6:16 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned. The Senate will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday and will resume consideration of H.R.3967, Honoring our PACT Act.
At approximately 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #728 Samuel Bagenstos, of Michigan, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.
6:13 p.m. Senator Ossoff began wrap up:
- Adopted by unanimous consent: S.Res. 665, to authorize testimony and representation in United States v. Sitfreed.
- Adopted by unanimous consent: S.Res. 666, to authorize testimony and representation in United States v. Williams.
- Adopted by unanimous consent: S.Res. 667, Recognizing the 20th anniversary of the Rodeo-Chediski Complex fire in Arizona.
6:12 p.m. By a vote of 57-42 the Senate confirmed Amy Loyd to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.
5:18 The Senate began a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #669 Amy Loyd to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.
5:17 p.m. By a vote of 59-40 the Senate confirmed the nomination of Todd Harper to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration.
Republicans voting Yea: Senators Capito, Collins, Crapo, Daines, Graham, Lummis, Portman, Murkowski, Risch and Daines
Not voting: Senator Gillibrand
4:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the nomination of Todd Harper to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration.
3:49 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on gun violence and bipartisan negotiations.
3:36 p.m. Senator Scott (FL) spoke on the attack at the Pulse nightclub. Passed by u.c. S.Res. 663, honoring the memory of the victims of the heinous attack at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016.
3:30 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke on gun violence and on toxic burn pit exposure.
3:21 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on gun violence.
3:00 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the economic crisis.
2:38 p.m. Senator Markey asked unanimous consent to proceed to the nomination of Alan Leventhal to be ambassador to Denmark. Senator Wicker objected.
1:48 p.m. Senators Marshall, Ernst, Blunt, Hoeven, Blackburn, and Lankford spoke on immigration.
1:34 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke in favor of HR 3967.
1:24 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about school lunch programs.
1:23 p.m. The Senate confirmed the Morrison nomination, 53-46. Republicans in favor: Collins, Graham and Murkowski. Not voting: Romney.
12:35 p.m. The Senate began voting on the nomination of Nina Morrison to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
12:30 p.m. By a vote of 49-51, confirmation of the Gomez nomination failed. Senator Schumer switched his vote to no and filed a motion to reconsider.
11:30 a.m. The Senate began voting on the Gomez nomination.
11:20 a.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about health insurance credits.
11:15 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about toxic exposures to veterans.
10:57 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the southern border.
10:46 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about the Supreme Court leak, inflation, and paid tribute to athletics administrator Kenny Klein of the University of Louisville.
10:38 a.m. Senator Tester offered his substitute amendment #5051 to H.R. 3967 Honor our Pact Act and ML Schumer offered amendment #5065 to amendment #5051. Senator Tester then spoke on H.R. 3967.
10:37 a.m. The Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to H.R. 3967, the Honor
10:27 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on gun violence, the January 6 investigation and Fox News, and the Honor our PACT Act.
10:04 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke on gun violence.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
At that time, resume consideration of the motion to proceed to HR 3967, regarding health care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances. We expect the Senate to adopt the motion to proceed to the bill by voice vote and for Senator Tester to offer the substitute amendment #5051.
At 11:30 a.m. the Senate will proceed to the following two confirmation votes:
1. Lisa Gomez to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor.
2. Nina Morrison to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
Further votes are likely on Wednesday.
At a time to be determined, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:
1. Cathy Harris to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board.
2. Amy Loyd to be Assistant Secretary of Education for Career, Technical, and Adult Education.
3. Todd Harper to be a Member of the National Credit Union Administration.
4. Samuel Bagenstos to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services.
5. Robert Huie to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.
6. Shalanda Baker to be Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact, Department of Energy