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  • 2:37pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on adoption of H.J.Res.38, approving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. Agreed to: 54-45 Following disposition of the joint resolution, we expect Senator McConnell to file cloture on Cabinet...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.J.Res.38, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. There will be 6 hours of debate remaining,...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State; confirmed: 56-43. Motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote on confirmation of the Tillerson nomination; agreed to: 55-43. Motion to proceed to Legislative Session; agreed to: 53-44. Shall the Journal stand approved to...
  • 6:24pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res.38, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. Agreed to: 55-42
  • 5:53pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Legislative Session (in order to proceed to H.J.Res.38). Agreed to: 55-42. Next: Motion to proceed to H.J.Res.38, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule.
  • Senator McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Elisabeth DeVos to be Secretary of Education. Under the rules, tomorrow - Thursday - will be an intervening day. The cloture motion on the DeVos nomination will ripen as early as 1 hour after the Senate convenes on Friday, February 3. If cloture...
  • 4:11 PM the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #11, Elisabeth DeVos, to be Secretary of Education Agreed to: 52-47
  • 3:47pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on approval of the journal to date. The journal was approved by a vote of 54-44. Next, immediately: Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider Calendar #11, Elisabeth DeVos, to be Secretary of Education
  • 3:24pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to legislative session. The motion to proceed to legislative session was agreed to by a vote of 53 -44. Next, immediately: Shall the Journal stand approved to date? Motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider...
  • 2:59pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote on confirmation of the Tillerson nomination. The motion was agreed to 55-43. Next, immediately: Motion to proceed to Legislative Session Shall the Journal stand approved to date? Motion to...
  • 2:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. Confirmed: 56-43. Next, immediately after confirmation vote - We expect 4 procedural roll call votes: Motion to table the motion to reconsider the vote on confirmation of the Tillerson...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State, post-cloture, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation; confirmed: 93-6-1. No Legislative Business   No Executive Business
  • The Senate has reconvened. Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent for committees to meet during today's session and that the consents be agreed to, en bloc. Senator Schumer objected. The Senate continues to debate the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State, post-cloture.
  • 12:33pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #4, Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation. 93-6-1
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #4, Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation. There will be 20 minutes of...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State; invoked: 56-43. No Legislative Business   No Executive Business
  • 5:25pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #2, Rex Tillerson, to be Secretary of State. Agreed to: 56-43
  • Leader Schumer asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of Senator Feinstein's bill, S.240, introduced earlier today; that there be 2 hours of debate equally divided and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate proceed to vote on passage of the...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 27, 2017 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, January 30. On Monday, following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning...