11:10 p.m. The Senate adjourned today at 11:10 p.m. and will reconvene tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the S. 2226, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2024.
At 12:15 p.m. The Senate will hold one roll call vote on the Warnock amendment #199 (debt collector harassment) 60 vote threshold.
Following the Vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus lunches.
From 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Senate will recess for the All Senators AI Briefings.
Additional Roll Call votes are possible during Wednesdays Session
11:09 p.m. The Following was agreed to by unanimous consent during wrap up:
• H. Con. Res. 57 – Expressing the sense of Congress supporting the State of Israel.
• S. Res. 308 – Recognizing the Historic Significance of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Defense State Partnership Program
• S. Res. 309 – Recognizing the importance of the Blueberry industry to the United States and Designating July 2023 as National Blueberry Month
8:41 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke in support of the Afghan Adjustment Act.
7:24 p.m. Senator Blumenthal paid tribute to former Senator Lowell Weicker.
7:06 p.m. The Senate adopted the Rounds amendment #813, 91-7. Voting no: Hirono, Markey, Murphy, Padilla, Paul, Warren and Welch.
Senators not voting: Durbin and Scott of South Carolina.
6:27 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Rounds amendment #813 re: stop foreign adversary land purchases, with a 60-vote threshold.
6:25 p.m. The Senate adopted the Cornyn amendment 91-6. Voting no: Blackburn, Braun, Lee, Paul, Sinema & Tillis.
Senators not voting: Budd, Durbin & Scott (SC).
5:30 p.m. The Senate is voting on adoption of the Cornyn Amendment #931 on outbound investments (this has a 60-vote threshold)
5:27 p.m. Senator Tester spoke on his amendment about agriculture and farmland related to foreign investments.
5:20 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on the defense bill.
5:03 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on human trafficking.
4:57 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the retirement of Amy Kaplan, director of government relations at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland.
4:42 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on Hunter Biden.
4:25 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke in support of the nomination of Julie Su.
3:58 p.m. Senator Capito spoke about her departing Chief of Staff who worked for her for 18 years, Joel Brubacher.
3:54 p.m. Senator Hoeven paid tribute to Officer Jake Wallin.
3:47 p.m. Senator Cramer paid tribute to Officer Jake Wallin.
3:35 p.m. Republican Leader McConnell paid tribute to USCP officers Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut and Detective Michael Gibson, who died protecting the Capitol 25 years ago, then spoke about last years flooding in Kentucky, the Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into the SCOTUS ethics and Ukraine.
3:19 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the NDAA, Appropriations, AI briefings, Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and paid tribute to USCP officers Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut and Detective Michael Gibson, who died protecting the Capitol 25 years ago.
3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m., and following any leader remarks, will resume consideration of S. 2226, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will proceed to two votes on the following amendments to S. 2226, the NDAA, both with 60 vote thresholds.
1.Adoption of the Cornyn Amendment #931 (Outbound Investment)
2.Adoption of Rounds Amendment #813 (Stop Foreign Adversary Land Purchases)