Wednesday, February 3, 2021

7:40 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 4. Votes on S. Con Res 5 expected to begin at 2:30 p.m.

7:01 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke in favor of a Covid relief package.

6:30 p.m. Senator Lujan spoke in favor of a Covid relief package.

5:46 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on Covid relief and the desire for bipartisanship.

5:39 p.m. Senators Daines, Murray, Shaheen, Blackburn spoke on planned parenthood funding, title 10 funding.

5:04 p.m. Senator Inhofe asked unanimous consent to proceed to S. 75-to prohibit discrimination by abortion against an unborn child on the basis of Down Syndrome. Senator Blumenthal objected.

4:57 p.m. The following resolutions were agreed to by voice vote:

  • S. Res. 27-organizing resolution
  • S. Res. 28-Majority committee assignments
  • S. Res. 29-Secretary of the Senate-Sonceria “Ann” Berry
  • S. Res. 30

4:50 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about pandemic relief.

4:30 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about small business and pandemic relief.

4:08 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about pandemic relief.

3:41 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about pandemic relief.

3:34 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about pandemic relief.

3:26 p.m. Senator Lujan spoke about the pandemic and it’s impact on Native American communities.

3:22 p.m. Senator Cortez-Masto spoke about Native American communities.

3:15 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke about the pandemic and Native American tribes.

2:58 p.m. Senator Cruz paid tribute to Jerry Elliot.

2:50 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the executive orders and also about pandemic relief.

2:26 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the president’s executive orders.

2:19 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about the economy and policies toward China.

2:00 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about energy, immigration and abortion policies.

1:42 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about the budget and covid.

1:00 p.m. Senator Hyde-Smith spoke about energy policy and the keystone pipeline.

12:50 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke about covid relief.

12:30 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about covid deaths.

11:53 a.m. Senator Scott (FL) spoke about covid relief and the national debt.

11:51 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on S.Con Res. 5.

11:03 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke about pandemic relief.

10:50 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about pandemic related school closures.

10:12 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the Iran nuclear deal.

9:58 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about Officer Sicknick and also spoke about opening schools and pandemic relief.

9:46 a.m. Senator Schumer announced that they have deal on the organizing resolution and that it would be passed at some point today. He also spoke about climate change and committees. He also spoke about the covid relief bill.

9:00 a.m. The Senate convened and resumed consideration of S. Con. Res. 5.

The Senate will convene at 9:00 a.m.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.Con.Res.5, with 31 hours remaining. Roll call votes are possible today.

Under the law governing the Budget’s consideration, the Senate is in 50 hours for debate, equally divided, on the concurrent resolution. Each first degree amendment is subject to 2 hours for debate equally divided and second degree amendments are subject to 1 hour for debate equally divided (within the 50 hours). Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will dispose of any pending amendments. There is no limit to the number of amendments that can be offered at the end of the debate time and before a vote on adoption of the concurrent resolution. As a result, there will be a number of roll call votes at the end of that time.