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The Senate continued debate on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia.
Senators made general speeches.
The Senate voted to confirm Elena Kagan as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court on a vote of 63 to 37.
The Senate approved the financial regulations conference report.
The Senate unanimously approved the nomination of General David Petraeus to oversee the Afghanistan war, replacing General Stanley McChrystal, who resigned the previous week.
The Senate continued work on a bill to extend tax breaks and unemployment benefits.
The Senate confirmed several nominations for U.S. District Courts.
The Senate continued work on time extensions for expired tax breaks and long-term unemployment benefits.