At 12:00 noon, there was a constructive convening of the Senate, without adjourning or beginning a new legislative day.
At 12:02pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education.
confirmed: 51-50, with the vice president having voted in the affirmative
Next (additional procedural votes are possible):
- Motion to invoke cloture on Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General