Standing Committee of Correspondents Meeting

The Standing Committee of Correspondents meets at 11:00 AM on Friday, Feb. 21, in H-139. Reporters credentialed through the House-Senate daily press galleries are invited to attend.

Monday, February 17, 2020

The Senate convened at 1:45 p.m. in a pro forma session. Senator Braun presided, no business was conducted.

Next pro forma: Thursday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m.

The Senate convenes for legislative business at 3 pm on Monday, February 24th. There will be a vote at 5:30 pm on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Molloy nomination.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

3:45 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about S.311, Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.

3:41 p.m. The Senate passed S. Res. 475 (recognizing the leading role of Utahns in the fight for women’s suffrage) by voice vote. 

3:27 p.m. Senator Romney spoke about suffragists.

3:17 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about the budget. 

2:45 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about Aida Fischer.

2:17 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on 5G technology. 

2:10 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations and on motions to proceed to legislation:

  • Robert Malloy to be District Judge for the District of the Virgin Islands.
  • Silvia Carreno Call to be District judge for Puerto Rico.
  • Motion to proceed to S. 3275 regarding protecting pain capable unborn children.
  • Motion to proceed to S. 311 regarding prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Katharine MacGregor to be Deputy Secretary of Interior.
  • Travis Greaves to be a judge of the US Tax Court.

2:09 p.m. S.J. Res 68, the Iran war powers resolution was agreed to 55-45. 

Senators voting in favor: 45 Democrats, 8 Republicans: Alexander, Cassidy, Collins, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul and Young; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.

1:36 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on passage of S.J.Res. 68, the Iran war powers measure.

1:23 p.m. Senator Risch spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

1:11 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

1:01 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

1:00 p.m. The Sullivan amendment was tabled 51-49.

Senators voting to table: 45 Democrats, 4 Republicans: Collins, Lee, Moran and Paul; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.

12:39 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Lee motion to table the Sullivan amendment. 

12:38 p.m. Senators Sullivan and Lee spoke on the Sullivan amendment #1319. 

12:37 p.m. The Rubio amendment was tabled 54-46.

Senators voting in favor: 45 Democrats, 7 Republicans: Cassidy, Collins, Lee, Moran, Murkowsi, Paul & Young; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.

12:18 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Kaine motion to table the Rubio amendment. 

12:16 p.m. Senators Rubio and Kaine spoke on the Rubio amendment #1320.

12:16 p.m. The Risch amendment was agreed to 93-7.

Senators voting against: 6 Democrats: Gillibrand, Leahy, Markey, Murphy, Udall and Warren;1 Independent: Sanders.

11:58 a.m. Roll call vote began on the Risch amendment. 

11:56 a.m. Senators Risch and Kaine spoke on the Risch amendment #1314.

11:55 a.m. The motion to table was agreed to 54-46.

Senators voting in favor: 45 Democrats, 7 Republicans: Alexander, Cassidy, Collins, Lee, Murkowsi, Paul & Young; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.

11:33 a.m. Roll call vote began on the Kaine motion to table the Cotton amendment.

11:31 a.m. Senators Kaine and Cotton spoke on the Cotton amdt #1305.

11:30 a.m. The Reed amendment #1322 was agreed to 99-0. 

Senators Markey was absent.

11:12 a.m. Roll call vote began on the Reed amendment.

11:11 a.m. Senators Reed and Risch spoke on the Reed amendment #1322. 

11:10 a.m. The Cruz amendment #1301 was agreed to 64-34.

Senators voting in favor: 53 Republicans, 10 Democrats: Carper, Cortez Masto, Hassan, Jones, Manchin, Peters, Rosen, Shaheen, Sinema and Stabenow; 1 Independent: King. 

Senators voting against: 34 Democrats.

Senators not voting: 1 Democrat: Markey, 1 Independent: Sanders.

10:39 a.m. Roll call vote began on the Cruz amendment #1301.

10:37 a.m. Senator Risch spoke in favor of the Cruz amendment.

10:35 a.m. Senator Kaine spoke against the Cruz amendment.

10:32 a.m. Senator Menendez spoke for the war powers measure.

10:19 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Iran war powers measure. He spoke about the Roger Stone case and the treatment of impeachment witnesses.

10:07 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about abortion.

9:42 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to the retiring Bob Swanner. He spoke about impeachment.

9:32 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the joint war powers resolution on Iran.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., there will be six votes related to S.J.Res. 68, (the Iran war powers measure):

— Amendments 1301 (Cruz), 1322 (Reed), 1305 (Cotton), 1314 (Risch), 1320 (Rubio) and 1319 (Sullivan).

At 1:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on passage of the measure as amended, if amended.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:17 p.m. The Senate stands in adjournment until 9:30 a.m. Thursday. At 10:30 a.m., there will be six votes related to S.J.Res. 68, (the Iran war powers measure):

— Amendments 1301, 1322, 1305, 1314, 1322 and 1319.

At 1:45 p.m., there will be up to 40 minutes of debate on the resolution, followed by a vote on passage.

8:14 p.m. led by Senator Cramer, During wrap-up, the Senate consented S. 490 on a Montana mountain range; S. 1365, on recognition of Guam’s loyalty during World War II.

7:25 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about war powers.

7:21 p.m. Senator Blumenthal sopke about war powers.

6:48 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about war powers.

6:20 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about opioid addiction.

6:07 p.m. Senator Enzi spoke about a measure concerning corporate financial officers.

5:59 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about war powers.

5:38 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about war powers.

5:14 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about war powers.

4:59 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about the Violence Against Women Act and the war powers measure.

4:39 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about war powers and about the Violence Against Women Act.

4:29 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about War Powers.

4:15 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about War Powers.

3:52 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on climate change.

3:42 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

3:33 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about Operation Homecoming.

3:16 p.m. Senators Blunt and Moran spoke on organ transplant allocation.

2:50 p.m. Senator Reed spoke in favor of the resolution.

2:38 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke in favor of the resolution.

2:36 p.m. The motion to proceed was agreed to 51-45.

Senators voting in favor: 42 Democrats, 8 Republicans: Alexander, Cassidy, Collins, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul and Young; 1 Independent: King.

Senators voting against 45 Republicans.

Senators not voting: 3 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar and Warren; 1 Independent: Sanders.

2:00 p.m. The Senate began a vote on the motion to proceed to SJ Res 68.

1:46 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

1:27 p.m. Senator Graham spoke against the War Powers Resolution.

1:13 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on infrastructure.

12:57 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on impeachment.

12:53 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

12:46 p.m. Senator Murray spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

12:35 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on the War Powers Resolution.

12:34 p.m. The Senate adopted the motion to discharge S.J.Res.68, Kaine War Powers Resolution (Iran) by a voice vote. At 2:00 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to proceed to S.J.Res.68, War Powers Resolution (Iran).

12:31 p.m. The Halpern nomination was confirmed 77-19.

Senators voting against: 19 Democrats: Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Cantwell, Casey, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Gillibrand, Harris, Heinrich, Hirono, Markey, Merkley, Murray, Rosen, Schatz, Smith, Udall and Wyden.

Senators not voting: 3 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar and Warren; 1 Independent: Sanders.

11:51 a.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the nomination of Philip Halpern to be a judge for the Southern District of New York.

11:50 a.m. The Kness nomination was confirmed 81-12.

Senators voting against: 12 Democrats: Booker, Brown, Cantwell, Gillibrand, Harris, Markey, Murray, Schumer, Stabenow, Udall, Van Hollen and Wyden.

Senators not voting: 4 Democrats: Bennet, Heinrich, Klobuchar and Warren; 2 Republicans: Johnson and Rubio; 1 Independent: Sanders.

11:31 a.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the nomination of John Kness to be a judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

11:30 a.m. The Schlep nomination was confirmed 72-23.

Senators voting in favor: 52 Republicans, 19 Democrats: Carper, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Durbin, Feinstein, Hassan, Jones, Kaine, Leahy, Manchin, Murphy, Peters, Reed, Rosen, Shaheen, Sinema, Tester, Warner and Whitehouse; 1 Independent: King.

Senators voting against: 23 Democrats.

Senators not voting: 3 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar and Warren; 1 Republican: Johnson; 1 Independent: Sanders.

11:01 a.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the nomination of Matthew Schelp to be a judge for Eastern District of Missouri.

11:00 a.m. The Kindred nomination was confirmed 54-41, with Senators Manchin and Sinema joining all Republicans in favor.

Senators not voting: 3 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar and Warren; 1 Republican: Johnson; 1 Independent: Sanders.

10:35 a.m. The Senate is voting on confirmation of Executive Calendar #563 Joshua M. Kindred to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Alaska.

10:28 a.m. Senator Sullivan spoke supporting the Kindred nomination.

10:16 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about President Trump’s dismissal of impeachment witnesses in government and his Justice Department’s intervention in Roger Stone’s sentencing. He called for an inspector general’s investigation and a Judiciary Committee hearing on the Justice Department matter.

10:15 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about a student loans measure.

10:09 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about war powers.

9:50 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the war powers initiative.

9:45 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the new headquarters of the Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Knox. He spoke about the upcoming war powers debate.

9:32 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about gun violence.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Joshua Kindred to be a judge for the District of Alaska, post-cloture.

  • At 10:30 a.m., Senate will proceed to four roll call votes:
  • Confirmation of the nomination of Joshua Kindred to be a judge for the District of Alaska.
    • Confirmation of the nomination of Matthew Schelp to be a judge for Eastern District of Missouri.
    • Confirmation of the nomination of John Kness to be a judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
    • Confirmation of the nomination of Philip Halpern to be a judge for the Southern District of New York.
  • Also today, the Senate is expected to begin consideration of S.J.Res.68, a joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from any hostilities that Congress has not authorized against the Islamic Republic of Iran . Thus, additional votes are possible.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

5:40 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke in favor of the nomination of Josh Kindred to be district judge in the state of Alaska.

5:10 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on climate change.

4:25 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the wage scale.

4:21 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the 2020 Presidential election.

4:20 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Halpern nomination, 75-18.

Senators voting in favor: 52 Republicans, 22 Democrats, 1 Independent: King.

Senators voting against: 18 Democrats: Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Cantwell, Casey, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Gillibrand, Harris, Heinrich, Hirono, Markey, Merkley, Murray, Rosen, Schatz, Smith and Wyden.

Senators not voting: 4 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar, Udall and Warren; 2 Republicans: Graham and Tillis; 1 Independent: Sanders.

3:41 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Phillip Halpern to be a district judge for the Southern District of New York.

3:40 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Kness nomination, 82-12.

Senators voting against: 12 Democrats: Booker, Brown, Cantwell, Gillibrand, Harris, Hirono, Markey, Murray, Schumer, Stabenow, Van Hollen & Wyden.

Senators not voting: 4 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar, Udall and Warren; 1 Republican: Graham; 1 Independent: Sanders.

3:22 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of John Kness to be a district judge for northern Illinois.

3:22 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Schlep nomination, 72-22.

Senators voting in favor: 52 Republicans, 19 Democrats: Carper, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Durbin, Feinstein, Hassan, Jones, Kaine, Leahy, Manchin, Murphy, Peters, Reed, Rosen, Shaheen, Sinema, Tester, Warner and Whitehouse; 1 Independent: King.

Senators voting against: 2x Democrats.

Senators not voting: 4 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar, Udall and Warren; 1 Republican: Graham; 1 Independent: Sanders.

2:59 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Matthew Schelp to be a judge for Eastern District of Missouri.

2:58 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the nomination of Joshua Kindred to be US District judge for Alaska, 52-41.

Senators voting in favor: 52 Republicans, 1 Democrat: Warner.

Senators not voting: 4 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar, Udall and Warren; 2 Republicans: Graham and Tillis; 1 Independent: Sanders.

2:43 p.m. The Senate is voting on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #563 Joshua M. Kindred to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Alaska.

2:42 p.m. The Senate confirmed Andrew Lynn Brasher to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit on a party line vote of 52-43.

Senators not voting: 3 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar and Warren; 1 Republican: Graham; 1 Independent: Sanders.

2:15 p.m. The Senate is voting on confirmation of Executive Calendar #562 Andrew Lynn Brasher to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

12:33 p.m. Senator Shelby spoke in support of the Brasher nomination.

12:24 p.m. Senator Blumenthal asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass S.127. Senator Blackburn objected.

12:15 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about election security and asked unanimous consent that the Senate agree to S.2238, the SAFE Act. Senator Blackburn objected.

12:03 p.m. Senator Warner spoke on election security and asked unanimous consent that the Senate vote on S. 2242, The Fire Act . Senator Blackburn objected.

12:01 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke on election security.

11:01 a.m. Senator Cotton paid tribute to Billie Sue Hoggard from Jonesboro, Arkansas, who passed away on Sunday.

10:32 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the economy.

10:22 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about election security and judicial nominations.

10:06 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the budget.

10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about prescription drug prices.

  • The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume
    post-cloture consideration of the nomination of Andrew Brasher to be a judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for the weekly caucus luncheons.
  • At 2:15 p.m., five roll call votes will occur:
  • Confirmation of the nomination of Andrew Brasher to be a judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
    • Cloture on the nomination of Joshua Kindred to be a judge for the District of Alaska.
    • Cloture on the nomination of Matthew Schelp to be a judge for Eastern District of Missouri.
    • Cloture on the nomination of John Kness to be a judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
    • Cloture on the nomination of Philip Halpern to be a judge for the Southern District of New York.
  • If cloture is invoked on the Kindred, Schelp, Kness, and Halpern nominations, the confirmation votes will occur on Wednesday, at a time to be determined.

Monday, February 10, 2020

6:38 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Brasher nomination.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus lunches.

During wrap-up:

McConnell began the Rule IXV process on H.R. 5687, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Disaster Tax Relief Act 2020, to place it on the calendar.

During today’s session:

Cloture was invoked on the nomination of Andrew Brasher to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit by a vote of 46 to 41.

Majority Leader McConnell has also filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Joshua Kindred to be US District Judge for the District of Alaska
  • Matthew Schelp to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  • John Kness to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Philip Halpern to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

6:18 p.m. Senator Enzi spoke about the President’s budget.

6:11 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the President’s budget.

6:08 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Brasher nomination 46-41.

Senators not voting: 6 Democrats: Bennet, Klobuchar, Markey, Schatz, Smith and Warren; 6 Republicans: Cramer, Graham, Hoeven, Kennedy, Paul and Scott of Florida; 1 Independent: Sanders.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Andrew Brasher to be US Circuit judge for the 11th circuit.

4:17 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the President’s budget proposal, impeachment and the Brasher nomination.

4:07 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke about the Kansas City Chiefs.

3:43 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about impeachment.

3:31 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about flooding in Kentucky. He thanked Senate employees who assisted in operations during the impeachment trial.

3:03 p.m. Senator Grassley paid tribute to a retiring Iowa newspaper columnist.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Andrew Brasher to be US Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Brasher nomination.

Majority Leader McConnell has also filed cloture on the following nominations:

  1. Joshua Kindred to be US District Judge for the District of Alaska
  2. Matthew Schelp to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri.
  3. John Kness to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois
  4. Philip Halpern to be US District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 11:30 a.m. President Pro Tempore Grassley presided and no business was conducted.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

5:14 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will next convene on Thursday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m. for a pro forma session only. Then, the Senate will next convene on Monday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Brasher nomination.

During wrap-up:

S.Res. 493, Legal Counsel, was adopted by unanimous consent.

5:06 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the the following nominations:

  • exec. cal. #562 Andrew Lynn Brasher, AL, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit
  • exec. cal. #563 Joshua M. Kindred, AK, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Alaska
  • exec. cal. #565 Matthew Thomas Schelp, MO, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • exec. cal. #461 Joshua Fitzgerald Kness, IL, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • exec. cal. #535 Philip M. Halpern, NY, to be U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York.

4:40 p.m. The Court of Impeachment adjourned sine die.

4:38 p.m. Chief Justice Roberts thanked the Senate.

4:36 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer also thanked support staff and Senate Pages.

4:33 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell thanked Chief Justice Roberts and gifted him a gavel. He also thanked support staff and Senate Pages.

4:31 p.m. On Article II of impeachment, Obstruction of Justice, President Trump was found not guilty by a vote of 47 to 53.

4:24 p.m. Roll call began on Article II, Obstruction of Congress.

4:19 p.m. The Clerk read Article II, Obstruction of Congress

4:18 p.m. On Article I of impeachment, abuse of power, President Trump was found not guilty by a vote of 48 to 52.

4:09 p.m. Roll call began on Article I, Abuse of Power.

4:04 p.m. The Clerk read Article I, Abuse of Power.

4:03 p.m. The Senate convened as a court of impeachment.

3:49 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on impeachment.

3:31 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on impeachment.

3:23 p.m. Senator Graham spoke on impeachment.

3:11 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on impeachment.

3:05 p.m. Senator Shelby spoke on impeachment.

2:53 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke on impeachment.

2:43 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke on impeachment.

2:31 p.m. Senator Coons spoke on impeachment.

2:15 p.m. Senator Scott spoke on impeachment.

2:01 p.m. Senator Romney spoke on impeachment.

1:52 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on impeachment.

1:41 p.m. Senator Baldwin spoke on impeachment.

1:22 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke on immigration, Senate process, and impeachment.

1:14 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke on impeachment.

1:04 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on impeachment.

12:55 p.m. Senator Risch spoke on impeachment.

12:42 p.m. Senator Hyde-Smith spoke on impeachment.

12:29 p.m. Senator Cramer spoke on impeachment.

12:12 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on impeachment.

12:02 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on impeachment.

11:45 a.m. Senator Duckworth spoke on impeachment.

11:36 a.m. Senator Reed spoke on impeachment.

11:23 a.m. Senator Jones spoke about impeachment.

11:14 a.m. Senator Hassan spoke about impeachment.

11:03 a.m. Senator Harris spoke about impeachment.

10:55 a.m. Senator Sasse entered into the record an op-ed he wrote that was printed in the Omaha World Herald today.

10:37 a.m. Senator Alexander spoke about impeachment.

10:31 a.m. Senator Hawley spoke about impeachment.

9:56 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about impeachment.

9:47 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the president’s State of the Union speech.

9:34 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke about impeachment.

9:32 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke.

  • The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. for speeches of up to 10 minutes. Speeches on impeachment will go into the record of the trial.
  • At 4 p.m., the Senate will reconvene as the court of impeachment for the trial of President Trump.
  • Pursuant to S.Res.488, the Senate will then vote on the articles of impeachment:
  • Article I: Abuse of Power
  • Article II: Obstruction of Congress
  • The Senate is not expected to be in session on Thursday, February 6, and Friday, February 7.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

5:39 p.m. The Senate recessed until 8:25 p.m.

5:37 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. that the traditional reading of Washington’s farewell address take place on Monday, February 24th following the prayer and pledge, further, that Senator Baldwin be recognized to deliver the address. ML McConnell asked u.c. that the Senate recess until 8:25 p.m. tonight and upon reconvening proceed as a body to the hall of the House of Representatives for the joint session of Congress, provided under the provisions of H.Con.Res. 86, that upon dissolution of the Joint Session the Senate adjourn until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5th.

5:25 p.m. Senator King spoke on impeachment.

5:11 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on impeachment.

5:02 p.m. Senator Boozman spoke on impeachment.

4:49 p.m. Senator Casey spoke on impeachment.

4:39 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about impeachment.

4:15 p.m. Senator Booker spoke about impeachment.

4:03 p.m. Senator Collins spoke about impeachment.

3:55 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about impeachment.

3:45 p.m. Senator Warner spoke about impeachment.

3:30 p.m. Senator Feinstein spoke on impeachment.

2:56 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on impeachment.

2:45 p.m. Senator Rounds spoke on impeachment.

2:34 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on impeachment.

2:22 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke on impeachment.

2:11 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on impeachment.

1:58 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on impeachment.

1:55 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about impeachment.

1:38 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about impeachment.

1:15 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about impeachment.

1:05 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about impeachment.

12:45 p.m. Senator Roberts spoke about impeachment.

12:26 p.m. Senator Capito spoke about impeachment.

12:14 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about impeachment.

12:02 p.m. Senator Paul spoke on impeachment.

11:43 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on impeachment.

11:11 a.m. Senator Peters spoke on impeachment.

11:00 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke on impeachment.

10:40 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on impeachment.

10:28 a.m. Senator Wicker spoke on impeachment.

10:22 a.m. Senator Ernst spoke on impeachment.

10:13 a.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on impeachment.

10:03 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on impeachment.

9:54 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on impeachment.

9:37 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on impeachment.

9:30 a.m. The Senate convened.

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The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.  Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for debate only.

At 8:25 p.m. the Senate will proceed as a body to the House of Representatives for the State of the Union address.

On Wednesday the Senate will likely convene in the morning for a period of morning business for debate only; and at 4:00 p.m. convene as a court of impeachment to vote on the articles of impeachment.

Monday, February 3, 2020

6:54 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:44 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on impeachment.

6:29 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell wrapped up for the evening. UC that allowed until Wednesday February 26th to submit impeachment related statements to the Congressional Record. UC that the Senate will convene on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and be in a period of morning business for debate only. UC that the Senate adjourn after the remarks of Senators Murkowski and Cortez Masto.

5:55 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on impeachment.

5:43 p.m. Senator Udall spoke on impeachment.

5:39 p.m. Senator Loeffler spoke on impeachment.

5:28 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on impeachment.

5:12 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on impeachment.

5:01 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke on impeachment.

4:50 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on impeachment.

4:40 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on impeachment.

4:28 p.m. Senator Manchin spoke on impeachment.

3:54 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on impeachment.

3:45 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on impeachment.

3:35 p.m. Senator Murray spoke on impeachment.

3:19 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on impeachment.

3:08 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke on impeachment and the Constitution.

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2:59 p.m. The Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, has adjourned until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 5th. The Senate moved to legislative session.

2:33 p.m. Representative Schiff continued closing arguments for the
House managers.

2:27 p.m. Representative Jeffries continued closing arguments for the
House managers.

2:21 p.m. Representative Demings continued closing arguments for the
House managers.

2:16 p.m. Representative Crow continued closing arguments for the
House managers.

2:11 p.m. Representative Garcia continued closing arguments for the
House managers.

2:05 p.m. Representative Lofgren continued closing arguments for the House managers.

1:58 p.m. Mr. Cipollone made closing arguments for the President’s Counsel.

1:37 p.m. Mr. Sekulow continued closing arguments for the President’s Counsel.

1:05 p.m. Mr. Philbin continued closing arguments for the President’s Counsel.

12:52 p.m. Mr. Starr continued closing arguments for the President’s Counsel.

12:51 p.m. Mr. Cipollone began closing arguments for the President’s Counsel.

12:01 p.m. The Senate recessed for a 30 minute lunch break.

11:57 a.m. Representative Schiff continued the House managers closing arguments.

11:44 p.m. Representative Jeffries continued the House managers closing arguments.

11:16 a.m. Representative Demings continued the House managers closing arguments.

11:07 a.m. Representative Crow began closing arguments for the House managers.

11:04 a.m. The Senate convened as a Court of Impeachment.

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The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m. to sit as a Court of Impeachment.

There will be up to 4 hours, equally divided, for closing arguments between the House managers and the President’s counsel. After closing arguments, at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Senate will adjourn as a Court of Impeachment but will remain in legislative session and 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 5th at 4:00 p.m., and vote on the Articles of Impeachment.

Tuesday February 4th: The Senate will be in morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each

The State of the Union will be at 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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