7:40 p.m. Senate recessed until noon, Friday, January 25, 2019.
6:43 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke on the recent election in Venezuela.
6:07 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke on the government shutdown.
6:03 p.m. Senator Scott from Florida spoke on the floor for the first time; on this occasion on the subject of Puerto Rico.
4:58 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about Russian hybrid warfare.
3:59 p.m. Senators Cardin, Murkowski, Coons, Collins, Sinema, Graham, Isakson, King, Portman, Manchin, Cassidy, Hassan, McSally, Van Hollen and Ernst spoke on the shutdown.
3:57 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the disagreements between Senators Johnson and Schumer relating to the shut down.
3:52 p.m. Senator Johnson asked u.c. to consider H.J.Res. 1, Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for FY 2019, and for other purposes w/the Johnson amendment. Senator Schumer objected.
3:38 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on border security and immigration.
3:37 p.m. Cloture was not invoked on the Schumer amendment #6, 52-44.
Senators voting in favor: 44 Democrats, 6 Republicans: Alexander, Collins, Gardner, Isakson, Murkowski and Romney; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
Senators not voting: 3 Republicans: Burr, Paul and Risch; 1 Democrat: Rosen.
3:18 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Schumer amendment #6.
3:17 p.m. Cloture was not invoked on the Shelby amendment #5, 50-47.
Senators voting in favor: 49 Republicans, 1 Democrat: Manchin.
Senators voting against: 43 Democrats, 2 Republicans: Cotton and Lee; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
2:41 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Shelby amendment #5; the text of President Trump’s funding and immigration proposal to the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019.
2:34 p.m. Democratic Leader spoke on the pending votes.
2:18 p.m. Senators Leahy and Shelby spoke on the government shutdown.
2:05 p.m. Senators Cruz and Bennet continued to debate.
1:36 p.m. Senator Bennet responded to Senators Cruz and Sullivan.
1:22 p.m. Senators Sullivan and Cruz spoke about the Coast Guard.
1:20 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Democratic proposal. He asked for the Yeas and Nays on the motion to proceed to S 1. The Yeas and Nays were ordered.
1:19 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about the Coast Guard.
1:18 p.m. Senator Schumer objected to Senator Kennedy’s initial request.
1:15 p.m. Senator Kennedy objected.
1:13 p.m. Senator Schumer asked Senator Kennedy to modify his motion to include and pass House Resolutions 48 and 31.
1:11 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about the shutdown and the need to pay the Coast Guard. He sought consent to pass H.J. Res. 1, as amended by Wicker.
1:08 p.m ML McConnell withdrew motion to proceed to HR 1 and offered a cloture motion to amendments #5 and #6 to H.R. 268.
1:07 p.m. The motion to instruct was agreed to 88-8.
Senators voting against: Seven Republicans: Alexander, Cotton, Enzi,Hoeven, Kennedy, Lee and Toomey; 1 Democrat: Booker.
Senators not voting: 3 Republicans: Inhofe, Paul and Risch; 1 Democrat: Rosen.
12:37 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell made a motion to instruct the Sgt At Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators.
12:33 p.m. Senator Blunt noted the absence of a quorum.
12:24 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about the shutdown.
12:20 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the shutdown.
12:15 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the shutdown.
Noon. Senator Capito spoke about the shutdown votes.
11:27 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the shutdown.
11:17 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the shutdown votes.
11:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the proposals to end the partial government shutdown.
The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m., at which point Majority Leader McConnell is expected to move to proceed to S. 1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.
At 12:30 p.m., a live quorum call and subsequent vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators is expected.
We expect the Senate to recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate caucus luncheons following the quorum call and motion to instruct.
At 2:30 p.m. their will be two cloture votes:
1. Shelby amendment (#5) the text of President Trump’s funding and immigration proposal to the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 268)
2. Schumer amendment (#6) (text of H.R. 268 (emergency supplemental) and CR through February 8, 2019)