Monday, June 13, 2016

6:09 p.m. Senate adjourns until 10:00 am. Tuesday June 14.

6:06 p.m. ML McConnell wrapped up the Senate session for the day.  UC that the Senate adjourn until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, resume consideration of S. 2943 until 11:00 a.m.

Items passed by UC:

  • Executive Cal #487, Jennifer O’Connor to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense.
  • Concurred in the House amendment to S.2276, SAFE PIPES Act.

5:51 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about the Orlando shooting.

5:38 p.m. Senator Isakson spoke about the Orlando shooting before explaining he will vote no on the motion to proceed to the Commerce/Justice/Science appropriations bill due to a provision relating to a tri-state water compact between Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

5:28 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Orlando shooting.

5 :10 p.m. Senators Daines and Tester spoke about the Orlando shooting, with Senator Tester also discussing veterans health care.

5:01 p.m. Senator Vitter spoke about helping small businesses.

4:26 p.m. Senators Nelson, Markey and Carper spoke on the Orlando shooting.

4:13 p.m. Democratic Leader Reid paid tribute to Senator Voinovich, and then turned to discuss the Orlando shooting.

4:04 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell discussed the Orlando shooting; and later paid tribute to Senator Voinovich.


The Senate convened at 4:00 p.m. and following leader time, will resume consideration of the Defense Authorization (S. 2943).  There will be no roll call votes today.

At 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, all post-cloture time on S. 2943 will be deemed expired and the Senate will immediately proceed to a series of votes on the bill.

Absent a consent agreement, the Senate will dispose of any pending germane amendments and vote on passage of the bill.

Immediately upon disposition of S. 2943, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations (H.R. 2578).

If cloture is invoked, it will be considered as having been invoked at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, June 13.