Wednesday, February 6, 2019

6:18 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7th. The post-cloture time on the motion to proceed to S. 47, the Natural Resources Management bill, is set to expire at 12:00 p.m.

During wrap-up:

*The reading of Washington’s Farewell Address will take place on February 25, 2019 at a time TBD.

  • Res. 33, Supporting Catholic Schools, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • Res. 53, Office of Legal Counsel 100th Anniversary, was agreed to by unanimous consent.


5:42 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

5:12 p.m. Senator Casey joined in the colloquy on contract workers.

5:05 p.m. Senator Van Hollen joined in the colloquy on payment of federal contract workers.

4:38 p.m. Senators Smith and Cardin spoke on federal contractor employees and the recent government shutdown.

4:32 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on organ donor procurement organizations.

3:56 p.m. Senators Murkowski, Manchin and Tester spoke on S.47, the lands package.

3:39 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke about the lands package.

3:28 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about the public lands package.

2:55 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the economy.

2:47 p.m Senator Grassley spoke about the tax cut and the economy.

2:34 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the economy.

2:29 p.m. Senator Braun spoke about unemployment.

2:15 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about the economy.

1:45 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke paid tribute to Ernie Fitzgerald.

1:25 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about electric cars, emissions and climate change.

1:15 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about electric cars and tax credits.

1:03 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about judicial nominees and the land and water conservation fund.

12:45 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the President’s State of the Union address.

12:30 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the President’s State of the Union address.

12:08 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on S. 47, the lands package as it relates to sportsmen.

11:46 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke about departing staffers and on the Green New Deal.

11:03 a.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about challenges with regard to China.

10:35 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the president’s speech.

10:07 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about President Trump’s speech last night.


The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m., and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.47, Natural Resources Management Act, post-cloture.

No votes are scheduled at this time.