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The Floor Log is for reference purposes only. For official information, please visit https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record

SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

At 10:30 AM the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments, with no second degree amendments in order with the exception of Sullivan amend #1319:

  1. Cruz Amend #1301 (To amend the findings)
  2. Reed Amend #1322 (To amend the findings)
  3. Cotton Amend #1305 (To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations)
  4. Risch Amend #1314 (To amend the findings)
  5. Rubio Amend #1320 (To amend the findings)
  6. Sullivan Amend #1319 (To amend the rule of construction)

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress) as amended, if amended.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative session.

S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

Cruz Amend #1301 (To amend the findings). The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 64-34.

Reed Amend #1322 (To amend the findings). The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 99-0.

Cotton Amend #1305 (To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations). Kaine Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 54-46.

Risch Amend #1314 (To amend the findings). The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 93-7.

Rubio Amend #1320 (To amend the findings). Kaine Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 54-46.

Sullivan Amend #1319 (To amend the rule of construction). Lee Motion to Table the amendment. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 51-49.

S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress), as amended. The joint resolution passed by a vote of 55-45.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
Cal. #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands
Cal. #491, Silvia Carreno-Coll, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico
Cal. #569, Katharine MacGregor, of Pennsylvania, to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior.
Cal. #416, Travis Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. 3275 (A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes.). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

S. 311 (Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act). McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

H.R. 2744 (An act to authorize the administrator of USAID to prescribe the manner in which programs of the agency are identified overseas and for other purposes). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 3239 (A bill to designate the headquarters building of the Department of Transportation as the William T. Coleman, Jr. Federal Building). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 475 (Recognizing the leading role of Utahans in the fight for women’s suffrage and celebrating the sesquicentennial of the first votes by women under the equal suffrage law of Utah on February 14, 1870). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 490 (Congratulating the Kansas City Chiefs on their victory in Super Bowl LIV.

S. Res. 503 (Commending the University of West Florida Argonauts football team for its NCAA Division II national championship victory). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 504 (Honoring the memories of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business conducted, on the following dates and times:

Monday, February 17th at 1:45 PM

Thursday, February 20th at 2:30 PM

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 24th, 2020. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Baldwin will be recognized to deliver the traditional reading of Washington’s Farewell Address. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #384, Robert Anthony Molloy, of the Virgin Islands, to be Judge for the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Molloy nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:42 PM.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska, post-cloture.

At 10:30 AM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:

  1. Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
  2. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  3. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  4. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

During Wednesday’s session, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

Additional roll call votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 3275 (A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the second time. Further proceedings were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #563 Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 54-41.

Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 72-23

Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 81-12

Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 77-19.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

At 2:00 PM today, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Proceed to S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress). Motion to Proceed. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 51–45.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 490 (B-47 Ridge Designation Act). The committee reported amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1365 (To make technical corrections to the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act). The Graham amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress).

At 10:30 AM the Senate will vote in relation to the following amendments, with no second-degree amendments in order with the exception of Sullivan amend #1319:
1. Cruz Amend #1301 (To amend the findings)
2. Reed Amend #1322 (To amend the findings)
3. Cotton Amend #1305 (To exempt from the termination requirement United States Armed Forces engaged in operations directed at designated terrorist organizations)
4. Risch Amend #1314 (To amend the findings)
5. Rubio Amend #1320 (To amend the findings)
6. Sullivan Amend #1319 (To amend the rule of construction)

At 1:45 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of S.J. Res. 68 (To direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress) as amended, if amended.

The Senate adjourned at 8:17 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to five votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 3275 (A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to.

H.R. 5687 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to. The bill was placed on the Calendar.

Warner asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 2242 (The Fire Act), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blackburn objected.

Wyden asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 2238 (SAFE Act), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blackburn objected

Blumennthal asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 1247 (Duty to Report Act), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Blackburn objected.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52–43.

Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 52–41.

Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 72–22.

Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The Motion was agreed to by a vote of 82-12.

Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 75-18.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 46–41.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 5687 (Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act, 2020). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings of the bill were objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM until 2:15 PM for the weekly conference meetings.

At 2:15 PM, the Senate will proceed to five votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  4. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  5. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The Senate adjourned at 6:38 PM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 4:00 PM, the Senate will reconvene as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald John Trump and will vote on the articles of impeachment:

Article I: Abuse of Power

Article II: Obstruction of Congress

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

The Senate convened as a Court of Impeachment.

Article I: Abuse of Power. The Article was not agreed to by a vote of 48–52.
Article II: Obstruction of Congress. The Article was not agreed to by a vote of 47–53.

The Senate adjourned as a Court of Impeachment.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:

Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
Cal #563, Joshua M. Kindred, of Alaska, to be United States District Judge for the District of Alaska.
Cal. #565, Matthew Thomas Schelp, of Missouri, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Cal. #461, John Fitzgerald Kness, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
Cal. #535, Philip M. Halpern, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 493 (To authorize testimony, documents, and representation in United States V. Stall Necher). The resolution as agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene for a Pro Forma Session only on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 11:30 AM.

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM on Monday February 10, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #562, Andrew Lynn Brasher, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate adjourned at 5:14 PM.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business.

At 9:00 PM, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address from the Hall of the House of Representatives. The Senate will begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 8:20 PM and depart from the Senate Chamber at 8:25 PM to proceed as a body to the Hall of the House.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate stands in recess until 8:25 PM.  Upon reconvening, the Senate will proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives for the State of the Union, which will begin at 9:00 PM.

Upon dissolution of the Joint Session, the Senate will adjourn and will reconvene Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 9:30 AM. At 4:00 PM, the Senate will reconvene as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald John Trump and will vote on the articles of impeachment:

Article I: Abuse of Power

Article II: Obstruction of Congress

The Senate adjourned at 10:25 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020

The Senate will convene 11:00 AM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. Pursuant to S. Res. 488, there will be up to 4 hours, equally divided, for closing arguments between the House managers and the President’s counsel.

At approximately 3:00 PM, the Senate will adjourn as a Court of Impeachment but will remain in Legislative Session, and will be in a period of Morning Business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each for debate only.

Following Monday’s adjournment, the Senate will next convene as a Court of Impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM, and will vote on the Articles of Impeachment.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Senate will be in Legislative Session for Morning Business. The State of the Union will be at 9:00 PM on Tuesday.

The Senate adjourned as a court of impeachment at 2:59 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to a Period of Morning Business.

At 9:00 PM, President Donald Trump will deliver the State of the Union address from the Hall of the House of Representatives. The Senate will begin gathering in the Senate Chamber at 8:20 PM and depart from the Senate Chamber at 8:25 PM to proceed as a body to the Hall of the House.

The Senate adjourned at 6:55 PM.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States. Pursuant to S. Res. 483, there will be 4 hours of argument equally divided between the House managers and President’s counsel.

Additional deliberations are possible prior to a roll call vote on the question “shall it be in order to consider and debate under the impeachment rules any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents?”

Additional roll call votes are possible during today’s session.

Senate vote on the question “shall it be in order to consider and debate under the impeachment rules any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents?” The Motion was not agreed to by a vote of 49–51.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

S. Res. 488 (A resolution to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States).

Schumer amendment #1295 (To subpoena Mulvaney, Bolton, Duffy, Blair and White House, OMB, DOD and State Department documents). Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1296 (To Subpoena John Bolton). Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 51-49.

Schumer amendment #1297 (To subpoena Bolton; provided further that there be one day for a deposition presided over by Chief Justice, and one day for live testimony before the Senate, both of must occur within 5 days of adoption of the underlying resolution). ). Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 51-49.

Van Hollen amendment #1298 (To require the Chief Justice to rule on motions to subpoena witnesses and documents, and to rule on any assertion of privilege). Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

S. Res. 488 (A resolution to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States). The resolution was adopted by a vote of 53-47.

The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 AM on Monday, February 3, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the trial of Donald J. Trump, President of the United States. Pursuant to S. Res. 488, there will be up to 4 hours, equally divided, for closing arguments between the House managers and the President’s counsel.

At approximately 3:00 PM, the Senate will adjourn as a Court of Impeachment but will remain in Legislative Session, and will be in a period of Morning Business with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each for debate only.

Following Monday’s adjournment, the Senate will next convene as a Court of Impeachment on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 4:00 PM, and will vote on the Articles of Impeachment.

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, the Senate will be in Legislative Session for Morning Business. The State of the Union will be at 9:00 PM on Tuesday.

The Senate adjourned as a Court of Impeachment at 7:58 PM.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States. The Senate will resume questions alternating between the Majority and Minority sides for up to 8 hours.

H. Con. Res. 86 (Providing a Joint Session of Congress to Receive a message from the President). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 31, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States. Pursuant to S.Res.483, there will be 4 hours of argument equally divided between the House managers and President’s counsel.

Additional deliberations are possible prior to a roll call vote on the question “shall it be in order to consider and debate under the impeachment rules any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents?”

Additional roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session.

The Senate adjourned at 10:43 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States. By unanimous consent, at 1:00 PM today the question period for Senators will begin. The questions will alternate between Majority and Minority sides for up to 8 hours.

When the Senate convenes on Thursday, January 30th, the Senate will resume questions alternating between the Majority and Minority sides for up to 8 hours.

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 29, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States. the Senate will resume questions alternating between the Majority and Minority sides for up to 8 hours

The Senate adjourned at 11:05 PM.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, adjourned at 2:54 PM until 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, adjourned at 9:02 PM and will reconvene Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 27, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, adjourned at 12:01 PM.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate recessed at 3:30 PM.

The Senate reconvened at 4:04 PM and sits as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate recessed at 6:46 PM.

The Senate reconvened at 7:33 PM and sits as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, adjourned at 8:54 PM.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020

The Senate convened as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate recessed at 2:57 PM subject to the call of the chair.

The Senate reconvened at 3:25 PM as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, adjourned at 10:31 PM.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate convened and sits as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate recessed at 3:28 PM subject to the call of the chair.

The Senate reconvened at 3:57 PM and sits as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate recessed at 6:35 PM subject to the call of the chair.

The Senate reconvened at 7:20 PM and sits as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate adjourned at 9:42 PM.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2020

The Senate will convene at 12:30 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair. At 1:00 PM, the Senate will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States. Votes are possible during Tuesday’s session of trial.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.

The Senate reconvened and sits as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

S. Res. 483 (To provide for related procedures concerning the Articles of Impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States).

The Senate recessed subject to the Call of the Chair.

The Senate reconvened as a Court of Impeachment.

S. Res. 483 (To provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States).

Schumer amendment #1284 (To subpoena certain White House documents) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. Yeas and Nays ordered. The amendment was tabled by a vote of 53–47.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the Call of the Chair.

The Senate reconvened as a Court of Impeachment.

S. Res. 483 (To provide for related procedures concerning the Articles of Impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States).

Schumer amendment #1285 (To subpoena certain Department of State documents and records) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1286 (To subpoena certain Office of Management and Budget documents and records) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1287 (To subpoena John Michael ‘‘Mick’’ Mulvaney) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution).

The Senate recessed at 7:33 PM until 8:00 PM.

Schumer amendment #1287 (To subpoena John Michael ‘‘Mick’’ Mulvaney) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1288 (To subpoena certain Department of Defense documents and records) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1289 (To subpoena Robert B. Blair and Michael P. Duffey) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1291 (To subpoena John Robert Bolton) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1292 (To provide that motions to subpoena witnesses or documents shall be in order after the question period) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

Schumer amendment #1293 (To allow additional time to file responses to motions) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 52-48.

Schumer amendment #1294 (To help ensure impartial justice by requiring the Chief Justice of the United States to rule on motions to subpoena witnesses and documents) to S. Res. 483 (The Organizing Resolution). McConnell Motion to Table. The Motion to Table was agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

The Senate adopted S. Res. 483 (To provide for related procedures concerning the Articles of Impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States) by a vote of 53-47.

The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate adjourned at 1:49 AM.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2020

The Senate will convene at 9:45 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).

At 11:00 AM, there will be two roll call votes on the following:

  1. Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).
  2. Final passage of H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).

At 12:00 noon, the Senate will receive the managers on the part of the House of Representatives in order that they may present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

At 2:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the articles of impeachment and senators will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of the United States.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act). Toomey raised a Budget Point of Order. Objected to by Grassley. Motion to Waive the Budget Act. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion is agreed to and the point of order fails by a vote of 78–21.

H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act). The bill was read for the third time. Yeas and Nays ordered. The bill passed by a vote of 89–10.

The Senate received the managers on the part of the House of Representatives in order that they present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

The Senate will now consider the articles of impeachment, which will commence with the swearing-in of the Chief Justice of the United States and all Senators.

Majority Leader McConnell propounded several unanimous consent requests assisting with the organization of the next steps of the Impeachment Trial.

The Senate sitting as a court of impeachment will next convene at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

The Senate sitting as a court of impeachment adjourned at 2:34 PM.

Adopted S. Res. 474 (Legal Counsel).

Adopted S. Res. 476 (Congratulating North Dakota State University Bison football team).

Adopted S. Res. 477 (Designating the week of February 3 through February 7, 2020, as “National School Counseling Week”).

Adopted S. Res. 478 (Designating the week of January 26 through February 1, 2020, as “National School Choice Week”).

Passed S. 3201 (To extend the temporary scheduling order for fentanyl-related substances).

Passed S. 3084 (To amend title 38, United States Code, to modify the limitation on pay for certain high-level employees and officers of the Department of Veterans Affairs).

Passed H.R. 886 with McSally amendment (To direct the Attorney General to establish and carry out a Veteran Treatment Court Program).

Executive Business

Confirmed by unanimous consent all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 17, 2020 for a pro forma session with no business conducted. The Senate will next convene at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will recess subject to the call of the Chair. At 1:00 PM, the Senate will sit as a court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

The Senate adjourned at 4:00 PM.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

S. 3193 (A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the second time. Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act). Agreed to by Voice Vote.

H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).

The Senate received a message from the House, H. Res. 798 (A resolution appointing and authorizing managers of the Impeachment Trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States).

At 12:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020 the Senate will receive the Managers on the part of the House of Representatives to present and exhibit the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

At 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2020, the presence of the Chief Justice of the United States is requested as presiding officer for consideration of the articles of impeachment, pursuant to Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 of the U.S. Constitution.

S. Res. 471 (Authorizing the taking of a photograph in the Chamber of the United States Senate.). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

At 11:00 AM, there will be two roll call votes on the following:
1. Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).
2. Final passage of H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

H.R. 133 (United States-Mexico Economic Partnership Act). The committee substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 371 (reaffirming the support of the United States for the people of the Republic of South Sudan and calling on all parties to uphold their commitments to peace and dialogue as outlined in the 2018 revitalized peace agreement). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 472 (Commending the Louisiana State University Football Team fior winning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 473 (Congratulating the University of Charleston Men’s Soccer Team for winning the National Collegiate Association Division II National Championship in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:45 AM on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceeds to a Legislative Session and resume consideration of H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).

At 11:00 AM, there will be two roll call votes on the following:
1. Motion to Waive the Budget Act with respect to H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).
2. Final passage of H.R. 5430 (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act).

The Senate adjourned at 6:46 PM.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, post-cloture. The Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gaynor nomination at 11:30 AM. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, post-cloture. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 81–8.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate recessed from 12:04 to 2:15 PM.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3193 (Federal Initiative to Guarantee Health by Targeting Fentanyl Act). The bill was read for the first time. The second reading of the bill was objected to.

Adopted Calendar #339, S.Res.375: recognizing the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.

Adopted Calendar #379, S.Res.260: recognizing the importance of sustained United States leadership to accelerating global progress against maternal and child malnutrition and supporting the commitment of the United States Agency for International Development to global nutrition through the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy.

Passed Calendar #363, S. 2547, with Romney amendment: Indo-Pacific Cooperation Act of 2019.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 15, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed with a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 6:50 PM.

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020

The Senate will next convene at 3:00 PM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive session and resume consideration of Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

At 5:30 PM the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Gaynor nomination.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.  Motion to Invoke Cloture. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 76-8.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

H.R. 434 (Emancipation National Historic Trail Study Act). Passed by voice vote.

S. Res. 468 (Relative to the death of the Honorable Jocelyn Burdick, former United States Senator for the State of North Dakota). Adopted by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, January 14, 2019. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and will resume consideration of Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, post-cloture. The Senate will vote on confirmation of the Gaynor nomination at 11:30 AM. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 6:48 PM.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 50-45.

Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. The nomination was confirmed 50-44.

McConnell filed cloture on Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.
The following nominations were confirmed by Voice Vote, en bloc:
Cal. #541, Cynthia L. Attwood, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Cal. #542, Amanda Wood Laihow, of Maine, to be a Member of Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for the remainder of a term expiring April 27, 2023.
Cal. #552, Crosby Kemper III, of Missouri, to be Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.
S. 2629 (A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to the Public Health Service Corps). The committee reported amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

H.R. 263 (To rename the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge as the Congressman Lester Wolff Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge). The bill passed by Voice Vote.

The following joint resolutions were agreed to by Unanimous Consent, en bloc:
SJ Res. 65 ( )
SJ Res. 66 ( )
SJ Res. 67 ( )

H.R. 925 (North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act). The Barrasso substitute amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.
S. 1982 (Save Our Seas 2.0 Act). The Sullivan amendment was agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate will next convene on Monday, January 13, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive session and resume consideration of Cal. #498, Peter Gaynor to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
At 5:30 PM the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Gaynor nomination.
The Senate adjourned at 5:35 PM.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of the Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

At 11:00 AM the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following: cloture votes

  1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
  2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
  3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Further, at 5:00 PM, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:

  1. Confirmation on Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
  2. Confirmation on Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
  3. Confirmation on Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 88-7.

Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 51-44.

Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 64-31.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 343 (A resolution congratulating the people of the Czech Republic and the people of the Slovak Republic on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the 26th anniversary of the formation of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, and the 101st anniversary of the declaration of independence of Czechoslovakia). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 385 (A resolution celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of both Germany and Europe, and the spread of democracy around the world). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 447 (A resolution expressing serious concern about widespread irregularities in Bolivia’s October 20, 2019, general elections and supporting the convening of new elections in Bolivia at the earliest possible date). The committee reported substitute amendment was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 142 (A resolution condemning the Government of the Philippines for its continued detention of Senator Leila De Lima, calling for her immediate release, and for other purposes). The committee reported amendment was agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Voice Vote.

S. Res. 152 (A resolution expressing the importance of the United States alliance with the Republic of Korea and the contributions of Korean Americans in the United States). The The committee reported amendments were agreed to. The resolution as amended was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 395 (A resolution recognizing the 40th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis, and for other purposes). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1228 (Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1611 (Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act). The committee reported amendments were agreed to. The bill as amended passed by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 583 (Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate recessed until 3:45 PM.

Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 89-8.

Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-47.

Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 91-7.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, January 9, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget.

The Senate adjourned at 6:25 PM.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2020

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, post-cloture.

At 12:15 PM, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Carranza nomination. The Senate will then recess following the vote until 2:15 PM to allow for the weekly conference meetings.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, post-cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 88–5.

The Senate recessed until 2:15 PM.

Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #554, Paul J. Ray, of Tennessee, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of the Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.

At 11:00 AM the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
2. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
3. Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Further, at 5:00 PM, if cloture is invoked, the Senate will proceed to three votes on the following:
1. Confirmation on Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
2. Confirmation on Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
3. Confirmation on Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand.

The Senate adjourned at 6:05 PM.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
Cal. #329, Matthew H. Solomson, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Cal. #462, Eleni Maria Roumel, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims.
Cal. #525, Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and Nays ordered. The motion was agreed to by a vote of 86–5. 

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3076 (An original bill to release a federal reversionary interest in Chester County, Tennessee, to manage certain Federal land in Bath County, Virginia, and for other purposes.). The bill passed by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 464 (To constitute the majority party’s membership on certain committees for the 116th congress, or until successors are chosen). The resolution was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday January 7, 2020. Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

At 12:15 PM the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Carranza nomination. The Senate will then recess following the vote until 2:15 PM to allow for the weekly conference meetings.

The Senate adjourned at 6:51 PM.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2020

The Senate will convene at Noon. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a Period of Morning Business. No votes will be conducted during today’s session.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceed to an Executive Session.

Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to a Period of Morning Business.

S. 3148 (A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to list fentanyl-related substances as schedule I controlled substances). The bill was read for the second time, further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, January 6, 2020. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

At 5:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #555, Jovita Carranza, of Illinois, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

The Senate adjourned at 1:18 PM.