What Did Congress Do Today?

Senate

Votes
Floor Actions
No votes today.
2:30 pm
The Senate will convene at 1:00 PM and will sit as a Court of Impeachment for the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump, President of the United States.

    House

    Votes
    Floor Actions
    No votes today.
    10:00 am
    The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
      10:00 am
      The Speaker designated the Honorable G. K. Butterfield to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
        10:00 am
        MORNING-HOUR DEBATE - The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 12:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
          10:51 am
          The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 P.M. today.
            12:00 pm
            The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 28.
              12:00 pm
              Today's prayer was offered by Rev. Jeffrey F. Kirby, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Indian Land, SC.
                12:01 pm
                The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
                  12:01 pm
                  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - The Chair designated Mr. Cisneros to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
                    12:01 pm
                    ONE MINUTE SPEECHES - The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 15 minutes per side of the aisle.
                      12:25 pm
                      Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 811 — "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3621) to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to remove adverse information for certain defaulted or delinquent private education loan borrowers who demonstrate a history of loan repayment, and for other purposes, and providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 550) to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II."
                        12:29 pm
                        DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 811.
                          1:45 pm
                          POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on H. Res. 811, the Chair put the question on ordering the previous question and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Woodall demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question on ordering the previous question until a time to be announced.
                            1:47 pm
                            The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
                              1:47 pm
                              Mr. Phillips moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5338 — "To authorize the Secretary of State to pursue public-private partnerships, innovative financing mechanisms, research partnerships, and coordination with international and multilateral organizations to address childhood cancer globally, and for other purposes."
                                1:48 pm
                                Considered under suspension of the rules.
                                  1:48 pm
                                  DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5338.
                                    2:03 pm
                                    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
                                      2:03 pm
                                      Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
                                        2:03 pm
                                        Mr. Phillips moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. H. Res. 752 — "Supporting the rights of the people of Iran to free expression, condemning the Iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests, and for other purposes."
                                          2:03 pm
                                          Considered under suspension of the rules.
                                            2:03 pm
                                            DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 752.
                                              2:24 pm
                                              On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
                                                2:24 pm
                                                Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
                                                  2:24 pm
                                                  Mr. Phillips moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4331 — "To modify and reauthorize the Tibetan Policy Act of 2002, and for other purposes."
                                                    2:24 pm
                                                    Considered under suspension of the rules.
                                                      2:24 pm
                                                      DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4331.