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June 23, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 6/23/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 1)

10:02 a.m. - Today's #prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

10:02 a.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:03 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking, "We're taking a very important vote tomorrow, on a bill called the JUSTICE Act." S. 3985 #PoliceReform

10:04 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa yielded the floor.

10:04 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking, "Two weeks ago, I argued that civil discourse in America..."

• Protests

10:13 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

• The JUSTICE Act

10:16 a.m. - Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Cory T. Wilson, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

10:16 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10:32 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the Justice in Policing Act, H.R. 7120.

• Justice in Policing Act


10:42 a.m. - @SenBooker of New Jersey is speaking about "what's happening in our country."

10:57 a.m. - @SenKamalaHarris of California is speaking, "The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks..." #PoliceReform

11:13 a.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas asked if the Democrats would vote against an anti-lynching bill in the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985, and about amendments.

11:17 a.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

11:29 a.m. - Senator @MazieHirono of Hawaii is speaking about the nomination of Cory T. Wilson, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

11:37 a.m. - Senator @MazieHirono of Hawaii yielded the floor.

11:38 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

12:20 p.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas is speaking.

12:21 p.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas is speaking, "Over the last several weeks, Americans have marched..."

12:29 p.m. - Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m. for the party conferences.

2:15 p.m. - @SenHydeSmith of Mississippi is speaking about the nomination of Cory T. Wilson, of Mississippi, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

2:16 p.m. - @SenHydeSmith of Mississippi yielded the floor.


Unanimous Consent RequestS. 4033

2:31 p.m. - @SenAmyKlobuchar of Minnesota is speaking about #Coronavirus, #COVID19, and elections.

2:50 p.m. - @SenAmyKlobuchar of Minnesota is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 4033, the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Elections

2:51 p.m. - Senator @RoyBlunt of Missouri is reserving the right to object. S. 4033

3:03 p.m. - Senator @RoyBlunt of Missouri objected, opposing "the federalization of the election process … six months before a presidential election." S. 4033

3:03 p.m. - @SenAmyKlobuchar of Minnesota is speaking about the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act, S. 4033 #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Elections.

3:05 p.m. - @SenAmyKlobuchar of Minnesota yielded the floor.


3:07 p.m. - @SenJohnBarrasso of Wyoming is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

3:16 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

3:24 p.m. - @SenAlexander of Tennessee is speaking.

3:25 p.m. - @SenAlexander of Tennessee is speaking, "...most of our politics is about setting high goals for ourselves..."

3:40 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

3:42 p.m. - @SenatorTimScott of South Carolina is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

3:57 p.m. - @SenatorTimScott of South Carolina yielded the floor.

3:58 p.m. - Senator @RonWyden of Oregon is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

4:07 p.m. - Senator @RonWyden of Oregon yielded the floor.

4:08 p.m. - @SenAmyKlobuchar of Minnesota is speaking.

4:09 p.m. - @SenAmyKlobuchar of Minnesota is speaking about "meaningful, systemic reform" of the justice system.

4:20 p.m. - @SenStabenow of Michigan is speaking.

4:21 p.m. - @SenStabenow of Michigan is speaking about the marches for justice.

4:27 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

4:30 p.m. - @SenDuckworth of Illinois is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

4:35 p.m. - @SenDuckworth of Illinois yielded the floor.

4:36 p.m. - @SenatorBennet of Colorado is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

4:46 p.m. - @SenatorBennet of Colorado yielded the floor.

4:47 p.m. - @SenBlumenthal of Connecticut is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

4:59 p.m. - @SenBlumenthal of Connecticut yielded the floor.

4:59 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio is speaking, "Thousands of Americans are protesting..."

5:05 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio yielded the floor.

5:06 p.m. - @SenatorMenendez of New Jersey is speaking about #PoliceReform.

5:16 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

5:20 p.m. - Senator @MarcoRubio of Florida is speaking, "...our nation has seen justified anger..."

5:31 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

5:36 p.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking.

5:36 p.m. - Senate proceeded to legislative session. Today's Legislative Calendar (PDF)

5:37 p.m. - Senate agreed to S.Res. 621, A resolution designating June 15, 2020, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.”

5:38 p.m. - Senate stands adjourned until 10 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

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