3:04 p.m. The Senate adjourned.
3:00 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto wrapped up for the day and week.
2:59 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Cardona nomination, 66-32.
Senators voting in favor: 48 Democrats, 16 Republicans: Burr, Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cornyn, Fischer, Grassley, Hyde-Smith, Johnson, McConnell, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Rubio and Tillis; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Inhofe and Sullivan.
1:25 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Cardona nomination.
1:14 p.m. Senator Lankford paid tribute to Maxine Horner.
1:05 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the Postal Service.
12:47 p.m. Senators Blunt and Klobuchar spoke on the inauguration.
12:46 p.m. The Granholm nomination was confirmed, 64-35.
Senators voting in favor: 48 Democrats, 14 Republicans: Burr, Collins, Cramer, Crapo, Daines, Hoeven, Johnson, McConnell, Murkowski, Portman, Risch, Romney, Rounds and Young; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
Senators voting against: 35 Republicans.
Senators not voting: 1 Republican: Sullivan.
12:07 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the Granholm nomination.
12:05 p.m. Senator Manchin spoke in favor of the Granholm nomination.
12:00 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke against the Granholm nomination.
11:56 a.m. Senator Peters spoke in support of the Granholm nomination.
11:48 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on agriculture issues.
11:20 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on election access legislation and paid tribute to outgoing Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams.
11:13 a.m. Senator Leahy paid tribute to outgoing Secretary of the Senate Julie Adams and introduced the next Secretary of the Senate, Sonceria “Ann” Berry.
11:03 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer discussed nominations and Covid-19 relief.
11:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m. and be in a period of morning business.
At approximately 12:10 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:
1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #9, Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy.
At 1:30 p.m. – 1 roll call vote:
2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #16, Miguel Cardona to be Secretary of Education.