February 2, 2021 - Issue: Vol. 167, No. 19 — Daily Edition117th Congress (2021 - 2022) - 1st Session
SETTING FORTH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021--MOTION TO PROCEED; Congressional Record Vol. 167, No. 19
(Senate - February 02, 2021)
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[Pages S225-S226] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SETTING FORTH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021--MOTION TO PROCEED Mr. SCHUMER. Madam President, we all know of the crisis in America-- the greatest economic crisis in 75 years since the New Deal, the greatest healthcare crisis in 100 years since the Spanish pandemic flu. Americans are suffering and hurting, losing jobs, businesses closing, can't feed their families, being evicted from their homes. We are in a very, very difficult situation. We cannot afford to dither, delay, or dilute. We need a big, bold package along the lines of what President Biden has proposed, the American relief plan. We hope our Republican colleagues will join us in offering amendments. Of course, as you know, as the reconciliation process moves forward, it is open to amendments and suggestions. We want it to be a bipartisan proposal, but we also know that we must move forward with the crisis in America. That is why today's vote is a very good vote, because it sets us on the process of moving forward and solving this-- one of the greatest crises America has ever had. I move to proceed to Calendar No. 4, S. Con. Res. 5, the concurrent resolution on the budget. I ask for the yeas and nays. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Is there a sufficient second? There appears to be a sufficient second. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll Mr. THUNE. The following Senator is necessarily absent: the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Toomey). Further, if present and voting, the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Toomey) would have voted ``nay.'' The PRESIDING OFFICER (Mr. Murphy). Are there any other Senators in the Chamber desiring to vote? The result was announced--yeas 50, nays 49, as follows: [Rollcall Vote No. 13 Leg.] YEAS--50 Baldwin Bennet Blumenthal Booker Brown Cantwell Cardin Carper Casey Coons Cortez Masto Duckworth Durbin Feinstein Gillibrand Hassan Heinrich Hickenlooper Hirono Kaine Kelly King Klobuchar Leahy Lujan Manchin Markey Menendez Merkley Murphy Murray Ossoff Padilla Peters Reed Rosen Sanders Schatz Schumer Shaheen Sinema Smith Stabenow Tester Van Hollen Warner Warnock Warren Whitehouse Wyden NAYS--49 Barrasso Blackburn Blunt Boozman Braun Burr Capito Cassidy Collins Cornyn Cotton Cramer Crapo Cruz Daines Ernst Fischer Graham Grassley Hagerty Hawley [[Page S226]] Hoeven Hyde-Smith Inhofe Johnson Kennedy Lankford Lee Lummis Marshall McConnell Moran Murkowski Paul Portman Risch Romney Rounds Rubio Sasse Scott (FL) Scott (SC) Shelby Sullivan Thune Tillis Tuberville Wicker Young NOT VOTING--1 Toomey The motion was agreed to ____________________