Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8:07 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

8:06 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer wrapped up for the day.

6:13 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on guns.

5:35 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on Christopher Steele’s dossier.

4:20 p.m. Senators Wicker, Kennedy, Hyde-Smith, Moran, Fischer, Marshall, Cornyn, and Lankford spoke on abortion.

4:10 p.m. Senator Daines spoke in support of preventing late term abortion.

4:05 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on abortion law and the upcoming Supreme Court case.

3:45 p.m. Senator Lee spoke on NDAA.

3:00 p.m. Senator Markey spoke on NDAA.

2:25 p.m. Senator Hawley paid tribute to staffer, John Briar.

2:15 p.m. Senators Boozeman and Cotton paid tribute to Arkansas Deputy Sheriff Frank Ramirez Jr.

12:27 p.m. The Senate stands in recess for weekly caucus lunches until 2:15 p.m.

12:09 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Build Back Better.

11:42 a.m. Senator King spoke on nuclear deterrence and current threats and confirmed by voice vote: Executive Calendar #475 Corey Hinderstein to be Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration.

11:28 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the need for more American energy.

11:06 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on overturning Roe v. Wade.

10:48 a.m. RL McConnell spoke on NDAA and on inflation.

10:31 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the passing of Major Fishbank and on the need to close the Guantanamo Bay base.

10:19 a.m. ML Schumer spoke on NDAA and finding a path forward, on government funding, on the debt limit and on Build Back Better.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.


  • The Senate will convene at 10:00am. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.4350, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2022 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes. [National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022]
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.
  • Discussions are ongoing with respect to a path forward on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session. A Whip Alert will be sent if and when votes are scheduled.