Tuesday, July 12, 2016

8:25 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. When the Senate convenes at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, following Leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of the Conference Report to accompany S. 524 (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016). At 11:00 AM, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Conference Report to accompany S. 524 (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) At 1:45 PM, the Senate will vote on the motion to concur in the House amendments to the Senate amendments to H.R. 636 (FAA bill).

In wrap up the Senate confirmed the following nomination by voice vote:
Cal. #652, Carole Schwartz Rendon to be US Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.
S. 2650 (A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income any prizes or awards won in competition in the Olympic games or the Paralympic games). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. Res. 513 (National Lobster Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. Res. 528 (Commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the Unified Development of the Tennessee River System). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
In today’s session the Senate held one roll call vote on the Motion to invoke cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012 (Energy Policy Modernization Act). Yeas and nays ordered. Cloture was invoked by a vote of 84-3. Adoption of the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012 (Energy Policy Modernization Act). The compound motion was agreed to by voice vote.

6:30 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on climate change.

6:20 p.m. Senator Hendrich spoke on climate change.

6:00 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on Zika funding.

6:00 p.m. Leader McConnell set up a cloture vote on the conference report to S. 524 for Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. If cloture is invoked the Senate will move to HR 636, the FAA bill with a vote on the FFAA legislation at 1:45 p.m.

5:40 p.m. Senator Franken spoke on climate change.

5:30 Senator Gardner spoke on climate change.

5:18 Senator Schatz spoke on climate change.

5:00 Senator Durbin spoke on climate change.

Senator Reid spoke on Zika funding.

Senator Tillis spoke on funding for national security.

Senator Daines spoke on funding for national security.

4:45 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke on funding for national security.

4:35 Senator Sullivan spoke on the increase of troops in Iraq.

4:00 p.m. Senator Boxer spoke on climate change.

4:04 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke on science funding.

4:03 p.m. ML McConnell asked that the chair lay before the Senate the Conference Report to accompany S. 524, an Act to authorize the AG to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.

4:02 p.m. By a roll call vote of 84-3, the Senate invoked cloture on the compound motion to go to conference on S.2012, Energy Policy Modernization Act. The Senate then voice voted the motion. The following senators were appointed as conferees: Murkowski, Barrasso, Risch, Cornyn, Cantwell, Wyden, Sanders

3:19 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about the energy modernization bill.

3:07 p.m. Senator Reid spoke about zika funding.

2:50 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about supporting the military.

2:45 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about supporting the military.

2:40 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about supporting the military.

2:35 p.m Senator Sullivan spoke about national security and supporting the military.

2:20 p.m. Senator Boxer spoke about global warming and violence in the United States.

2:19 p.m. The Senate resumed session.

12:53 p.m.  The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:39 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on terrorism.

12:20 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on gun violence and the need for reform.

12:15 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke on the conference report to accompany the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

12:10 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke on the conference report to accompany the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

12:00 p.m. Leader McConnell called up the House amendment to S. 2012, the modernization of energy policy. he moved the Senate disagree to the amendment and agree to the request for a conference. He then filed cloture on the motion and set up a cloture vote at 3:30 today.

11:40 a.m. Senator Ayotte paid tribute to the fallen officers in Dallas and then spoke in favor of the conference report to accompany the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act.

11:30 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke on the conference report to accompany the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

11:10 a.m. Senator Nelson spoke on the Zika virus and funding.

10:35 a.m. Senator Enzi spoke on private pensions and federal spending.

10:30 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the Zika virus and funding.

10:11 a.m. Senator Reid spoke on CARA and the zika virus.

10:03 a.m. ML McConnell spoke on the shooting in Dallas and CARA.

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The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of of the conference report to accompany the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S. 524). From 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. the Senate will recess for weekly policy lunches.

Votes are expected after lunches today.