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  • Roll Call Votes1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #508, John C. Rood, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; confirmed: 81-7. Legislative BusinessPassed S.925, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals...
  • 5:28pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #508, John C. Rood, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.Confirmed: 81-7.
  • By unanimous consent, all uniformed military promotions pending in the Senate will remain in status quo, with the exception of PN765 (Paul Stader), PN540 (Dori Baker), PN475 (David Hayworth). These are in addition to the nominations that were ordered to remain in status quo pursuant to the December...
  • The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: Saturday, December 23rd at 11:00am;Wednesday, December 27th at 10:00am; Friday, December 29th at 11:30am; andTuesday, January 2nd at 4:00pm. When the Senate...
  • Roll Call Votes1.      Collins motion to waive applicable points of order; agreed to: 91-8.2.      McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 1370, CR through January 19, 2018; agreed to: 66-32. Legislative...
  • At 6:48pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 1370, CR through January 19, 2018. This is a 60-vote threshold. Agreed To: 66-32
  • At 6:25pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Collins motion to waive applicable points of order;Waived: 91-8 Next: 1.      McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to HR 1370, CR through January 19, 2018
  • There will now be about 4 minutes prior to 2 roll call votes.  6:20pm-- 2 roll call votes:1.      Collins motion to waive all applicable points of order 2.      McConnell motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to HR...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative BusinessAdopted Calendar #277, S.Res.150: recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.   The Senate continues to wait for the House to send a continuing...
  • The Second Session of the 115th Congress will convene on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at noon.  At that time the new senators will be sworn in
  • The Senate has convened and is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. We continue to wait for the House to send us a continuing resolution to fund the government. The current CR expires on Friday, December 22, 2017. By unanimous...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00am on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.  Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. 
  • Roll Call Votes1.       Confirmation of Executive Calendar #430, Jennifer Gillian Newstead, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State; confirmed: 88-11.2.       Motion to proceed to conference report to accompany H.R.1, tax...
  • 12:30am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on whether the Senate shall recede from its amendment to H.R.1 (tax reconciliation) and concur therein with a further amendment. (That amendment is the text of the conference report minus the stricken language of the conference report).
  • At 3:08pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the McConnell motion to proceed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act;Agreed To: 51-48
  • The Senate has reconvened and is in a period of morning business until 3:00pm, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each and the time equally divided. At 3:00pm, we expect a roll call vote on the motion to proceed to the conference report to accompany H.R. 1, Tax Cuts...
  • 12:09pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #430, Jennifer Gillian Newstead, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State.Confirmed: 88-11.
  • 12:08am The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the Enzi motion to waive all applicable points of order with respect to the conference report to accompany H.R.1, tax reconciliation.Not agreed to: 51-48. The points of order are sustained and the material will be stricken from the...
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:00 Noon with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. At 12:00 Noon, the Senate will proceed to the consideration...