6:22 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 8:30 pm and the Senate will then proceed as a body to the Hall of the House of Representatives for the State of the Union.
- S. Res. 512, Supporting reopening the U.S. Capitol building and Senate office buildings to the American people, was adopted by unanimous consent.
- Motion to proceed to H.R. 3076, the Postal Reform bill, was adopted by voice vote.
- Began Rule 14 process to place on calendar:
- S. 3717 No Most Favored Nation Trading with Russia (Cassidy)
- S. 3723 Special Russian Sanctions Authority (Cassidy)
- S. 3724 Ukraine Emergency Appropriations (Rubio)
- Executive Calendar #639 Donald Armin Blome to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, confirmed by voice vote.
- Executive Calendar #409 Raymond A. Limon to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2025, confirmed by voice vote.
- Executive Calendar #411 Tristan Lynn Leavitt to be a Member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of seven years expiring March 1, 2023, confirmed by voice vote.
- Executive Calendar #693 John F. Plumb to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, confirmed by voice vote.
- Executive Calendar #694 Melissa Griffin Dalton to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, confirmed by voice vote.
- S. 3600, with Wicker and Peters amendments, Strengthening American Cybersecurity Act of 2022, passed by unanimous consent.
5:00 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about Ukraine.
4:51 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke about Ukraine.
4:38 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about Ukraine.
4:13 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about Ukraine and the SOTU.
3:56 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Ukraine and the SCOTUS nomination.
3:26 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about the economy.
3:15 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on 150 years of Yellowstone National Park.
3:00 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on the crisis in the Ukraine.
2:50 p.m. Senator Scott spoke on the crisis in the Ukraine.
2:40 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke on the crisis in the Ukraine.
2:30 p.m. Senator Risch spoke on the crisis in the Ukraine.
2:20 p.m. Senator Moran spoke in favor of the postal service legislation.
12:45 p.m. The Senate stands in recess for the weekly party
12:35 p.m. Senator Peters spoke on the postal service reform bill.
12:30 p.m. Senator Haggerty spoke on reopening the Capitol and called up S. Res 512, asking the Rules committee to reopen the Capitol to the public.
12:20 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on current affairs in America and tonight’s speech.
12:10 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke on tonight’s State of the Union speech.
12:00 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke on President Biden’s partisan politics.
11:55 a.m. Senator Hoeven spoke on the Biden administration shutting down the production of natural gas in the U.S.
11: 45 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the passage of Senator Feinstein’s husband and the spending package.
11:20 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about tonight’s State of the Union speech.
11:13 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about Russia.
11:06 a.m. Senator Brown spoke about the Federal Reserve and Russia.
10:45 a.m. RL McConnell spoke about SCOTUS, schools and the southern border.
10:31 a.m. ML Schumer spoke about Russia and the Biden Administration.
10:15 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate meets at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1st. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 3076, Postal Service Reform, post-cloture. By unanimous consent, all time during any period of morning business, adjournment, recess, and Leader remarks will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.3076. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus lunches.