7:09 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.6395, National Defense Authorization Act. Under regular order the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report at 10:30 a.m. Additional roll call votes are possible during Friday’s session of the Senate.
7:04 p.m. Senator Murkowski began wrap up. The following bills/resolutions were passed during wrap up:
- S. 2730, Drone Advisory Committee for the 21st Century Act. Passed by
- H.R. 7347, To designate the medical center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the “Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center” – passed by unanimous consent.
- H.R. 4983, To designate the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in Gilbert, Arizona, as the “Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic” – passed by unanimous consent.
- S. 900, A bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Bozeman, Montana, as the “Travis W. Atkins Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic” (concurred in House amend) – passed by unanimous consent.
- H.R. 1925, To designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the “Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System”. w/Gillibrand substitute amend – passed by unanimous consent.
- S. 633, “Six Triple Eight” Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019 –
- passed by unanimous consent.
- S.Res. 799, Designating December 2020 as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month – passed by unanimous consent.
6:22 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on the National Museum of the American Latino and on the American Women’s History Museum.
6:14 p.m. Senator Collins spoke supporting the National Museum of the American Latino. Senator Collins asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 959, Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act. Senator Lee objected.
5:47 p.m. Senators Menendez and Cornyn spoke supporting the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino. Senator Menendez asked unanimous consent to call up and pass H.R. 2420,
National Museum of the American Latino Act. Senator Lee objected.
5:32 p.m. Senators Sanders and Hawley spoke on the need for direct payments.
5:05 p.m. Senator Moran paid tribute to Colonel Kevin Ryan.
4:55 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about Coronavirus funding and on rural healthcare.
4:50 p.m. Senator Young paid tribute to Sharon Pierce.
4:30 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke against President Trump’s proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara.
4:25 p.m. Senator Romney paid tribute to retiring Congressman Rob Bishop.
3:46 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on the appropriations process.
3:45 p.m. Senator Johnson asked unanimous consent to call up and pass S. 1877, a bill to establish procedures and consequences in the event of a failure to complete regular appropriations w/Braun substitute amendment. Senator Shelby objected to the request.
2:59 p.m. Senators Johnson, Scott of FL, Braun, Lee and Leahy spoke on fiscal responsibility and government funding.
2:30 p.m. Senator Cotton honored constituent Joe Morgan.
2:09 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on the need for additional Coronavirus relief.
1:45 p.m. Senator Enzi delivered his farewell address.
1:28 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Coronavirus funding and paid tribute to Senator Roberts. Senator Cornyn asked u.c. to call up and pass:
- H.R. 1520, Purple Book Continuity Act of 2019 w/the Alexander amendment.
- S. 1342, Great Lakes Environmental Sensitivity Index Act and concur in the House amendment
- S. 310, Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Act with the Wicker/Cardin substitute amendment
1:22 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke about the Duck boat tragedy of 2018. Senator Hawley asked u.c. to call up and pass S. 1031, a bill to implement recommendations related to the safety of amphibious passenger vessels and for other purposes with the Hawley substitute amendment. The bill was passed by unanimous consent.
12:50 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about war powers relating to the NDAA.
12:23 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on Coronavirus relief funding.
12:07 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the NDAA and on the Coronavirus response.
11:54 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the NDAA.
11:00 a.m. Senators Moran, Stabenow, Shelby, Thune and Sullivan paid tribute to Senator Roberts.
10:32 a.m. Senator Roberts gave his farewell speech.
10:22 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on Covid-19 relief negotiations, the Presidential transition, and briefly paid tribute to Senator Roberts.
10:05 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about unemployment claims, Covid-19 relief negotiations, the defense authorization conference report, and paid tribute to Senator Gardner.
10:02 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about Hunter Biden.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany H.R.6395, NDAA.
Roll call votes are possible during today’s session of the Senate.
Cloture has been filed on the Conference Report.