The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Friday, January 27, 2017 for a pro forma session only with no business conducted.
When the Senate adjourns on Friday it will next convene at 3:00pm on Monday, January 30.
On Monday, following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:00pm. At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #2, Rex Tillerson, to be Secretary of State. There will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination. If cloture is invoked, there will then be up to 30 hours of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the Tillerson nomination (expected Wednesday, February 1st).
As a reminder, today the Senate reached an agreement that on Tuesday, January 31st, at 12:00 noon, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Executive Calendar #4, Elaine L. Chao, of Kentucky, to be Secretary of Transportation. There will be 20 minutes of debate equally divided followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.
Monday, January 30th at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
- Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State
Tuesday, January 31st at 12:20pm – 1 roll call vote
- Confirmation of Elaine Chao to be Secretary of Transportation