4:09 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 8. They will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 1957. A cloture vote on the motion will occur at 5:30 p.m.
Passed during wrap-up:
S.886 with Udall amendment: Indian Water Rights Settlement Extension Act.
4:05 p.m. Senator McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1957-Legislative vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act.
3:25 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about a relief bill.
3:06 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about colleges and universities and Covid.
2:45 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about the ratification of the 19th amendment.
2:16 p.m. Senator Paul spoke supporting H.R. 35, the Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act, as amended. Senator Paul asked u.c. to call up and pass H.R. 35, as amended. Senator Harris objected. Senator Booker also spoke against Senator Paul’s request.
2:12 p.m. By a tally of 53-38, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Michael Pack, of Maryland, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the term of three years. Dems voting aye: Senator Manchin. Not voting: Burr, Klobuchar, Markey, Sanders, Sinema, Smith, Schatz, Tester, and Warren.
1:30 p.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of the nomination of Michael Pack to be CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
1:06 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about the Pack nomination.
12:48 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the CARES Act.
12:34 p.m. Senators Hoeven and Cramer paid tribute to Grand Forks police officer Cody Hote.
12:29 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about Hong Kong.
12:28 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the nomination of Michael Pack to be CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors was confirmed 53-39. Dems voting aye: Senator Manchin. Not voting: Burr, Klobuchar, Markey, Sanders, Sinema, Smith, Schatz and Tester.
11:47 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Michael Pack.
11:30 a.m. Senator Menendez spoke against the Pack nomination.
11:18 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation and on the NASA SpaceX Dragon launch last week.
11:04 a.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about the need to pass legislation to provide equal protection to protect the liberties of U.S. citizens.
10:54 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about Coronavirus recovery legislation.
10:38 a.m. DL Schumer spoke about the moment of silence held for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor and on need for additional economic relief packages.
10:04 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about the passage of the PPP benefits extension and on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.
10:00 a.m. The Senate has convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Michael Pack to be CEO of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
There will be two roll call votes:
- At 11:40 a.m: Cloture vote on the Pack nomination.
- At 1:30 p.m.: Confirmation of the Pack nomination (if cloture is invoked).