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  • At 2:23pm, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R.601 with further amendment (disaster relief/debt limit extension/continuing resolution to December 8, 2017).
  • 1:51pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the House message to accompany H.R.601 with further amendment (disaster relief/debt limit/CR) invoked: 79-18. Next: Motion to concur in the House amendment to H.R.601 with further amendment
  • Senator McConnell, on behalf of Senator Sasse, moved to refer the House message to H.R.601 to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back to strike the debt limit extension and continuing resolution. He then made a motion to table the Sasse motion to refer. At 1:10pm, the Senate...
  • 12:40pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the McConnell motion to table the motion to refer the House message on HR 601 with instructions to report back forthwith Paul amendment #816 (pay-for). Tabled: 87-10 Next, expected immediately: McConnell will, on behalf of Senator Sasse, move to...
  • The Senate is in a period of morning business until 11:00am for debate only with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.  Following morning business, we expect Senator McConnell to make a motion to refer H.R.601 (emergency supplemental, CR and debt limit) with instructions....
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.601 (Hurricane Harvey aid, debt limit, CR). As a reminder, Senator McConnell moved to concur in the House amendment...
  • No Roll Call Votes Legislative Business Agreed to S.Con.Res.23, use of Emancipation Hall for ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino Veterans of WWII. Adopted S.Res.160, recognizing the contribution of war dogs. Passed Calendar #44, S.652, detection and treatment of deaf and...
  • Tonight, the Chair laid before the Senate the message to accompany H.R.601, READ Act. Senator McConnell then moved to concur in the House amendment (emergency aid for Hurricane Harvey) to the Senate amendment with a further amendment #808 (debt limit / CR through December 8, 2017) and filed cloture...
  • The Senate has reconvened and morning business has been extended until 3:00pm. The Senate will recess from 3:00pm until 4:15pm for a members-only briefing. We expect to begin consideration of the House Message to accompany H.R.601, emergency supplemental appropriations, today.
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the...
  • Roll Call Votes Confirmation of Executive Calendar #171, Timothy Kelly, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia; confirmed: 94-2. Legislative Business Passed S.1107, Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2017 with Grassley substitute amendment. Completed...
  • 5:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Timothy Kelly to be US District Judge for the District of Columbia.
  • The Senate stands adjourned to convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times: Friday, August 4th at 9:45am; Tuesday, August 8th at 12:30pm; Friday, August 11th at 3:30pm; Tuesday, August 15th at 4:30pm; Friday, August 18th at 10:00am, committees are...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act; agreed to: 96-1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #103, Dan R. Brouillette, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy; confirmed: 79-17. Passage of H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act; passed:...
  • 12:35pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on passage of H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017. Passed: 94-1.
  • 12:02pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #103, Dan R. Brouillette, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy. Following the vote, the order provides for up to 10 minutes of debate. We expect to yield back that time and immediately proceed to vote on passage of...
  • By a vote of 96-1, cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed to H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization. Under the previous order, there will now be up to 15 minutes for debate prior to a vote on confirmation of the Brouillette nomination (around 12:05pm if all time is used). Following the vote, there will...
  • At 11:00am, the Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization; Invoked: 96-1
  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act. Unless an agreement is reached, the cloture vote on the motion to proceed will occur at approximately...
  • Roll Call Votes Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #175, Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; invoked: 50-48. Confirmation of Marvin Kaplan (NLRB); confirmed: 50-48. Legislative Business Adopted S.Res.199, designating June 2017 as "Great...