7:25 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22nd. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Gordon P. Gallagher to be United States District Judge for the District of Colorado.
At 12:00 p.m. the Senate will proceed to one vote:
- Confirmation of the Gallagher nomination.
Following the vote on the Gallagher nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus lunches. At 2:15 p.m. the Senate will resume consideration of S. 316, a bill to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.
6:29 p.m. Senators Casey, Booker, Hassan, and Wyden spoke about the Affordable Care Act.
6:28 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer called up amendment #15 to S. 316 and then began wrap-up:
- S. Res. 116 Supporting the goals and ideals of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism awareness month, as amended, was adopted by unanimous consent.
- S. 30 Fiscal Year 2023 Veterans Affairs Major Medical Facility Authorization Act, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
6:27 p.m. By a vote of 67-28, the Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to S. 316, to repeal the authorization for use of military force against Iraq. Senator voting against: Blackburn, Boozman, Britt, Capito, Cornyn, Cotton, Crapo, Cruz, Ernst, Fischer, Graham, Hagerty, Hyde-Smith, Kennedy, Lankford, Mullin, Ricketts, Risch, Romney, Rounds, Rubio, Scott (FL), Scott (SC), Sullivan, Thune, Tillis, Tuberville, and Wicker. Senators not voting: Barrasso, Durbin, Feinstein, Fetterman, and McConnell.
5:35 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to S. 316, to repeal the authorization for use of military force against Iraq.
5:30 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on the the Iraq AUMFs.
5:09 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on the Chinese Communist Party.
4:50 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on Women’s History Month.
4:34 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Mexico.
4:09 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on the nomination of Phil Washington to be the Director of the FAA.
3:41 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke about Daylight Savings Time and in support of the Sunshine Protection Act.
3:30 p.m. ML Schumer spoke about World Down Syndrome Day, the AUMF Repeal, H.R. 1, CHIPS and rail safety.
3:29 p.m. The following bills were placed on the Legislative Calendar under Rule 14 en bloc:
S. 870, a bill to amend the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974
H.R. 502, an act to amend title 38 (9/11 Educational Assistance)
H.R. 815, RELIEVE Act
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 the motion to proceed to S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to the bill.