Daily Digest

Friday, January 31, 2020

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to S. Res. 488, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S753–S772

Measures Introduced: One resolution was introduced, as follows: S. Res. 488.
Pages S767, S769

Measures Passed:

Organizing Resolution: By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 32), Senate agreed to S. Res. 488, to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States, after taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S767–69

Rejected:

Schumer Amendment No. 1295, to subpoena certain relevant witnesses and documents. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 28), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Page S767

Schumer Amendment No. 1296, to subpoena John Robert Bolton. (By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 29), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S767–68

Schumer Amendment No. 1297, to subpoena John Robert Bolton. (By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 30), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Page S768

Van Hollen Amendment No. 1298, to help ensure impartial justice by requiring the Chief Justice of the United States to rule on motions to subpoena witnesses and documents and issues of privilege. (By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 31), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S768–69

Measures Considered:

Impeachment of President Trump: Senate, sitting as a Court of Impeachment, continued consideration of the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States, taking the following action:
Pages S753–67, S767–69

By yeas 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 27), Senate rejected that it be in order to consider and debate under the impeachment rules any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents.
Pages S766–67

Senate will continue consideration of the articles of impeachment against President Trump, on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Page S772


Statements for the Record--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Secretary be authorized to include statements of Senators explaining their votes, either given or submitted during the legislative sessions of the Senate on Monday, February 3, 2020; Tuesday, February 4, 2020; and Wednesday, February 5, 2020; along with the full record of the Senate's proceedings, and the filings by the parties in a Senate document printed under the supervision of the Secretary of the Senate, that will complete the documentation of the Senate's handling of these impeachment proceedings.
Page S769


Legislative Session--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the Senate resumes legislative session on Monday, February 3, 2020; Tuesday, February 4, 2020; and Wednesday, February 5, 2020; Senate be in a period of morning business with Senators permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each for debate only.
Page S772


Amendments Submitted:
Pages S769–72


Record Votes: Six record votes were taken today. (Total--32)
Pages S766–69


Adjournment: Senate convened at 1:17 p.m. and adjourned at 7:58 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S772.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet in Pro Forma session at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

11 a.m., Monday, February 3

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will continue to sit as a Court of Impeachment to consider the articles of impeachment against President Trump.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

1:30 p.m., Monday, February 3

House Chamber

Program for Monday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 1:30 p.m.

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