Wednesday, May 8, 2024

7:02 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will next convene at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 9th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 3935, the FAA Reauthorization bill.

At approx. 1:00 p.m. – one vote:

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment #1911, as modified, to H.R. 3935, the FAA Reauthorization bill.

Further roll call votes are possible during Thursday’s session.

During wrap-up:

  • S. Con. Res. 36 use of Emancipation Hall for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha; agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • The following resolutions were adopted en bloc by unanimous consent:
    • S. Res. 677 Teacher Appreciation Week
    • S. Res. 678 Foreign Service Day
    • S. Res. 679 Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • S. 2195 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act; passed by unanimous consent.
  • S. 3791, as amended, America’s Conservation Enhancement Reauthorization Act; passed by voice vote.
  • S. 2861 Congressional Gold Medal to Billie Jean King; passed by unanimous consent.
  • Clerical correction to be printed in the record regarding the appointment made on April 30th, 2024 regarding the US-China Economic Security Review Commission.


6:35 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on online child exploitation and anti-Semitism.

6:25 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto paid tribute to staffer Curt Englehart who recently passed.

6:10 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.

5:08 p.m. Senator Welch spoke on assistance for natural disaster survivors and on the second anniversary of the shooting of an Al Jazeera reporter in a West Bank refugee camp.

5:01 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke on assistance for natural disaster survivors.

4:58 p.m. Senator Ricketts spoke on energy regulations.

4:30 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke about energy regulations.

4:20 p.m. Senator Hyde-Smith spoke about regulation and American energy production.

4:14 p.m. Senator Capito spoke about the EPA regulations for coal and natural gas.

3:58 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

3:47 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about the FAA reauthorization.

3:28 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the FAA reauthorization.

3:26 p.m. By a vote of 12-85, the motion to table the pending amendment was not agreed to. Voting yes- Senators Cassidy, Cornyn, Ernst, Hawley, Johnson, Kennedy, Lee, Marshall, Schmitt, Scott (FL), Sullivan and Vance. Not voting-Senators Braun, Sinema, and Tuberville.

2:22 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to table the pending amendment.

2:22 p.m. Senator Marshall asked to table the pending amendment.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess. Senator Marshall spoke on his amendment regarding credit card fees and asked UC to take up his amendment, Senator Cantwell objected.

1:00 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:28 p.m. Senator Lummis spoke about the FAA Reauthorization.

12:18 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about uranium.

11:46 a.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about transgender athletes.

11:20 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke on ATF oversight.

11:12 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the FAA and Drones.

10:59 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about the war in Israel.

10:49 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the southern border, AI, the FAA reauthorization, abortion and the Chips and Science bill.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.


The Senate convenes at 10:00 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #211, H.R.3935, an act to amend title 49, United States Code, to reauthorize and improve the Federal Aviation Administration and other civil aviation programs.

The Senate will recess from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. to allow for weekly caucus meetings.

During Tuesday’s session, Senator Schumer filled the tree and filed cloture on H.R. 3935 and the Cantwell substitute amendment #1911 as modified.  The filing deadline for first degree amendments to H.R. 3935 and the substitute is 1:00 pm tomorrow.  The filing deadline for second degree amendments is 1 hour prior to the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.

Roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session but have not been scheduled.