3:29 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene for a pro forma session at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21. They will then stand adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25. When they reconvene they will resume consideration of the nomination of David Jacobs to be Under Secretary for Benefits for the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs. They will vote on cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
3:15 p.m. Senators Carper and Murkowski spoke about the Fire Grants and Safety Act.
3:00 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke about China and Taiwan.
2:46 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about nuclear threats.
2:45 p.m. Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following:
- Cal. #64-David Jacobs to be Under Secretary for Benefits for the Department of Veterans Affairs
- S. Res. 326-a bill to direct the Veterans’ Affairs to carry out a study and clinical trials, VA medicinal Cannabis Research Act.
Passed by unanimous consent-S. Res. 167-Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
2:40 p.m. By a vote of 95-2, the Senate passed S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
Voting no: Senators Lee and Paul
Not voting: Senators Braun, Feinstein and Tillis
1:50 p.m. The Senate began a vote on passage of S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act. (60-vote affirmative threshold)
1:45 p.m. Senators Peters and Schumer spoke on S. 870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
1:33 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke on EVs.
1:16 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on unaccompanied children crossing the southern border.
1:16 p.m. By a vote of 42-56, the Senate did not adopt Sullivan amendment #83 to S. 870, Fire Grants & Safety Act. Republican senators voting in favor: Collins, Lee, Romney, Rounds, Schmitt, and Young. Senators Feinstein and Hawley did not vote.
Amendment #58 to S. 870 was withdrawn.
12:27 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the Sullivan Amendment #83 to S. 870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
12:26 p.m. Senator Peters spoke against the Sullivan Amendment #83
12:23 p.m. Senator Stabenow congratulated Senator Murray on her 10,000 vote and spoke against the Sullivan Amendment #8.
12:21 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke in support of his Amendment #83.
12:16 p.m. ML Schumer, RL McConnell, and Senator Collins congratulated Senator Murry on her roll call 10,000 vote.
12:15 p.m. By a vote of 46-51, the Senate did not agree to the Van Hollen Amendment #85 to S. 870 Fire Grants and Safety Act.
11:16 a.m. The Senate began voting on the Van Hollen amendment, with a 60 vote threshold.
11:15 a.m. Senator Peters spoke against the Van Hollen amendment.
11:13 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke on his amendment and S.870.
10:50 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the nomination of Julie Su to be Secretary of Labor.
10:32 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on the economy and the nomination of Julie Su to be Secretary of Labor.
10:16 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the debt limit, Veterans Affairs Administration Abortion Rule CRA, the FBI, and the Fire Grants and Safety Act.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of S. 870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
At 11:15 a.m., the Senate will proceed to two votes in relation to S. 870:
- Van Hollen amendment #85 (60-vote affirmative threshold)
- Sullivan amendment #83
At 1:45 p.m., the Senate will proceed to one vote:
- Passage of S. 870, Fire Grants and Safety Act (60-vote affirmative threshold).