The Senate adjourned at 9:30 a.m. and will reconvene on Thursday, Sept. 23. They will resume consideration of the nomination of Florence Pan to be US District Judge for DC. with a vote on the nomination to occur at 10:00 a.m. Additional votes on executive nominations are expected throughout the day and into the evening.

During wrap-up:

  • Confirmed-Ronald L. Davis to be Director of the US Marshal’s Service
  • Agreed to-S. Res. 357-honoring Missourians who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan
  • Agreed to-S. Res. 378-September 2021 as Prostate Cancer Awareness month
  • Agreed to-S. Res. 379-support for the designation of the week of September 13 as national small business week.

The following bills had their 2nd reading and were placed on the calendar:

  • S. 278-reauthorize the flood insurance program
  • S. 2789- a bill making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 20, 2022
  • S. 2809-protect social security benefits and military pay
  • H.R. 5305-an act making continuing appropriations for the fiscal year ending Sept. 20, 2022

During today’s session:

Agreed to 63-35, motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #169 Lily Lawrence Batchelder to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Agreed to 78-20 , motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #245 Jayme Ray White to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative (Western Hemisphere, Europe, the Middle East, Labor, and Environment).

Confirmed 64-34, the nomination of Lily Lawrence Batchelder to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

Confirmed 80-18, the nomination of Jayme White to be a Deputy US Trade Representative

Agreed to 66-27, motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Florence Pan to be US District Judge for DC.

Reminder that cloture was filed on the following nominations yesterday:

1.      Executive Calendar #341, Florence Y. Pan, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia (cloture invoked)

2.      Executive Calendar #244, Sarah Bianchi, of Virginia, to be Deputy United States Trade Representative.

3.      Executive Calendar #241, Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).

4.      Executive Calendar #333, Karen Erika Donfried, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs and Eurasian Affairs).

5.      Executive Calendar #324, Monica P. Medina, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs).

6.      Executive Calendar #331, Mary Catherine Phee, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs).

7.      Executive Calendar #240, Todd D. Robinson, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs).

8.      Executive Calendar #334, Jessica Lewis, of Ohio, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs).

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