6:18 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7th. The post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to S. 47, the Natural Resources Management bill, is set to expire at 12:00 p.m.
*The reading of Washington’s Farewell Address will take place on February 25, 2019 at a time TBD.
- Res. 33, Supporting Catholic Schools, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
- Res. 53, Office of Legal Counsel 100th Anniversary, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
5:42 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.
5:12 p.m. Senator Casey joined in the colloquy on contract workers.
5:05 p.m. Senator Van Hollen joined in the colloquy on payment of federal contract workers.
4:38 p.m. Senators Smith and Cardin spoke on federal contractor employees and the recent government shutdown.
4:32 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on organ donor procurement organizations.
3:56 p.m. Senators Murkowski, Manchin and Tester spoke on S.47, the lands package.
3:39 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke about the lands package.
3:28 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about the public lands package.
2:55 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the economy.
2:47 p.m Senator Grassley spoke about the tax cut and the economy.
2:34 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the economy.
2:29 p.m. Senator Braun spoke about unemployment.
2:15 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about the economy.
1:45 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke paid tribute to Ernie Fitzgerald.
1:25 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about electric cars, emissions and climate change.
1:15 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about electric cars and tax credits.
1:03 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about judicial nominees and the land and water conservation fund.
12:45 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the President’s State of the Union address.
12:30 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the President’s State of the Union address.
12:08 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on S. 47, the lands package as it relates to sportsmen.
11:46 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke about departing staffers and on the Green New Deal.
11:03 a.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about challenges with regard to China.
10:35 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the president’s speech.
10:07 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about President Trump’s speech last night.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m., and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.47, Natural Resources Management Act, post-cloture.
No votes are scheduled at this time.