3:42 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7. They will resume consideration of H.R. 3076, postal reform bill. At 5:30, they will vote on the motion to invoke cloture to the bill.
Cloture was filed on the following nominations:
- Executive Calendar #547 Maria L. Pagan to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Geneva Office), with the rank of Ambassador.
- Executive Calendar #719 Ed Gonzalez to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security.
Passed during wrap-up:
- H.R. 3665-Designate the VA medical center in San Diego as the Jennifer MorenoDept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- S. 2771-Designate the community clinic in San Angelo, TX as the Joann Powell Veterans Clinic.
- S. Res. 534-condemning threats of violence against HBCUS and reaffirming support for the students
- S. Res. 535-Commemorating the 105th anniversary of the granting of US Citizenship to the people of Puerto Rico
Read for the first time-S. 3757-probibt the importation of crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, liquified natural gas and coal from the Russia Federation.
3:19 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about the supplemental appropriations bill.
3:10 p.m. Senator Scott (SC) spoke about police reform.
3:05 p.m. Senator Boozman spoke about the economy.
2:43 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on Ukraine.
2:42 p.m. The joint resolution was approved on a party line tally of 48-47.
2:06 p.m. Roll call vote began on passage of SJ Res 38.
1:57 p.m. Senators Lankford, Marshall and Schumer spoke on SJ Res 38.
1:29 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about the Keystone pipeline and energy and asked to take up and pass S 3214. Senator Markey objected.
12:58 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke in support of SJ Res 38, regarding the Covid emergency declaration of March 2020
12:54 p.m. Senator Braun spoke about Covid.
12:46 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about Ukraine.
12:26 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about Ukraine and also about fossil fuels.
12:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Russia, Ukraine and oil and gas.
11:53 a.m. Senators Durbin and Duckworth paid tribute to Tom Balanoff.
11:41 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on Ukraine.
11:31 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke on SJ Res 38 and Covid restrictions.
11:15 a.m. Senator Hawley spoke about energy independence. He asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to and pass S. 3714. Senator Carper objected.
11:08 a.m. Senator Carper spoke about climate change and oil drilling.
11:00 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about energy prices.
10:39 a.m. Senator Coons spoke about the economy and Federal Reserve nominations.
10:25 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the Supreme Court nomination and about rural health care.
10:11 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about Covid spending, the economy, prescription drug costs, the Post Office, and about forced arbitration reform.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened and resumed consideration of H.R. 3076, the postal reform bill.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of HR 3076, the postal reform bill. Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on HR 3076 on Wednesday evening.
At 11:00 a.m. the Senate will proceed to consideration of SJ Res 38, regarding the Covid emergency declaration of March 2020, with a vote on passage expected at approximately 2:00 p.m.
Further votes are possible.