6:05 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about federal management and poor maintenance of federally owned land.
6:00 p.m. Senator Heinrich proposed a UC to pass S 2101, a bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Senator Lee objected and spoke against the measure.
5:47 p.m. Senator Mikulski spoke about passage of the CR and a new budget deal.
5:20 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about above- and below- ground gas in the U.S.
5:00 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about global warming.
3:50 p.m. Senator Tester spoke against the Mil-Con appropriations bill.
3:34 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about Minnesota VA.
3:20 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke about Colorado Veterans and Aurora VA center.
2:45 p.m. Senator Merkley and Senator Udall spoke about how to fix a broken Senate.
2:32 p.m. Senator Coats spoke about government waste.
1:54 p.m. Senator Baldwin spoke on the Perkins Loan Program and asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass H.R. 3594, the Higher Education Extension Act of 2015. Senator Alexander objected.
1:49 p.m. Senator Casey spoke on the Perkins Loan Program.
1:37 p.m. Senator Udall spoke on the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
1:25 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the ACA.
12:45 p.m. Senators Daines, Ayotte, Alexander, Collins and Burr spoke about the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
12:16 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about rising sea levels in Southern Florida.
12:05 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about abortion and passing further abortion laws while avoiding a government shutdown.
11:19 a.m. Senator McCain spoke on Syria and Russia.
10:36 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on positive train control, and later paid tribute to former governor of South Dakota Walter Dale Miller.
10:33 a.m. ML McConnell called up and filed cloture on the motion to proceed to HR 2029, the Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Department Appropriations.
10:32 a.m. Motion to concur in relation to HR 719 (CR through December 11) agreed to 78-20. No votes: Blunt, Boozman, Burr, Coats, Cotton, Crapo, Cruz, Heller, Inhofe, Lankford, Lee, Moran, Paul, Risch, Sasse, Scott, Sessions, Shelby, Toomey, and Vitter. Senators Graham and Rubio did not vote.
10:01 a.m. The Senate began voting on the Motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to accompany H.R. 719 with amendment #2689 (CR through December 11).
9:59 a.m. Amendment #2690 was withdrawn by unanimous consent.
9:47 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the CR.
9:35 a.m. Minority Leader Reid spoke about the continuing resolution.
9:32 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to Rep. Ed Whitfield and spoke about the continuing resolution.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.; and following any leader time, resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 719, with the further amendment #2689, the CR through December 11th.
The roll call vote on the motion to concur regarding amendment #2689 (CR) will occur at approximately 10:00 a.m.