7:35 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Calendar #25 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.
At approximately 11:30am, the Senate will vote on the Lee amendment #22 (2 year recertification). Additional roll call votes are expected during Thursday’s session in relation to amendments or an Executive nomination.
7:31 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke supporting the AUMF repeal.
7:28 p.m. By a vote of 36-60, the Senate did not adopt the Graham amendment #14 in relation to S.316, Repealing AUMF Against Iraq (re: Narrow authority of 2002 AUMF)
6:40 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on Graham amendment #14 in relation to S.316, Repealing AUMF Against Iraq (re: Narrow authority of 2002 AUMF).
6:38 p.m. By a vote of 9-86, the Senate did not agree to the Paul amendment repealing the 2001 AUMF to S.316, Repealing AUMF Against Iraq. Senators voting in favor: Baldwin, Braun, Cardin, Lee, Markey, Paul, Sanders, Vance, and Warren. Senators not voting: Durbin, Feinstein, Fetterman, Heinrich, and McConnell.
5:44 p.m. Leader Schumer spoke about the AUMF repeal and at approx 5:45pm, the Senate is expected to have 2 votes, in relation to Cal. #25, S.316, Repealing AUMF Against Iraq:
1. Paul amendment #2 (60-vote affirmative threshold)
2. Graham amendment #14
5:42 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about the AUMF repeal.
5:27 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about the AUMF repeal.
5:15 p.m. Senator Graham spoke about the AUMF repeal.
4:56 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about the Covid vaccine mandate and asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass H.R. 185, as amended, to terminate the requirement imposed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for foreign travelers. Senator Welch objected.
4:30 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about President Biden’s proposed budget and banking.
4:13 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about banking.
3:55 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke about Jana Elementary School and asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass S. 418, the Justice for Jana Elementary Act of 2023. Senator Carper objected.
3:27 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke about the AUMF repeal.
2:32 p.m. Senators Tillis, Hoeven, Ricketts and Young spoke about immigration and border control.
2:16 p.m. Senator Markey spoke on TikTok and big tech.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess and resumed consideration of S. 316, repealing the authorization of military force against Iraq.
1:00 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m
1:00 p.m. By a vote of 53-43, the Senate confirmed Gordon Gallagher to be a District Judge for the District of Colorado.
-Senators not voting – Durbin, Feinstein, Fetterman, and McConnell
– GOP Voting YEA- Collins, Graham, Grassley, Murkowski, and Tillis
11:58 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the confirmation of Gordon Gallagher to be a District Judge for the District of Colorado.
11:49 a.m. Senator Capito spoke about border security.
11:34 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the budget and Tik Tok and in support of the Restrict Act.
11:13 a.m. ML Schumer spoke about the AUMF repeal, rail safety, the debt ceiling, paid tribute to New York Knicks player Willis Reed and judicial nominations.
11:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m. and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the nomination of Gordon Gallagher to be a District Judge for the District of Colorado.
At approximately 12:00 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gallagher nomination.
Following the vote, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., the Senate will resume consideration of S.316, a bill to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.