6:15 p.m. The Senate adjourned.
6:13 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer wrapped up for the evening.
5:32 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on several of his staff or former staff that have moved on.
5:24 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke in favor of the Blinken nomination.
5:23 p.m. HR 335 the waiver for General Austin was agreed to, 69-27.
Voting against: 14 Democrats: Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Cortez Masto, Duckworth, Gillibrand, Markey, Merkley, Murray, Rosen, Tester, Van Hollen, Warren and Wyden; 13 Republicans: Barrasso, Blackburn, Collins, Cotton, Hawley, Lee, Lummis, Marshall, Rubio, Sasse, Scott of Florida, Toomey and Young.
Not voting: 4 Republicans: Burr, Hyde Smith, Moran and Tillis.
4:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on the waiver for the nomination of General Austin to be Secretary of Defense, with a 60 vote threshold.
4:00 p.m. Senator Schumer announced that the vote on the Austin waiver would likely occur before 5:00 p.m.
3:36 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about the inauguration
3:18 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the filibuster and also spoke in support of the Austin nomination.
1:09 p.m. Senator Scott (FL) spoke about the economy and taxes.
1:05 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the president’s agenda.
12:28 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Covid, the economy, and health inequity.
12:12 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the filibuster and about the executive orders signed last night.
12:05 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the inauguration, the executive orders signed last night, and the confirmation of nominations.
The Senate will convene at noon and will proceed with morning business.