Monday, February 22, 2021

6:17 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:16 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer wrapped up for the evening.

6:15 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Thomas-Greenfield nomination, 75-20.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Thomas-Greenfield nomination.

5:24 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke in favor of the Thomas-Greenfield nomination.

5:15 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke against the Thomas-Greenfield nomination.

4:35 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the Vilsack nomination.

4:28 p.m. Senator Durbin paid tribute to John Lewis on what would have been his 81st birthday.

4:00 p.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on winter storms in Kentucky and Covid relief.

3:48 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on cabinet nominations, Covid relief and the recent impeachment trial. He then filed cloture on the nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy.

3:02 p.m. Senator Portman read President Washington’s farewell address.

3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Portman will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.

Following the address, the Senate will proceed to consider the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be the Ambassador to the United Nations.

At 5:30 p.m. The Senate will vote on cloture on the Thomas-Greenfield nomination.

At a time to be determined on Tuesday, February 23, the Senate will consider Executive Calendar #7, Thomas Vilsack to be Secretary of Agriculture. After up to 20 minutes for debate, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

Friday, February 19, 2021

10:19 a.m. The Senate met for a pro forma session, Senator Van Hollen presided and no business was conducted.