Monday, June 29, 2020

7:49 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

7:18 p.m. Senators Murphy, Cortez Masto and Blumenthal joined the colloquy.

6:37 p.m. Senator Wyden, Democratic Leader Schumer and Senators Hassan and Menendez engaged in a colloquy urging more assistance to state and local governments for the Covid-19 pandemic. Senator Wyden asked UC to take up and pass the State, local, and tribal fiscal relief and rural stability act. Senator Scott of Florida objected.

6:28 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell wrapped up for the evening. H.R. 7259 had its first reading. UC that the Senator adjourn following remarks of Democratic Leader Schumer and Democratic colleagues.

6:27 p.m. Senator Inhofe called up substitute amendment #2301. ML McConnell then called up second degree amendment #2380.

6:26 p.m. The Senate adopted the motion to proceed to the defense authorization, 89-4. Sens Harris, Murphy, Warren & Wyden voted against. Sens Burr, Cramer, Enzi, Markey, Merkley, Sanders & Toomey did not vote.

5:28 p.m. Roll call vote began on the motion to proceed to the NDAA.

5:15 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about NDAA.

5:03 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke about Russia.

4:50 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about family farms.

4:33 p.m. Senators Murkowski and Manchin spoke about energy.

4:23 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about covid-19.

3:56 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about NDAA.

3:36 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about NDAA.

3:27 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about NDAA.

3:15 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about abortion, Russia, and covid-19.

3:15 p.m. By voice vote, the Senate passed S. 4091, to amend Section 1113 of the Social Security Act.

3:04 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the shooting death Saturday of a young man attending a protest in Louisville. He spoke about the virus. He spoke about dangers overseas and about the defense authorization bill no the floor this week.

3:03 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the coronavirus.


The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and following Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.4049, Defense Authorization for Fiscal Year 2021, post-cloture.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to the bill.