5:35 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25. They will resume consideration of Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019, H.R. 5895 with a vote on final passage at 5:30 p.m. Following that vote there will be a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Farm Bill, H.R. 2.
- The Senate agreed to the house message to accompany the Grandparents raising grandchildren bill, S. 1091
- Passed a bill to support the GI Bill Commemoration Week, S. Res. 551.
- Confirmed Jean Hovland to be the Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans.
5:30 p.m. Senator McConnell withdrew the cloture motion to amendment #2910, the substitute, and on the bill. A manager’s package of amendments and the substitute amendment were agreed to by voice vote. Senator McConnell also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to the Farm Bill, H.R. 2.
4:16 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about immigration.
3:40 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about Pastor Andrew Brunson.
3:17 p.m. The motion to table the Lee amendment passed by a vote of 62-34.
2:47 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to table the Lee amendment #3021 to the Alexander amendment #2911.
2:45 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about his amendment #3021.
2:44 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the pending appropriations bill and Senator Alexander moved to table the Lee amendment, #3021.
2:41 p.m. ML McConnell spoke about the pending appropriations bill and called up the Lee amendment #3021, as modified, to the Alexander amendment #2911.
2:39 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the pending appropriations bill.
2:38 p.m. The Senate agreed to the Bennett/Gardner amendment #2983 by a vote of 96 to 0.
2:04 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Bennett/Gardner amendment #2983.
2:00 p.m. Senators Bennett and Gardner spoke supporting amendment #2983.
1:50 p.m Senator Hach paid tribute to staffer Mark Prater.
1:18 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about immigrati0n.
1:13 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the appropriations debate. He secures consent for a 2 p.m. vote on the Gardner-Bennet amendment, #2983.
12:52 p.m. Senator Rounds spoke about immigration and also about the pending appropriations bill.
12:28 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about immigration.
12:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about immigration and families.
12:10 p.m. The following bills were read for the 2nd time and placed on the calendar.
- S. 3093-amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to address the protective custody of alien children accompanied by parents
- S. 3100-a bill to establish the mountains to sound greenway national heritage area in Washington state.
11:59 a.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the Alaskan of the Week.
10:45 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke about the tax program.
10:30 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about immigration.
9:47 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the work on appropriations bills. He spoke about the tax code.
The Senate will convene at 9:45 a.m. and resume consideration of the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 H.R.5895.
Amendment votes relative to H.R.5895 are expected during Thursday’s session.
Cloture motions were filed on the Shelby substitute #2910 and on the underlying bill, but the hope is that these clotures may be vitiated and the bill processed with time agreement.