8:21 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26th.
8:19 p.m. During wrap up:
- Adopted S.Res.235: National MPS Awareness Day.
- Adopted S.Res.236: Legal Counsel.
8:09 p.m. ML Schumer filed cloture on:
- The Schumer substitute amendment #1502 to S. 1260, Endless Frontier Act.
- Cloture on the underlying bill, Cal. #58, S.1260, Endless Frontier Act.
- Motion to proceed to Cal. #60, H.R.3233, National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act.
- Executive Calendar #111 Anton George Hajjar to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2023.
- Executive Calendar #134 Eric S. Lander to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
7:30 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on the Endless Frontier bill.
7:06 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about political influence.
6:43 p.m. Senators Inhofe and Lankford spoke about the 1921 Tulsa massacre.
6:43 p.m. Senator Lankford asked u.c. to call up and pass S.Res. 234, Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa massacre by a voice vote.
6:37 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on the criminal justice system in the military and asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined that the Armed Services Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. 1520 and the Senate proceed to its consideration, that there be 2 hours of debate and then the Senate vote. Senator Reed objected.
6:36 p.m. The Senate did not agree to the Lee amendment #1891, 48-51.
Senators Collins and Murkowski voted no.
Senator Manchin voted yes.
6:10 p.m. The Senate began voting on Lee amendment #1891.
6:09 p.m. Senator Murray spoke against the Lee amendment #1891.
6:08 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on his amendment #1891.
6:07 p.m. Senator Cantwell received unanimous consent to vitiate the 60 vote threshold on the Daines amendment #1787 and the Senate adopted the Daines amendment by voice vote.
6:07 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on his amendment #1787.
6:06 p.m. Senator Cantwell received unanimous consent to vitiate the 60 vote threshold on Ernst amendment #1507 and the Senate adopted the Ernst amendment by voice vote.
6:05 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke on her amendment # 1507.
6:04 p.m. Senator Cantwell received unanimous consent to vitiate the 60 vote threshold and then the Senate adopted the Paul amendment #2003 by voice vote.
6:01 p.m. Senator Paul spoke on his amendment #2003
6:00 p.m. By a vote of 53-46 the Senate did not agree to the Crapo amendment.
Senators Kelly, King, Manchin, and Sinema voted yes.
Senator Kennedy did not vote.
5:34 p.m. The Senate began a vote on adoption of Crapo amendment to provide limitations on the authority of the President to modify trade agreements #1565 to S.1260, Endless Frontier Act. (60 vote affirmative threshold)
5:32 p.m. The Wyden amendment #1975 was not agreed to, 50-49.
Senator Kennedy did not vote.
4:54 p.m. The Senate began voting on Wyden amendment #1975 to S. 1260, the Endless Frontier Act.
4:51 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on amendment #1565 and his amendment #1975.
4:45 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke on his amendment #1565.
4:36 p.m. Senator Young spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
4:07 p.m. Senators Booker, Kaine, Van Hollen, and Cardin spoke on DC statehood.
4:00 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on Memorial Day and on DC statehood.
3:57 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
3:57 p.m. Senator Cantwell called up the following 6 amendments
to S.1260, the Endless Frontier Act, and the Senate will vote on them at 4:45 p.m. (60 vote threshold for each):
- Wyden #1975
- Crapo #1565
- Paul #2003
- Ernst #1507
- Daines #1787
- Lee #1891
3:45 p.m. Senator Corny spoke on energy.
3:29 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the Endless Frontier Act.
3:19 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke about the origins of Covid-19.
3:18 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kristen Clarke by a vote of 51-48. Senator Collins voted yes and Senator Kennedy did not vote.
2:35 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Kristen Clarke to be Assistant Attorney General.
2:25 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke supporting the nomination of Kristen Clarke.
2:15 p.m. The Senate reconvened and Senator Cotton spoke against the nomination of Kristen Clarke.
1:03 p.m. The Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m.
1:02 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Clarke nomination, 51-48 with Senator Collins joining all Democrats and Independents in favor, and Senator Kennedy not voting.
12:34 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Clarke nomination.
12:32 p.m. The Brooks-Lasure nomination was confirmed 55-44 with Republicans Blunt, Burr, Collins, Moran and Murkowski joining Democrats and Independents in favor. Senator Kennedy did not vote.
11:45 a.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-Lasure to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
11:32 a.m. Senator Paul spoke on government waste.
11:07 a.m. Senators Booker and Whitehouse spoke on the Clarke nomination.
10:56 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about H.R. 1 and election reform and taxes.
10:41 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on Afghanistan and later on the pending Innovation and Competition Act.
10:29 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on Israel and Afghanistan.
10:16 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about comments made by Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Green, George Floyd, the Brooks-LaSure nomination, the Clarke nomination, and D.C. statehood.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following Leader remarks will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #117, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
At 11:45 a.m. there will be two roll call votes:
- Confirmation of the Brooks-LaSure nomination.
- Cloture on Executive Calendar #124, Kristen Clarke to be an Assistant Attorney General.
Following the cloture vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
Discussions are ongoing with respect to consideration of additional amendments to S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021. Additional roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session.