Wednesday, September 21, 2016

6:30 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22. They will be in morning business until 11 AM. Following morning business the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 5325, vehicle for the continuing resolution and if the motion to proceed is agreed to (expected voice vote) and then Senator McConnell will be recognized to offer a substitute amendment.

5:26 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about Afghan interpreters.

5:11 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy.

4:57 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about pension funds.

4:45 Senator Wyden spoke about tax reform.

4:35 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the Pension Relief Act.

4:22 p.m. Senator Franken spoke about the attack in Minnesota and the Central States Pension Fund crisis.

4:15 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the cost of prescription drugs.

4:02 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke on the Pediatric Rare Disease Priority Review Act.

3:54 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about Senator Sander’s amendment to S.1878.

3:34 p.m. Senators Isakson and Casey spoke on the S.1878, Pediatric Rare Disease Priority Review Act, and asked unanimous consent to pass it. Senator Sanders objected and asked that the request be modified to include his amendment. Senator Alexander objected.

3:29 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on the nomination of Doug Wilson to serve on the U.S. Advisory Commission of Public Diplomacy.

3:10 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about traveling to Mars.

3:09 p.m. The Senate tabled the motion to discharge S. J. Res. 39, relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment, by a vote of 71-27.

2:29 p.m. Senator Corker spoke about the arms deal.

2:25 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about the arms deal.

2:16 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about the power to declare war.

2:10 p.m. Senator McCain spoke about the arms deal.

2:07 p.m. Senator Corker spoke about the arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

1:46 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about the conflict in Yemen and the proposed arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

1:29 p.m. Senator Corker spoke against the motion to discharge.

1:18 p.m. Senator Heitkamp spoke about manufacturing jobs and the export/import bank.

12:15 p.m Senator McCain spoke against the motion to discharge.

12:05 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke against the motion to discharge S. J.Res 39 and announced that he make a motion to table the motion.

11:40 a.m. Senator Murphy, Senator Franken and Senator Lee spoke about Saudi war with Yemen.

11:37 a.m. Senator Murphy for Senator Paul offered a motion to discharge S.J.Res.39, relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment.

11:01 a.m. Senator Fischer spoke on the economy.

10:51 a.m. Senator Vitter paid tribute to staffers David Doss and Nicole Hebert.

10:36 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

9:50 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Wells Fargo.

9:48 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to the continuing resolution, S. 5325.

9:36 a.m. Senator Reid spoke about health care.

9:02 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about progress toward a continuing resolution and about Democratic health care proposals.

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The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.5325, the legislative vehicle for the short-term CR, post-cloture. All time during recess and adjournment of the Senate will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed.

At 11:15 a.m., Senator Paul or his designee will be recognized to offer a motion to discharge S.J.Res.39, relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment; there will be 3 hours of debate; following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote in relation to the motion to discharge.