6:36 p.m. The Senate adjourned.
6:31 p.m. Senator Whitehouse wrapped up for the evening.
6:09 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on cases before the Supreme Court and dark money.
6:08 p.m. The Kanter nomination was confirmed, 68-29. GOP in favor: Barrasso, Blunt, Boozman, Braun, Collins, Cotton, Fischer, Graham, Grassley, Hagerty, Hawley, Hyde Smith, Lee, Lummis, Murkowski, Portman, Rounds, Thune, Tillis and Wicker. Not voting: Hassan, Inhofe and Shaheen.
5:22 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of Jonathan Kanter to be an Assistant Attorney General.
5:08 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on the economy and immigration.
4:57 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the defense authorization.
4:30 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on the fight against a vaccine mandate.
4:10 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on inflation and why Republicans are opposing further spending bills.
3:55 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on new livestock mandatory reporting legislation.
3:15 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Senator Leahy, immigration and on the passing of former Senator Cleland.
3:14 p.m. By a vote of 76-19, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Robert Bonnie to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation.
Not voting: Senators Hassan, Inhofe, Markey, Shaheen and Warren.
2:26 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote began on confirmation of the Bonnie nomination.
2:19 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke on the pandemic.
2:15 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke in support of the Bonnie nomination.
1:01 p.m. The confirmation vote on Executive Calendar #491, Jonathan Kanter, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General will occur at 5:15 p.m. today.
At 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, the Senate will have 2 votes:
- Cloture on Exec. Cal. #463, Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
- Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization Act.
1:00 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Bonnie nomination, 75-20.
20 senators voting no: Barrasso, Blackburn, Braun, Cassidy, Cotton, Cramer, Cruz, Hagerty, Hawley, Lankford, Lee, Lummis, Murkowski, Paul, Rubio, Sasse, Scott (FL), Scott (SC), Sullivan, and Tuberville.
12:19 p.m. The Senate began a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #345, Robert Farrell Bonnie, VA, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation.
12:18 p.m. By a vote of 53-42, the Senate confirmed Graham Scott Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
Republicans voting Aye: Collins, Crapo, Graham, Moran, Romney, Rounds, and Scott (SC).
Not voting: Hassan, Inhofe, Markey, Shaheen, and Warren.
11:28 a.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #401 Graham Scott Steele to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
11:23 a.m. Senator Brown spoke about family caregivers and supporting the Steele nomination.
11:18 a.m. Senator Capito spoke about National Family Caregiver month.
10:51 a.m. Senator Kaine spoke on the need to pass the Build Back Better bill and on aid given to local governments during the pandemic.
10:38 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on Democrats spending and on the Build Back Better cost.
10:26 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on energy and against the Build Back Better plan.
10:13 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke on his retirement.
10:02 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on Senator Leahy’s retirement, infrastructure, and the Build Back Better plan.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. Following the Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #401, Graham Scott Steele, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, post-cloture.
At 11:30 a.m. – 2 votes:
- Confirmation of the Steele nomination
- Cloture on Executive Calendar #345, Robert Farrell Bonnie, VA, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm Production and Conservation
Following the votes at 11:30 a.m., the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus lunches.
At 2:30 p.m. – 1 vote:
- Confirmation of the Bonnie nomination (if cloture is invoked)
On Thursday, November 4, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #463, Brian Eddie Nelson, of California, to be Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
At a time to be determined, there will be a confirmation VOTE on Executive Calendar #491, Jonathan Kanter, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
On Monday, November 15, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R. 4350, the National Defense Authorization bill.