6:08 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until Monday, May 17. 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
5:40 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about “Back the Blue Act” and Senator Sullivan spoke on the “Alaskan of the Week”.
5:18 p.m. Senator Murkowski and Sullivan spoke on S. 593, Alaska Tourism Restoration Act”, which passed by unanimous consent.
4:46 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke about National Police Week.
4:35 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke about jobs.
4:21 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about jobs.
4:03 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about jobs.
4:00 p.m. Cloture was filed on S.1260, the Endless Frontier Act.
3:59 p.m. The #Senate confirmed the nomination of Donet Graves to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce,
Voting no: Barrasso, Cotton, Cruz, Hawley, Scott (FL), Shelby & Tuberville.
There are no further votes this week. We anticipate the next vote to be Monday May 17th at 5:30 p.m.
1:46 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of Donet Graves, Jr. to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.
12:47 p.m. By a vote of 59-38, the nomination of Amber Faye McReynolds to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service was confirmed.
12 Republicans voting YES: Blunt, Capito, Collins, Ernst, Graham, Grassley, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Rounds, and Sullivan.
Senators not voting: Duckworth, Heinrich, and Manchin.
12:03 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of Amber McReynolds to be Governor of the US Postal Service.
11:50 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the election bill.
11:41 a.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on Afghanistan.
11:29 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on National Police Week, infrastructure, and Israel.
11:03 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on The Endless Frontier Act and nominees.
The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m. and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the nomination of Amber McReynolds to be Governor of the US Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2026.
At 12:00 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the McReynolds nomination.
Following the McReynolds vote, the Senate will recess until 1:45 p.m.
At 1:45 p.m. the Senate will vote on confirmation of Donet Graves to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce.