House Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill, 219-212
Senate Session - December 19, 2020

The Senate convened for a Saturday session as lawmakers continued to negotiate federal funding and a coronavirus pandemic economic relief package. Members confirmed the nomination of Thompson Michael Dietz to be a judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which hears monetary claims against the federal government. Members also advanced Beth Harwell’s nomination to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Two inspectors general nominations failed to get enough votes to invoke cloture: John Chase Johnson for the Federal Communications Commission, and Eric Soskin for the Transportation Department.

10:59AM - 6:49PM ETSenate Session 11:04AM - 11:09AM ETMajority Leader McConnell on Vaccine and COVID-19 Relief 11:39AM - 11:46AM ETSenator Schumer on COVID-19 Aid 2:18PM - 2:37PM ETSenator Toomey on His Provisions in Coronavirus Aid Bill

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    117th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 155 (After 60 days)
    • Debate59 Hours
    • Quorum Calls35 Hours
    • Votes29 Hours

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