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June 25, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 6/25/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 6)

10:01 a.m. - Today's #prayer was offered by the Senate Chaplain, @Chaplain_Black.

10:01 a.m. - The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:02 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

10:05 a.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa yielded the floor.

10:05 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking, "The American people have been asked to swallow a number of contradictions over the past few weeks."

10:12 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021--Motion to Proceed--Resumed

10:14 a.m. - Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

10:15 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10:40 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the Justice in Policing Act, H.R. 7120.

• Justice in Policing Act
• Coronavirus

10:51 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York yielded the floor.

10:51 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10:54 a.m. - Senator @JimInhofe of Oklahoma is speaking about the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

11:08 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.


11:39 a.m. - Senator @HawleyMO of Missouri is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 2163. Senate passed the bill, as amended.

11:40 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.


11:41 a.m. - @SenToomey of Pennsylvania is making unanimous consent requests related to S.Res. 579, related to #Coronavirus, #COVID19. Senate agreed to the resolution, as amended.

11:42 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.


11:49 a.m. - Senator @HawleyMO of Missouri is speaking, "A week ago I spoke in this Chamber about the death of democracy..." #HongKong

11:55 a.m. - Senator @HawleyMO of Missouri is making unanimous consent requests related to S.Res. 596. #HongKong #China

11:56 a.m. - Senator @ChrisVanHollen of Maryland is reserving the right to object. #China #KongKong

12:02 p.m. - @SenToomey of Pennsylvania is speaking about freedom in #HongKong.

12:06 p.m. - Senator @ChrisVanHollen of Maryland requested a modification to the unanimous consent request to adopt S.Res. 596 and passage of S. 3798, en bloc, as amended. The measures are passed and agreed to en bloc.

12:07 p.m. - Senator @HawleyMO of Missouri is speaking about S.Res. 579 and S. 3798. #HongKong #China


12:09 p.m. - Senator @TimKaine of Virginia is speaking about #Coronavirus, #COVID19 and S. 3947.

12:17 p.m. - Senator @TimKaine of Virginia is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 3947, to pass the bill.

12:18 p.m. - @SenRickScott of Florida is reserving the right to object, related to S. 3947.

12:21 p.m. - @SenRickScott of Florida requested modification of the unanimous consent request to pass S. 2559. #STEMAct

12:21 p.m. - Senator @TimKaine of Virginia declined to modify his request.

12:23 p.m. - @SenRickScott of Florida is speaking.

12:24 p.m. - @SenRickScott of Florida objected.


12:30 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio is speaking about the Export-Import Bank.

12:36 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio is making unanimous consent requests related to Export-Import Bank nominations, Executive Calendars 128, 336, 557.

12:36 p.m. - @SenToomey of Pennsylvania is reserving the right to object, related to Export-Import Bank nominations.

12:42 p.m. - @SenToomey of Pennsylvania objected.

12:43 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio is speaking about the EXIM nominees.

12:45 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio yielded the floor.


12:47 p.m. - Senator @MarshaBlackburn of Tennessee is speaking, "In the early days of the internet..."

12:59 p.m. - Senator @MarshaBlackburn of Tennessee yielded the floor.

12:59 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

1:02 p.m. - @SenHydeSmith of Mississippi is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

1:06 p.m. - @SenHydeSmith of Mississippi yielded the floor.

1:12 p.m. - @SenCoryGardner of Colorado is speaking about the Republic of Korea. #KoreanWar

1:23 p.m. - @SenCoryGardner of Colorado yielded the floor.

1:24 p.m. - Senate is voting on the motion to close debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act. Rollcall Vote #127

2:11 p.m. - 90-7, Senate agreed to the motion to close debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 4049, #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA). Rollcall Vote #127

2:12 p.m. - @SenTomCotton of Arkansas is speaking, "Our country faces real challenges today..."

2:30 p.m. - @SenTomCotton of Arkansas yielded the floor.

2:31 p.m. - @SenatorCardin of Maryland is speaking about the June 28, 2018, anniversary of the shooting at the Capital Gazette.

2:40 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

2:58 p.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas is speaking about the JUSTICE Act, S. 3985.

3:03 p.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

3:06 p.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas yielded the floor.

3:06 p.m. - @SenSanders of Vermont is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

3:28 p.m. - @SenSanders of Vermont yielded the floor.

3:33 p.m. - @SenDanSullivan of Alaska is speaking about the Alaskan of the Week.

3:45 p.m. - @SenDanSullivan of Alaska yielded the floor.

5:12 p.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking.

• Senate confirmed PN1674, Coast Guard nominations
• Senate agreed to S.Res. 618, “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” and June 27, 2020, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day”
• Senate passed S. 3377, Antitrust Criminal Penalty Enhancement and Reform Permanent Extension Act

5:14 p.m. - Senate stands adjourned until 3 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2020.

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