5:34 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will meet for pro forma sessions only on:
- MONDAY, JUNE 28 AT 9:00 A.M.
- THURSDAY, JULY 1, AT 11:00 A.M.
- MONDAY, JULY 5, AT 2:30 P.M.
- THURSDAY, JULY 8 AT 12:00 NOON
5:24 p.m. Senator Durbin began wrap up:
- passed by unanimous consent: H.R. 2441, Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021
- passed by voice vote: S. 1095, Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021
- adopted by unanimous consent en bloc: S.Res. 284, 292, 293.
- passed by unanimous consent: A resolution designating June 21, 2021 through June 25, 2021, as “National Cybersecurity Education Week”
- adopted by unanimous consent: S.Res. 270, A resolution honoring the memory of the fallen heroes of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew
- adopted by unanimous consent: S.Res. 268, A resolution expressing support for the designation of June 2021 as “National Dairy Month”
- adopted by unanimous consent: S.Res. 219, A resolution designating May 18, 2021, as “CASA/GAL Volunteers’ Day
- passed as amended by unanimous consent: S. 272, Congressional Budget Justification Transparency Act of 2021. The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to
- passed by unanimous consent: S. 2255, A bill to extend the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for one month
- passed by voice vote: S. 1662, Supporting the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration Act
- Foreign Service Promotions confirmed by unanimous consent: PN357, as modified.
- Military Promotions confirmed by unanimous consent: Executive Calendars 201-224, Executive Calendar #225 as modified, Executive Calendar 226-228, and all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force.
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #194 Anne Milgram to be Administrator of Drug Enforcement.
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #190 Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Department of Health and Human Services
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #156 Shannon Aneal Estenoz to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife.
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #229 Christine Abizaid to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #192 Robin C. Ashton to be Inspector General, Central Intelligence Agenc
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #186 Dawn Myers O’Connell to be Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #182 Carlos Alberto Monje, Jr to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #152 Maryanne T. Donaghy to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection).
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #151 Patricia L. Ross to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional and Legislative Affairs).
- Confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #146 Faisal Amin to be Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection Agency
5:04 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about gun violence.
4:51 p.m. RL McConnell spoke on crime, guns, and funding for law enforcement.
4:16 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on sexual assault in the military and asked u.c. to call up and pass S. 1520, Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act. Senator Reed objected.
3:58 p.m. Senators King and Reed spoke about Afghanistan.
3:38 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the Alaskan of the Week.
3:23 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about freedom.
3:05 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on government spending.
2:48 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about bipartisanship.
2:47 p.m. ML Schumer filed cloture on:
- Executive Calendar #67 Uzra Zeya to be an Under Secretary of State Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
- Executive Calendar #63 Julie A. Su to be Deputy Secretary of Labor
2:35 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to be US Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit, 53-40.
Senators Collins, Graham and Murkowski joining all Democrats/Independents in favor.
1:57 p.m. Roll call vote began on the nomination of
Candace Jackson-Akiwumi to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit, 53-40.
1:23 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke on mask mandates on airplanes.
1:00 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on Afghanistan and asked UC to take up and pass S. 2216 on that topic. Senator Paul objected.
12:24 p.m. Senator Peters spoke on the nomination of Jen Easterly to be Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and asked UC to take up the nomination and vote on it. Senator Scott of Florida objected.
12:16 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke on January 6th and mental health.
12:11 p.m. Senators Grassley, Cornyn and Leahy spoke in favor of S. 831.
12:10 p.m. Senators Grassley spoke on and asked UC to take up and pass S.831, the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act. Senator Graham objected.
12:09 p.m. The Senate passed S. 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act, 92-8. Voting against: 4 Democrats: Booker, Markey, Merkley and Warren; 3 Republicans: Hawley, Inhofe and Lee; 1 Independent: Sanders.
11:25 a.m. Roll call vote began on passage of S.1251.
11:24 a.m. The Lee amendment to S. 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act was rejected, 11-89. Voting yes: 11 Republicans: Cotton, Cruz, Hagerty, Hawley, Johnson, Lankford, Lee, Paul, Scott of Florida, Sullivan and Toomey.
10:50 a.m. Roll call vote began on the Lee amendment.
10:45 a.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on S. 1251.
10:04 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the Jackson-Akiwumi nomination, nominations in general, and infrastructure.
The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act, as provided under the previous order.
At approximately 11:00am, the Senate will vote on Lee amendment #2119 (substitute) to the bill. Following disposition of the amendment, the Senate will vote on passage of S.1251, as amended, if amended. There will be 2 minutes of debate equally divided prior to each vote.
Following disposition of the bill, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #128, Candace Jackson-Akiwumi, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.
At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Jackson-Akiwumi nomination.