5 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 3 p.m. Monday, September 26, when the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5325, the continuing resolution.
4:58 p.m. In wrap-up, Senator Coats secured consent for these items:
— Passage of S. 1878, to extend the pediatric priority voucher review program;
— Passage of S. 2683, to include disabled veterans leave in the personnel system of the Federal Aviation Administration;
— Placement in the Record of an appointment at the desk.
4:17 p.m. Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that cloture on H.R. 5325 ripen on Tuesday, September 22 at 2:15 p.m. If cloture is invoked on the substitute amendment then cloture will be considered to have been invoked at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26th.
3:40 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about climate change.
3:28 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about Zika funding.
3:13 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about synthetic opioid abuse.
3:05 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke about the Louisiana flooding.
2:48 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about Clarence Thomas.
2:45 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about the Flint water crisis.
2:36 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about the Flint water crisis.
2:25 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.
2:12 pm. Senator Coats criticized government waste.
2:02 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about driverless cars.
1:47 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about addiction.
1:39 p.m. Senator Warren paid tribute to retiring immigration specialist Emily Winterson of her Massachusetts office.
1:29 p.m. Senator Cotton paid tribute to law enforcement officers.
1:05 p.m. Senator Mikulski spoke on the negotiations on the CR.
1:00 p.m. ML McConnell offers substitute amendment to H.R. 5325; fills the legislative tree, and files cloture on the substitute amendment and the underlying bill. Hopes to do the CR, and JASTA next week.
12:59 p.m. Senate adopts motion to proceed to H.R. 5325, Leg branch appropriations/vehicle for the CR.
11:00 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about government agencies using Senate Security to hide information.
10:36 a.m. Senator Leahy and Senator Grassley spoke about the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
10:27 a.m. Senator Shaheen joined in the colloquy about addiction.
10:17 a.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about addiction.
10:15 a.m. Senator Collins spoke about addiction.
10:07 a.m. Senator Markey spoke about the opioid epidemic.
9:50 a.m. Senator Isakson saluted retiring Georgia Republican Rep. Len Westmoreland.
9:45 a.m. Senator Reid criticized Republican handling of the Supreme Court vacancy.
9:44 a.m. Senator Toomey said the objection was partisan.
9:37 a.m. Minority Leader Reid objected. He criticized Republican handling of the Senate schedule.
9:33 a.m. Senator Toomey proposed S. 1831, a bill to prevent animal cruelty and torture and sought consent to pass it.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the vehicle for the continuing resolution to finance the government through December 9 (H.R. 5325). Post-cloture time will be deemed expired at that point and a voice vote is expected on the motion to proceed to the continuing resolution.
If the Senate votes to proceed to the resolution. Majority Leader McConnell will be recognized to offer a substitute amendment.