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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7:52 p.m. The Senate adjourned until noon on Saturday.

In Wrap Up:

The following nominations were agreed to en bloc:

1095 –  Cravens, Under Secy, Commerce Dep

1104 – Areizaga-Soto, Chair, Board of VA appeals

1127 –  Singh, member, US Institute of Peace Board of Directors

1128 – J Burks. Member, US Institute of Peace Board of Directors

891 – Gabriel, Member, US Institute of Peace Board of Directors

892 – Rayes, Member, US Institute of Peace Board of Directors

893 – Swig, Member, US Institute of Peace Board of Directors

1123 – Sagawa, Membe,  Board of Directors, Corporation of Comm Service

1114 – Abraham, Amb, Assn Southeast Asian Nationals

1069  Urite, Asst Atty Gen

1070 – Reeves, member, US Sentencing Commission

1071 – Reeves, chair, US Sentencing Commission

1072, Mate, member, US Sentencing Commission

1073, Murray, member, US Sentencing Commission

1074, Restrepo, member, US Sentencing Commission

1075, Boom, member, US Sentencing Commission

1076, Gleeson, member, US Sentencing Commission

1077, Wong, member, US Sentencing Commission

984 – Gonzalez, Amb, Zambia

1052 – Davis, Amb, Qatar

1061 Thompson, Amb, Nepal

1062 Buangan, Amb, Mongolia

1064 Damour, Amb, Fiji and others

1111 Godec, Amb, Thailand

1115 Hanick, Amb, Uzbekistan

1116 Aggeler, Amb, Macedonia

1117 Rona, Amb, Slovak[LL(1]  Republic

1118 Rosenbloom, Kazakhstan

The Following resolutions were passed en bloc:

S. Res 744, 745, 746

The following bills were discharged from the Veterans Affairs Committee and passed:

S. 3606 and S. 4458


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7:30 Senator Menendez gave tribute to a retiring staff person.

6:30 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke on the PACT act and inflation reduction act.

6:15 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about climate change.

5:36 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke about gain of function research. He asked for unanimous consent to proceed to S. 3012. Senator Murray objected. He asked unanimous consent to proceed to S. 4778. Senator Murray objected.

5:15 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act.

5:04 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about gas prices and E-15. He asked for unanimous consent to proceed to S. 4774, ethanol based fuels. Senator Heinrich objected.

4:34 p.m. Senators Warren and Menendez spoke about crisis pregnancy centers. Senator Menendez asked for unanimous consent that the Commerce Committee be discharged of S. 469. Senator Marshall objected.

4:27 p.m. Senator Rubio asked for unanimous consent for the HELP committee be discharged of S. 4394. defending domestic orange juice production act. Senator Murray objected.

4:00 p.m. Senators Brown and Portman spoke about restoring retirement benefits of Delphi retirees. Senator Brown asked for unanimous consent to proceed to H.R. 6929. Senator Crapo objected.

3:40 p.m. Senators Boozman, Fischer and Hoeven spoke about the economy and inflation.

3:24 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke about socialism.

3:22 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the National Review Act.

3:18 p.m. By a vote of 67-29, the nomination of Roopali H. Desai to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit was confirmed.

2:37 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1100 Roopali H. Desai to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

2:36 p.m. By a vote of 50-47, the Senate agreed to S. J. Res. 55, the Sullivan NEPA Permitting Reform Resolution of Disapproval. This was a party line vote with Senator Manchin voting in favor. Senators not voting: Cornyn, Leahy, and Merkley.

1:56 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S. J. Res. 55, the Sullivan NEPA permitting reform resolution of disapproval.

1:32 p.m. Senators Sullivan and Carper spoke on the National Environmental Policy Act.

1:22 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on the National Environmental Policy Act.

1:16 p.m. Senator Capito spoke on the National Environmental Policy Act.

1:06 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on the Inflation Reduction Act.

12:44 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about legislation the Senate has recently passed and also spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act.

12:35 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about judicial nominees and also about legislation the Senate has recently passed. He also spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act.

12:10 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the flood recovery efforts in Kentucky. He also spoke about the deaths of Rep. Walorski and her staffers. He also spoke about NEPA and also about the economy and inflation.

12:00 p.m. The Senate convened and proceeded to consideration of S.J. Res 55, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, US code, of the rule submitted by the Council on Environmental Quality relating to ”National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions.”

The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m., and following any Leader remarks, will proceed to the consideration of S.J.Res.55, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Council on Environmental Quality relating to “National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations Revisions”.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. the Senate will proceed to two votes:
1. Passage of S.J.Res.55,
2. Confirmation of the nomination of Roopali Desai to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Further votes are possible during today’s session.

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