7:12 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Under regular order, on Wednesday, April 21st at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Calendar #62, Vanita Gupta, of Virginia, to be Associate Attorney General. (If cloture is invoked) Under the regular order, two hours after the close of the cloture vote, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation on the Gupta nomination.
7:10 p.m. ML Schumer filed cloture on:
- Hirono/Collins amendment #1445 to Cal. #13, S.937, COVID-19 Hate Crimes. AND on the underlying bill, Cal. #13, S.937, COVID-19 Hate Crimes.
6:52 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke on the Gupta nomination.
6:44 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about Montana’s voting laws.
6:25 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the Chinese military.
6:24 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General 98-2, with Senators Cruz and Paul voting against.
5:42 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General.
5:41 p.m. The Gensler nomination was confirmed, 54-45. All Democrats and Independents were joined by the following Republicans in favor: Collins, Grassley, Lummis and Rounds. Senator Burr voted present.
5:00 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the Gensler nomination.
4:12 p.m. Senators Hirono, Duckworth, Durbin, Cantwell and Stabenow spoke on the Gupta nomination.
4:00 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess. Senator Klobuchar spoke on the pending Chauvin verdict and paid tribute to Walter Mondale. She later spoke on the Gupta, Monaco and Clarke nominations.
2:56 p.m. The Senate recessed to accommodate until 4:00 p.m. for an all Senators briefing on Afghanistan.
2:55 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Gensler nomination, 54-44.
All Democrats/Independents and the following Republicans voted in favor: Collins, Grassley, Lummis and Rounds. Senator Burr voted present and Senator Scott of South Carolina was the lone absentee.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess and began a vote on the
motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #34 Gary Gensler to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2026. (Reappointment).
12:29 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
12:17 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on infrastructure.
12:00 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on immigration and the border surge.
10:59 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the Biden agenda, infrastructure, and voter registration reform.
10:55 a.m. ML Schumer revised the days vote schedule. The cloture vote on the Gensler nomination will now occur at 2:15 p.m., to be followed by a recess to accommodate an all Senators briefing on Afghanistan. At 5:00 p.m., the Senate will conduct two confirmation votes, the first on the Gensler nomination and the second on the Monaco nomination.
10:20 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer paid tribute to Walter Mondale, the war on drugs, voter suppression and Puerto Rico.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following leader remarks will resume consideration of S.937, COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act.
At 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed executive session and a cloture vote on the nomination of Gary Gensler to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a full term.
Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
At 2:15 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gensler nomination.
At a time to be determined on Tuesday, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Lisa Monaco to be Deputy Attorney General.