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September 11, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 9/10/2020

Record (Prayer), Digest (Summary, Cal./Exec., On the Floor, Passed: 3) 

10 a.m. - Senate convened.

Chaplain Black offered the prayer.

The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:03 a.m. - Senator Grassley spoke about the coronavirus relief package.

10:05 a.m. - Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the September 11 attacks. He spoke about the coronavirus relief package.

11. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS5527

10:35 a.m. - Senator Thune spoke about the relief package.

10:45 a.m. - Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the relief package. He spoke about the Trump Administration. He spoke about transit. He spoke about election security.


15. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS5529

11:03 a.m. - Senator Durbin spoke about the relief package.

11:10 a.m. - Senator Murkowski spoke about the relief package.


11:27 a.m. - Roll call began on confirmation of the nomination of Hala Y. Jarbou, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

12:02 p.m. - 83-15, Senate confirmed the nomination of Hala Y. Jarbou, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.


12:02 p.m. - Roll call began on confirmation of the nomination of Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

12:26 p.m. - 79-19, Senate confirmed the nomination of Thomas T. Cullen, of Virginia, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.


12:26 p.m. - Roll call began on confirmation the nomination of Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

12:55 p.m. - 99-0, Senate confirmed the nomination of Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.


12:56 p.m. - Roll call vote began on cloture vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.178, with a further amendment #2652, the targeted relief package.

1:22 p.m. - 52-47, Senate did not bring debate to a close on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to S. 178 with Amendment No. 2652; Delivering Immediate Relief to America's Families, Schools and Small Businesses Act.


1:31 p.m. - Senator Brown spoke on supporting members of the military and veterans.

1:57 p.m. - Senator Stabenow spoke in support of the Jarbou nomination, and spoke on supporting members of the military and veterans.

2:11 p.m. - Senator Portman spoke on COVID-19 relief.


2:45 p.m. - ML McConnell filed cloture on 8 nominations.


47. Coronavirus (Executive Session) PDFS5539

3:05 p.m. - Senator Hirono spoke on COVID-19 economic relief negotiations.

3:22 p.m. - Senator Warner spoke on President Trump’s comments on the military.


3:55 p.m. - Senator Whitehouse spoke on COVID-19 and for the 270th time, spoke on climate change.


4:47 p.m. - Majority Leader wrapped up for the evening.

Senate agreed to S.Res. 688, designating September 25th as National Lobster Day.

Senate passed H.J.Res. 87 and passed H.J.Res. 88, reappointing Michael Linton and Franklin Vanes as citizen regents of the board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

4:53 p.m. - Majority Leader McConnell announced the Senate will adjourn until 3:00 p.m. - on Monday September 14th following the remarks of Senator Sanders.

5:12 p.m. - Senator Sanders spoke on pandemic-related economic relief.

5:26 p.m. - The Senate stands adjourned until 3 p.m., Monday, September 14, 2020.

Speech times source: Senate.gov

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