4:33 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 18. Next votes will be at 5:30 p.m. The Senate passed the following in wrap up:
S. Res. 503 – Commemorating the tricentennial of San Antonio, Texas (as Amended)
S. Res 547 – Designating June 19th as Juneteenth Independence day.
4:01 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about the opioid crisis and the STOP act.
3:01 p.m. S. 2652 (Congressional Gold Medal for Steve Gleason) was passed by voice vote.
2:54 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke about football player Steve Gleason.
2:35 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about football player Steve Gleason.
2:33 p.m. The motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 5515, NDAA, was agreed to by a vote of 81 to 15.
2:13 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 5515, NDAA.
2:11 p.m. Reed amendment #2885 was agreed to by a vote of 97 to 0. Boozman amendment #2276 and the Inhofe substitute amendment #2282 were agreed to by voice votes.
1:49 p.m. The Senate is now voting on Reed amendment #2885 (McCain fellowship).
1:48 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about his amendment #2885.
1:48 p.m. Senator Rounds withdrew his amendment #2273.
1:43 p.m. Senator Boozman spoke about the Defense Authorization bill.
1:16 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke about the Defense Authorization bill.
1:11 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about flag burning.
1:02 p.m. Senator Lee made a unanimous consent request to agree to a list of amendments to NDAA en bloc. Senator Graham objected and Senator Lee spoke about his request.
12:57 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about football player Steve Gleason.
12:56 p.m. Senator McConnell announced that there would be up to 5 votes at 1:45 p.m.:
- Rounds #2273 (re: Transition Assistance Program) (expected to be withdrawn)
- Reed #2885 (re: McCain fellowship)
- Boozman #2276 (re: US troops in Poland)
- Adoption of Inhofe substitute amendment #2282, as modified, as amended, if amended
- Motion to invoke cloture on H.R.5515, NDAA, as amended, if amended
12:20 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about the NDAA.
12:00 p.m. Senator Blumenthal asked UC to bring up his amendment regarding a forever stamp for gold star families. Senator Inhofe objected.
11:50 a.m. Senator Inhofe called up amendment #2773 to the language proposed to be stricken by amendment #2282, the amendment is pending.
11:49 a.m. Senator Inhofe called up amendment #2276 for Senator Boozman, the amendment is pending.
11:49 a.m. Senator Reed called up amendment #2885, the amendment is pending.
11:49 a.m. A point of order has been raised against Toomey amendment #2700. The amendment is not germane to H.R.5515, NDAA, and the amendment falls.
11:48 a.m. A point of order has been raised against Lee amendment #2366. The amendment is not germane to H.R.5515, NDAA, and the amendment falls.
11:47 a.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Inhofe substitute amendment #2282, as modified by a vote of 83 -14.
11:15 a.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the Inhofe substitute amendment #2282, as modified.
11:14 a.m. Cloture was not invoked on the Toomey amendment #2700 by a vote of 35-62
- 14 Republican Senators voted no: Senators Boozman, Burr, Collins, Cornyn, Cotton, Daines, Fischer, Graham, Hoeven, Murkowski, Risch, Roberts, Rubio, and Shelby
- Senators Duckworth, McCain and Portman did not vote
10:39 a.m. The cloture vote on the Toomey amendment, #2700, (to require congressional review of certain regulations issues by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has begun.
10:38 a.m. Senator Toomey spoke about his amendment.
10:35 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke against the Toomey amendment, #2700.
10:24 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the upcoming NDAA amendment vote, #2700.
10:01 a.m. Senator Inhofe provided an update of the day’s agenda. He spoke about the NDAA and the US Army’s birthday.
9:44 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the North Korea summit and the DOJ IG’s report of the 2016 election, which will be submitted this afternoon. He spoke about the NDAA and a ZTE amendment.
9:34 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about the farm bill, the Defense Authorization bill, and tax reform. He also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5895, Appropriations for Energy and Water Development.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and resume consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515).
At 10:30 a.m., there will be a cloture vote on the Toomey amendment (to require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (#2700)).