2:52 p.m. The Senate recessed until 9:00 a.m.
1:45 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
12:41 a.m. Senator Scott (FL) spoke on the Endless Frontier Act and the national debt.
12:25 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
11:44 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
11:40 p.m. Senator Cornyn called up and spoke on Cornyn/Cotton amendment #1858.
11:40 p.m. Senator Catnwell withdrew amendment #1527.
11:27 p.m. Senator Cantwell asked unanimous consent that the following amendments be agreed to en bloc (manager’s package):
Collins #1583, Fischer #1637, Johnson #1701, Shaheen #1758, Rubio #1777, Thune #1851, Wicker #1943, Hagerty #1958, Cotton #1964, Blunt #1988, Scott (FL) #2000, Ernst/Hassan #2017, Romney/Menendez #2025, Johnson #2048, Lujan #2082, Cornyn #1768, Merkley #1823, Warnock #1980, Murray #1981, Hassan #2001, Warren #2104, Collins #1622, Wicker #1801, Leahy #2093, Van Hollen #2049, Blackburn #2085, Cortez-Masto #2083, Lankford #1945, Baldwin #2026, Hyde-Smith #1933, Hyde-Smith #1841, Merkley #2103, Ossoff #2105, Barrasso #2094, Rubio #2106, and Kaine #2090.
Senator Johnson objected and proposed a modification to Cantwell’s unanimous consent request, requesting the Senate stand in recess for 3 hours. Senator Cantwell objected.
Senator Scott (FL) requested a modification to Cantwell’s unanimous consent request requesting the unanimous consent request be delayed until the Senate returns from recess on June 7. Senator Cantwell objected.
Senator Lee objected to Cantwell’s original unanimous consent request. Senator Cantwell responded.
11:27 p.m. The motion to direct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent senators was agreed to, 84 to 7.
10:26 p.m. Senate conducted a live quorum and finding a quorum not present, began a vote on the motion to direct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent senators.
9:58 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
9:48 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
8:41 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on banking.
8:17 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on the retirement of staffer Michelle Blackwell and the retirement of Coast Guard Admiral Matthew T. Bell Jr.
7:23 p.m. Senator Markey spoke on the Lander nomination.
7:05 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on January 6.
6:55 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
6:54 p.m. S.789 RESPECT was adopted by voice vote.
6:46 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke on tribal affairs and asked unanimous consent that the Senate take-up and pass, en block, H.R. 478 (Blackwater Trading Post Land Transfer Act and S.789 (RESPECT Act). Senator Lee objected but said he would not object to passing S.789 by voice vote.
6:29 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke the Endless Frontier Act and January 6.
6:22 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke on Military Appreciate Month.
6:04 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
5:53 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
5:47 p.m. Senator Cramer paid tribute to North Dakotan Lynn Aas who is celebrating his 100th Birthday.
5:40 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
5:24 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke on Memorial Day and January 6.
5:15 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on amendment #2103.
5:07 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on sexual assault in the military and asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined the ARmed Services Committee be discharged form further consideration of S.1520 and the Senate proceed to it’s consideration. Senator Reed objected.
4:57 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on hate crimes.
4:50 p.m. Senator Young spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
4:39 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the U.S. Helsinki Commission.
4:40 p.m. The Crapo amendment was agreed to 91-4. Senators voting against: Cotton, Hawley, Rubio and Sanders. Senators not voting: Blackburn, Blunt, Braun, Burr and Sinema.
4:09 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Crapo amendment #1562 with a 60 vote threshold.
4:08 p.m. The Rubio amendment was tabled, 55-40.
Republicans in favor: Collins, Daines, Hyde-Smith, Paul, Wicker and Young.
Senators not voting: Blackburn, Blunt, Braun, Burr and Sinema.
3:26 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to table the Rubio amendment #1802 to S. 1260.
3:23 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke against the Rubio amendment #1802.
3:05 p.m. Senators Crapo and Wyden spoke on their amendment.
3:04 p.m. Senator Cantwell achieved UC to call up the Crapo-Wyden amendment as modified, and that following disposition of the Rubio amendment the senate vote on the Crapo-Wyden amendment with a 60 vote threshold.
3:03 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the substitute amendment to S. 1260, Endless Frontier Act, 68-30. GOP in favor: Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cornyn, Crapo, Daines, Graham, Ernst, Hyde-Smith, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Risch, Rounds, Sasse, Tillis, Wicker, Young. Independent against: Sanders; not voting: Blackburn and Blunt.
10:39 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the auto industry and automatic vehicles.
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10:23 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on crime, the Endless Frontiers Act, and the January 6th commission.
10:10 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the Endless Frontiers Act and the January 6th commission.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following any Leader remarks will resume consideration of S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021.
Unless an agreement is reached, at 11:00am, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on substitute amendment #1502.
Cloture has also been filed on the following:
- S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021.
- Motion to proceed to H.R.3233, to establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol Complex.
- Executive Calendar #111, Anton Hajjar to be Governor of the United States Postal Service.
- Executive Calendar #134, Eric Lander to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Additional roll call votes are expected during today’s session.