3:28 p.m. The Senate adjourned.
3:21 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer wrapped up for the day.
3:04 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on the fire grant and safety act.
3:00 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on gun violence in schools.
2:33 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the southern border and Mexican cartels.
2:32 p.m. By a vote of 63-27, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Laura Taylor-Kale to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. Senators voting against: Blackburn, Braun, Britt, Budd, Cassidy, Cornyn, Cotton, Crapo, Cruz, Daines, Hawley, Hyde-Smith, Johnson, Kennedy, Lankford, Lee, Lummis, Marshall, Mullin, Paul, Risch, Rubio, Scott (FL), Scott (SC), Sullivan, Tuberville, and Vance.
1:45 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of the nomination of Laura Taylor-Kale to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
1:43 p.m. Senator Kennedy asked UC to speak for two minutes. Senator Romney objected.
1:30 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about vaccine mandates. He then asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to pass H.R. 185, the FREEBIRD Act. Senator Booker objected on behalf of Senator Sanders.
12:50 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke about gun violence in schools. He then asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to pass S. 1082. Senator Murphy objected. Senator Cruz asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to pass S. 1081. Senator Murphy objected.
12:48 a.m. By a vote of 67-26, The Senate confirmed Richard R. Verma to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
-Not voting: Senators Barrasso, Feinstein, Fetterman, Hagerty, McConnell, Murkowski and Schmitt
11:45 a.m. The Senate is now voting on Confirmation of Richard R. Verma to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.
11:43 a.m. Senator Menendez spoke in support of Ambassador Richard R. Verma to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.
11:37 a.m. Senator Ernst spoke about Student Debt Forgiveness.
11:33 a.m. Senator Peters spoke about the Yemen Civil War.
11:15 a.m. Senator Wicker spoke about Defense Spending.
11:00 a.m. Senator Tester and Moran spoke on a cost of living adjustment for VA benefits. Senator Tester then asked for Unanimous Consent to Pass S. 777, Veterans COLA Act of 2023. There was no objection.
10:47 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the Senate blue slip process.
10:29 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on oversight of the Department of Homeland Security and then spoke on the Fire Grants and Safety Act.
10:25 a.m. The motion to proceed to S. 870, Fire Grants and Safety Act, was agreed to by unanimous consent and Majority Leader Schumer introduced his amendment #58. Majority Leader Schumer also received unanimous consent for the Senate to vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #69 Richard R. Verma to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources at 11:45 a.m.
10:13 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the AUMF against Iraq, the Fire Grants and Safety Act, military promotions, the debt ceiling, and energy.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
At 1:45 p.m. the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Laura Taylor-Kale to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense and vote on the nomination.