7:06 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. March 7, 2018.
6:46 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on S. 2155, banking reform bill.
6:40 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke on Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections.
6:37 ML: McConnell propounded a unanimous consent agreement that following the remarks of Democratic Senators, the Senate will adjourn until 9:30 a.m. and following leaders remarks, will resume consideration of the motion to proceed S. 2155, banking reform bill. (post cloture).
6:22 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections and the Trump Administration.
6:08 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on Russia’s meddling in U.S. elections.
5:40 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on Russia’s meddling in U.S elections.
5:25 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on Russia’s influence on U.S. elections.
5:09 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke on risk assessment programs for gun violence.
4:30 p.m. Senator Warren spoke against the banking bill.
4:20 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke on the need for funds to treat kids with mental disabilities.
4:10 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke against the banking bill.
3:57 p.m. Senator Warner spoke about the banking bill.
3:40 p.m. Senator Donnelly spoke about the banking bill.
3:16 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about the banking bill.
3:02 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the banking bill.
2:52 p.m. Senator Heitkamp spoke about the banking bill.
2:50 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke about the banking bill.
2:45 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on a recreation bill regarding forest service lands.
2:23 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the banking bill.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.
12:43 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
12:36 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the tax bill.
12:21 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke in favor of S. 2155.
12:19 p.m. By a tally of 98-0, the nomination of Terry Doughty to be US District Court judge for the Western District of Louisiana was confirmed. (Senators Feinstein and McCain did not vote)
11:40 a.m. Roll call vote began on the Doughty nomination.
11:39 a.m. Cloture was invoked on the motion to proceed, 67-32.
Senators voting in favor: 50 Republicans, 16 Democrats: Bennet, Carper, Coons, Donnelly, Hassan, Heitkamp, Jones, Kaine, Manchin, McCaskill, Nelson, Peters, Shaheen, Stabenow, Tester, Warner; 1 Independent: King.
Senators not voting: 31 Democrats, 1 Independent: Sanders
Not voting: 1 Republican: McCain
11:00 a.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2155, banking reform bill.
10:56 a.m. Senator Brown criticized S. 2155.
10:51 a.m. Senator Crapo spoke in support of the S. 2155, the measure on financial regulations.
10:42 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the tax overhaul. He spoke about regulation of the Internet.
10:22 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the tax overhaul.
10:13 a.m. Majority Leader MConnell paid tribute to Senator Cochran. He spoke about the bill to loosen regulation of the financial sector. He spoke about the tax overhaul.
10:03 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 2155, the bill to relax certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.
There will be two votes at about 11 a.m.:
— Cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act;
— Confirmation of the nomination of Terry Doughty, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
The Senate will recess for party lunches from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.