2. There is always a huge long list of things that The Senate approves by unanimous consent...
... right before a long break and/or at the end of a congressional session.
This is really nothing out of the ordinary,
the only thing new is that someone mentioned it on the TV box.
The one thing what was 'missing' was that there are no Circuit Court or District Court judges included in the list,
normally they let a few judges be confirmed by unanimous consent before The Senate adjourns.