3:52 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene for pro forma sessions on the following dates:
- Friday, May 19-9:45 a.m.
- Tuesday, May 23-noon
- Thursday, May 25-12:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 26-9:00 a.m.
Following the May 26 session the Senate will stand adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 30. They will resume consideration of the nomination of Darrel James Papillion to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. They will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 p.m.
- Confirmed-all nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy
- Agreed to-S. Res. 221-promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of Minority Health Month
- Agreed to-S. Res. 222-Homecoming for Vietnam POW
3:24 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about debt ceiling negotiations, judges, and other legislation.
2:47 p.m. Senator Graham spoke about democrat judicial nominations.
2:44 p.m. By a vote of 49-47, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Nancy G. Abudu to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Senator Manchin voted no.
Senators Ernst, Moran, Rubio & Sanders did not vote
1:51 p.m. The Senate began voting on the nomination of Nancy G. Abudu to. be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
1:28 p.m. Senators Ricketts and Lee spoke against the Abudu nomination.
1:15 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke on National Police Week.
1:07 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke against efforts to undermine the authority of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
1:01 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke against the nomination of Nancy G. Abudu, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
12:56 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on continuing debt limit negotiations and said Senators should be prepared to return to the Senate within a 24-hour period to fulfill their responsibilities to avoid default.
12:44 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Senator Hirono asked unanimous consent to call up and agree to S. Res. 209, Recognizing the significance of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States. The measure was agreed to by unanimous consent.
12:33 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on Louisiana HB 12, Prohibiting promotion to the fourth grade of certain students whose reading deficiencies have not been remedied by the end of the third grade.
12:23 p.m. Senator Markey spoke on the debt limit and big oil.
12:10 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about Title 42 and the border.
12:08 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about AAPI Heritage Month.
11:54 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about law enforcement officers that lost their lives in the line of duty.
11:36 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the debt ceiling.
11:19 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the debt ceiling.
11:01 a.m. Senator Young spoke about Veterans.
10:48 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the debt ceiling.
10:35 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about inflation, crime, defense and the retirement of Senate Recording Studio Technician Paul Casaco.
10:18 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on AI and debt limit.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive and resume consideration of the nomination of Nancy G. Abudu, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
A confirmation vote on the Abudu nomination is expected to occur during Thursday’s session of the Senate, but the time has not been set.