Friday, January 11, 2019

1:05 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 3:00 p.m. Monday with the cloture motion filed ripening at 5:30 p.m.

12:50 p.m. Senator Warner spoke about the government shutdown.

12:41 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the government shutdown.

12:19 p.m. Senator Baldwin spoke about the government shutdown.

12:14 p.m. Senator King spoke about Senator Murkowski’s speech.

12:00 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke border security.

11:38 a.m. Senator King spoke about the government shutdown.

11:07 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about the government shutdown.

10:49 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the government shutdown.

10:04 a.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the partial shutdown of the government.

10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley took action under Rule XIV to bring directly to the floor S.  109, a bill regarding taxpayer-financed abortions.

10:02 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1.

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The Senate will convene at 10:00 am on Friday, January 11th, and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.

Votes are not expected on Friday.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

5:58 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned pursuant the provisions of S.Res. 16, until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11th. Following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.

5:56 p.m. ML McConnell conducted wrap up:

  • Adopted S.Res. 15, commending the Clemson University Tigers football team for winning the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
  • Adopted S.Res. 16, relative to the death of John Chester Culver, former United States Senator from the State of Iowa.

Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Calendar of Business.

  • 1. H.R.251, to extend by two years the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program of the Department of Homeland Security
  • 2. H.R.269, to reauthorize certain programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response, to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain non-prescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application.
  • 3. H.R.264, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.

5:32 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the Alaskan of the Week.

5:28 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the shut down.

5:28 p.m. The ML called up and passed by Voice Vote: S.24, A bill to provide for the compensation of Federal and other government employees affected by lapses in appropriations

5:24 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on S. 24, legislation providing back pay for Federal workers not receiving pay checks.

4:08 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about the passing of Larry Weinberg.

2:28 p.m. Senator Scott spoke about the Senate’s agenda in the new year and on the Clemson victory.

2:28 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on S. 1.

2:27 p.m. Cloture was not invoked on S. 1 by a vote of 53 to 43. Senators Jones, Manchin, Menendez, and Sinema voted YES. Senators NOT voting: Cornyn, Cruz, Moran, and Perdue.

1:46 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on S. 1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.

1:42 p.m. Senator Risch spoke about S. 1.

1:18 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about S. 1.

12:36 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the government shutdown.

12:17 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about border security and the shutdown.

12:07 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the government shutdown.

11:59 a.m. Senator Smith spoke on the government shutdown.

11:46 a.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on foreign policy and S. 1.

11:39 a.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the shutdown.

11:33 a.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke about the shutdown.

11:22 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about the shutdown.

11:12 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the shutdown.

11:09 a.m. Senator Warner spoke about the shutdown.

10:56 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the shutdown.

10:45 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about the shutdown. He asked UC that the Senate pass H.J. Res 1 (CR for Homeland Security). Senator McConnell objected.

10:38 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about S.1-Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.

10:36 a.m. Senator Cardin asked UC that the Senate pass H.R. 21 (a minibus of 6 appropriations bills). Senator McConnell objected.

10:24 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the shutdown.

10:05 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about border security and the shutdown.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of S. 1. A cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1 will occur at 1:45 p.m.