7:49 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene Thursday August 4th at 12 p.m.
Following Leader Remarks the Senate will resume consideration of S. J. Res 55.
At 1:45 p.m. the Senate will hold two roll call votes
- Passage of S.J. Res. 55, the Sullivan NEPA Permitting Reform Resolution of Disapproval.
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #1100, Roopali H. Desai to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Additional roll call votes are possible during Thursdays session
7:17 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act.
7:05 p.m. Senator Schumer started Wrap Up:
- Passed by Unanimous Consent – S. Res. 740 – Condemning the attack that occurred in Greenwood, IN on July 17
- By Unanimous Consent, at a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to Executive Calendar #1100, Roopali H. Desai to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, there will be 10 minutes of debate, and the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
- By Unanimous Consent, the Senate passed S. Res. 742, Designating September 25, 2022, as National Lobster Day.
- By Unanimous Consent, the Senate passed S. Res. 743, Congratulating the Colorado Avalanche on Winning the 2022 Stanley Cup Final
- By Unanimous Consent the Senate passed S.734 – Jenna Quinn Law with the Cornyn Amendment.
6:47 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about crime, law enforcement, and schools.
6:39 p.m. Senator Marshall asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to consider and pass Senate Resolution 740. Senator Durbin objected.
6:29 p.m. Senator Braun paid tribute to Congresswomen Jackie Walorski and the shooting in Greenwood Indiana. He then asked for Unanimous Consent for the Senate to pass S. Res. 740 – Condemning the attack that occurred in Greenwood, IN on July 17. There was no objection.
6:26 p.m. Senator Young spoke on the passing of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and on the shooting in Indiana.
6:19 p.m. Senator Casey spoke supporting the nomination of Robert Gordon to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator Casey asked unanimous consent to call up the nomination. Senator Hagerty objected to the request.
6:19 p.m. By a vote of 95-1, the #Senate Adopted the Resolution of Advice and Consent to Ratification for (Treaty Doc. 117-3) the Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden, as amended.
Voting against: Senator Hawley
Voting present: Senator Paul
Not Voting – Cornyn, Leahy, and Merkley
5:42 p.m. Roll call vote began on adoption of the ratification.
5:40 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the imminent vote on adoption of Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
5:39 p.m. The Paul amendment was not agreed to, 10-87. Voting in favor: Braun, Cruz, Daines, Hawley, Johnson, Lankford, Lee, Lummis, Marshall & Paul. Not voting: Cornyn, Leahy and Merkley.
4:55 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the Paul amendment.
4:54 p.m. Senator Sullivan asked for a voice vote on his amendment, and the amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
4:25 p.m. Senators Durbin, Risch, Paul, Menendez and Sullivan spoke on the NATO treaty.
4:22 p.m. Senator Romney spoke on the NATO treaty and against the Paul amendment.
4:05 p.m. Senators Collins, Graham and Blunt spoke on the NATO treaty.
4:00 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the NATO treaty and later on the one year anniversary of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
3:45 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on the NATO treaty and on his amendment.
3:04 p.m. Senators Shaheen, Cotton and Carper spoke supporting the NATO treaty.
2:34 p.m. Senator Shaheen, Tillis, and Hawley spoke on NATO.
2:14 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on Ukraine.
1:38 p.m. Senators Rosen, Klobuchar, Padilla, Blumenthal, and Murray spoke about abortion rights and their bill to protect doctors that provide abortions. Senator Murray asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 4723, A bill to ensure the right to provide reproductive health care services, and for other purposes. Senator Braun objected.
1:30 p.m. The Senate proceeded to Executive Session to consider treaty document 117-3 (admitting Sweden and Finland into NATO). Senator Menendez spoke in favor of ratifying the treaty.
1:08 p.m. Senator Stabenow paid tribute to a departing staffer.
12:51 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke on the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
12:40 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on the Inflation Reduction Act.
12:18 p.m. RL McConnell spoke on flooding in Eastern Kentucky, on ratification protocols to admit Finland and Sweden to NATO and on tax hikes due to the Inflation Reduction Act.
12:08 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on Tuesday’s primary elections, on the NATO treaty and on the Inflation Reduction Act.
12:00 p.m. The Senate convened. ML Schumer completed the Rule XIV process for H.R. 5376, an act to provide reconciliation pursuant to Title 2 of S.Con.Res. 14 and placed the bill on the calendar.
The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m. and proceed to a period of morning business until 1:30 p.m.
At 1:30 p.m, begin consideration of to consider of treaty document 117-3 (admitting Finland and Sweden into NATO).
At approximately 4:30 p.m. the Senate will proceed to three roll call votes:
1. Sullivan amendment #5192 (re: spending benchmark) (possible voice vote)
2, Paul amendment #5191 (re: declaration of war)
3. Adoption of the resolution of ratification (admitting Finland and Sweden into NATO).