4:30 p.m. The Cornyn amendment was adopted by 96 – 4.
4:00 p.m. The Shaheen amendment (1729) was agreed to by unanimous consent. The Senate is currently voting on the Cornyn amendment (2244). It is subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold.
3:45 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on immigration and the work visas.
3:30 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on immigration.
3:20 p.m. Senator Stabenow paid tribute to former Congressman John Lewis.
3:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on NDAA and called up his amendment #2244.
2:51 p.m. Senator Reed spoke on NDAA.
2:35 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke on NDAA.
2:26 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on #1729.
2:14 p.m. Senator Enzi spoke on federal finances.
1:00 p.m. The Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus luncheons.
1:00 p.m. The Inhofe amendment was agreed to 90-10.
Voting against: 5 Republicans: Blackburn, Cotton, Hawley, Kennedy and Loeffler; 4 Democrats: Booker, Harris, Markey and Warren; 1 Independent: Sanders.
12:25 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Inhofe amendment.
12:24 p.m. The Senate did not agree to the Schatz amendment, 51-49; 60 vote threshold.
Senators voting in favor: 45 Democrats, 4 Republicans: Daines, Gardner, Murkowski and Paul; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
Senators voting against: 49 Republicans.
11:44 a.m. Roll call vote began on Schatz #2252.
11:40 a.m. Senator Schatz spoke on #2252.
11:39 a.m. Senator Enzi spoke on #2252.
11:34 a.m. Senator Reed spoke about #2252.
11:19 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke about #2252.
11:13 a.m. Senator Schatz proposed his amendment #2252.
11:09 a.m. Senator Cramer spoke about the current unrest.
10:59 a.m. Senate Inhofe spoke about NDAA.
10:26 a.m. Senator Durbin paid tribute to Rep. John Lewis and spoke about protesters.
10:20 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke about covid-19.
10:07 a.m. Majority McConnell spoke about covid-19.
10:02 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke on trade.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of S.4049, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.
At 11:45 a.m., the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes relative to the following:
- Adoption of Schatz amendment to reform Department of Defense transfers of personal property to law enforcement agencies (2252). Subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold
- Adoption of Inhofe amendment to impose additional conditions and limitations on the transfer of Department of Defense property for law enforcement activities (2411). Subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold.
Following disposition of the Inhofe amendment, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for the weekly caucus luncheons.
At 4:00 p.m., the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes relative to the following:
- Adoption of Shaheen amendment to increase funding for the study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relating to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substance contamination in drinking water (1729).
- Adoption of Cornyn amendment to restore American leadership in semiconductor manufacturing by increasing federal incentives in order to enable advanced research and development, secure the supply chain, and ensure long-term national security and economic competitiveness (2244). Subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold.