Senate Session - February 8, 2017

The Senate debated and spoke about through the night Betsy DeVos' nomination to be for secretary of education in the Trump administration. During the vote on her confirmation, President Mike Pence presided and cast the 51st vote to break the 50-50 tie, the first time in history the vice president has had to do so on a Cabinet member confirmation. Members also voted to move forward on Senator Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) nomination for attorney general.

11:59AM - 12:52PM ETSenate Session, Part 1 12:13PM - 1:15PM ETSenate Democrats on Education Secretary Confirmation 2:30PM - 7:01AM ETSenate Session, Part 2 2:30PM - 3:38PM ETSenators Grassley and Feinstein on Attorney General Nomination 6:57PM - 7:47PM ETSenator Warren Speech in Opposition to Senator Sessions 9:32PM - 1:59AM ETSenators React to Ruling that Senator Warren Impugned Senator Sessions 7:01AM - 7:43AM ETSenate Session, Part 3 7:43AM - 9:06PM ETSenate Session, Part 4

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    116th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 761 (After 293 days)
    • Debate220 Hours
    • Quorum Calls162 Hours
    • Votes152 Hours

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    Source: Resume of Congressional Activity (senate.gov)