Monday, June 5, 2017

6:33 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:30 p.m. ML McConnell wraps up the day in the Senate.  Items passed by UC: S. Res 184, regarding the late former Senator Bunning.  ML McConnell also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 722, a bill regarding sanctions of Iran. UC that when the Senate adjourns it do so until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

6:08 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about health care.

6:05 p.m. Senator Heller spoke briefly about S. 176.

6:04 p.m. S. 176 agreed to 90-0.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on S. 176, a resolution on the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

5:12 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about aviation safety.

3:31 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the attacks in London. He spoke about the Jerusalem resolution. He paid tribute to the late Senator Jim Bunning.

3:15 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the terrorist attack in London; the administration’s prospective public works bill; the upcoming Senate testimony of former FBI Director Comey; and the administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord.

3:02 p.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Jerusalem resolution.


The Senate will convene at 3 p.m. and will consider a resolution on the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem (S.Res. 176).

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a roll call vote on adoption of S.Res. 176.

On Tuesday, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Courtney Elwood to be general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. A confirmation vote is expected on Elwood at 2:15 Tuesday.

After disposition of the Elwood nomination, the Senate is expected to begin three hours of debate S. 1094, a Veterans Administration measure, and to agree to the committee-sponsored substitute amendment. A vote on passages of the VA bill, as amended, is expected at about 6:15 Tuesday.