3:02 p.m. The Senate adjourned today at 3:02 p.m. until Friday June 16th 2023 at 10:00 a.m. for a Pro Forma session with no business being conducted.
Following the Pro Forma session the Senate will stand adjourned until 3:00 p.m. Tuesday June 20th 2023. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Rikelman nomination post cloture.
At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Julie Rikelman to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.
3:58 p.m. Senator Schmitt spoke about fathers day
3:55 p.m. Senator Murray started wrap up
Passed by Unanimous Consent:
- S. Res. 256 – Recognizing fathers day and the role of farther engagement and improving the overall health and life outcomes for both mother and baby
- S. Res. 257 – Designating July 19, 2023 as Glioblastoma Awareness day
2:46 p.m. Senator Murray spoke on Pride Month.
2:39 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer as well as Senators Murray and Merkley paid tribute to retiring staffer Tricia Engle.
2:30 p.m. By a vote of 53-45, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Julie Rikelman to be US Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. Senators Collins and Murkowski voted in favor. Senators Blackburn and Scott (SC) did not vote.
1:45 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Julie Rikelman to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.
1:40 p.m. Senator Markey spoke in support of the Rikelman nomination.
1:32 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke on FAA reauthorization.
Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following Executive business:
- Executive Calendar #30 Natasha C. Merle to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York
- Treaties Calendar #1 (Treaty Doc. 112-8), Tax Convention with Chile
1:14 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the US Navy and military promotions. He then asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to vote on Executive Calendar #192, Rear Adm. Yvette M. Davids to be Vice Admiral. Senator Tuberville objected.
1:13 p.m. Senator Hyde-Smith spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.
1:05 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke about Ambassador Kent Salazar
12:40 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on immigration and border control.
12:16 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about energy and dishwashers.
12:15 p.m. The Senate confirmed the Choudhary nomination, 50-49. Senator Manchin voted against, and Senator Scott of South Carolina didn’t vote.
11:12 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Nusrat J. Choudhury to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
10:57 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on China.
10:48 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on National Immigrant Heritage Month.
10:30 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on German national security strategy.
10:10 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on credit card junk fees and on the Choudhury nomination.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Nusrat Jahan Choudhury to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of NY, post-cloture.
At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Choudhury nomination.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Julie Rikelman to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.