4:33 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021. Following Leader remarks on Monday, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of the nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, of the District of Columbia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, post-cloture.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Mayorkas nomination.
On Tuesday, February 2nd, following the conclusion of morning business, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Transportation. The time until 12:00 noon will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 12:00 noon, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Buttigieg nomination.
2:22 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security by a tally of 55-42.
- Republicans voting in favor: Senators Capito, Collins, Murkowski, Portman, Romney and Sullivan.
- Not voting: Senators Cramer, Graham and Warner.
1:39 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #4 Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
1:37 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Mayorkas nomination.
1:33 p.m. Senator Peters spoke supporting the Mayorkas nomination.
1:26 p.m. Senator Rosen spoke supporting the Mayorkas nomination.
1:20 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on the 48th annual march for life.
1:00 p.m. Senator King asked u.c. that at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2nd, the Senate proceed to a vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #5 Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation.
12:32 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke against the Mayorkas nomination.
12:20 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on Yemen.
12:08 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on COVID vaccine roll out.
11:47 a.m. Senator Capito spoke against the climate executive order.
11:05 a.m. Senator Rubio spoke about abortion and the march for life.
10:49 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on infrastructure and the march for life.
10:30 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the attack on the Capitol and law enforcement lives lost as well as on the need for another stimulus.
10:21 a.m. RL McConnell spoke about the March for Life and on legislation by executive order.
10:04 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on the Mayorkas nomination and on COVID relief.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to a period of morning business.
At 1:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
If cloture is invoked on the Mayorkas nomination, the confirmation vote will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 1st.