The Senate adjourned today at 3:45 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday June 12th 2023. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Allen nomination.
At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Elizabeth Allen to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy.
3:41 p.m. Senator Booker spoke about the outgoing class of Senate pages.
3:38 p.m. Senator Wyden started wrap up:
-Confirmed by voice vote: Eric G. Olshan to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.
-Agreed to by unanimous consent: S.Res. 245, Honoring the Memory of the Victims of the Heinous Attack at the Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016
3:19 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about medication shortage and big pharma.
3:05 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about Bryce Canyon.
2:50 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the shooting in Richmond.
2:36 p.m. By a vote of 55-39, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Molly R. Silfen to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
1:40 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Molly R. Silfen to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
1:27 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on locating Space Command Space and Space Force assets in Ohio.
1:27 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Silfen nomination, 55-41. Republicans voting in favor: Collins, Graham, Kennedy, McConnell and Murkowski. Senators not voting: Barrasso, Lummis, Murra and Tillis.
12:36 p.m. The Senate began voting on cloture on the nomination of Molly Silfen to be a Judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
12:35 p.m. The Senate confirmed the Syed nomination, 54-42.
Republicans voting in favor: Senators Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Ricketts & Sullivan Not voting: Senators Barrasso, Lummis, Murray & Sanders
11:32 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
11:26 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:
- Exec. Cal. #157 Elizabeth Allen to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy
- Exec. Cal. #25 Hernan D. Vera to be United Staes District Judge for the Central District of California
- Exec. Cal. #171 Jared Bernstein to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
- Exec. Cal. #41 P. Casey Pitts to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
Majority Leader Schumer then spoke on voting rights in Alabama.
11:15 a.m. Senator Markey spoke on climate change.
11:04 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on energy.
10:45 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the new Apple innovation and social media and big tech in general.
10:40 a.m. Senator Tester paid tribute to Edward Merle Rasinski who recently passed away.
10:29 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on the Senate agenda, including the farm bill. He then paid tribute to Andy Quinn, a staffer who is leaving his office.
10:16 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on wildfires, nominations and pride month.
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 Executive Calendar #166 Molly Silfen to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #81 Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.
2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #166 Molly Silfen to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
At approximately 1:45 p.m. the Senate is expected to proceed to one roll call vote:
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #166 Molly Silfen to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.