Tuesday, June 23, 2020

5:37 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Wilson nomination. At 11:30 a.m. the Senate will have two votes on 1) Confirmation of the Wilson nomination 2) Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3985, JUSTICE Act.

5:36 p.m. ML McConnell conducted wrap up.

  • S. Res. 621, Naming June 15th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, passed by u.c.

5:21 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke on racial discrimination.

5:06 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on police reform.

4:57 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on police violence and reform.

4:47 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on police reform.

4:35 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke about racial inequalities.

4:28 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke on police reform.

4:20 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on police reform.

4:09 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about meaningful police reform.

3:58 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on police reform.

3:42 p.m. Senator Scott (SC) spoke supporting the Justice Act.

3:24 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the attempt to tear down the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square.

3:07 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the police reform bill.

2:31 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the threat COVID-19 poses to elections. Senator Klobuchar asked u.c. to call up and pass S. 4033, the natural disaster and emergency ballot act of 2020. Senator Blunt objected to the request.

2:15 p.m. The Senate reconvened. Senator Hyde Smith spoke supporting the Wilson nomination.

12:30 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:19 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on police reform.

11:27 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke on the Equality Act and against the Wilson nomination.

11:16 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about police reform.

11:10 a.m. Senator Cornyn and Senator Harris engaged in a colloquy related to the police reform legislation.

10:55 a.m. Senator Harris spoke about Republican attempts to water down police reform legislation.

10:40 a.m. Senator Booker spoke about the police reform bill.

10:30 a.m. DL Schumer spoke about the differing police reform proposals.

10:03 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about protests and our imperfect union. ML McConnell also spoke on police reform legislation.

10:01 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the justice reform legislation.


The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Cory Wilson to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit post-cloture.

Votes have not been scheduled at this time.