Wednesday, September 27, 2023

6:56 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 28th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume post-cloture consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 3935, FAA Reauthorization/ legislative vehicle for the continuing resolution.

One vote at 11:45 a.m.

  1. Motion to proceed to H.R. 3935, FAA Reauthorization/vehicle for the continuing resolution

Additional votes are possible during Thursday’s session.


The following resolutions were adopted by unanimous consent en bloc:

  • S. Res. 373 Community School Coordinators
  • S. Res. 374 Student Parent Month
  • S. Res. 375 National Teach Ag Day
  • S. Res. 377 Hispanic Restaurant Week

6:50 p.m. S. Res. 376, clarifying the dress code for the floor of the Senate, was adopted by unanimous consent.

6:46 p.m. Senators Manchin and Romney spoke on the Senate dress code.

6:45 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the Senate dress code.

6:12 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on the Supreme Court.

5:58 p.m. Senator Brown paid tribute to retiring manager of the Cleveland Guardians Terry Francona and then to United Steelworkers union chief Tom Conway who passed away.

5:38 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on nominations to the Postal Regulatory Commission.

5:19 p.m. Senators Tester, Cornyn, Sinema, Tillis, and Murkowski spoke on funding for hunter safety programs. H.R. 5110, Protecting Hunting Heritage and Education Act, was then passed by unanimous consent.

5:07 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on appropriations and gun trafficking.

4:30 p.m. Senator Kaine responded to Senators Cruz and Sullivan.

4:21 p.m. Senators Sullivan and Cruz lamented the objection.

4:20 p.m. Senator Sullivan asked UC to take up and pass a bill paying the military, Senator Murray objected.

4:16 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on pay for the military during a government shutdown.

4:05 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on military pay during a government shutdown.

4:01 p.m. Senator Durbin achieved unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. Todd Gee to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.
  2. Tara K. McGrath to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California for the term of four years.

3:53 p.m. Senator Vance spoke on his holds on nominations.

3:41 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the critical role of U.S. attorney’s.

3:32 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke on the confirmation of Judge Rita Lin. Senator Padilla asked unanimous consent to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Tara K. McGrath to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Senator Vance objected.

3:28 p.m. ML Schumer asked unanimous consent to call up and agree to S.Res. 370, To constitute the Majority Party’s membership on certain committees for the 118th Congress, or until their successors are chosen. The measure was adopted by unanimous consent.

3:26 p.m. Senator Padilla spoke on human trafficking.

3:00 p.m. Senator Rosen spoke on the 2017 Las Vegas concert shooting and on gun violence.

2:29 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on a bill ending government shutdown threats and the situation at the southern border.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess. Senator Reed spoke on ramifications of a possible government shutdown.

12:30 p.m. The Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m.

11:44 a.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about inflation.

11:25 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about Title 42 and immigration.

10:55 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the southern border and immigration.

10:42 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about big tech, child exploitation and in support of S. 1199, STOP CSAM Act of 2023.

10:26 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke about the bipartisan Senate CR and the economy.

10:16 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the bipartisan Senate CR, House Republicans and the SAFER Banking Act.

10:06 a.m. Senators Young and Braun spoke about the visiting Pastor, Lt. Colonel Kent Lundy, from Indiana.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.


The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 a.m. Wednesday September 27th, 2023. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 3935 (FAA, Shell for CR), Post Cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. untill 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

No roll votes have been scheduled for Wednesdays Session.