9:00 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 12th. A vote is expected at 1:00 a.m. on the motion to invoke cloture on the
Substitute amendment to H.R. 1957, the legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act.
8:42 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke supporting the Great American Outdoors Act.
7:59 p.m. The Senate returned from recess. Senator Cassidy spoke on the Great American Outdoors Act and supported the Coastal amendment.
5:21 p.m. The Senate recessed subject to the call of the Chair. Absent a time agreement this evening, the Senate is expected to vote at 1:00 a.m. on the motion to invoke cloture on the Gardner amendment in the nature of a substitute (#1617).
5:18 p.m. Senator Gardner asked u.c. to call up and pass S 454, calling for the immediate release of Cuban activist Jose Daniel Ferrera. Agreed to by u.c.
S.Res. 523, honoring the 199th anniversary of the independence of Greece. Agreed to by u.c.
S.Res. 567, commending career professionals at the Department of State. Agreed to by u.c.
5:00 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke on historical revisionism.
4:11 p.m. Senator Lee spoke against the Great American Outdoors act and asked u.c. to set aside the pending amendment to H.R. 1957 and call up the following amendments en bloc: Kennedy Amendment #1599, Cruz Amendment #1651, Braun Amendment #1635, Lee Amendment #1647, and Lee Amendment #1639 and that the Senate vote on the amendments and that the Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Substitute Amendment #1617.
Senator Gardner objected to Senator Lee’s u.c. request.
4:03 p.m. Senator Collins spoke supporting the Great American Outdoors Act.
2:49 p.m. Senator Smith spoke honoring George Floyd.
2:39 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on China’s delay in reporting health statistics to the WHO.
2:21 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke supporting the Great American Outdoors Act.
2:06 p.m. Senator Scott of FL called up and passed by u.c. S.Res. 614, Honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016.
1:54 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about his op-ed in the New York Times.
12:44 p.m. Senator Young spoke supporting the Endless Frontier Act.
11:08 a.m. Senator Alexander spoke on COVID-19.
10:45 a.m Senator Murray spoke about the Justice in Policing Act.
10:40 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the agricultural economy.
10:30 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about police reform.
10:07 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about NDAA and the Great American Outdoors Act.
10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke vaccines and also about his Prescription Drug Act.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of H.R.1957, the legislative vehicle for the lands package, or “Great American Outdoors Act.”
Cloture has been filed on both the substitute amendment and the underlying bill.
Cloture was also filed on Wednesday on the nomination of Justin Walker to the DC circuit.