Monday, May 23, 2016

6:38 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday May 24.

6:37 p.m. ML McConnell wraps up for the evening.   Items passed by UC: S. Res 375, raising awareness of modern slavery.  UC that Senate convene on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

6:27 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on the Sexual assault survivors rights act.

6:17 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on a resolution disapproving a US Department of Agriculture regulation that may be voted on tomorrow.

6:14 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about visiting a GM plant near Youngstown, Ohio that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

6:14 p.m. The Senate proceeds to a period of morning business.

6:13 p.m. S. 2613 is agreed to 89-0. Senators not voting: Booker, Boxer, Carper, Cruz, Kirk, Menendez, Murkowski, Peters, Sanders, Toomey and Vitter.

5:40 p.m. Roll call vote began on S.2613, the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

5:31 p.m. Senator McCain spoke on the need to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, S. 2943.  He asked for unanimous consent to pass the bill.  Democratic Leader Harry Reid objected.

5:30 p.m. ML McConnell called up a motion to proceed to S.2943, the National Defense Authorization Act and filed cloture on that motion.

5:00 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on S. 2613, the Adam Walsh re-authorization bill.

4:35 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on the Sexual assault survivors rights act.

4:34 p.m. The Senate begins consideration of S.2613, the Adam Walsh re-authorization bill.

4:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about human rights in Vietnam.

3:51 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about the 2008 financial crisis.

3:10 p.m. Minority Leader Reid spoke about the need for federal spending to combat the Zika virus. He also paid tribute to Marvin Simms.

3:02 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about last week’s passage of appropriations measures. He also previewed today’s vote on the Adam Walsh child protection bill and this week’s consideration of the defense authorization bill — including a provision to combat international sexual trafficking. Senator McConnell also paid tribute to Marvin Simms of the Senate Recording Studio, who is about to retire.


The Senate will convene at 3 p.m. and will proceed at 4:30 p.m. to debate the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act of 2016 (a child protection measure, S. 2613) for one hour.

At about 5:30 p.m., a Grassley amendment and a committee-reported substitute, as amended, will be agreed to by unanimous consent, and the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on passage of S. 2613, as amended.