6:07 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #166 Molly R. Silfen to be a Judge of the US Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
Two votes at 11:30 a.m.:
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #81 Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration
- Motion to invoke cloture on the Silfen nomination
One vote at 1:45 p.m.:
- Confirmation of the Silfen nomination (if invoked)
Adopted en bloc by voice vote:
- S. Res. 239 ALS Awareness Month
- S. Res. 240 National Seersucker Day
- S. Res. 241 NCCU football champions
Confirmed en bloc by voice vote:
- Executive Calendar #76 Justin L. Martinez to be United States Marshal for the District of Utah for the term of four years.
- Executive Calendar #128 William R. Hart to be United States Marshal for the District of New Hampshire for the term of four years.
- Executive Calendar #216 Shannon R. Saylor to be United States Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia for the term of four years.
5:24 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on the southern border.
5:08 p.m. Senator Capito spoke on addiction.
4:54 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about the Gaspee Affair.
4:36 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke in support of the nomination of Dilawar Syed to the Small Business Administration.
3:27 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on the Chinese Communist Party.
3:17 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke on the importance of AM radio and Broadband for rural communities.
3:16 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Syed nomination, 54-44. Republicans voting in favor: Cassidy, Collins, Murkowski, Ricketts and Sullivan. Senators not voting: Murray and Sanders,
2:25 p.m. The Senate began voting on cloture on the Syed nomination.
2:20 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke in favor of the Syed nomination.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess. Senator Duckworth spoke in support of the Syed nomination.
12:31 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. By a vote of 56-43, the Senate confirmed David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy.
Republican senators voting in favor – Cassidy, Collins, Graham, Hoeven, Murkowski and Sullivan. Senator Murray did not vote.
11:36 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy.
11:35 Senator Schumer announced that the cloture vote on the Ho nomination is withdrawn and the Senate will recess until 2:15 after the confirmation vote on David Crane. A cloture vote on the nomination of Dilawar Syed will occur at 2:30 p.m.
11:26 a.m. Senator Ernst spoke about the Syed nomination to the Small Business Administration.
11:08 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about defense and intelligence.
11:01 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the southern border and inflation.
10:36 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about the Biden Administration nominations.
10:24 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke the air pollution caused by the Canadian wildfires, railway safety and nominations.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following any leader remarks will resume consideration of the nomination of David Crane to be Under Secretary of Energy.
At 11:30 a.m. the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
1. Confirmation of the Crane nomination.
2. Cloture on the nomination of Dale Ho to be a District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Following the vote on the Ho nomination, we anticipate the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucuses.
We also anticipate there will be further votes today.