9:21 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.5, with 31 hours remaining.
9:20 p.m. ML Schumer began wrap up:
- Adopted S.Res. 25 designating the week of January 24 through January 30, 2021 as “National School Choice Week”.
- Adopted S.Res 23 honoring the life and legacy of Henry Louis Aaron.
Passed by unanimous consent S. Res. 25, National School Choice Week.
6:49 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on China.
6:20 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on covid relief and on budget reconciliation.
5:59 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Russia.
5:47 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about students returning to school.
5:35 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on gun violence.
5:15 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the budget resolution.
4:53 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke supporting the budget resolution.
4:30 p.m. Senator Graham spoke on the budget resolution.
4:03 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the budget resolution.
3:58 p.m. By a party-line vote of 50 to 49, the Senate agreed to proceed to the budget reconciliation measure. Senator Toomey did not vote.
3:28 p.m. The Senate is voting on the motion to proceed to the reconciliation measure, S.Con.Res. 5.
3:26 p.m. By a vote of 56 to 43, the Mayorkas nomination was confirmed.
Senators voting against: 43 Republicans.
Senators voting in favor: 48 Democrats, 6 Republicans: Capito, Collins, Murkowski, Portman, Romney and Sullivan; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
Senators not voting: 1 Republican: Toomey.
2:31 p.m. Senator Peters spoke supporting the Mayorkas nomination.
2:15 p.m. The Senate reconvened. Senator Carper spoke supporting the Mayorkas nomination.
The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Transportation by a tally of 86-13.
Republican Senators voting no: Blackburn, Cassidy, Cotton, Cruz, Hagerty, Hawley, Lankford, Marshall, Rubio, Scott (FL), Scott (SC) Shelby, and Tuberville.
Not voting: Senator Toomey.
11:58 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #5, Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Transportation.
11:43 a.m. Senator Cantwell spoke supporting the Buttigieg nomination.
11:35 a.m. Senator Blackburn spoke against the Mayorkas nomination.
11:32 a.m. Senator Peters spoke supporting the Buttigieg nomination.
11:24 a.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about immigration. He spoke about Baton Rouge meteorologist Pat Shingleton.
11:05 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about nominations. He spoke about the invasion of the Capitol. He spoke in favor of Merrick Garland’s nomination to be attorney general.
10:57 a.m. Minority Leader McConnell spoke against confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas’s nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He spoke about Burma.
10:44 a.m. Senator Schumer paid tribute to the late Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. He spoke about nominations and about a COVID relief package. He said the Senate will vote this afternoon on a motion to proceed to budget reconciliation.
The Senate will convene at 10:30 a.m.
At noon the Senate will vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #5, the nomination of Peter Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation.
Following that vote, the Senate will recess for caucus lunches until 2:15 p.m.
At 2:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security.