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the presiding officer: the yeas are 50, the nays are 45, and the nomination is confirmed. under the previous order, the motion to recan, is considered made and laid upon the table, and the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action. the clerk will report the thompson nomination. the clerk: the judiciary, trina l. thompson, of california, to
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be united states district judge for the northern district of california. the presiding officer: the question occurs on the nomination. is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the clerk will call the roll. vote:
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the presiding officer: the yeas are 51. the nays are 44. the nomination is confirmed. under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table and the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action. the clerk will report the sykes nomination. the clerk: the judiciary, sunshine suzanne sykes of california to be united states district judge for the central district of california. the presiding officer: the question occurs on the nomination. is there a sufficient second?
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there appears to be. the clerk will call the roll. vote: vote:
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the presiding officer: have all senators voted? does any senator wish to change his or her vote? if not, the yeas are 51. the nays are 45 and the nomination is confirmed. under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table and the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action. the clerk will report the lowman nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of defense, christopher joseph lowman of virginia to be an assistant secretary. the presiding officer: the question occurs on the nomination.
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is there a sufficient second? there is. the clerk will call the roll. vote:
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the presiding officer: does any senator wish to vote? does any senator wish to change his or her vote? if not, the yeas are 94, the nays are 1, and the confirmation is confirmed. under the previous order, the motion to reconsider is considered made and laid upon the table, and the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action. mr. lankford: madam president. the presiding officer: the junior senator from oklahoma. mr. lankford: madam president, been tracking through what's happening on our southern border. it's interesting i still have folks that catch me and say i don't see anything about it in the news any more, so what's happening? i try to periodically come here
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to the floor to be able to describe what's happening. interestingly enough, just yesterday the leadership for c.p.b. did their news release they normally do to kind of outline what's happening at the border. they released out c.p.b. works to secure and manage our borders while building a fair and orderly migration system. this is what they put out yesterday. while we build an orderly and fair migration system. interestingly enough, this was a picture taken the day before their press release. this was taken in the eagle pass area of texas in the rio grande valley and, yes, that line you see are people coming across the river in eagle pass. now, you don't catch everything because you can't see how much farther it goes this way and how much farther it goes that way. this was the day before c.p.b.
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released this statement, we work to secure and manage our borders while building a fair and orderly migration system. earlier in the report, very first page of the news release, c.p.b. leadership said after many months of planning, we are executing a comprehensive strategy to safely, orderly, and humanely manage our borders. c.p.b. is surging personnel and resources to the border, increasing processing capacity, securing more ground and air transportation, and increasing medical supplies, food, water, and other resources to ensure a humane environment for those being processed, screened, and vetted. by the way, just south and west of this, just the day before this was taken, border patrol picked up two child sex predators, four ms-13 gang members and 18th street gang
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member. just right before this, just the day before this was released. this is our frustration with the administration right now. because the media has turned away and decided they're not going to look at this, that they're not going to pay attention to trks everyone seems to think everything has gotten fine. what's really happening on our southern border, again from current statistics right now, they're only able to handle 44% of the flow coming across the border. at 44% of the flow, right now they are releasing thousands of people directly into the country with a notice to report saying turn yourself in to an i.c.e. facility anywhere in the country and they'll process you there. because they can't handle the backlog of the thousands of people coming across. what are we talking about thousands of people? remember last year when the cameras were all focused on the southern border? last year there were 6500
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migrants coming across a day at this time. and all the cameras were focused on the southern border because it was such a massive influx of people because 6500 high grants were crossing a day -- migrants were crossing a day. right now 7800 migrants are crossing a day. 7800 a day. last month the c.p.b. released almost a quarter million people illegally crossed our southern border in one month. that beat the old record of the month before when there was just under that by a couple thousand people. a quarter million people a month illegally crossing the border. now, to their credit, about half of those are turned away under what's called title 42 authority because of the pandemic. those single adults, half of them are turned back but the
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interesting thing is the administration says on may 23, yes, next week, on may 23, they want to end title 42 authority and so they're not turning anyone away at the border. so literally all quarter million cross into the country and no one gets turned away. when that happens, d.h.s.' own numbers have estimated that when that occurs, they estimate that they will see a million people surge to the border in six weeks, six weeks. so what's happening on interior enforcement? that's the border right now. they're allowing a quarter million people to cross the border, turning half of themway. but their plan is next week they're going to stop turning everyone away. everyone is going to cross in. how many people are being deported? criminal aliens, individuals that have a final order of removal from a court. how is that going?
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well, currently under this administration, we have a record low number of deportations that are happening. while we have 7800 people a day illegally crossing the border, i.c.e. is now deporting 203 people a day from the nation. so let me run those numbers past you again. 7800 people a day illegally crossing the border. 203 people being turned around due to i.c.e. custody and releasing them back into their country where they came from. now, these aren't folks from central america. in fact, now about half of the people coming are not from mexico or central america. they're coming from all over the world. last year we had people from every single country on the planet illegally cross the border in the two million people that crossed the border. they came from every single
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country in the world, yes, including iran, north korea, all of them. this administration is now working towards next week saying we're going to lift title 42 authority and we're not going to turn anyone around. currently what's happening? when individuals come across the border, they're given notification. they'll request for asylum. all they have to say is i have credible fear. they'll say what city would you like to go to in the entire u.s. you can go to any city you want to go to. they pick their city. they're given a piece of paper and on that piece of paper, they're told here's your court date eight years in the future. eight years in the future. and then go anywhere they want to in the country for the next eight years. and they're told to keep that piece of paper with them. if they're ever pulled over, they can pull it out and show i'm awaiting my court date. i'm here for the next eight years. let me just is can you a simp --
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ask you a simple question. if i have to go through the legal process to get a visa for a work visa and go through all of that process and fill out paperwork, or -- and i'll be here just temporarily for a season or i can illegally cross the border and i'll be here for the next eight years, which would you pick? this administration is literally incentivizing this and encouraging more people to illegally cross the border. is there a way to be able to handle this? yes, there is. some of it is overly simplistic. i understand. let's start with finish building the wall system because there are gaps in the fence and everyone heads towards those gaps in the fence. i'm not the only one saying that. the career professionals at border patrol are saying that's one of the prime things that they need. do they say that's the only thing they need? no. there's a lot more they need, but they're saying that's a really important element that they need is that fencing.
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that slows people down. that funnels people towards gaps. build the wall system. number two, don't lift title 42. keep it in place. i'm not the only one saying that. i had an ambassador from a central american country contact me this week and say we're asking the white house not to lift title 42 authority. because in central america, we're facing thousands of people migrating from our -- through our country from all over the world that are headed to the united states, and it's causing economic turmoil in their country. and their fear is if president biden lifts title 42 authority, it's going to make a bad situation in their country even worse. and while president biden talks about root causes in central america, central america is telling the united states enforce your border, stop incentivizing people to illegally travel to your border. that's one of the root causes of
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migration. finish building the wall system. don't lift title 42 authority. have cooperative agreements with other countries. this has been done by multiple presidents before, to be able to have engagement with other countries so that they enforce their border. and i don't mean just say to them go enforce your border. help them. if they don't enforce their southern border and their southern border and their southern border, it all piles up here and right now the biden administration is just letting them all in. asylum hearings. individuals that request asylum were legally bound to actually have asylum. there's lots of changes that need to have in asylum laws. let me say this. this administration with current asylum laws could do last in, first up for hearings. instead of handing people a piece of paper and say you're here for the next eight years until the next asylum hearing, if you cross the border illegally right now, they say you have to stay right here at the border for the next two weeks. your hearing is in two weeks and in that courtroom right over
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here at the border. they go through the legal process to be able to request asylum. when they do not qualify, they're returned. that's -- that sends an entirely different signal. what the border patrol tells me now is when individuals cross the border, get a piece of paper that says you're going to be here for the next eight years, they pull out their cell phones, snap a picture, text their family back home and say i paid this cartel member, crossed at this spot, said these words and got this piece of paper. come join me and the next person comes and the next person comes. if what happens instead when they cross the border they get there and their hearing is in two weeks and then they find out they don't qualify for asylum and they're returned, they next their family members and say don't come, the border is closed. nothing is changed at that point other than the enforcement. that can be done right now. fourth, federal courts have required the biden
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administration to put what's called m.p.p. or what some people call remain in mexico back in place. so the biden administration following the court orderer has spent millions of dollars putting up courtrooms and they're putting almost no one through them so they can tell the federal court they're doing them. 7800 people crossing a day illegally, the biden administration is putting about 2,000 people a month through the m.p.p. process. simply so they can say they followed the court orderer but they're not. 7800 people a day and they're doing 2,000 a month through m.p.p. that's decorative. that's not border enforcement. it's why i tell people the biden administration is getting illegal immigration -- in illegal immigration exactly what they designed the system to do, to have more people come. finally, deport people that a court has ruled they should be
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deported. this is not -- owe this is not mean. this is following the law. we have literally thousands of people in the united states that a federal court has ruled a final order of removal on individuals and said you are not legal in this country, and you've gone through all of the process. you need to be removed. currently i.c.e. is not removing them. again sending a signal to everyone that wants to come here illegally if you pay the cartels, you get across. you stay for eight years and then after eight years no one is looking for you. that's why we have two million people last year illegally crossing the border. that's why we had a quarter million people last month illegally cross the border because this administration just keeps saying i don't want to be mean.
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we're going to open this up. we're not asking for something crazy. we're just asking for the law to be enforced. what's mean? what's inhumane? i'll tell you what's inhumane. in february of this year, reuters did a story on a young girl named amelia. amelia borrowed $10,000 to pay the smugglers from guatemala to be able to cross into the united states in arizona. $10,000 she borrowed from the human traffickers. she got across the border. she was referred to the h.h.s. office of refugee resettlements, unaccompanied minors after crossing. that's right. amelia's under 18. so h.h.s. processed her through, moved her into the location that she had as a piece of paper to say this is the location i need
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to go. she traveled to that location and got to that spot and h.h.s. said our duty is done. when reuters found her, she was working on a poultry processing farm in rural alabama with her sister rosa. when they asked her why she wasn't in school, she responded school isn't for me. i have debt because she's working in the poultry processing facility in alabama to pay off the cartels $10,000 she and her sister both. she also by the way paid $1500 to get a false social security card and a false i.d. and she's working to pay off that debt as well. while the administration continues to call this humane, and leadership c.p.b. calls this order le -- orderly this week, i don't think it's humane or
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orderly for us to open up our borders to individuals being trafficked into our own country, to pay cartels $10,000 a person that then they come into this country and work their debt off in labor camps for the cartel. by the way, for amelia and for her sister, rosa, this story can be repeated all over again with multiple individuals who pay off their debt to the cartels by trafficking in illicit materials, because the cartel will say if you took the loan out from us, you pay us back our way. that's what we're facilitating in america, and all we're asking the biden administration to do is enforce the law. that's what it means to be president of the united states. with that i yield the floor.
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mr. schumer: madam president. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 896. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, federal election commission, dara lindenbaum of virginia to be a member. mr. lee: i send a cloture motion to the desk. -- mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate, is do hereby move to bring to a close debate on nomination of executive calendar
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number 896, dara lindenbaum, of virginia, to be a member of the federal election commission, signed by 16 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. shoim i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 857. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, the judiciary, evelyn padin of new jersey to be united states district judge for the district of new jersey. the presiding officer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar
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number 857, evelyn padin, of new jersey, to be united states district judge for the district of new jersey, signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 915. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, the judiciary, charlotte n. sweeney of colorado to be united states district judge for the district of colorado. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 915, charlotte n.
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sweeney, of colorado, to be united states district judge for the district of colorado signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: madam president, i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar 801. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. l all opposed no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to and the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, the judiciary, nina morrison of new york to be united states district judge for the eastern district of new york. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion,,s we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions
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of is rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 801, nina morrison of new york to be united states district judge for the eastern district of new york signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar 806. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, federal housing finance agency, sandra l. thompson of maryland to be director. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close the debate on
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the notion of executive calendar number 806, sandra l. thompson of maryland to be director of the federal housing finance agency signed by 17 senators alice follows. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to executive calendar to consider 651. the presiding officer: all in all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: environmental protection agency, henry christopher frey of north carolina to be an assistant administrator. shoim i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close the debate on the nomination of
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executive calendar number 651, henry christopher frey of north carolina to be an assistant administrator of the environmental protection agency, signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to calendar 670. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it, and the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of labor, lisa m. gomez of new jersey to be an assistant secretary. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close the debate on the notion of executive calendar
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number 670, lisa m. gomez of new jersey to be an assistant secretary of labor signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the seventh motion, halfway through, i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to consider executive session for calendar 652. the presiding officer: all those in favor say aye, noaches. -- all opposed say no. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of agriculture, chavonda j. jacobs-young of georgia to be under secretary for research, education, and economics. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: cloture motion, we,
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the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of of rule 22 of the standing rs of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close the debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 652, chavonda j. jacobs-young of georgia to be under secretary of agriculture signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: would i be. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it, the motion is agreed to. shoim i move to proceed to --. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session for calendar number 669. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk: nomination, department of education. amy loyd of new mexico to be assistant is secretary for career adult and technical education.
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mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: yoars yoars -- yoars career, technical and adult education, department of education, signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar 792. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all those opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of homeland security, kenneth l. wainstein of virginia to be under secretary for intelligence and analysis.
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mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 792, kenneth l. wainstein of virginia to be under secretary for intelligence and analysis, department of homeland security signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to have proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider 675. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, national credit union administration, todd m. harper of virginia to be a member of the board. mr. schumer: i send a cloture
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motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 675, todd m. harper of virginia to be a member of the national credit union administration board signed by 16 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: madam president, i move to pload to -- move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to have proceed to executive session to consider calendar 728. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of health and human services, samuel r. bagenstos of
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michigan to be general counsel. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate of executive can calendar number 782 -- 728, samuel r. bagenstos, of michigan, to be general counsel of the department of health and department of health and human services signed which 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 856. the presiding officer: the the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, the
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judiciary, robert steven huie of california to be united states district judge for the southern district of california. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. mr. schumer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate, do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 856, robert steven huie, of california, to be united states district judge for the southern district of california, signed by 17 senators as follows. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. mr. schumer: i move to proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 772. the presiding officer: the question is on the motion to proceed. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the motion is agreed to. the motion is agreed to, and the
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clerk will report the nomination. the clerk: nomination, department of energy, shalanda h. baker, of texas, to be director of the office of minority economic impact. mr. schumer: i send a cloture motion to the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report the motion to invoke cloture. the clerk: cloture motion, we, the undersigned senators, in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 of the standing rules of the senate do hereby move to bring to a close debate on the nomination of executive calendar number 772, shalanda h. baker, of texas, to be director of the office of minority economic impact, department of energy, signedpy 17 senators as followed. mr. schumer: i ask consent the reading of the names be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the mandatory quorum calls for the cloture motions filed today be waived. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mr. schumer: i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk
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will call the roll. quorum call: partnership mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the quorum be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the majority leader in consultation with the minority leader, the senate proceed to executive session to consider calendar 461, marcia stephens bloom bernicat, to be director general of the foreign service, that there be ten minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form on the nomination, on the use or yielding of time, the senate vote without intervening action or time on the nomination and the senate resume i move to proceed to legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection.
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mr. schumer: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate consider the following nominations enbloc, calendars 885, 451, 771, 926. and that the senate vote on the nominations en bloc without intervening action or debate, the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table, any statements related to the nominations be printed in the record and the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate resume i move to proceed to legislative session -- resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. the question occurs on the nominations en bloc. all in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. if the nominations are confirmed en bloc. mr. schumer: now, madam president, we have just confirmed bridget a. brink of
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michigan to become the ambassador to ukraine. this was very important. i'm so glad we could finally do this by unanimous consent. as we all know, the relationships between the united states and ukraine are so vital, and to have no ambassador really hinders our relationship in ways that nobody would want to see. to have an ambassador there at this crucial link, as the united states continues to help the ukrainian people resist the brutal and vicious attacks by russia is a wonderful thing, is a good thing, and will help advance the cause of peace, security, and freedom. so i'm very glad we did this, and i congratulate bridget a. brink. i have every confidence she'll be an outstanding ambassador and help ukraine overcome the attacks by putin. now, madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the small business committee be discharged
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from further consideration and the senate now proceed to senate res 612. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. res. 612, a resolution recognizing women-owned small businesses for national small business week. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection, the committee is discharged, and the senate will proceed. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to and that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: madam president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the consideration of s. res. 643 submitted earlier today. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. res. 643 designating the week of may 15
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through may 21, 2022 as national police week. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. schumer: madam president, i have ten requests for committees to meet during today's session of the senate. they feel the approval -- they have the approval of the majority and minority leaders. the presiding officer: duly noted. the presiding officer: i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.
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the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent that the senate consider following --. the presiding officer: we're in a quorum call. mr. schumer: i ask unanimous consent the quorum be dispensed with. so i misspoke, madam president. the calendar number is 541, not 451. executive calendar, 541, not 451. the presiding officer: the number will be corrected. mr. schumer: now, madam president. the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. schumer: at last i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it recess until 10:00 a.m. on thursday, may 19, that following the prayer and
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pledge, the the journal of proceedings be approved to date and the senate resume consideration to provide aid to ukraine. further, that the cloture motions filed during today's session of the senate ripen at 11:30 a.m., and that if cloture is invoked on h.r. 7691, all postcloture time be expired, the pending amendments be withdrawn, the bill be considered read a third time, and the senate vote on passage of the bill without intervening action or debate, that upon disposition of h.r. 7691, the senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to calendar 344, s4408, small business covid relief act. notwithstanding rule 22 at 1:457 p.m. the senate vote on the motion on the motion to proceed to s.4408 and if cloture is not invoked on the motion to proceed senate vote on cloture on the davis nomination. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection.
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mr. schumer: madam president, senators should expect two roll call votes at 11:30 a.m. and two roll call votes at 1:45 p.m. if there is no further business to come before the senate, i ask that it stand in recess under the previous order. the presiding officer: the senate stands in recess until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. continued on a billmorning. to provide $40 billion of aid to ukraine. a vote on passage is expected tomorrow when the senate returns watch live coverage on c-span2.
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♪♪ pro-choice and pro-life advocates testify on access to abortions and the impact overturning roe v wade would have on that access. the case before the supreme court is the women's health organization, a case that directly challenges roe. the mississippi law bans abortions past the 20th week of pregnancy. this runs about four hours and 40 minutes.

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