7:10 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 20th.
7:06 p.m. Senator Cantwell began wrap up:
- At 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th, the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of Inhofe-Shelby amendment #1523 in relation to S.1260, Endless Frontier Act (60 vote affirmative threshold). At 1:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of Johnson amendment #1518 in relation to S.1260. (60 vote affirmative threshold)
- Began Rule 14 process on H.R. 3233, To establish the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex, and for other purposes.
- Adopted by unanimous consent, S.Res. 97, A resolution calling on the Government of Ethiopia, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, and other belligerents to cease all hostilities, protect human rights, allow unfettered humanitarian access, and cooperate with independent investigations of credible atrocity allegations pertaining to the conflict in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia to cease hostilities.
6:16 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke supporting Israel and on the Endless Frontier Act.
5:59 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about conflict in the Middle East and also on the Endless Frontier Act.
5:31 p.m. Senator Scott of Florida spoke supporting Israel. Senator Scott asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S.Res. 226. Senator Sanders objected. Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S.Res. 225. Senator Scott objected.
5:30 p.m. The Senate did not agree to the Scott (FL)-Johnson amendment #1547 in relation S.1260, Endless Frontier Act by a tally of 47-50. (60 vote affirmative threshold). Senators not voting: Graham, Murkowski and Rubio.
4:53 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the Scott (FL)-Johnson #1547, to direct unobligated amounts made available under coronavirus relief legislation for purposes of carrying out this Act (60 vote affirmative threshold).
4:50 p.m. Senator Scott of Florida spoke supporting his amendment. Senator Cantwell spoke against the Scott-Johnson amendment.
4:49 p.m. The Senate adopted the Tillis-Hirono amendment #1517 in relation to S.1260, Endless Frontier Act by a vote of 71-27. (60 vote affirmative threshold)
4:05 p.m. The Senate began a vote on adoption of Tillis-Hirono amendment #1517 in relation to S.1260, Endless Frontier Act.
4:03 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke supporting his amendment #1517 requiring voluntary collection of demographic information for patient innovators.
3:50 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the 17-year cicadas.
3:39 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about children and screen time.
3:30 p.m. Senator Collins spoke on the Havana Act.
3:24 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
3:13 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke paying tribute to Roger Beverage.
2:54 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on the recent gas shortages and asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 1012. Senator Markey objected.
2:50 p.m. Senator Cantwell announced 2 roll call votes at 4:00 p.m. on:
- 1. Tillis-Hirono #1517 (60 vote affirmative threshold)
- 2. Scott (FL)-Johnson #1547 (60 vote affirmative threshold)
2:40 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on the endless frontier act.
1:56 p.m. Senators Ernst, Blunt, Lankford, Portman, Wicker, Barrasso and Marshall spoke on unemployment.
1:45 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on the “Strategic Competition Act”.
1:38 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on the “Make it in America Act”.
1:20 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on vaccinations and unemployment, our relationship with Canada and the Keystone pipeline, and the Inspectors General act.
1:03 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke supporting the Endless Frontier Act.
1:02 p.m. By a tally of 50-48, the Senate passed S.J. Res. 13, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission relating to “Update of Commission’s Conciliation Procedures” (EEOC CRA). Senators Murkowski and Rubio did not vote.
12:01 p.m. Roll call vote began on adoption of S.J.Res.13, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission CRA.
11:48 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on Israel and unemployment.
11:28 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on January 6th and S. 1260.
11:18 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the American Families Plan.
11:00 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on the situation in Israel, abortion and January 6th.
10:45 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the January 6th commission, voting rights, and clean cars.
10:30 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:30 a.m.
At that time, resume consideration of S.J.Res.13, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission CRA.
There will be a vote on passage of the resolution at 12:00 noon.
Following the vote, the Senate will resume consideration of S.1260, the US Innovation and Competition Act.
Amendments pending to S. 1260: Schumer substitute amendment #1502