Saturday Sessions of the Senate (since 1968) 

Date

Votes

Topic of Debate

Time In

Time Out

Dec 13, 2014

Oct 12, 2013

Oct 5, 2013

28

1

0

Nominations; Continuing resolution; Omnibus approps

Debt Limit bill

Continuing resolution; furloughed agencies

12:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

11:42 p.m.

2:58 p.m.

5:03 p.m.

Dec 17, 2011

4

Omnibus approps; Disaster relief; Payroll tax cut;

Unemployment compensation

9:00 a.m.

3:33 p.m.

Jul 30, 2011

Dec 18, 2010

Dec 4, 2010

Dec 19, 2009

Dec 12, 2009

Dec 5, 2009

Nov 21, 2009

Feb 7, 2009

Nov 29, 2008

Sep 27, 2008

Jul 26, 2008

Feb 17, 2007

Dec 17, 2005

Mar 19, 2005

Nov 20, 2004

1

5

2

3

1

2

1

0

0

2

2

2

0

0

1

Debt limit

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal; New START Treaty

Tax Cut Extension bill

Health care reform; Defense appropriations

Omnibus spending bill

Health care reform

Health care reform

Economic stimulus

Pro forma session

Consolidated appropriations

Housing reform bill; cloture vote on LIHEAP

Sense of Congress on Iraq

Continuing resolution

For the relief of the parents of Terri Schiavo

Consolidated appropriations

1:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

8:15 a.m.

6:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:45 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

6:16 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

   (Nov 20)

10:14 p.m.

5:19 p.m.

12:18 p.m.

5:34 p.m.

4:17 p.m.

6:29 p.m.

9:00 p.m.

10:53 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

5:28 p.m.

2:01 p.m.

3:27 p.m.

7:55 p.m.

6:22 p.m.

12:31 a.m.

   (Nov 21)

Oct 9, 2004

4

Intelligence committee reform; JOBS bill

10:00 a.m.

8:43 p.m.

Nov 22, 2003

May 26, 2001

Jan 20, 2001

Jan 6, 2001

Oct 28, 2000

Feb 6, 1999

Jan 23, 1999

Jan 16, 1999

Oct 10, 1998

Nov 8, 1997

Sep 28, 1996

Dec 30, 1995

Dec 23, 1995

Dec 16, 1995

Nov 18, 1995

Aug 5, 1995

Oct 8, 1994

Aug 13, 1994

Nov 20, 1993

Apr 3, 1993

Oct 3, 1992

Sep 26, 1992

Nov 23, 1991

Jan 12, 1991

Oct 27, 1990

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

0

5

1

0

3

1

2

3

Medicare prescription drugs

Budget reconciliation

Cabinet nominations

Count electoral ballots

Continuing resolution

Impeachment

Impeachment

Continuing resolution

VA/HUD approps.

Appropriations

Military pay increase

Furloughed agencies

Pro forma session

Labor/HHS approps.; furloughed agencies

Continuing resolution

Treasury/Postal Service approps

California desert protection; nominations

Health care

NAFTA; Brady bill; unemployment compensation

Emergency supplemental approps.

Defense authorization; Labor/HHS conf. reports

Tax bill

Defense approps. conf. report

Authorization of use of force against Iraq

Clean air; affordable housing

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

12:45 p.m.

9:31 a.m.

10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:03 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

9:15 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

   (Oct. 27)

9:33 p.m.

12:54 p.m.

3:13 p.m.

2:50 p.m.

11:34 a.m.

5:09 p.m.

3:55 p.m.

2:53 p.m.

4:10 p.m.

7:31 p.m.

7:08 p.m.

6:26 p.m.

11:05 a.m.

2:27 p.m.

6:53 p.m.

5:46 p.m.

5:11 p.m.

5:07 p.m.

10:04 p.m.

2:25 p.m.

4:25 p.m.

5:39 p.m.

7:15 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

2:17 a.m.

   (Oct. 28*)

Oct 6, 1990

Aug 4, 1990

Oct 7, 1989

Dec 19, 1987

Sep 26, 1987

Jun 27, 1987

Oct 18, 1986

Sep 27, 1986

0

5

2

4

0

4

0

5

Override veto of continuing resolution

Defense authorization; transportation approps.

Interior approps; budget reconciliation

Defense authorization

Omnibus Trade Act of 1987; homeless relief

Miscellaneous issues

Immigration

Tax Reform Act; Anti-Drug Abuse Act

2:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m.

  (Sept 27)

7:41 p.m.

6:20 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

11:30 p.m.

1:31 p.m.

3:25 p.m.

9:13 p.m.

2:21 a.m.

  (Sept. 28)

Aug 9, 1986

Nov 23, 1985

Oct 5, 1985

Feb 23, 1985

Sep 29, 1984

Nov 12, 1983

Oct 29, 1983

Jul 16, 1983

Dec 18, 1982

10

1

0

4

3

0

3

5

11

Defense authorization

Agricultural price supports

Balanced Budget Amendment; public debt limit

Highway funding; Meese nomination; farm credit

Continuing approps; surface transportation

Continuing approps

Public debt limit

Defense authorization

Continuing approps

9:30 a.m.

12:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

  (Dec. 18)

10:27 p.m.

7:24 p.m.

5:14 p.m.

5:15 p.m.

5:59 p.m.

12:40 p.m.

4:12 p.m.

5:18 p.m.

2:55 a.m.

  (Dec. 19)

Nov 21, 1981

Aug 1, 1981

Jul 18, 1981

Dec 13, 1980

Jun 28, 1980

Jun 21, 1980

Dec 15, 1979

Sep 29, 1979

Jul 21, 1979

Oct 14, 1978

0

0

0

4

10

4

5

0

6

17-Sat

7-Sun

HUD & energy & water approps.

Economic Recovery Tax Act

Economic Recovery Tax Act

Cont. approps.; bankruptcy; tariff duties; tax laws

Supplemental approps.

Housing and community development

Oil windfall profits

International aviation

Export control

Energy tax; continuing approps.

12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

11:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

  (Oct. 14)

10:28 p.m.

6:53 p.m.

2:05 p.m.

10:44 p.m.

9:52 p.m.

 2:42 p.m.

7:14 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

5:48 p.m.

7:16 p.m.

  (Oct. 15)

Oct 7, 1978

Sep 30, 1978

Sep 23, 1978

Oct 29, 1977

Oct 1, 1977

Sep 24, 1977

Jun 26, 1976

Jul 26, 1975

Jul 19, 1975

Feb 22, 1975

Dec 14, 1974

Dec 22, 1973

Dec 1, 1973

Oct 13, 1973

Sep 22, 1973

Jul 28, 1973

Jul 14, 1973

Jun 30, 1973

Jan 20, 1973

Jan 6, 1973

Oct 14, 1972

5

3

4

5

10

6

4

5

1

0

4

0

1

0

2

7

4

5

0

0

4

Budget Act waiver; Revenue Act

State/Justice & Energy approps.; Ex-Im Bank

Anti-recession aid; budget; rail service

Energy Tax Act

Public debt limit; natural gas pricing policy

Natural gas pricing policy

Military construction, Interior, & HUD approps.

HUD & Treasury/Post Office approps.

Voting rights

Railroads

Gov. ops.; military retirement; D.C. salary

Customs convention

Public debt limit

HUD approps.

Military procurement authorization

Transportation approps.; federal elections

Child abuse; Alaska pipeline

Cont. approps.; HUD approps.; public debt limit

Inauguration; morning business

Count electoral ballots; budget; economic rpt.

Taxes; continuing approps.

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

7:45 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

  (Oct. 14)

8:50 p.m.

3:09 p.m.

1:34 p.m.

4:54 p.m.

3:36 p.m.

5:18 p.m.

2:10 p.m.

4:58 p.m.

11:26 a.m.

11:30 p.m.

4:00  p.m.

2:54 p.m.

11:58 a.m.

12:21 p.m.

2:04 p.m.

3:38 p.m.

1:52 p.m.

5:11 p.m.

10:46 a.m.

2:01 p.m.

12:02 a.m.

  (Oct. 15)

Sep 30, 1972

Dec 11, 1971

Dec 4, 1971

Nov 20, 1971

Nov 13, 1971

Jul 31, 1971

Jul 24, 1971

Dec 19, 1970

Jan 24, 1970

Dec 20, 1969

Dec 6, 1969

Jul 27, 1968

Jul 20, 1968

Mar 2, 1968

4

3

0

5

10

2

0

2

0

5

6

0

7

0

Social security; defense approps.

Indian and Alaskan native policy; Suites v. U.S.

Social security

Revenue Act

Revenue Act

Public works approps.

Emergency loan guarantees

Transportation approps.

Controlled dangerous substances

Economic opportunity; foreign aid

Tax reform

Poultry inspection; higher education

Agriculture programs; public works approps.

Civil rights

9:45 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

12:00 p.m.

3:34 p.m.

11:31 a.m.

1:21 p.m.

2:48 p.m.

4:46 p.m.

2:35 p.m.

12:27 p.m.

6:21 p.m.

12:15 p.m.

7:23 p.m.

6:08 p.m.

2:19 p.m.

3:18 p.m.

1:22 p.m.