Archive from April, 2020

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 1:00 p.m. Senator Cornyn presided and no business was conducted.

Monday April, 27, 2020

The Senate met at 8:00 a.m. for a pro forma session only. Senator Scott of Florida presided. No business was transacted.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 5:30 p.m. Senator Scott of Florida presided. No business was conducted.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

5:11 p.m. The Senate adjourned. The next pro forma session will be on Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.

5:09 p.m. PN 1419 Senior Foreign Service of the U.S., Class of Career Minister: Kin Wah Moy, Richard Norland, Julieta Valls Noyes, Elizabeth H. Richard, and Stephanie S. Sullivan; PN 1528 Senior Foreign Service of the U.S., Dept. of Agriculture,Class of Minister-Counselor: Deanna M. J. Ayala,
Robert Henry Hanson, and Darya Chehrezad, as well as Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor: Casey Eben Bean and Christine Strossman; PN 1529 Senior Foreign Service of the U.S., Class of Career Minister: Clay M. Hamilton; PN 1659 Senior Foreign Service of the U.S., Class of Career Minister: Laura Farnsworth Dogu; were confirmed en bloc by unanimous consent.

5:08 p.m. exec. cal. #545 Mitchell A. Silk to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury; exec. cal. #546 John Bobbitt to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and PN 1250
Michael D. Weahkee to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services; were confirmed en bloc by voice vote.

5:08 p.m. H.R. 6322, Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, was passed by unanimous consent.

5:05 p.m. Senator Paul asked unanimous consent to pass his resolution at the desk regarding the President adjourning or dissolving Congress. Majority Leader McConnell objected.

5:04 p.m. H.R. 266, the legislative vehicle for Paycheck Protection Program/COVID Relief, and the McConnell substitute was agreed to by voice vote.

4:56 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on emergency relief legislation.

4:47 p.m. Senator Paul spoke on emergency relief legislation.

4:32 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on emergency relief legislation.

4:20 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on emergency relief legislation.

4:05 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on emergency relief legislation.

4:00 p.m. H.R. 6322, Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, was received from the House. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on emergency relief legislation and asked unanimous that there be 15 minutes of debate.

4:00 p.m. The Senate convened for a pro forma session.


Monday, April 20, 2020

2:05 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

2:03 p.m. ML McConnell announced an additional pro forma session on Tuesday April 21st at 4:00 p.m. to potentially pass further emergency legislation.

2:02 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the need to extend assistance to members of the media.

2:00 p.m. ML McConnell discussed further emergency legislation on Covid #19; specifically the paycheck protection program.

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 3:00 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke briefly on the Paycheck Protection Program running out of money. Senator Blunt presided.

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. for a pro forma session. Senator Sullivan presided and no business was conducted.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

10:34 a.m. The Senate adjourned.

10:33 a.m. ML McConnell responded to the Senators from Maryland.

10:24 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke on the Covid 19 pandemic and asked ML McConnell to modify his request. ML McConnell objected.

10:12 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the Covid 19 pandemic.

10:05 a.m. ML McConnell spoke on the Covid 19 pandemic and asked UC to increase funding for the small business portion from $350 to $600 billion. Senator Cardin objected.

10:04 a.m. The Senate convened.

The Senate will convene for a pro forma session at 10:00 a.m.

Monday, April 6, 2020

The Senate convened at 10 a.m. for a pro forma session, Senator Capito presiding. No business was conducted. The Senate will next convene for a pro forma session at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020

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