Monday, July 11, 2016

7:13 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on climate change.

6:48 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about climate change.

6:40 p.m. ML McConnell did wrap-up.  The Senate passed S. Res. 525 designating August 16, 2016 as National Airborne day.
The Senate passed S.Con.Res. 44, designating the sunflower as the flower of military caregivers.

6:28 p.m. Senator Scott spoke about a need for unity in the United States and the violence of last week.

6:18 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke on climate change.

6:01 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the military.

5:45 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke on climate change.

5:42 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on climate change.

5:33 p.m. Senator Warren spoke on climate change.

5:24 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on climate change.

5:17 p.m. Senator Udall spoke on climate change.

5:03 p.m. Senator Coons spoke on climate change.

5:00 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on climate change.

4:50 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on climate change.

4:40 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the deadly protest in Dallas last week.

4:40 p.m. The Senate resumed the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 5293 (DOD Appropriations).

4:25 p.m. Senator Reid spoke about the Koch brothers and their role in blocking action on climate change.

4:15 p.m. Leader McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to and pass the Conference Report to accompany H.R. 2577 (MilCon-VA Appropriations). Reid objected.

4:10 p.m. Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to and pass H.R. 5243; that all after the enacting clause be stricken; that the substitute amendment, which is the text of the Blunt-Murray amendment ($1.1 billion in Zika funding) be agreed to; that there be 1 hour of debate followed by a vote on passage of the bill, as amended. McConnell objected.

4:00 p.m. Leader McConnell filed cloture on the Conference Report to accompany S. 524 (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016). He also called up H.R. 1270 (An act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The bill was read for the second time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to. The bill was placed on the Calendar.

The Senate will convene at 4:00 PM on Monday, July 11, 2016. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 5293 (DOD Appropriations). There will be no roll call votes during Monday’s session. The next roll call vote is expected around noon on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.