Thursday, May 7, 2020

4:11 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11. They will begin consideration of the nomination of Brian Montgomery to be Deputy Secretary of HUD.  They will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30.

During wrap-up:

Adopted S. Res. 565, Native American Women by voice

Confirmed by voice vote PN 1709 – Brett Giroir to be Representative of the U.S. on the Executive Board of the WHO

Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary’s desk for the Coast Guard

3:30 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the Alaskan of the Week.

2:30 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about the CARES act, local governments and debt. He made a unanimous consent request to proceed to his bill S. 3608-state and local government operating expenses. Senator Scott of FL objected.

2:20 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about Maryland front line heroes.

2:18 p.m. Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Calendar #547-Brian Montgomery to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Calendar #339-Trey Edgar to be Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Homeland Security.

2:17 p.m. The override of S.J. Res 68 failed by a vote of 49-44. Republicans voting aye: Alexander, Cassidy, Collins, Lee, Murkowski, Paul and Young.

1:30 p.m. The Senate began voting on the override of S.J. Res. 68.

1:28 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the vote overriding the veto of S. J. Res. 68.

1:22 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the vote overriding the veto of S. J. Res. 68.

1:09 p.m. Senator Lankford paid tribute to Tom Coburn.

12:58 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about NIH and rapid testing for coronoavirus.

12:52 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about the vote over-riding the veto of S. J. Res 68.

11:55 p.m. Senator Roberts spoke about the Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

11:21 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about mental health and the pandemic.

11:06 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the vote on over-riding the veto of S.J. Res 68

10:53 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about state and local governments and the CARES act.

10:40 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the pandemic and the affordable care act.

10:21 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the jobs report and the pandemic.

10:06 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the pandemic and other threats.

10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about his staff and their work during the pandemic.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the veto message on S.J Res 68, the Kaine War Powers Resolution (Iran).

At 1:30 p.m. the Senate vote on over-riding the veto of S.J. Res 68.