6:08 p.m. The Senate adjourned under the provisions of S. Res. 660, as a further mark of respect for the late John Lewis. The Senate will next convene on Wednesday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m.
The Senate has agreed to this schedule of votes on nominations for Wednesday and Thursday:
11:30 a.m. Wednesday:
- Cloture on Derek Kan to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
2:45 p.m. Wednesday:
- Confirmation of Kan (if cloture is invoked).
- Cloture on Marvin Kaplan to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
4:45 p.m. Wednesday
- Confirmation of Kaplan (if cloture is invoked).
11:30 a.m. Thursday:
- Cloture on Lauren McGinley McFerran, to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board.
1:30 p.m. Thursday:
- Confirmation of McFerran (if cloture is invoke).
- S.Res. 662, a resolution designating September 2018 as “Campus Fire Safety Month”, was adopted by voice vote.
- S.4336, agreed to by voice vote.
5:31 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about rural healthcare and immigration. He asked unanimous consent that the Senate agree to H.R. 60, the American Dream and Promises Act. Senator Lankford objected.
5:26 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about rural healthcare.
5:02 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the HEALs Act.
4:40 p.m. Senator Casey spoke on long term care.
S. Res. 661, Recognizing the importance of independent living for individuals with disabilities made possible by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, was adopted by voice vote.
4:28 p.m. Senator Thune paid tribute to the late John Lewis and spoke on the HEALs Act, and the tax code.
3:59 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on immigration, paid tribute to the late John Lewis, and spoke on unemployment assistance.
3:51 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the relief bill.
3:44 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the relief bill.
3:45 p.m. By a vote of 57 to 40, the Senate confirmed Wade.
YEA: 53 Republicans, Democrats Jones, Manchin, Murphy, Sinema. NAY: 40 Democrats, independent King. NOT VOTING: Leahy, Markey, independent Sanders.
3:05 p.m. Roll call began on confirmation of the Wade nomination.
3:04 p.m. By a vote of 55 to 42, the Senate confirmed the Joseph nomination.
2:30 p.m. Vote began on confirmation of the Joseph nomination.
2:24 p.m. The Senate consented to this schedule of nomination votes on Wednesday and Thursday:
— 11:30 a.m. Wednesday: Cloture for Derek Kan to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget;
— 2:45 p.m. Wednesday: Confirmation of Kan, followed by cloture for Marvin Kaplan to be a National Labor Relations Board member;
— 4:45 p.m. Confirmation of Kaplan;
— 11:30 a.m. Thursday: Cloture for Lauren McGinley McFerran, to be a member of the N.L.R.B.
1:30 p.m. Thursday: Confirmation of McFerran.
2:23 p.m. The Senate consented to passage of S.Res. 660, paying tribute to the late John Lewis.
12:51 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Wade nomination by a vote of 57 to 40.
12:16 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Joseph nomination by a vote of 55 to 42.
YEA: 53 Republicans and Democrats Jones and Manchin.
NAY: 41 Democrats and independent King.
NOT VOTING: Democrats Leahy and Markey, and independent King.
11:32 a.m. Roll call began on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David Joseph to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
11:11 a.m. Senator Brown spoke on the pandemic and spoke against the Wade nomination.
11:02 a.m. Senator Capitol spoke on rising drug use.
10:55 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke on NDAA.
10:40 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Republican relief bill.
10:25 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Republican corona virus recovery bill.
10:05 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Republican corona virus recovery bill.
10:02 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the corona virus and the World Trade Organization.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of David Joseph to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
At 11:30 a.m., the Senate will conduct two roll call votes:
- Cloture on the Joseph nomination;
- Cloture on the nomination of Dana Wade to be an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Following the vote on the Wade nomination, the Senate will recess to accommodate the weekly caucus luncheons until 2:15 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m. the Senate is expected to conduct two roll call votes on confirmation of the Joseph and Wade nominations.