7:02 p.m. Senate Ajourned until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12
5:49 p.m. — Roll call vote ends and the Sanders/McCain VA bill, HR 3230 as amended, passed 93-3.
4:38 p.m. — Roll call vote begins on passage of HR 3230 as amended with text of S.2450, Sanders/McCain VA bill.
4:37 p.m. — Roll call vote ends, motion to waive agreed to 75-19. Senators Barrasso, Blunt, Coats, Coburn, Corker, Crapo, Cruz, Enzi, Flake, Johnson (WI), Lee, Paul, Portman, Risch, Roberts, Sessions, Shelby, Thune, and Wicker voted NO. Senators Cochran, Graham, McCaskill, Merkley, Moran, and Scott missed the vote.
4:05 p.m. — Roll call vote begins on the motion to waive the budget point of order with respect to HR 3230/vehicle for S.2450, Sanders/McCain VA bill.
3:51 p.m. — Senators McCain, Sanders and Coburn spoke on the VA bill and the budget point of order.
3:49 p.m. — Senator Sanders offered a motion to waive the budget point of order.
3:30 p.m. — Senators Boozman, Murray, Vitter, and Sessions spoke on the pending VA bill, Senator Sessions raised a budget point of order against the bill.
3:17 p.m. — Senator Durbin responded to Sen Cornyn on immigration.
3:00 p.m. — Senator Cornyn spoke on immigration.
2:46 p.m. — Senator Coats spoke on the VA bill.
2:28 p.m. — Senator Hatch spoke on union employees being paid with taxpayer money to do union work.
2:16 p.m. — Senator Cantwell spoke on student loans.
2:08 p.m. — Senator Wyden spoke on the VA bill.
1:59 p.m. — Senator Booker spoke on student loans and the truck accident in New Jersey over the weekend.
1:38 p.m. — Senator Coons spoke on global warming.
1:20 p.m. — Senators McCain and Sanders engage in a colloquy on agreement to take up this bill and bring it to a vote this afternoon.
1:17 p.m. — ML Reid offers UC to take up Sanders/McCain VA bill until 4:00pm. Possible budget point of order in order, no amendments in order. One or two votes at 4:00pm, first on the possible budget point of order, followed by vote on passage of bill if budget point of order fails.
12:50 p.m. — Senator Rubio spoke about student debt and VA scandal.
12:40 p.m. — Senator Cardin spoke about costliness of higher education and student debt.
12:35 p.m. — Senator Warner spoke about student debt and income based payment.
12:01 p.m. — Senator Schumer spoke about Cantor and immigration reform.
11:16 a.m. — Senator Sanders spoke about the VA scandal.
11:07 a.m. — Senator Barrasso spoke about the Affordable Care Act
10:32 a.m. — S. Con. Res. 37, Authorizing the use of the Rotunda for the Shimon Perez Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony, was passed by uc.
10:30 a.m. — On a vote of 56 to 38, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the student loan bill.
9:41 a.m. — Senator Franken spoke for the the motion to proceed.
9:35 a.m. — Senator McConnell spoke against the motion to proceed to the student loan bill.
9:21 a.m. — The Senate resumed debate on the motion to proceed to S. 2432, the student loan bill, with Senator Alexander speaking in opposition.
9:16 a.m. — The majority leader outlined the schedule and spoke on the veterans bill.
The Senate will convene at 9:15am and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.2432, the student loan bill.
At 10:00am, there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.2432.