Wednesday, June 10, 2020

6:35 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:33 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell wrapped up for the evening. Several foreign service promotions (PN 1704) were confirmed by unanimous consent. Also passed by UC: S. 149, establishing a “seniors scam prevention advisory council”; S. 3637, regarding lease protections for US service members.

6:02 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke against the lands package.

5:27 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on Covid-19.

5:06 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on racial inequalities.

4:45 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on the updated tax filing deadline in July.

4:34 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on the lands package.

4:17 p.m. Democratic Leader asked UC that when the House passes the Justice and Policing Act it immediately become pending business in the Senate. Senator Cotton objected.

4:09 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke on police reform and asked to take up and pass a resolution on George Floyd and police reform. Democratic Leader Schumer objected.

3:48 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke against the pending land package.

3:30 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on George Floyd.

3:00 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on China and confucius institutes and acheived UC to take up and pass S. 939 on that topic.

2:53 p.m. Senator Barasso spoke on Covid-19.

2:31 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the several issues facing our country.

2:13 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on the lands package.

1:48 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on police reform.

1:15 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the Justice and Policing Act.

1:01 p.m. ML McConnell called up the substitute amendment, #1617, filed cloture on the substitute amendment, and the underlying bill and filled the tree. He then moved to executive session and filed cloture on the nomination of Justin Walker to be a circuit judge for the DC Circuit.

1:00 p.m. The motion to proceed to HR. 1957, the vehicle for the Great American Outdoors Act was agreed to 79-18.

Senators voting against: 18 Republicans: Barrasso, Cassidy, Crapo, Cruz, Enzi, Inhofe, Johnson, Kennedy, Lankford, Lee, Moran, Paul, Risch, Romney, Rounds, Sasse, Shelby & Toomey.

Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Burr and Hyde Smith; 1 Democrat: Markey.

12:15 p.m. Roll call vote began on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1957.

12:02 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke on the lands package.

11:39 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on the lands package.

11:09 a.m. Senator Wyden spoke on the lands package.

10:47 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on health care and Dreamers.

10:40 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on telehealth.

10:22 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on George Floyd, the Justice and Policing Act, the Senate schedule and voting problems.

10:05 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on protests, Covid-19, Senator Cottons Op-Ed, and the lands package.

10:02 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke on health care prices.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.