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  • The Senate has reached an agreement that at 5:00pm today, the Senate proceed to the consideration of Executive Calendar #6 and #7, the nomination of Nikki Haley to be UN Ambassador, with 30 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination. 5:30pm - 1 roll call...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:45am on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with Republicans controlling the first 15 minutes and Democrats controlling the next 30 minutes. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Mike Pompeo, to be Director of the CIA; confirmed: 66-32. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.19, denouncing the deadly attack at Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport, honoring the lives of the victims, offering condolences to their families, friends, and...
  • 7:01pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1, Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Confirmed: 66-32.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, January 23, 2017. Following any leader remarks, the Senate with proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. There will be up to 6 hours of debate, equally...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense; confirmed: 98-1. Confirmation of John Kelly to be Secretary of Homeland Security; confirmed: 88-11. Motion to proceed to the consideration of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; agreed to:...
  • 6:16pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to proceed to the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • The Senate confirmed the Mattis nomination by a vote of 98-1. Following the vote, Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that following disposition of the Kelly nomination, the Senate confirm Mike Pompeo to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by unanimous consent. Senator Wyden...
  • 4:55pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of James Mattis to be Secretary of Defense. Confirmed: 98-1. Next Confirmation of John Kelly to be Secretary of Homeland Security
  • The Senate has reached an agreement to consider the nominations of: James N. Mattis, to be Secretary of Defense John F. Kelly, to be Secretary of Homeland Security. That there be 20 minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form, and upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate vote on the...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 4:00pm on Friday, January 20, 2017. For the information of all Senators, on Friday, January 20th, the 58th Presidential Inauguration will be held. Senators should gather in the Senate Chamber at 10:00am so that we may proceed as a body to the West Front of the...
  • Roll Call Votes Passage of H.R.72, GAO Access and Oversight Act; passed: 99-0. Legislative Business Passed H.R.39, TALENT Act.   No Executive Business
  • 4:42 pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R. 72, the GAO Access and Oversight Act. The Senate passed H.R. 72 by a vote of 99-0.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 13, 2017 for a pro forma session only, with no business conducted. When the Senate adjourns on Friday, it will next convene on Tuesday, January 17 at 3:00pm. On Tuesday, following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of...
  • Roll Call Votes Passage of S.84, appointment exception for Secretary of Defense; passed: 81-17. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.14, commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship.   No Executive Business
  • 2:47pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of S.84, a bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.
  • Senator McConnell moved to proceed to Calendar #2, S.84, a bill to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces, and the Senate proceeded to its...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 12:30pm on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to waive the budget act re: Nelson #13; not agreed to 47-51 Motion to waive the budget act re: King #60; not agreed to 48-50 Motion to waive the budget act re: Barrasso #173; not agreed to 51-47 Motion to waive the budget act re: Manchin-Tester-Heitkamp #64; not agreed to...
  • 1:05am The Senate began a 10 minute roll call vote on passage of S.Con.Res.3, FY 2017 Budget Resolution. Agreed to: 51-48.