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September 10, 2020

Senate Floor Summary, 9/9/2020

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

10:00 a.m. - The Senate convened.

Chaplain Black offered the prayer.

The President pro tempore led the Pledge of Allegiance.

10:02 a.m. - Senator Grassley spoke about his work on behalf of Iowans.

10:04 a.m. - ML McConnell spoke on COVID funding negotiations and spoke on horse racing integrity and safety legislation.

10:25 a.m. - DL Schumer spoke about COVID funding and spoke about live performance venues.

15. Coronavirus (Executive Session) | PDFS5482

10:38 a.m. - Senator Durbin spoke about the need for additional COVID funding.

10:50 a.m. - Senator Thune spoke on the Republican COVID funding proposal.

11:10 a.m. - Senator Cornyn spoke on the effects of the pandemic on the Texas economy.


11:19 a.m. - The Senate began a roll call vote on confirmation of Brett Ludwig to be a Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

12:00 p.m. - 91-5, Senate confirmed the nomination of Brett H. Ludwig, of Wisconsin, to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.


12:02 p.m. - The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #772 Christy Criswell Wiegand to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

12:39 p.m. - 80-16, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.


12:40 p.m. - The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #811 Hala Jarbou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

1:09 p.m. - 80-15, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Hala Y. Jarbou to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.


1:10 p.m. - The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.


2:15 p.m. - The Senate returned from recess and began a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Christy Wiegand to be a Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

3:03 p.m. - 82-14, Senate confirmed the nomination of Christy Criswell Wiegand, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.


3:44 p.m. - 77-18, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Thomas T. Cullen to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.


3:46 p.m. - The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #358, Diane Gujarati, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

4:20 p.m. - 94-2, Senate agreed to bring debate to a close on the nomination of Diane Gujarati to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.


4:21 p.m. - Senator Lankford spoke about the new Covid-19 bill.


25. COVID-19 Vaccine (Executive Calendar) | PDFS5490

4:41 p.m. - Senator Alexander spoke about a vaccine for Covid-19.

4:59 p.m. - Senator Hawley spoke about lawlessness.

5:08 p.m. - Senator Schumer and Senator Duckworth spoke about a news article about President Trump. Senator Duckworth offered a resolution (text) honoring troops and condemning President Trump’s remarks. Senator Loeffler objected.

5:23 p.m. - Senator Loeffler spoke in defense of President Trump and offered a resolution (text) recognizing President Trump’s support of troops. Senator Duckworth objected.

5:34 p.m. - Senators Durbin, Whitehouse, Carper, Cortez Masto, Blumenthal, Menendez, Cardin, Kaine, Tester, Jones, Reed, Klobuchar, and Hassan spoke in support of Senator Duckworth’s resolution.


6:50 p.m. - Senator Barasso spoke about the Covid-19 bill.

7:11 p.m. - Senator Gardner spoke about the Covid-19 bill.

7:41 p.m. - Senate stands adjourned until 10 a.m. with votes at 11:30 a.m.

Speech times source: Senate.gov

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