4:52 p.m. The Senate adjourned. The Senate meets next at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11th.Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.5515, National Defense Authorization Act, post-cloture. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515.
4:49 p.m. Senator McConnell conducted wrap up and passed the following bills by u.c.
- S.2734: a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 1300 Victoria Street in Laredo, Texas, as the “George P. Kazen Federal Building and United States Courthouse”
- S.2377: a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 200 West 2nd Street in Dayton, Ohio, as the “Walter H. Rice Federal Building and United States Courthouse”
- S.Res.537: commending the Yale University Men’s Lacrosse team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship
- S.Res.538: commending the Wesleyan University Men’s Lacrosse team for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship
2:53 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about Chinese telecom company ZTE.
2:52 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke about Seersucker Thursday and health care.
2:20 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about Seersucker Thursday and the economy.
2:19 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.5515, NDAA by a vote of 92-4. Senators Merkley, Paul, Sanders, and Wyden voted no.
1:45 p.m. The Senate began voting on the cloture motion on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515.
1:25 p.m. Senator Fischer paid tribute to a fallen soldier from Nebraska.
1:22 p.m. Senatore Inhofe announced a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515 NDAA occur today at 1:45 p.m.
1:21 p.m. Senator Inhofe asked UC that the Senate resume the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515 with Senator Inhofe, Senator Boozman, and Senator Reed each be recognized to offer an amendment. Senator Paul objected unless he also be recognized to offer his amendment. Senator Inhofe objected.
1:20 p.m. The Senate has confirmed the Marcus nomination by a vote 50 to 46.
12:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to be Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights.
12:23 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the Marcus nomination.
12:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about national security regarding foreign students at U.S. universities.
12:04 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about the defense bill, and his Amendment #2269, on Army force structure.
11:55 a.m. Senator Alexander spoke in favor of the Marcus nomination.
11:37 a.m. Senator Nelson spoke about trade. He spoke about the danger of global warming to coastal areas.
11:21 a.m. Senator Flake spoke about trade.
11:14 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the defense bill. He suggested that debate begin today on Boozman Amendment #2276 and Reed Amendment #2284. He said the bill can be completed next week.
11:02 a.m. Senator Booker spoke about the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to be the Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights.
10:42 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about Turkey and the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515). He spoke about ZTE and trade restrictions. He spoke about Blumenthal, et al. v. Trump and presidential pardons.
10:39 a.m. Senator Tillis spoke about Pastor Brunson and the National Defense Authorization Act.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515). He spoke about the Republican legislative record since January 2017.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m., and following any leader remarks, will begin consideration of the nomination of Kenneth Marcus to be Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights, with a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination at 12:30 p.m.