8:25 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Calendar #389, H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
ML Schumer announced that senators should expect a roll call vote on confirmation of the Freeman nomination (3rd Circuit) prior to lunch. Additional roll call votes in relation to the CR and any other Executive and Legislative items are expected during Thursday’s session.
8:11 p.m. ML Schumer began wrap up:
- Passed by voice vote, S. 2521, SBIC Advisory Committee Act, as amended
- Passed by unanimous consent, H.R. 3462, SBA Cyber Awareness Act, as amended
- Passed by voice vote, H.R. 4877, One Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act of 2021
- Passed by voice vote, S. 3906, Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act, as amended
- Passed by voice vote, S. 1687, Small Business Cyber Training Act, as amended
- Passed by voice vote, S. 1617, Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, as amended
- Agreed to by unanimous consent en bloc, S.Res. 804, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, S.Res. 805, Telehealth Awareness Week, S.Res. 806, Las Vegas Aces, S.Res. 807, National Bison Day
- Agreed to by unanimous consent, S.Res. 765, A resolution designating October 8, 2022, as “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day”
- Passed by unanimous consent, H.R. 7698, To designate the outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ventura, California, as the “Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner Outpatient Clinic”
- Passed by unanimous consent, S. 3875, Community Disaster Resilience Zones, as amended
- Passed by unanimous consent, S. 4166, Technological Hazards Preparedness and Training Act of 2022, as amended
- ML Schumer filed cloture on Cal. #389, H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution
- ML Schumer filed cloture on Schumer substitute amendment #5745 to Cal. #389, H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution
6:42 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on Humboldt, Kansas.
6:14 p.m. Senator Warner spoke on student loans.
6:11 p.m. Senator Brown spoke honoring Max and Ben Morrissey who were killed in an oil refinery fire.
5:58 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on the intersection of energy security and national security.
5:52 p.m. Senator Padilla asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 3092, FIRE Act with the Padilla amendment. The bill, as amended, was passed by unanimous consent.
5:42 p.m. Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S.Res.753, A resolution urging the Government of Brazil to ensure that the October 2022 elections are conducted in a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful manner. The resolution was passed by unanimous consent.
5:23 p.m. Senator Portman is speaking about Ukraine.
4:51 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the drug crisis. He then made a unanimous consent request that the Senate proceed to and Pass S. 1216 – Temporary Extension of Fentanyl Scheduling Act of 2021 with the Grassley Amendment. Senator Durbin objected.
4:31 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke about the drug crisis. He then made a unanimous consent request that the Senate proceed and pass S.1006 – Stopping Overdoses of Fentanyl Analogues Act. Senator Durbin objected.
4:15 p.m. Senator Ossoff spoke in support of S.3655 – Civil Rights Cold Case Investigations Support Act of 2022. He then made a unanimous consent request that the Senate proceed and pass S. 3655. There was no objection.
3:58 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about crime.
3:52 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about prescription drug prices.
3:46 p.m. Senator Cortez-Masto spoke about the Las Vegas music festival mass shooting.
3:17 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about the opioid drug epidemic. He made a unanimous consent request that the Senate proceed to and pass S. 4984. Senator Durbin objected. Senator Cotton made a unanimous consent request to proceed to S.621. Senator Durbin objected.
3:00 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke about the emergency covid spending. He made a unanimous consent request that the Senate proceed to and pass S.J. Res 63. Senator Wyden objected.
2:41 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about ambassadorial nominations to Belize and Panama.
2:30 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the situation in Ukraine.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.
12:48 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
12:32 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke about border security. Senator Marshall then asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to consider S. 4914 – Drug Cartel Terrorist Designation Act. Senator Menendez objected,
12:20 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke about the protests in Iran.
11:47 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the bipartisan bills that have passed Congress recently and also spoke about mental health.
11:25 a.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about environmental disasters and recovery.
11:08 a.m. Senator Tester spoke about the economy and also spoke about drug trafficking. He then spoke about the CR.
10:58 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the 117th Congress and about energy.
10:51 a.m. Senator Rosen spoke on the 5th anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
10:39 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on Hurricane Ian, the CR, permitting reform, inflation, and later paid tribute to a Kentucky constituent.
10:24 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the CR, accomplishments of the current Congress, and abortion.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following any Leader remarks will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.6833, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.
The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
Roll call votes are possible during today’s session.