6:50 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene for pro forma sessions on the following dates:
- Friday, Sept. 30 at 8:55 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:00 a.m.
- Friday, Oct. 7 at 10:00 a.m.
When the Senate adjourns on Oct 7 it will next convene at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Under the previous order the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H.R. 7900-NDAA. Following the remarks of Senator Reed or his designee the Senate will adjourn to convene for pro forma sessions on the following dates:
- Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, October 20 at 9:00 a.m.
- Monday, October 24 1:45 p.m.
- Thursday, October 27 at 12 noon
- Monday, Oct. 31 at 10:00 a.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m.
- Monday, Nov. 7 10:30 at 10:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12:00 noon
When the Senate adjourns on Nov. 10 it will next convene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13. At 5:30 the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Cal. #1130-Maria Del R. Antongiorgi-Jordan to be US District Judge for Puerto Rico.
The following nominations were confirmed en bloc:
- 732-Mary Jordan to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
- 735-Timothy Baker to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
- 762-Robert Gordon to be an Asst. Sec. of HHS
- 1038-Sean Burton to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for a term expiring May 30, 2024
- 1107-Lesslie Viguerie, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kyrgyz Republic
- 1121-Audrey Schuster to be a member of the Board of Trustees for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
- 1122-Joseph Green to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Foundation
- 1124-Michael Lomabardo to be a member of the National Council on the Arts
- 1125-Michael Lomabardo to be a member of the National Council on the Arts (reappointment)
- 1170-Vincent Garfield Logan to be a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board
- 1139-Brian Kyes to be a US Marshal for the District of Massachusetts
- 1140-Stephen D. Lynn to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia for the term of four years
- 1167-Thomas Brown to be a US Marshal for the Northern District of Georgia
- 1168-Jose Esteban to be Under Secretary of Ag for Food Safety
- 980-Mari Carmen Aponte to be Ambassador to Panama
- 981-Michelle Kwan to be Ambassador to Belize
- 1109-Candace Bond to be Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
- 1112-Hugo Rodriguez to be Ambassador to Nicaragua
The following nominations were confirmed en bloc:
- 1154-Col. Jeffrey Vanantwerp to be Brigadier General
- 1155-Col. Daniel Fowler to be Brigadier General
- 1156-Maj. Gen. Telita Crosland to be Lt. General
- 1157-Gen. Anthony Cotton to be General
- 1158-Lt. Gen. Bradley Saltzman to be General
- 1159- to be Major General: Cowan, D’Costa, Dyer, Merrigan, Norris; to be Brigadier General: Collard, Deon, Humphrey, Jung, Kuhner, Marrast Host, Metzel, Phariss, Rodriguez, Scarcella, Seaberry, and Trombley
- 1160-Col. Sonya Powell to be Brigadier General
- 1161-Col. Michael Siegl to be Brigadier General
- 1162-Brig. Gen. Joseph Lestorti to be Major General
- 1163-Lt. Gen. James Rainey to be General
- 1164-Brig. Gen. Leonard Anderson IV to be Major General
- 1165-Maj. Gen. James Glynn to be Lt. General
- 1166-Brig. Gens. Gagnon, Powak, Purdy and Whitney to be Major Generals
- 1173-Maj. Gen. Patrick Matlock to be Lt. General
- 1174-Col. James Turinetti to be Brig. General
- And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Space Force, except PN2653
1st reading-H.R. 2758-provide for the recognition of the Lumbee tribe of North Carolina
Passed/agreed to by unanimous consent:
- S. 4254, as amended- Disclosing Foreign Influence in Lobbying Act
- S. 4524, as amended- Speak Out Act
- S. 3232, as amended – STURDY Act
- S. 5059-improve the pilot program on acceptance by the VA of donated facilities and related improvements
- H.R. 1766-enhance cooperation between the FTC and state attorneys generals to combat unfair and deceptive practices
- S. Res. 769-honoring the career of Roberto Clemente
- S. Res. 772-Recognizing the seriousness of Myotonic Dystrophy and Dec. 15 as International Myotonic Dystrophy awareness day
- S. Res. 774-Designating Sept. 2022 as National Democracy Month
- S. Res. 815-National Chemistry Week
- S. Res. 816-National PKD Awareness Day
- S. Res. 817-National 4-H Week
- S. Res. 818-Senate Blood Drive
6:36 p.m. Senator Schumer filed cloture on Cal. #1130-Maria Del R. Antongiorgi-Jordan to be US District Judge for Puerto Rico.
4:45 p.m. Senator Stabenow paid tribute to an Agriculture Committee Staffer.
4:45 p.m. H.R. 8982 (import tax on infant formula). Read for the third time and passed by voice vote.
3:55 p.m. Senator Schumer announced that the Senate will proceed to NDAA on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and that the next vote in the Senate will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14.
3:39 p.m. Senator Carper paid tribute to a departing member of his committee staff, Greg Dotson.
3:26 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke on cybercrime.
3:25 p.m. The Gomez nomination was confirmed on a party line tally of 49-36. Senators not voting, 14 Republicans: Burr, Cassidy, Graham, Hyde-Smith, Johnson, Kennedy, Lee, Moran, Portman, Rubio, Scott (FL), Sullivan, Tillis and Toomey. 1 Independent: Sanders.
2:40 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of the Gomez nomination.
2:36 p.m. The Senate agreed to by unanimous consent: S. Con. Res. 45 continuing resolution title correction.
2:35 p.m. The Senate passed HR 6833, the CR by a tally of 72-25.
- Senators not voting: Lee, Portman and Rubio.
- Voting no -Barrasso, Blackburn, Braun, Cramer, Crapo, Cruz, Daines, Fischer, Hagerty, Hawley, Hoeven Inhofe, Johnson, Lankford, Lummis, Marshall, Paul, Risch, Rounds, Sasse, Scott (FL), Scott (SC), Thune, Toomey, and Tuberville
2:00 p.m. By unanimous consent, all amendments and motions, other than amendment #5745, were withdrawn and amendment #5745 to H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution, was agreed to. The Senate began a roll call vote on final passage of H.R. 6833, as amended.
1:58 p.m. Leader Schumer spoke on the continuing resolution.
1:53 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the continuing resolution.
1:43 p.m. Senator Braun introduced his amendment #5765-balanced budget.
1:35 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about the Mississippi National Guard.
S. Res. 809-Mississippi National Guard Recognition Day was agreed to by unanimous consent.
1:15 p.m. Senator Wyden spoken in favor of the nomination of Rebecca Jones Gaston to be Commissioner on Children, Youth and Families for HHS and also paid tribute to the departing Finance committee chief, Mike Evans.
12:40 p.m. Leader Schumer received unanimous consent that it be in order for Senator Braun to offer amendment #5765, that at 1:45 p.m. all amendments other than the substitute be withdrawn, no further amendments be in order to the bill, that the substitute amendment #5745 being agreed to, and the Senate vote on passage of H.R. 6833, as amended, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
At 1:45 p.m. – two votes:
- Passage H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution, as amended. (60-vote affirmative threshold)
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #670, Lisa M. Gomez to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor, upon reconsideration.
12:39 p.m. By a vote of 50-47, the Senate confirmed Arianna Freeman to be a Circuit Court Judge for the third circuit.
11:30 a.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of the nomination of Arianna Freeman to be a Circuit Court Judge for the third circuit.
11:16 a.m. Senator Paul spoke on drug testing on animals before beginning clinical trials of humans and achieved unanimous consent to pass S. 5002 on that subject.
10:51 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about Democrats spending.
10:49 a.m. Senator Young received unanimous consent that should the Senate receive from the House a bill with the text that is identical to H.R. 8972, the Senate would proceed to a vote on final passage.
10:35 a.m. Senator Young spoke about the Chips and Science Act.
10:24 a.m. RL McConnell spoke about the storms in Florida, energy costs, crime and aid to Ukraine.
10:10 a.m. ML Schumer spoke about the Storms in Florida, the CR, Judicial Nominations and the accomplishments of the Senate.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened. .
The Senate meets at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #389, H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
ML Schumer announced that senators should expect a roll call vote on confirmation of the Freeman nomination (3rd Circuit) prior to lunch. Additional roll call votes in relation to the CR and any other Executive and Legislative items are expected during Thursday’s session.