7:01 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10. Following leader remarks they will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 6395, NDAA. No votes scheduled at this time.
Passed during wrap-up:
H.R.7105, with Moran-Tester substitute amendment: Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020.
S.3418 with Peters substitute amendment: STORM Act.
S.2315: Whistleblower Act.
S.4996: Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act.
6:36 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about the NDAA.
6:20 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the administration’s successes.
5:58 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about Donors Trust and about climate denial.
5:47 p.m. Senator Scott asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 1151, Venezuelan Contracting Restriction Act. Senator Murphy objected.
5:47 p.m. Senator McConnell filed cloture on the conference report to H.R. 6395, NDAA.
5:45 p.m. By a vote of 47-49 the motion to discharge was not agreed to.
5:12 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to discharge S.J. Res. 78, a Resolution of Disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the UAE.
5:12 p.m. By a vote of 46-50 the motion to discharge S.J. Res. 77 was not agreed to.
4:30 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to discharge S.J. Res 77, a Resolution of Disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the UAE.
4:10 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about the arms sales to the UAE.
3:56 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about the arms sales to the UAE.
3:48 p.m. Senator Brown paid tribute to Paul Sarbanes.
3:39 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about the arms sales to the UAE.
3:31 p.m. Senator Scott (FL)spoke about Coronavirus relief.
3:11 p.m. Senators Alexander, Manchin, Leahy and Durbin paid tribute to Senator Jones.
3:10 p.m. Senator Tester paid tribute to Senator Jones.
3:08 p.m. Senator Shelby paid tribute to Senator Jones.
2:34 p.m. Senator Jones gave his farewell speech.
2:27 p.m. Senator Schumer paid tribute to Senator Doug Jones.
2:17 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about NDAA.
2:02 p.m. Senator Kennedy paid tribute to a retiring Baton Rouge weather person.
1:49 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about Coronavirus relief.
1:35 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about the resolutions regarding the arms sales to UAE.
12:43 p.m. By a vote of 50-46 the nomination of Sean Cooksey, member, FEC, was confirmed. Senator King in favor in an otherwise party line vote.
12:06 p.m. By a vote of 92-4 the nomination of Shana Broussard was confirmed.
11:35 a.m. By a vote of 49-47 the nomination of Allen Dickerson to the FEC was confirmed. Not voting: Senators Harris, Loeffler, Perdue and Rounds.
10:57 a.m. Senator Hawley spoke about the Cooksey nomination.
10:45 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Coronavirus relief.
10:40 a.m. S. 3451-improve the health and safety of Americans living with food allergies- with an amendment by Senator Scott was passed by unanimous consent.
10:30 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about Coronavirus relief.
10:06 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about Coronavirus relief and also about Hong Kong.
10:01 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Iowa International Guard.
The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Allen Dickerson to be a member of the Federal Elections Commission.
At 11:00 a.m. the Senate will proceed to three confirmation votes on the following nominations to the Federal Elections Commission:
1. Allen Dickerson
2. Shana Broussard
3. Sean Cooksey
Following these votes the Senate will proceed to up to four hours of debate on motions to discharge S.J Res 77 and S.J Res 78, providing for Congressional disapproval of arm sales to the United Arab Emirates.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes on the motions to discharge S. J Res 77 and 78.