6:08 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke about opioid abuse and about the Granite Stater of the Month.
6:08 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. to consider and pass S.Res. 403, designating February 2018 as American Heart Month and February 2nd as National Wear Red Day. ML McConnell also asked that when the Senate completes its business today it adjourn until 10:00 am on Tuesday. Following Leader remarks, the Senate resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2579 and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count postcloture on the motion to proceed.
6:07 p.m. By a vote of 97-1 the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2579 (the legislative vehicle for the immigration bill). Senator Cruz voted no. Senators Leahy and McCain did not vote.
5:32 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2579, the legislative vehicle for the immigration bill.
5:26 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke about immigration and DACA recipients.
5:19 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about immigration.
5:07 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about immigration.
5:02 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about immigration.
4:57 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about immigration.
4:47 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about immigration.
4:41 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about border security and immigration.
4:34 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about immigration.
4:21 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about immigration.
4:07 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about CFIUS and immigration.
3:47 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about immigration.
3:33 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about bourbon and immigration.
3:03 p.m. ML McConnell spoke about the President’s budget request and infrastructure. ML McConnell also addressed immigration.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 2579 [the legislative vehicle for immigration legislation].
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2579.