6:45 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned.
6:15 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about open enrollment for insurance.
5:50 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on the rise of healthcare premiums under Obamacare.
5:41 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about gun violence in schools.
5:40 p.m. Leader McConnell asked that debate time expire on S.J. Res 52 expire at 12:15 Wednesday, October 30 and the cloture motions filed Monday ripen following the disposition of S.J. Res 52.
when the Senate completes it’s business it adjourn until 10:00 am and resume S.J. Res under the previous order.
5:30 p.m. Senator Paul paid tribute to Jim Mehlman.
5:15 p.m. Senator Durbin discussed preexisting conditions and insurance coverage.
4:09 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about S.J. Res. 52 and paid tribute to former Senator Kay Hagan.
3:57 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke about appropriations.
3:38 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about the impeachment inquiry and paid tribute to Sonny Sloan.
3:28 p.m. Senator Sinema spoke about S.J. Res. 52.
3:15 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke against S.J. Res. 52.
2:57 p.m. Senators Manchin, Warner and Casey spoke about coal miners pensions.
2:43 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on the Defense Authorization.
2:38 p.m. Senator Warner thanked Senator Kennedy for his 5G remarks before calling up SJ Res 52, regarding state relief and empowerment waivers.
2:20 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke on 5G technology and the sale of spectrum for that purpose.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.
12:35 p.m. The Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m.
12:25 p.m. Senator Collins spoke about the cost of prescription drugs and aviation safety.
12:08 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about impeachment, the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Act.
11:58 a.m. Senator Brown spoke about amendment #1088 to H.R. 3055.
11:42 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke on individuals testifying before the House on possible impeachment proceedings.
11:34 a.m. Senators Smith, Van Hollen, Kaine and Brown spoke on federal contractors affected by government shutdowns.
11:19 a.m. Senator Portman spoke on health care and appropriations; particularly infrastructure needs and finally, the Jobs Act.
11:10 a.m. Senator Thune spoke briefly about Kay Hagan and the appropriations process before turning to discuss health care.
10:50 a.m. Senator Collins spoke about appropriations.
10:25 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about appropriations. He spoke about electric automobiles and other matters related to climate change.
10:15 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the immigration status of a group of Venezuelans.
10:04 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about defense appropriations. He spoke about medical insurance at the state level. He spoke about agriculture.
10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about prescription drug legislation.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.3055, appropriations minibus II.
The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following:
- Shelby substitute amendment #948 (CJS/Ag/Interior/THUD appropriations)
- on the underlying bill
- on the motion to proceed to H.R.2740, (Defense/LaborH/Energy and Water/State, Foreign Ops appropriations).
- If no agreement is reached, under the rule, the cloture vote on Shelby substitute amendment #948 would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Wednesday.