5:15 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29. They will resume debate on the motion to proceed to S. 4049-NDAA-with a vote to occur on the motion at 5:30 p.m.
- S. Res. 618-June 2020 as Post Traumatic Stress Awareness month
- S. 3377-amend the antitrust Act to repeal the sunset provision
3:34 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about Alaska and the Alaskan of the week.
3:10 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke about his amendment to NDAA to reduce military budget by 10 percent.
2:58 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the police reform bill and the NDAA.
2:29 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the Capital Gazette shooting.
2:10 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about DC Statehood.
2:09 p.m. The motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4049 (NDAA) was agreed to by a vote of 90-7. Voting no: Harris, Markey, Merkley, Murphy, Sanders, Warren, Wyden. Not voting: Burr, Enzi, and Moran.
1:12 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke about Korea.
1:00 p.m. Senator Hyde-Smith spoke about the police reform bill.
12:45 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about the internet and regulations.
12:30 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the Export-Import Bank. He asked unanimous consent to proceed to nominations for the Ex-Im board. Senator Toomey objected.
12:08 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about S. 3947-A bill to amend the provisions relating to the higher education emergency relief fund to clarify the flexibility provided to institutions and for students under the fund. He asked unanimous consent to proceed to the bill. Senator Scott (FL) objected and asked that the Senator proceed to S. 2559-Student Training and Education Metrics Act of 2019 instead. Senator Kaine objected.
11:53 a.m. Senator Hawley asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. Res. 596-Sense of the Senate that Hong Kong national security law proposed by China will violate the obligations of that government under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration and the Hong Kong Basic Law and calling upon all free nations of the world to stand with the people of Hong Kong. Senator Van Hollen objected and asked that S. 3789-Hong Kong autonomy act- also be considered and passed en bloc with S. Res. 596. Both bills were passed en bloc.
11:39 a.m. Senator Toomey asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. Res. 579- encouraging the international community to stay committed to collaboration and coordination to mitigate and prevent the further spread of Covid-19-with a Lee/Durbin amendment.
11:37 a.m. Senator Hawley asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass S. 2163 (a bill to establish a commission on the social status of Black men and boys) with an amendment by Senator Lankford.
10:52 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about NDAA.
10:39 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Justice in Policing Act, about Covid testing, and an emergency relief bill.
10:03 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the Justice Act and about NDAA.
10:00 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the police reform bill.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.4049, NDAA. A vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 4049 will occur at 1:30 p.m.