Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17. They will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Katherine E. Oler to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years. They will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

During wrap-up:

  • First reading-S. 4541-amend the Internal Revenue Code to make certain provision with respect to qualified ABLE programs permanent
  • Agreed to-S. Res. 735, designating July 17, 2024 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day.
  • Passed-S.4458-technical correction to the NDAA

3:01 p.m. Senator Cortez-Masto spoke in support of DACA.

2:40 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on foreign policy.

2:37 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer locked in a time agreement at a time to be determined for two hours of debate and then a vote on S.870, regarding firefighters.

2:35 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:
Katherine Older to be an Associate Judge for the DC Superior Court.
Mustafa Kasubhai to be a District Judge for Oregon.

2:34 p.m. The Senate did not invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4445, 48-47.
Republicans voting in favor: Collins and Murkowski.
Democrats voting against: Schumer (in order to reconsider).
Not voting: Butler, Menendez, Sanders, Schmitt and Sinema.

1:54 p.m. The Senate began voting on cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4445.

1:51 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on S. 4445.

1:44 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on S. 4445.

12:32 p.m. Senators Murray, Stabenow, Cantwell, Hickenlooper, Durbin, Blumenthal, Klobuchar, Schatz, Welch, Markey, Merkley, Wyden, Coons, Hirono, Carper, Smith and Duckworth spoke in favor of S.4445.

12:31 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer moved to proceed to S. 4445.

12:30 p.m. The Chang nomination was confirmed 63-33. Republicans in favor: Barrasso, Cassidy, Collins, Cramer, Crapo, Graham, Grassley, Hyde-Smith, McConnell, Murkowski, Risch, Romney, Rounds, Tillis, Wicker & Young Not voting: Butler, Menendez, Sanders & Sinema

11:30 a.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of the Chang nomination.

11:12 a.m. Senators Thune and Cornyn spoke about the Supreme Court.

11:10 a.m. Agreed to by unanimous consent: S. Res. 732-celebrating the 247th anniversary of the creation of the flag of the United States.

11:00 a.m. Senator Braun spoke about Flag Day and the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:48 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on judicial nominations, the NDAA and drug costs.

10:27 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about SCOTUS ruling on mifepristone, IVF and Republican policies.

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 the nomination of Judy Chang to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring June 30, 2029.

At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Senate vote on confirmation of the Chang nomination.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4445, regarding access to fertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization.