Tuesday, June 16, 2020

6:15 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1957, the Great American Outdoors Act, post-cloture. The Senate will vote at 11:45 a.m. on: 1) Passage of H.R. 1957, as amended 2)Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Justin Walker to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of DC.

6:09 p.m. Senator Gardner began wrap up and called up and passed:

  • S Res 392, Recognizing the importance of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative to the relationship between the United States and the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and to advancing the policy of the United States in the Indo-Pacific region
  • S.Res. 502, A resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary of the amphibious landing on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II and the raisings of the flag of the United States on Mount Suribachi.
  • S.Res. 511, A resolution supporting the role of the United States in helping save the lives of children and protecting the health of people in developing countries with vaccines and immunization through GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, by voice vote as amended.
  • S.Res. 525, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States should continue to support the people of Nicaragua in their peaceful efforts to promote the restoration of democracy and the defense of human rights, and use the tools under United States law to increase political and economic pressure on the government of Daniel Ortega
  • S. Res. 533, International Women’s Day, passed by voice vote as amended
  • S.Res. 542, A resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp during World War II
  • S. 3731, Improving Social Security’s Service to Victims of Identity Theft Act

5:36 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on the Great American Outdoors Act.

5:11 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke supporting the Great American Outdoors Act.

3:12 p.m. Senators Jones, Scott of South Carolina, Kennedy, Lankford, Brown, Romney and Duckworth read from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

2:58 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

2:38 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke supporting the Vought nomination and on China.

2:31 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke on the passing of Larry Walsh, Sr.

2:23 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke about the need for police reform.

2:15 p.m. The Senate reconvened and Senator Gardner spoke supporting the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act on Wednesday.

12:31 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:20 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on police reform efforts.

12:12 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about justice reform.

12:00 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

11:48 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

11:34 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

11:25 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

11:18 a.m. Senator Kaine spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

11:10 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

11:02 a.m. Senator Booker spoke supporting the Justice in Policing Act.

10:40 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the need for additional economic recovery legislation.

10:35 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about small business recovery.

10:23 a.m. DL Schumer spoke on equality for LGBTQ Americans, on police reform legislation, and on the need for additional COVID-19 economic relief.

10:04 a.m. ML McConnell spoke supporting the Walker nomination and on the Great American Outdoors Act.

10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about accountability for law enforcement officers.


The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of H.R.1957, the lands package post-cloture.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for the weekly caucus luncheons.

At this time there are no roll call votes scheduled.