Thursday, January 26, 2023

3:09 p.m. The Senate stands Adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday January 30th, 2023. There will be one roll call vote at 5:30 p.m.

3:03 p.m. Senator Booker spoke about the departing Page Class and thanked them for their Service to the United States Senate.

2:59 p.m. Senator Schatz started wrap up.

-Senator Schatz asked for Unanimous Consent for the Senate to agree to S. Res. 16 – Congratulating the University of Georgia Bull Dogs Football team for winning the 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Associating Collage Championship. There was no objection.

-Senator Schatz then asked for Unanimous Consent for the Senate to agree to S. Res. 17 – Supporting the Contributions of Catholic Schools in the United States. There was no objection.

-The Senate began the Rule 14 process of placing the following bill directly on the Calendar: A bill to protect American small businesses, gig workers, and freelancers by repealing the burdensome American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 transactions reporting threshold, and to rescind certain funding provided to the Internal Revenue Service under section 10301 of Public Law 117–169. (S.123)

2:32 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on Ukraine.

2:30 p.m. By a vote of 94-0 S. Res. 13 was agreed to. Not voting: Feinstein, Graham, Johnson, Moran, Paul and Vance.

1:40 p.m. The Senate began voting on S. Res. 13.

1:36 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about S. Res. 13, stalking awareness month.

1:35 p.m. The Senate reconvened.

12:53 p.m. The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the chair.

12:34 p.m. Senators Manchin, Braun, and Stabenow spoke on electric vehicle tax credits. Senator Manchin asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass S. 63, a bill to adjust the effective date for application of certain amendments made with respect to the credit for new clean vehicles. Senator Stabenow objected.

12:17 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the 77th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz (January 27th) and anti-semitism.

11:35 a.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about taxes.

11:20 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about human trafficking.

10:55 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on a new farm bill.

10:42 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on tobacco and vaping use and later on immigration.

10:31 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on electric vehicle tax credits and prisoners at Guantanamo Bay prison.

10:16 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the debt limit, a national sales tax, and gun control.

10:15 a.m. The following had their second reading and were placed on the Legislative Calendar under Rule 14 en bloc:

  • S. 81 To provide a moratorium on all federal research grants provided to any institution of higher education or other research institute that is conducting gain-of-function research.
  • S. 82 To protect social security benefits and military pay and require that the United States Government to prioritize all obligations on the debt held by the public in the event that the debt limit is reached.
  • H.R. 300 Settlement Agreement Information Database Act of 2023

10:03 a.m. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer spoke about the visiting Pastor Reverend A. R. Bernard

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.