The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message with respect to S.2938, the vehicle for Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
We expect to recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.2938 with amendment #5099 (text of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act). Absent an agreement, this cloture vote would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday.
During Wednesday’s session, Senator Schumer is expected to move to discharge the nomination of Arianna J. Freeman, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, from the Judiciary Committee.
As a reminder, the votes on confirmation of the following nominations will occur at times to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader:
1. Executive Calendar #716 Cathy Ann Harris, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board
2. Executive Calendar #919 Mary T. Boyle, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Roll call votes are expected during Wednesday’s session, beginning in the afternoon. Another message will be sent when they are set.
10:00p.m. The Senate agreed to 64-34: The motion to proceed to the consideration of the House message with respect to S. 2938, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Republicans voting in favor: Senators Blunt, Burr, Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cornyn, Ernst, Graham, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Tillis, & Young.
Senators not voting: Cramer & Toomey.
7:38 p.m. The Senate is currently voting on the motion to proceed to the consideration of the House message with respect to S.2938, the legislative vehicle for the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
6:39 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on Ukraine.
5:30 p.m. The Senate is currently voting on the confirmation of the nomination of Ana Isabel de Alba to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of California. The nomination was confirmed by a roll call vote of 53-45. Senator Collins, Graham and Murkowski voted yea. Senators Cramer and Toomey didn’t vote.
5:19 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on the gun legislation.
5:10 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke in support of the de Alba nomination.
4:40 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the gun legislation.
4:10 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the pricing practices of Pharmacy Benefit managers.
4:03 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on Ukraine.
4:00 p.m. Senator Daines paid tribute to Carol Johnson of Mineral County for serving 50 years in the Forest Service.
3:44 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on Title 9 of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and inflation.
3:32 p.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on the economy.
3:05 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke on refugees.
3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m., Following any Leader remarks, will be in a period of Morning Business.
We expect a roll call vote Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m.