Tuesday, March 5, 2024

7:20p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until Wednesday at 10:00a.m.

7:10 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on illegal immigration and the border crisis.

7:05 p.m. Senator Murray wrapped up the Senate.

6:40 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke on the antitrust division and competition.

5:30 p.m. The Senate is currently voting on cloture on of the nomination of Ronald Keohane to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. Cloture was agreed to by a roll call vote of 65 – 29. There are no further roll call votes in the Senate today.

5:17 p.m. Senator Reed spoke in support of the nomination of Ronald Keohane to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

5:04 p.m. Senator Welch spoke about the humanitarian aid to Gaza.

4:54 p.m. Senator Warner spoke about his friend Hal Melcheck.

3:50 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the nomination of Adeel Abdullah Mangi to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit and on Super Tuesday.

3:41 p.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on appropriations, the Mangi nomination

3:26 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer filed cloture on Executive Calendar #506 Adrienne Jennings Noti to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for a term of fifteen years.

3:24 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke the cyber attack on health care systems, appropriations, and reproductive rights.

3:23 p.m. S. 3853, A bill to extend the period for filing claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and to provide for compensation under such Act for claims relating to Manhattan Project waste, and to improve compensation for workers involved in uranium mining, was placed on the calendar under Rule 14.

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 nomination of Ronald Keohane to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on cloture on the Keohane nomination.

Cloture has also been filed on the following nominations:
1. Moshe Marvit to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
2. Cathy Harris to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.

Unanimous consent agreement: At a time to be determined no later than Friday, March 8 the Senate will proceed to the consideration of S.3853, Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act with up to one hour for debate, after which the Senate vote on passage of the bill with 60-affirmative votes required for passage.