3:44 a.m. The Senate adjourned.
12:42 a.m. ML McConnell asked unanimous consent that upon the dissolution of the joint session, the Senate stand adjourned and reconvene the upcoming pro forma sessions on the following dates/times:
- Friday, January 8th at 10:00 a.m.
- Tuesday, January 12th at 12:30 p.m.
- Friday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. and when the Senate adjourns on January 15th, it returns at 12 noon on Tuesday, January 19th.
12:40 a.m. By a vote of 7-92, the Senate did not sustain the objection to the certification of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s electoral ballots be sustained.
Senators voting in favor: Cruz, Hawley, Hyde Smith, Lummis, Marshall, Tuberville and Scott (FL) .
12:30 a.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the following question: Shall the objection to the certification of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s electoral ballots be sustained.
11:26 p.m. The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.
11:21 p.m. Senator Warren spoke.
11:13 p.m. Senator Coons spoke.
11:08 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke.
11:02 p.m. Senator Markey spoke.
10:53 p.m. Senator Carper spoke.
10:46 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke.
10:40 p.m. Senator Collins spoke.
10:34 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke.
10:29 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke.
10:23 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke.
10:16 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke.
10:11 p.m. By a vote of 6-93, the Senate did not sustain the objection to the certification of the State of Arizona’s electoral ballots be sustained.
Senators Cruz, Hawley, Hyde-Smith, Kennedy, Marshall and Tuberville voted in favor of the objection.
9:59 p.m. The Senate began a roll call vote on the following question: “shall the objection to the certification of the State of Arizona’s electoral ballots be sustained?”
9:52 p.m. Senator Graham spoke.
9:42 p.m. Senator King spoke.
9:36 p.m. Senator Portman spoke.
9:30 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke.
9:26 p.m. Senator Romney spoke.
9:21 p.m. Senator Casey spoke.
9:21 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke.
9:13 p.m. Senator Warner spoke.
9 p.m. Senator Paul spoke.
9:03 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke.
9 p.m. Senator Marshall spoke.
8:55 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke.
8:48 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke.
8:44 p.m. Senator Booker spoke.
8:41 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke.
8:39 p.m. Senator Loeffler spoke.
8:34 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke.
8:29 p.m. Senator Lee spoke.
8:23 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke about the attacks.
8:19 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke. He said the Senate is headed for the certification of Joe Biden’s election.
8:12 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the attacks.
8:09 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell said, the United States Senate will not be intimidated … will not be kept out of this chamber by thugs.”
8:06 p.m. Vice President Pence spoke.
8:06 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.
2:13 p.m. The Senate stands in recess subject to the call of the Chair.
2:10 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke.
2:05 p.m. Senator Sinema spoke.
2:01 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke.
1:54 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke.
1:48 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke.
1:32 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the objection to Arizona’s votes.
1:31 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the objection to Arizona’s votes. “Nothing before us proves illegality” on a scale to tip the election, he said.
1:28 p.m. Vice President Pence reconvened the Senate for the Arizona debate.
1:17 p.m. Senators returned to the Senate chamber to debate the objection to the counting of Arizona’s votes.
12:55 p.m. Senators began their procession to the Hall of the House of Representatives.
12:33 p.m. The senate acted under Rule XIV to take up S. 11, on limitations upon the appointment of a secretary of defense and S. 13, on election security.
12:32 p.m. The Senate secretary reported receipt a communication from the president.
The Senate will convene at 12:30 p.m. and be in a period of morning business.
At 1:00 p.m., the Joint Session of Congress will convene in the Hall of the House of Representatives under the provisions of S.Con.Res.1, for the counting of the electoral ballots.
If there is an objection to counting a state’s electors, Senators will return to the Senate Chamber. There would be up to 2 hours of debate time. Upon conclusion of debate, the Senate would proceed to a roll call vote on whether to sustain the objection.