Wednesday, February 24, 2021

6:35 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 11 a.m. Thursday, whereupon it will resume consideration of the Granholm nomination, with a confirmation vote at noon.

There will be a cloture votes at 1:30 p.m. on the nomination of Miguel Cardona as education secretary.

6:18 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about the drug addiction epidemic.

6:11 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about reopening schools.

6:05 p.m. The Senate consented to passage of these measures: S.Res. 70, on Senate budget and calendar matters; S.422, on employee-sharing matters; S.Res. 74, setting Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28; and S.Res. 75, celebrating Black History Month.

5:48 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the crisis in Texas. He spoke about the relief bill.

5:38 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about reopening schools.

5:30 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about reopening schools.

5:15 p.m. Senator Collins spoke about a bill to expand broadband access in rural areas.

4:50 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the mass communications technology business.

4:49 p.m. By a vote of 67 to 32, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be secretary of energy.

4:01 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy.

4:00 p.m. The Senate reconvened.

3:08 p.m. The Senate recessed for an all Senators briefing.

2:58 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about energy.

2:55 p.m. Senator Schumer filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Gina Raimondo to be Secretary of Commerce
  • Cecilia Rouse to be Chairman of the Council of Economic advisors.

1:25 p.m. Senators Boozman, Blunt, Ernst, Capito and Scott (FL) spoke about re-opening schools.

1:13 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about student loan debt.

12:54 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the virus and vaccines.

12:27 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke about the relief package. He spoke about China policy.

12:10 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about re-opening schools.

The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy.

At 3:00 p.m. the Senate will recess until 4:00 p.m. to accommodate an all Senators briefing on Capitol security.

At 4:00 p.m. there will be a cloture vote on the Granholm nomination.