The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. for a pro forma session. President Pro Tempore Hatch presided, and no business was conducted.
The Senate will next convene on Monday January 30 at 3:00 p.m., and following any leader remarks will proceed to a period of morning business until 5:00 p.m.
At 5:00 p.m. Monday, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State; with a cloture vote on the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.
If cloture is invoked, there will be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate before a confirmation vote.
At about 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday January 31, a confirmation vote is expected on the nomination of Elaine Chao to be Transportation Secretary.