Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7:23 p.m.  The Senate has adjourned until 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15th. At 11:00 a.m. Senator Paul will be recognized to offer a motion to discharge  S.J. Res. 65, the Bahrain Arms Sales Resolution of Disapproval, followed by a 12:15 p.m. vote on the motion to discharge. The Senate will then resume consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System with a vote on confirmation at 1:45 p.m.

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6:52 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about bipartisan accomplishments and the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill.

6:05 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the Tennessee Valley Authority and asked unanimous consent to confirm the nomination of John L. Ryder to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the TVA. Senator Schumer objected and then spoke about bipartisanship. Alexander also spoke about the Foothills Parkway, clean air, and the opioid legislation.

5:43 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

5:02 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill.

4:38 p.m. Senators Reed and Whitehouse spoke on the 100 birthday of Senator Claiborne Pell.

4:27 p.m. Senator Booker spoke supporting the special counsel protection legislation, S. 2644.

4:20 p.m. Senator Coons spoke supporting the special counsel protection legislation, S. 2644.

4:13 p.m. Senator Flake asked u.c. to call up S. 2644, a bill to ensure independent investigations and judicial review of removal of a special counsel. ML McConnell objected.

4:03 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke about the Tree of Life synagogue shooting.

3:54 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill.

3:44 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about hurricane recovery.

3:20 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Bowman nomination 63-36.

Senators voting in favor: 50 Republicans, 13 Democrats: Bennet, Carper, Coons, Donnelly, Hassan, Heitkamp, Jones, Kaine, Manchin, Peters, Shaheen, Tester and Warner.

Senators voting against: 33 Democrats, 2 Independents: King and Sanders, 1 Republican: Paul.

Senators not voting: 1 Democrat: Nelson.

2:48 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

2:47 p.m. The Coast Guard bill,S 140 was passed, 94-6.

Senators voting against: 5 Democrats: Cardin, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Harris and Schumer; 1 Independent: Sanders.

2:20 p.m. Roll call vote began in relation to passage of the Coast Guard bill S. 140.

2:19 p.m. Senator Nelson joined Senator Wicker on the Coast Guard bill.

2:13 p.m. Senator Wicker resumed his discussion of the Coast Guard bill.

2:07 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the coast guard bill, the Bowman nomination, and the leadership elections.

2:01 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on the pending Coast Guard bill.

2:00 p.m. The Senate convened.

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• The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to <ahref=”https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2018/10/11/senate-section/article/S6826-3″>S. 140; the legislative vehicle for the Coast Guard Reauthorization, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute (#4054, as modified), post-cloture.

•Following Leader remarks,  at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 140, with an amendment #4054 (passage of the Coast Guard reauthorization).

• Following disposition of S. 140, the Senate will immediately proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

6:34 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14th. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to S.140, Coast Guard reauthorization, with amendment #4054, as modified, post-cloture, and vote on the motion to concur. At approximately 2:15 p.m. the Senate will have 2 roll call votes.

1. Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.140, with amendment #4054, as modified (Coast Guard reauthorization)
2. Cloture vote on the Bowman nomination

6:07 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on National Veterans and Families Month.

6:07 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the House Message to accompany S. 140, Coast Guard Reauthorization by a vote of 93 to 5.  Senators Cardin, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Harris and Sanders voted no. Senators Isakson and McCaskill did not vote.

5:31 p.m. The Senate began voting on the House message to accompany S. 140, Coast Guard Reauthorization.

5:28 p.m.  Senator Moran asked u.c.: at a date and time to be determined, but no later than November 16th, Senator Paul will be recognized to make a motion to discharge S.J.Res.65, a resolution of disapproval on arms sales to Bahrain. There will be up to one hour of debate on the motion, equally divided. Following the use of yielding back of debate time, the Senate will vote in relation to the motion to discharge S.J.Res.65.

 5:11 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about the Coast Guard Reauthorization legislation.

4:50 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on the Bowman nomination.

4:46 p.m. Senator Carper spoke supporting the Coast Guard Reauthorization legislation.

3:18 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the midterm elections and on Acting Attorney General Whitaker.

3:03 p.m. ML McConnell spoke supporting Coast Guard Reauthorization.

3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.

• The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the House message to accompany S. 140; the legislative vehicle for the Coast Guard Reauthorization.

• At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will conduct a cloture vote on the House message to accompany S. 140.

• If cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time will expire at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at which point the Senate will vote on the motion to concur (passage of the Coast Guard Reauthorization).

• Following disposition of the Coast Guard bill, the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Friday, November 9, 2018

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 9:02 a.m. Senator Flake presided and no business was conducted.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 4:00 p.m.  No business was conducted. Majority Leader McConnell presided.

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 2:45 p.m. Senator Boozman presided and no business was conducted.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Senate met at 1:00 p.m. in a pro forma session. Senator Hoeven presided and no business was conducted.

Friday, October 26, 2018

The Senate met this evening at 5:00 p.m., for a pro forma session only with Senator Collins presiding.

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Senate met today for a pro forma session at 4:30 p.m., Senator Portman presided and no business was conducted.

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened for a pro forma session with no business conducted, Senator Cassidy presided.

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