8:00 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 28th and will resume post-cloture debate time of the Zinke nomination.
- S. Res. 69, Celebrating Black History Month, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
- The Presiding Officer of the Senate received unanimous consent to appoint a committee on the part of the Senate to join with a like committee on the part of the House to escort the President into the House chamber for the joint session on Tuesday evening.
7:59 p.m. Senator Daines spoke in favor of the Zinke nomination.
7:50 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to invoke cloture on the Zinke nomination by a vote of 67 to 31.
7:34 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior.
7:31 p.m. The Senate confirmed Wilbur L. Ross as Secretary of Commerce by a vote of 72-27. The Senate tabled the motion to reconsider the Ross nomination by voice vote.
7:00 p.m. The Senate began the vote on the Wilbur L. Ross nomination to be Secretary of Commerce.
6:56 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Ross nomination.
6:37 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about health care and the Gorsuch nomination.
6:28 p.m. Senator Durban spoke about Russian aggression.
6:17 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about ending global hunger.
6:00 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about the Ross nomination.
5:57 p.m. Senator Thune spoke supporting the Ross nomination.
5:46 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke against the Ross nomination.
5:26 p.m. Senator Tester spoke supporting the Zinke nomination.
4:35 p.m. Senator Leahy expressed concern about reported Administration contact with Russian intelligence officials.
4:21 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke supporting the Ross nomination and the Gorsuch nomination.
4:00 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about Black History Month.
3:42 p.m. Senator Sass completed Washington’s Farewell Address.
3:01 p.m. The Senate reconvened and Senator Sasse delivered Washington’s Farewell Address.
2:56 p.m. Senator Sasse asked u.c. that the Senate stand in recess subject to the call of the Chair.
2:29 p.m. Senator Warren spoke against the Ross nomination.
2:14 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke in support of the Zinke nomination.
12:26 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke on the first month of the new presidential administration.
12:03 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the federal budget.
The Senate will convene at 12:00 noon. At that time, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session. At 3:00 p.m., Senator Sasse will be recognized to deliver Washington’s Farewell Address.
At 7:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation on the nomination of Wilbur Ross to be Secretary of Commerce. Following the disposition of the Ross nomination, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the nomination of Ryan Zinke to be Secretary of the Interior.