4:29 p.m. The Senate has adjourned, pursuant to S. Res. 796, honoring the late Senator Robert “Bob” Charles Krueger, and will next convene on Friday, September 23rd at 11:00 a.m. for a pro forma session only, with no business expected to be conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next return for business on Tuesday, September 27th at 3:00 p.m. and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
5:30 p.m. – one vote:
- Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
4:18 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on the damage caused by Typhoon Merbok recently hitting Alaska.
4:10 p.m. Senator Klobuchar began wrap-up:
Confirmed by voice vote en bloc:
- Executive Calendar #1041 Robin Meredith Cohn Hutcheson to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
- Executive Calendar #1150 Kevin G. Ritz to be United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
H.R. 7846 Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2022, was passed by voice vote.
S. 4885 Kevin and Avonte’s Law Reauthorization Act of 2022, was passed by unanimous consent.
Adopted by unanimous consent en bloc:
- S. Res. 793 Tall Ships America
- S. Res. 794 National Clean Energy Week
- S. Res. 795 School Bus Safety Month
3:58 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke in support of the nomination of Robin Hutchison to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and on the DISCLOSE Act.
3:54 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke on inflation.
3:39 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on the Energy and independence Security Act of 2022.
3:21 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the accomplishments of the 117th Congress.
3:09 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke on the southern border.
2:59 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke on defense.
2:46 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about the DISCLOSE Act and Job creation.
2:37 p.m. Senator Coons spoke on the Inflation Reduction Act, Ukraine, and the DISCLOSE Act.
2:34 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on the death of USCP Officer William Thomas.
2:34 p.m. ML Schumer filed cloture on motion to proceed to H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
2:33 p.m. By a vote of 56-40 the Senate confirmed the nomination of Arati Prabhakar to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Republicans voting in favor: Senators Blunt, Burr, Cassidy, Collins, Lummis, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Rounds and Tillis. Senators not voting: Baldwin, Crapo, Heinrich, and Murray. Senator Manchin voted against.
1:50 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Arati Prabhakar to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
1:38 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on the Inflation Reduction Act.
1:22 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke on Iran and asked unanimous consent for the Senate to pass S.4924, the PUNISH Act. Senator Murray objected.
1:06 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the southern border.
1:05 p.m. By a vote of 60-36, the Senate confirmed Executive Calendar #1055 Amanda Bennett to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media. Republicans voting in favor: Senators Barrasso, Blackburn, Blunt, Burr, Collins, Cornyn, Graham, Portman, Risch, Romney, Rounds, & Young. Senators Baldwin, Booker, Crapo, & Lee did not vote.
12:21 p.m. By a vote of 49-49, the Senate did not invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4822, DISCLOSE Act.
Not voting: Senators Baldwin and Crapo.
11:34 a.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4822 (DISCLOSE Act).
11:31 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke in favor of the DISCLOSE act,
11:12 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke about dark money and campaign finance.
11:04 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about Campaign Finance.
10:54 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about energy costs.
10:53 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about Campaign Finance.
10:42 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the DISCLOSE Act.
10:34 a.m. RL McConnell paid tribute to USCP Officer William Thomas, Inflation and Energy.
10:08 a.m. ML Schumer spoke about the DISCLOSE Act, the Republican Agenda and the Kigali Amendment.
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 the motion to proceed to S.4822 a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities.
At 11:30 a.m. the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
- Cloture on the motion to proceed to S.4822.
- Confirmation of the nomination of Amanda Bennett to be Chief Executive Officer of the United States Agency for Global Media.
At 1:45 p.m. the Senate will proceed to one roll call vote:
- Confirmation of the nomination of Arati Prabhakar to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.