7:38 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 30. They will resume consideration of S. 870-Fire Grants and Safety Act. At 1:45 p.m. the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Laura Taylor-Kale to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense and vote on the nomination.
- Confirmed-Matthew Brookman to be US District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana
- Agreed to-H. Con. Res. 15-authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service
- Agreed to-H. Con. Res. 25-use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony as part of the commemoration of the Days of Remembrance of victims of the Holocaust.
- Agreed to-S. Res. 76-Expressing deepest condolences to and solidarity with the people of Turkey and Syria following the earthquake.
- Agreed to-S. Res. 135-Oceola Turkey Day
- Agreed to-S Res. 136-America Corps
- Agreed to-S. Res. 137-Ombudsman Appreciate Day
7:33 p.m. By a vote of 68-23, H.J. Res. 7 was passed.
6:32 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke in favor of H. J. Res. 7, ending Covid National Emergency Designation
6:18 p.m. Senators Hirono and Bennet spoke in opposition to Senator Tuberville.
6:15 p.m. Senator Lee spoke in support of Senator Tuberville.
5:45 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about Military promotions and nominations and the hold that Senator Tuberville has placed on all the promotions and nominations. He asked unanimous consent for the Senate to proceed to and confirm a number of military nominations. Senator Tuberville objected and spoke about Dept. of Defense and abortion policy.
5:33 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about the TikTok algorithm.
5:02 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke on TikTok. He made a unanimous consent request that the Senate proceed to S. 85-no TikTok on government devices. Senator Paul objected.
4:54 p.m. Senator Ricketts spoke on the WOTUS CRA.
4:18 p.m. Senators Capito, Hoeven, Cornyn, Fischer, spoke on energy.
4:12 p.m. Senator Shaheen paid tribute to departing staffer Arielle Marshall.
4:11 p.m. At 5:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on passage of H.J. Res. 7, Relating to a national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020.
3:40 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about New Orleans and crime in major cities.
3:37 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about Senator Ricketts.
3:36 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about Senator Ricketts.
3:20 p.m. Senator Ricketts gave his maiden speech.
3:19 p.m. The Senate agreed to HJ Res 27, 53-43. Democrats voting in favor: Cortez Masto, Manchin, Rosen and Tester. Independent voting in favor: Sinema. Senators not voting; Coons, Fetterman, Feinstein and McConnell.
2:26 p.m. The Senate began voting on HJ Res 27, providing Congressional disapproval of the rule regarding the waters of the US.
2:15 p.m. Senator Capito spoke in favor of the WOTUS CRA.
2:02 p.m. Senator Carper spoke against the WOTUS CRA.
1:54 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke in support of the WOTUS CRA.
1:54 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke against the WOTUS CRA.
1:49 p.m. Senator Rosen spoke on small business.
1:44 p.m. Senator Lujan spoke on small business.
1:31 p.m. Senator Cardin received unanimous consent for the Senate to vote on passage of H.J.Res.27, Capito WOTUS CRA. He then spoke on small business.
1:30 p.m. By a vote of 96-0 the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act. Senators not voting: Senators Coons, Feinstein, Fetterman, and McConnell.
12:45 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #28, S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
12:40 p.m. Senator Peters spoke supporting S.870, Fire Grants and Safety Act.
12:39 p.m. By a vote of 66-30, the Senate passed S. 316, Repealing the AUMF Against Iraq.
18 Republican Senators voted in favor: Braun, Budd, Cassidy, Collins, Cramer, Daines, Grassley, Hawley, Hoeven, Lee, Lummis, Marshall, Moran, Murkowski, Paul, Schmitt, Vance and Young.
Not voting: Senators Coons, Feinstein, Fetterman and McConnell.
11:50 a.m. The Senate began voting on passage of S.316, Repealing AUMF Against Iraq.
11:47 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke in favor of S.316
11:40 a.m. Senator Menendez spoke in favor of S. 316.
11:33 a.m. Senator Risch spoke against S. 316.
11:22 a.m. Senators Kaine spoke in favor of S.316.
11:13 a.m. Senator Young achieved UC that Senators Kaine, Menendez, Risch and Schumer be allowed to follow him before votes begin. He then spoke in favor of S. 316.
11:07 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on South Dakota’s collegiate athletic achievements, the benefits of exercise and the FIT act.
10:56 a.m. Senator Warner spoke on the repeal of the AUMF against Iraq.
10:44 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about gun violence.
10:18 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the repeal of the AUMF against Iraq, the debt ceiling, military promotions, and paid tribute to departing staffer Jerry Patrella.
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 S.316, to repeal the authorizations for use of military force against Iraq.