August 30th at 10:00 a.m. Friday September 2nd at 9:00 a.m.
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3:42 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

3:36 p.m. ML Schumer wrapped up. The following occurred in wrap-up:
A bill to extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ Fund. (S.4785)
A bill to remove the 4-year sunset from the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018. (S.3115)
A resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association. (S.Res.675, as amended by the Van Hollen amendment in the nature of a substitute (5434), which was agreed to by unanimous consent)
A bill to require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish a working group relating to best practices and Federal guidance for animals in emergencies and disasters, and for other purposes. (S.4205, as amended by the Committee-reported substitute amendment, which was agreed to by unanimous consent)
A resolution honoring the dedication of the Ball family to providing college educations and celebrating their 100-year legacy at Ball State University. (S.Res.698)
A resolution honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Representative Jackie Walorski. (S.Res.748)
The Senate agreed to the following resolutions, en bloc, by unanimous consent:
A resolution recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the tragic attack that took place at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012, and honoring the memory of those who died in the attack. (S.Res.749)
A resolution celebrating the United States-Republic of Korea alliance and the dedication of the Wall of Remembrance at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on July 27, 2022. (S.Res.750)

Cloture was filed on the following nominations:
John Z. Lee to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
Andre B. Mathis to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.

The Senate confirmed the following nomination by voice vote:
Monde Muyangwa to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.
Carrin F. Patman to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iceland

3:26 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke on the passing of Vin Scully.

3:18 p.m. ML Schumer paid tribute to staff.

3:17 p.m. By a vote of 51-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative, the Senate passed H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation, as amended.

3:00 p.m. By a vote of 51-50, with the Vice President voting in the affirmative, the Senate adopted the Warner amendment #5488.

2:50 p.m. The Senate is voting on adoption of Warner amendment #5488.

2:47 p.m. By a vote of 57-43 the Senate adopted Thune amendment #5472

Dems voting in favor: Senators Cortez Masto, Hassan, Kelly, Ossoff, Rosen, Sinema, and Warnock.

2:31 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on his amendment #5472.

2:30 p.m. The Senate did not agree to the Hagerty motion to commit by a vote of 50-50.

2:16 p.m. The Senate began a vote on the Hagerty motion to commit the bill to the Judiciary Committee, with instructions.

2:11 p.m. By a vote of 50-50 the Senate did not agree to the adoption of the following amends, en bloc: 1.Daines #5425 2.Ernst #5361 3.Fischer #5360 4.Portman #5224 5.Lankford #5411 6.Murkowski #5454.

1:43 p.m. Senator Daines got u.c. that the following amendments be considered as one amendment:

  • Daines #5425
  • Ernst #5361
  • Fischer #5360
  • Portman #5224
  • Lankford #5411
  • Murkowski #5454

1:42 p.m. The Senate did not agree to the Sullivan amendment by a vote of 50-50.

1:04 p.m. The Senate began a vote on adoption of Sullivan amendment #5435 (replacing the funding for the Office of the Chief Readiness Support Officer with a $500,000 appropriation for the construction or improvement of primary pedestrian fencing and barriers along the southwest border).

1:00 p.m. Senator Graham raised a points of order against lines 3-8 and 3-5. The points of order were sustained and the language was stricken.

12:59 p.m. By 50-50 the Rubio motion to commit the bill to the HELP committee fails.

12:38 p.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Blackburn motion to commit.

12:04 p.m. The Senate began a vote on the Blackburn motion to commit H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Reconciliation to the Agriculture Committee, with instructions.

11:55 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Hoeven motion to commit regarding grocery energy shelter.

11:36 a.m. By a vote of 50-50 the Senate did not agree to the Cruz motion to commit the bill to the Judiciary committee.

11:13 a.m. The Senate began a vote on the Cruz motion to commit (re: targeting parents).

11:07 a.m. The Senate voted to reject Cruz a motion to commit H.R 5376, Inflation Reduction Act, to committee with respect to Covid – 19 vaccine mandates in DC public schools, by a vote of 49- 51. Collins voted no.

10:50a.m. The Senate failed to waive the Murray motion to waive the budget act with respect to language that would cap insulin prices by a vote of 57- 43. See our twitter @Senatepress for vote breakdown.

10:27 a.m. The Senate began a vote on the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Insulin provision of Schumer substitute amendment #5194.

10:24 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Kennedy amendment #5385.

9:57 a.m. The Senate began a vote on the Kennedy amendment #5385 (re: insulin).

9:56 a.m. By a vote of 1-99, the Senate did not agree to the Sanders amendment #5281.

9:37 a.m. The Senate began a vote on adoption of Sanders amendment #5281, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.

9:34 a.m. Not agreed to (not waived), 54-46: Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Cruz amendment #5265, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.

9:12 a.m. The Senate began a vote on motion to waive the budget act with respect to the Cruz amendment #5265.

9:10 a.m. By a vote of 5-94, the Senate did not waive the Budget Act with respect to the Warnock amendment #5262.

Voting in favor: Senators Baldwin, Collins, Ossoff, Sanders and Warnock.

Not voting: Senator Shelby

8:40 a.m. The Senate began a vote on the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Warnock amendment #5262 in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.

8:35 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not adopt the Cruz amendment #5263.

8:11 a.m. Senator Cruz spoke on his amendment to strike the $80,000,000,000 slush fund for the Internal Revenue Service to prevent the hiring of 87,000 new Internal Revenue Service employees that will surveil and audit the private account information and transaction data of innocent Americans and small businesses.

8:07 a.m. By a vote of 1-97, the Senate did not agree to the Sanders amendment #5208, as modified, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution. Senator Sanders voted in the affirmative. Not voting: Senators Leahy and Shelby.

7:49 a.m. The Senate began a vote on Sanders amend #5208, as modified, in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.

7:45 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Scott (SC) motion to commit.

7:27 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Scott (SC) Motion to Commit.

7:24 a.m. By a vote to 50-50, the Senate did not invoke the Shelby Amendment.

7:02 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Shelby Amendment

7:00 a.m. By a vote of 49-51, the Senate did not adopt the Lee Amendment #5316

Senator Collins voted no

6:38 a.m. The Senate is voting on the Lee Amendment #5376

6:34 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Rubio Motion to commit.

6:05a.m. The Senate began voting on the Rubio motion to commit.

6:04 a.m. Senator Rubio spoke on his motion to commit regarding funding of law enforcement.

6:03 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Kennedy amendment #5387 was not agreed to on a party line vote.

5:42 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Kennedy amendment #5387.

5:40 a.m. Senators Kennedy and Schatz spoke on Kennedy amendment #5387.

5:40 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Collins motion to commit was not agreed to.

5:13 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Collins motion to commit.

5:10 a.m. Senator Collins and Peters spoke on the Collins motion to commit.

5:10 a.m. By a vote of 49-51, the Senate did not adopt the Grassley Amendment. Party line except for Senator Paul who voted No.

4:51 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Grassley Amendment #5421

4:50 a.m. By a vote of 49-50, the Senate did not agree to the Capito Amendment #5209

4:29 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to waive the Budget Act in regards to Capito amendment #5209.

4:26 a.m. Senators Capito and Carper spoke on Capito amendment # 5209 and Senator Carper raised a budget point of order.

4:26 a.m. By a vote of 1-98 the Senate did not adopt the Sanders Amendment #5209.

4:00 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Sanders Amendment #5209.

3:57 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Marshall Amendment #5389.

3:37 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Marshall Amendment #5389.

3:36 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not did not agree to the Scott (FL) motion to commit, 50-50. Next: Marshall 5389 re access to current/future treatments for conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s, & sickle cell disease among others.

3:16 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Scott (FL) motion to commit.

3:14 a.m. Senators Scott (FL) and Wyden spoke on the Scott (FL) motion to commit.

3:13 a.m. By a vote of 50-50 the Senate did not adopt the Crapo Amendment #5404.

2:54 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Adoption of Crapo amendment #5404.

2:50 a.m. By unanimous consent Senator Moran changed his vote to YEA, as it would not change the outcome of the vote, on confirmation of Constance J. Milstein to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malta.

2:50 a.m. By a vote of 56-44, the Senate did not agreed to the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Tester amendment #5480 in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.

2:29 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Tester amendment #5480 in relation to Cal. #464, H.R.5376, FY2022 Budget Resolution.

2:25 a.m. Senators Tester and Lankford spoke on Tester amendment #5480.

2:24 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to Lankford amendment #5384.

2:05 a.m. The Senate is now voting on Lankford amendment #5384.

2:03 a.m. Senators Lankford and Murray spoke on Lankford amendment #5384.

2:02 a.m. By a vote of 50-50 the Senate did not agree to the Capito Amendment #5382.

1:37 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Capito Amendment #5382.

1:34 a.m. By a vote of 3-97, The Senate did not invoke the Sanders Amendment #5211.

Senators voting in favor: Ossoff, Sanders, and Warnock.

1:15 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Sanders Amendment #5211.

1:12 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Barrasso amendment #5409 to H.R. 5376 Budget Reconciliation (Inflation Reduction Act). Party line.

12:55 a.m. The Senate is now voting on Barrasso amendment #5409 to H.R. 5376 the Inflation Reduction Act.

12:53 a.m. Senators Barrasso and Heinrich spoke on Barrasso amendment #5409.

12:52 a.m. By a vote of 55-45, the Senate did not agree to the motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to the Hassan Amendment to H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act.

12:36 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to the Hassan Amendment to H.R. 5376, the Inflation Reduction Act.

12:33 a.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Graham Amendment #5301.

12:13 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the Graham Amendment #5301.

12:12 a.m. Senator Wyden is speaking against of the Graham Amendment #5301.

12:10 a.m. Senator Graham is speaking in favor of his Amendment #5301.

12:10 a.m. By a vote of 1-99, the #Senate did not waive the Budget Act with respect to Sanders amendment #5210 in relation to H.R. 5376 Budget Reconciliation (Inflation Reduction Act).

Senator Sanders voted in favor.

11:30 p.m. The Senate is currently voting on the motion to waive the Budget Act in relation to Sanders amendment #5210.

11:29 p.m. Senators Sanders spoke on his amendment #5210. Senator Graham raised a budget point of order regarding the Sanders amendment.

The Senate will vote on the following in relation to H.R. 5376 the Inflation Reduction Act:

  1. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Sanders #5210
  2. Graham #5301
  3. Barrasso #5409
  4. Capito #5382
  5. Lankford #5384
  6. Crapo #5404

10:55 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on the Inflation Reduction Act.

10:42 p.m. Senator Portman spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

10:37 p.m. By unanimous consent:

  • S. 3115 POWER 2.0 Act was passed.
  • S. Res. 675 A resolution commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association was adopted.
  • S. Res. 749 was adopted.
  • S. Res. 750 was adopted.
  • S. 4205 PAW Act was passed.
  • S. Res. 698 A resolution honoring the dedication of the Ball family to providing college educations and celebrating their 100-year legacy at Ball State University was adopted.

10:20 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

10:02 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

9:35 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

9:01 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

8:56 p.m. Senators Young and Braun paid tribute to Rep. Walorsky and her staffers. By unanimous consent the Senate passed S. Res. 748.

8:36 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about prescription drugs, climate change and the Inflation Reduction Act.

8:20 p.m. Senator Graham spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

7:39 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the Inflation Reduction Act and proposed his amendment #5210, cap on prescription drug prices.

7:36 p.m. Senator Schumer proposes amendment #5194, substitute.

7:36 p.m. By a vote of 51-50 with the Vice President voting in the affirmative, the Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to H.R. 5376, Budget Reconciliation FY2022 (the Inflation Reduction Act).

5:11 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5375, Inflation Reduction Act.

4:39 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act.

4:27 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about coal miners.

4:13 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about inflation.

3:56 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on lowering insulin and prescription drug prices.

3:40 p.m. Senator Carper spoke supporting the Inflation Reduction Act. Senator Carper asked unanimous consent to allow ML Schumer speak at 4:15 p.m.

3:24 p.m. Senator Thune spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

3:14 p.m. Senators Kaine and Blumenthal spoke on the importance of decreasing child care costs.

3:10 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on the need to decrease child care costs and the economy.

3:00 p.m. Senator Murray spoke supporting the Inflation Reduction Act and on the need to decrease child care costs.

2:39 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke against the Inflation Reduction Act.

2:16 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke supporting the Muyangwa nomination and supporting the Inflation Reduction Act.

2:13 p.m. Senator Coons asked unanimous consent that ML Schumer be recognized to speak at 3:00 p.m. Senator Coons spoke on the nomination of Monde Muyangwa to be an Assistant Administrator of the USAID. Senator Coons got unanimous consent to call up and confirm by voice vote: Executive Calendar #815 Monde Muyangwa to be an Assistant Administrator of the USAID.

2:13 p.m. By a vote of 56-35 the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #922 Constance J. Milstein to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malta.

Republicans voting in favor of the nomination: Senators Burr, Portman, Romney, Sullivan and Tuberville.

Senator Warren voted against the nomination.

Not voting: Senators Braun, Daines, Hawley, Marshall, Risch, Rubio, Sasse, Scott (SC) and Tillis.

1:37 p.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #922 Constance J. Milstein to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Malta.

1:36 p.m. By a vote of 51-39, the Senate agreed to the motion to discharge from EPW Committee the nomination of David M. Uhlmann to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Senator Collins joined Democrats and voted yea.

Not voting: Senators Braun, Burr, Daines, Hawley, Marshall, Risch, Rubio, Sasse, Scott (SC) and Tillis.

12:30 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Motion to Discharge the nomination of David Uhlmann to be to be an Assistant Administrator of the EPA.

12:25 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the flood recovery efforts in Kentucky. He also spoke about the Inflation Reduction Bill.

12:17 p.m. By voice vote, the Senate passed S. 4785, extend by 19 days the authorization for the special assessment for the domestic trafficking victims fund act.

12:07 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Inflation Reduction Bill. He announced that they will vote on the nomination of Constance Milstein to be Ambassador to Malta following the vote on the motion to discharge.

12:00 p.m. The Senate convened.

The Senate will meet at 12:00 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the Motion to Discharge the nomination of David Uhlmann to be to be an Assistant Administrator of the EPA.

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