4:40 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24. They will resume consideration of S. 1260, Endless Frontier Act. At 5:30 p.m. they will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
During wrap up:
- S. 1775, a bill to address gun violence
- H.R. 3237, Emergency supplemental appropriations
Agreed to, S. Res. 94, Celebrating the 149th anniversary of Arbor Day, with a King amendment.
Agreed to, S. Res. 228, designating May 15 as Kids to Park Day.
4:06 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about semi-conductor manufacturing.
3:04 p.m. Senator Warner spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
2:47 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on the Alaska tourism.
2:46 p.m. H.R. 1318, Alaska Tourism Recovery Act, was received by the House and because it matched S.593, Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, identically, was considered read a third time and passed.
2:11 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about the Endless Frontier Act.
2:11 p.m. By a vote of 46-48, the Johnson amendment was not agreed to.
1:30 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Johnson amendment #1518 (Border).
1:26 p.m. Senator Peters spoke in opposition to the Johnson amendment.
1:25 p.m. Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:
- Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- Kristen Clarke to be an Assistant Attorney General
1:04 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke about border security.
12:43 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
12:42 p.m. The Inhofe-Shelby amendment #1523, defense parity, was not agreed to, 44-53. Republicans voting no: Grassley, Lee, and Paul. Not voting: Graham, Marshall and Murkowski.
12:00 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Inhofe-Shelby amendment #1523-defense parity.
11:58 a.m. Senator Wicker spoke in support of the Inhofe-Shelby amendment
11:53 a.m. Senators Shelby and Inhofe spoke about their amendment
11:42 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the Inhofe-Shelby amendment (defense parity).
11:27 a.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on the vaccine and flood insurance.
11:16 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on energy.
10:58 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on the Endless Frontier Act, the crisis at the border, and S.1.
10:46 a.m. H.R. 3233, National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act, had it’s second reading under Rule 14 and ML Schumer spoke on it.
The Senate will convene at 10:30 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1260, Endless Frontier Act.
At 12:00 p.m., the Senate will vote in relation to the Inhofe-Shelby amendment #1523 (re: defense parity) at a 60-affirmative vote threshold.
At 1:30 p.m., the Senate will vote in relation to Johnson amendment #1518 (re: border) at a 60-affirmative vote threshold.
Amendments pending to S.1260:
Schumer substitute amendment #1502
Cantwell amendment #1527 (re: supply chain resiliency program).