Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 26, 2022

The Senate is scheduled to leave later today for a ten day Memorial Day recess and convened at 10:00 A.M. to consider H.R.350, Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act which would require federal law enforcement agencies to regularly evaluate and take steps to address the threats posed by white supremacists and other violent domestic extremists. The House… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 25, 2022

The Senate reconvened at 10:00 A.M. and is working on three nominations: Evelyn Padin to be US District Judge for the District of New Jersey, Charlotte Sweeney to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado and Sandra Thompson to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The Senate is also expected to… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 24, 2022

The Senate convened at 10:00 A.M. and resumed consideration of the nomination of Dara Lindenbaum to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.  The Senate is also expected to confirm Stephanie Dawkins Davis to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.  The Senate is expected to spend the rest of Tuesday working… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 23, 2022

While the House is not in session this week, the Senate will convene for a brief three day session prior to Memorial Day recess.  The Senate stands adjourned until 1:45 P.M. today, when it will hold a brief pro forma session.  On Tuesday, the Senate will convene at 10:00 A.M. and will resume consideration of… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 20, 2022

The Senate stands adjourned until 1:45 P.M. on Monday, May 23, when it will hold a brief pro forma session.  On Tuesday, the Senate will convene at 10:00 A.M. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Dara Lindenbaum to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission.  The Senate is also expected to confirm… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 19, 2022

The Senate just passed a nearly $40 billion military and economic aid package to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion, sending the bill to President Joe Biden’s desk and bringing America’s commitment to almost $54 billion.  The 86-11 vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan, with all Democrats and most Republicans voting yes. The Republicans who opposed the bill… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 18, 2022

The Senate reconvened at 10:00 A.M. and is expected to spend today processing nominations before turning back to the Ukraine aid package tomorrow.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) slammed Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) for delaying the $40 billion Ukraine aid package by over a week, calling the move “repugnant” and predicting the legislation… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 17, 2022

In what is shaping up to be a busy day, the House reconvened at 11:00 A.M. for the purpose of receiving, in a Joint Meeting with the Senate, His Excellency Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic. At 2:30 P.M., the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.7691, a bill… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 16, 2022

The Senate will reconvene at 3:00 P.M. and will take up the Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 7691, a bill to provide aid to Ukraine with a vote expected at 5:30 P.M.  Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) blocked a vote on the bipartisan deal after he refused to… Read More

Adam S. Olsen- Washington, D.C.
May 13, 2022

The Senate is not in session today, while the House reconvened at 9:00 A.M. and is working on H.R. 5129 – Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2022.  The House is expected to adjourn for the week after that vote. Next week, the Senate is expected to try again to pass H.R.7691 – Additional… Read More