11:02 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 27. They will resume consideration of S. 1260-the Endless Frontier. They will vote at 11:00 a.m. on the motion to invoke cloture on the Schumer substitute amendment #1502.
10:58 p.m. Agreed to by voice vote, S. Res. 245-honoring the life and legacy of David Henry Gambrill.
10:57 p.m. By a vote of 67-30 the Senate adopted the Sasse amendment #2023.
10:39 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on Sasse amend #2023-re DARPA.
10:36 p.m. Agreed to by voice vote-Marshall amendment #1973-investigation into the origins of Covid-19.
10:33 p.m. By a vote of 48-49, the Senate did not agree to the Braun amend #1771-prohibiton on Human-Animal Chimeras.
10:16 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on Braun amend #1771-prohibiton on Human-Animal Chimeras
10:14 p.m. By a tally of 48-49, the Senate did not agree to the Lee amend #1929-Regulatory oversight and review taskforce.
10:00 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Lee amend #1929-Regulatory oversight and review taskforce.
9:56 By a vote of 83-14, the Coons amendment #1588 was agreed to.
9:20 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Coons amendment #1588-energy security and innovation.
9:00 p.m. Senator Cantwell announced that the Senate will vote on the following 5 amendments to S. 1260 at 9:15 p.m. All have 60 vote affirmative threshold.
- Lee #1929-Regulatory oversight and review taskforce
- Coons #1588-energy security and innovation
- Braun #1771-prohibiton on Human-Animal Chimeras
- Marshall #1973, as modified-investigation into the origins of Covid-19
- Sasse #2023-defense advanced research projects agency
The Senate also proceeded with the following business:
Passed, S.144-a bill to authorize the secretary of HHS through the director of the Indian Health Service to acquire private land.
Passed, S. 325-amend the Native Children Act
Passed, S. 559-amend the Grand Ronde Reservation Act
Passed, S. 108-authorize the Seminole Tribe toe lease or transfer certain land
Passed, S. 314- Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Repeal Act
Passed, S. 548-convey land in Anchorage to the Health Consortium
Passed, S. 549-provide for the conveyance of certain property to the tribal council.
Passed, S. 550-provide for the conveyance of certain property to the southeast Alaska regional health consortium
Agreed to, S. Res 190-recognize 50 years Amtrak
Agreed to, S. Res. 243-Designating May 2021 as Older Americans Month
Agreed to, S. Res. 244-providing for members of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee on the Library of Congress.
Confirmed, 136-Kristin Acquavella to be Rear Admiral
Confirmed, 137-Jay Bargeron, Brian Cavanaugh, Dimitri Henry, Ryan Heritage, Christopher McPhillips, Robert Sofge, Jr., and Matthew Trollinger to be Major General
Confirmed, 138-Robert Miller to be Lt. General
Confirmed, 139-Edward Banta to be Lt. General
Confirmed, 140-Paul LaCamera to be General
Confirmed, 141-Randy George to be Lt. General
8:26 p.m. S. 1876 (require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of Covid-19) was passed by unanimous consent.
8:19 p.m. Senators Hawley and Braun spoke about the Wuhan lab and the origins of Covid-19.
6:20 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about Ethiopia.
6:14 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about “Buy America” legislation.
5:18 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about Military Appreciation Month.
5:08 p.m. Senators Gillibrand and Ernst spoke about military sexual assault reform. Senator Gillibrand asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined the Armed Services Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. 1520 and the Senate proceed to it’s consideration. Senator Reed objected.
4:49 p.m. Senator Casey spoke on the Endless Frontier Act and amendment #1853.
4:28 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on the threat from Communist China.
4:14 p.m. Senator Lummis spoke about the founding of the financial innovation caucus.
3:51 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about former Governor Roman.
3:44 p.m. The Kennedy amendment #1710 was not agreed to by a vote of 51-49. Democrats voting aye: Senator Manchin.
3:13 p.m. The Senate began a vote on adoption of Kennedy amendment #1710 in relation to Cal. #58, S.1260, Endless Frontier Act. (60-vote affirmative threshold)
3:10 p.m. By a vote of 50-50, the Senate did not agree to the Durbin amend #2014 in relation to S. 1260, the Endless Frontier Act. (60-vote affirmative threshold).
2:32 p.m. The Senate began a vote on the Durbin amendment #2014 (60 vote affirmative threshold).
2:29 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke against Senator Durbin’s amendment.
2:24 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke against Senator Kennedy’s amendment.
2:17 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke about federal workers during Covid.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.
1:03 p.m. By a vote of 49-51 the Senate did not agree to the Sullivan amendment #1911 (re: higher institutions and freedom of speech). The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
Senator Blunt joined Democrats and voted no.
12:15 p.m. The Senate is now voting on Sullivan amendment #1911 in relation to S. 1260, Endless Frontier Act.
12:07 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on his amendment.
11:50 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the border crisis and the Biden administration.
11:43 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the meatpacking industry, about former Senator Warner, and also about hate crimes and anti-Semitism.
11:36 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the meatpacking industry.
11:32 a.m. The Senate called up the Sullivan amendment #1911 to S. 1260, U.S. Innovation and Competition Act.
11:05 a.m. Senators Warner, Kaine, Reed, and Thune spoke about the passing of former Senator John Warner.
10:53 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on the passing of former Senator John Warner, on the Surface Transportation bill, on the Clean Energy bill, and on the economy.
10:36 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on the passing of former Senator John Warner, supporting the Innovation Act, and on H.R.3233, National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act.
10:30 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate meets at 10:30 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #58, S.1260, United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021.
Wednesday, May 26th at 12:00 Noon – 1 roll call vote:
- Sullivan amendment #1911 (universities)
Wednesday, May 26th at 2:30pm – 2 roll call votes: