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July 22, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 7/22/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (SummaryCal./Exec.On the FloorBills Passed: 3)

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, "There's an area in Bosnia..."

10:04 a.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

10:07 a.m. - @SenateMajLdr McConnell of Kentucky is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

6. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT PDFS4363
7. FREE SPEECH PDFS4364
8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME PDFS4365
9. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS PDFS4365
10. LEGISLATIVE SESSION PDFS4365

10:22 a.m. - Senate resumed consideration of the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

10:27 a.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

10:37 a.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

10:53 a.m. - @SenJackReed of Rhode Island is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049, and the Sanders Amendment.

11:02 a.m. - @SenDanSullivan of Alaska is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

11:16 a.m. - @SenatorTester of Montana is speaking.

11:18 a.m. - @SenatorTester of Montana is speaking about his amendment to the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

11:24 a.m. - @SenatorLeahy of Vermont is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049, and the Sanders Ameendment.

11:30 a.m. - @SenatorLeahy of Vermont yielded the floor.

11:31 a.m. - @SenSanders of Vermont is speaking about his amendment S.Amdt. 1788 to S. 4049, the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA).

12:01 p.m. - Senator @EdMarkey of Massachusetts is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049, and his amendment with @SenSanders.


12:13 p.m. - Senate is voting on the Sanders Amendment, S.Amdt. 1788 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act. Rollcall Vote #135

12:53 p.m. - 23-77, Senate did not agree to the Sanders Amendment, S.Amdt. 1788 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act. Rollcall Vote #135


12:55 p.m. - Senate is voting on the Tester Amendment, S.Amdt. 1972 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act. Rollcall Vote #136

1:20 p.m. - 94-6, Senate agreed to the Tester Amendment, S.Amdt. 1972 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA). Rollcall Vote #136


1:21 p.m. - Senate is voting on bringing debate to a close on the substitute amendment to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA). Rollcall Vote #137

2:09 p.m. - 87-13, Senate brought debate to a close on the Inhofe substitute amendment to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA). Rollcall Vote #137


2:10 p.m. - @SenJoniErnst of Iowa is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

2:17 p.m. - @SenRobPortman of Ohio and @SenJoniErnst of Iowa are engaged in a colloquy about China.

2:24 p.m. - @SenMcSallyAZ of Arizona is speaking about China and national security.

2:29 p.m. - @SenRickScott of Florida is speaking about "holding Communist China accountable."

2:33 p.m. - @SenTedCruz of Texas is speaking about China.

2:42 p.m. - Senator @MarshaBlackburn of Tennessee is speaking.

2:44 p.m. - Senator @MarshaBlackburn of Tennessee is speaking about the Chinese Communist Party and the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

2:51 p.m. - Senator @MarshaBlackburn of Tennessee yielded the floor.

2:52 p.m. - @SenatorLankford of Oklahoma is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.


3:02 p.m. - Senator @ChrisMurphyCT of Connecticut is speaking about China.

3:11 p.m. - @SenStabenow of Michigan is speaking.

3:20 p.m. - @SenSherrodBrown of Ohio is speaking.

3:27 p.m. - @SenatorBaldwin of Wisconsin is speaking.

3:39 p.m. - @SenatorBaldwin of Wisconsin is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 3627, Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

3:39 p.m. - @SenRonJohnson of Wisconsin is reserving the right to object, related to S. 3627, Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

3:41 p.m. - @SenRonJohnson of Wisconsin objected, related to S. 3627, Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

3:41 p.m. - @SenatorBaldwin of Wisconsin is speaking.

3:45 p.m. - @SenatorBaldwin of Wisconsin yielded the floor.

3:49 p.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19.

3:51 p.m. - Democratic Leader @SenSchumer of New York yielded the floor.


3:53 p.m. - Majority Whip @SenJohnThune of South Dakota is speaking about @RepJohnLewis. #JohnLewis.

4:03 p.m. - Majority Whip @SenJohnThune of South Dakota yielded the floor.

4:03 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking.

4:05 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois and @SenMikeLee of Utah are resuming their floor deliberations from yesterday about #immigration.

4:18 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 4243, a bill to protect children of certain immigrant workers from detention and removal and aging out of lawful status.

4:18 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is reserving the right to object, related to S. 4243, a bill to protect children of certain immigrant workers from detention and removal and aging out of lawful status.

4:23 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah objected, related to S. 4243, a bill to protect children of certain immigrant workers from detention and removal and aging out of lawful status.

4:24 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking about S. 4243 and S. 386.

4:26 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is speaking.

4:28 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is making unanimous consent requests related to H.R. 1044.

4:28 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is reserving the right to object, related to H.R. 1044.

4:30 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois objected, related to H.R. 1044, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.

4:30 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is speaking.

4:32 p.m. - Democratic Whip @SenatorDurbin of Illinois is speaking.

4:33 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is speaking.

4:34 p.m. - Senator @EdMarkey of Massachusetts is speaking in support of S. 4019, #Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

4:40 p.m. - Senator @JohnCornyn of Texas is speaking about S. 4019, #Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

4:43 p.m. - Senator @EdMarkey of Massachusetts is speaking.

4:43 p.m. - Senator @EdMarkey of Massachusetts is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 4019, #Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

4:43 p.m. - @SenRonJohnson of Wisconsin is reserving the right to object, related to S. 4019, #Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

4:50 p.m. - @SenRonJohnson of Wisconsin is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act, amending to remove a day of paid leave.

4:50 p.m. - Senator @EdMarkey of Massachusetts objected, related to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act, amending to remove a day of paid leave.

4:51 p.m. - @SenRonJohnson of Wisconsin is speaking.

4:51 p.m. - @SenRonJohnson of Wisconsin objected.


4:53 p.m. - Senate President Pro Tempore @ChuckGrassley of Iowa and several colleagues are speaking about the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act.

4:59 p.m. - @SenatorBraun of Indiana is speaking.

5:07 p.m. - @SenBillCassidy of Louisiana is speaking.

5:19 p.m. - @SenatorCollins of Maine is speaking.

5:27 p.m. - @SenatorCollins of Maine yielded the floor.

5:29 p.m. - @SenHydeSmith of Mississippi is speaking.

5:39 p.m. - @SenHydeSmith of Mississippi yielded the floor.

5:39 p.m. - @SenMcSallyAZ of Arizona is speaking.

5:45 p.m. - @SenMcSallyAZ of Arizona yielded the floor.


5:45 p.m. - @SenJackReed of Rhode Island is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

5:48 p.m. - Senator @JimInhofe of Oklahoma is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

5:51 p.m. - Senator @JimInhofe of Oklahoma announced a hotlining tonight of 40 amendments to the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

5:53 p.m. - Senator @JimInhofe of Oklahoma yielded the floor.


11. REINFORCING AMERICAN-MADE PRODUCTS ACT OF 2020 PDFS4397

5:58 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is speaking about Made in America.

6:03 p.m. - @SenMikeLee of Utah is making unanimous consent requests related to S. 4065 Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2020.

6:03 p.m. - Senate passed S. 4065, Reinforcing American-Made Products Act of 2020.


12. DRIFTNET MODERNIZATION AND BYCATCH REDUCTION ACT PDFS4398

6:04 p.m. - Senator @TimKaine of Virginia is making unanimous consent requests related to Calendar 316, S. 906.

6:05 p.m. - Senate passed S. 906, Driftnet Modernization and Bycatch Reduction Act.


13. NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021--Continued PDFS4399

6:06 p.m. - Senator @TimKaine of Virginia is speaking about the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049, and the amendment related to the naming of military bases.

6:21 p.m. - Senator @TimKaine of Virginia yielded the floor.

6:21 p.m. - @SenJoniErnst of Iowa is speaking about prescription drug prices.

6:32 p.m. - @SenCoryGardner of Colorado is speaking about the Great American Outdoors Act.

6:43 p.m. - @SenCoryGardner of Colorado yielded the floor.

6:44 p.m. - @SenAlexander of Tennessee is speaking.

6:47 p.m. - @SenRobPortman of Ohio is speaking about the Great American Outdoors Act.

6:52 p.m. - @SenAlexander of Tennessee is speaking about introducing the School Choice Now Act with @SenatorTimScott of South Carolina.

7:02 p.m. - @SenRobPortman of Ohio is speaking about the #Coronavirus, #COVID19, and "next steps."

7:23 p.m. - @SenRobPortman of Ohio yielded the floor.

7:24 p.m. - @SenatorCantwell of Washington is speaking about the Great American Outdoors Act, H.R. 1957, and the #FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (#NDAA), S. 4049.

7:37 p.m. - Senate is in a quorum call.

7:40 p.m. - @SenJeffMerkley of Oregon is speaking, "What does democracy look like in America?"

8:38 p.m. - @SenJeffMerkley of Oregon yielded the floor.

8:39 p.m. - @SenJeffMerkley of Oregon is speaking.

8:41 p.m. - @SenJeffMerkley of Oregon made unanimous consent requests related to his amendment, S.Amdt. 2457 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

8:41 p.m. - Senator @KevinCramer of North Dakota is reserving the right to object, related to S.Amdt. 2457 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

8:45 p.m. - Senator @KevinCramer of North Dakota objected, related to the amendment, S.Amdt. 2457 to S. 4049, National Defense Authorization Act.

8:46 p.m. - @SenJeffMerkley of Oregon is speaking.

8:48 p.m. - Senator @KevinCramer of North Dakota is speaking.

8:50 p.m. - Senator @KevinCramer of North Dakota yielded the floor.


8:54 p.m. - @SenJohnHoeven of North Dakota is speaking as the acting majority leader.

8:55 p.m. - Senate agreed to S.Res. 617, A resolution designating July 22, 2020, as “Glioblastoma Awareness Day.”

8:56 p.m. - Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m., tomorrow, Thursday, July 23, 2020.

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