The Senate adjourned on Saturday at 7:26 p.m. and will next convene on Sunday August 8th at 12:00 noon.  At that time, following any leader remarks will resume consideration of H.R. 3684, the infrastructure bill.

Absent any agreements, the votes on the Sinema-Portman substitute amendment and cloture on the underlying bill would begin at approximately 7:15 p.m.

The Senate conducted two roll call votes on Saturday:

1.       Cloture was invoked on the Sinema-Portman substitute amendment, 67-27 with the following Republicans joining in favor: Senators Blunt, Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cornyn, Cramer, Crapo, Fischer, Grassley, Hoeven, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Risch, Romney, Rounds, Tillis & Young.  Not voting: 4 Republicans: Barrasso, Burr, Graham, Rubio, Scott (SC); one Democrat: Warnock.

2.       The nomination of Eunice Lee to be a circuit judge for the second circuit was confirmed on a party line vote of50-47, with 3 Republicans not voting: Blackburn, Graham and Rubio.

     

The following nominations/legislation were confirmed/passed in wrap up:

·         Bryan Newland to be an Assistant Secretary of Interior

·         Carlos Toro to be Secretary of the Navy

·         Christopher Maier to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense

·         S Res 343, paying respect to former Senator Mike Gravel on his passing.

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