10:12 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1.
10:11 p.m. The Senate convened, and HR 3746 had its second reading and the bill was placed on the calendar.
10:10 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10:11 p.m.
10:09 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer wrapped up for the evening. HR 3746, the debt ceiling bill had its first reading.
7:36 p.m. The Senate began a quorum call.
7:20 p.m. Senators Warren and Lee continued to debate.
7:05 p.m. Senator Warren responded and asked UC to confirm more nominations; Senator Tuberville objected.
6:55 p.m Senator Marshall joined the debate on the defense department nominations and abortion funding.
6:30 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on the defense department and abortion funding. Senators Reed and Warren responded.
6:29 p.m. Senator Warren asked UC to confirm executive calendar #192, the military nomination of Yvette Davids; Senator Lee objected.
6:00 p.m. Senators Reed and Warren spoke on military promotions. Senator Warren asked UC to take up and confirm executive calendar number 204, the military nomination of Robert Gaucher; Senator Tuberville objected.
5:58 p.m. Senator Reed achieved passage of the following by unanimous consent:
S 769, U.S. Hostage and Wrongful Detainee Day Act of 2023
S Res 206, “Veterans Get Outside Day”
S Res 233, National Public Works Week”
S Res 226, “Kids to Parks Day”
S Res 229, “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month”
5:09 p.m. Senators Lee and Sanders spoke on the debt limit and the national debt.
4:55 p.m. Senator Grassley paid tribute to Robert Zimmer, former president of the University of Chicago.
4:26 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on defense spending.
3:19 p.m. By a vote of 51-46, the Senate agreed to the the motion to proceed to H.J.Res. 45.
Democrats voting in favor: Senators Minchin, Tester, and Sinema voted AYE.
Not voting: Senators Bennet, Tillis, and Warner.
2:32 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.45, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans”.
2:26 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke in support of H.J.Res. 45
2:20 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about H.J.Res. 45
2:15 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about student debt relief.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.
12:23 p.m. Senator Heinrich asked unanimous consent that the Senate stand in recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus lunches.
10:48 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023
10:31 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell paid tribute to Carl Soderstrom, the farther of his Chief of Staff, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 and the Student Debt CRA.
10:21 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, the Student Debt CRA and paid tribute to Carl Soderstrom.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00am. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.
At 2:30 p.m. The Senate will vote on motion to proceed to H.J.Res.45, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to “Waivers and Modifications of Federal Student Loans”.
If the motion to proceed is agreed to, the vote on passage of the joint resolution will be at a time TBD on Thursday, June 1st.