8:20 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 7. They will resume consideration of FAA reauthorization bill with votes to occur on amendments but not scheduled at this time. During wrap up the Senate passed the following by voice vote:
- S. 1638-Homeland Security headquarters consolidation
- S. 1492-Conveyance of Federal property to Anchorage, Alaska
- S. Res. 415-Congratulating Villanova Wildcats
8:15 p.m. The Senate agreed to, by voice vote, the motion to proceed to the FAA reauthorization bill. Senator Thune offered a substitute amendment to the bill. He also offered two amendments to the substitute-one for himself and one for Senator Gardner.
6:25 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the Supreme Court Vacancy and also about manufacturing.
5:54 p.m. Senator Warner spoke about federal servant, John Wagner.
5:20 p.m. Senator McCain and Senator Flake spoke about the FAA reauthorization bill.
5:05 p.m. Senator Casey and Senator Toomey spoke about their amendment on aviation security to the FAA reauthorization bill.
4:41 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the FAA reauthorization bill.
4:34 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about FAA reauthorization bill.
4:16 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about gun violence.
3:07 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on the Supreme Court vacancy.
2:57 p.m. Senator Coons spoke on Iran.
2:27 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke on the Supreme Court vacancy.
2:00 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on nuclear sanctions.
1:01 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy.
12:26 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about the FAA reauthorization bill.
12:17 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the FAA reauthorization bill.
12:00 p.m. Senator Reid spoke about Senator Grassley and the Supreme Court vacancy.
11:31 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about defense department whistle blowers.
11:30 a.m. The motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 636 (FAA reauthorization) was agreed to by a vote of 98-0. Senators Cruz and Sanders were absent.
10:20 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke in praise of Sen. Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee and about the Supreme Court vacancy.
10:18 a.m. The Senate is on the Motion to Proceed to HR 636, the vehicle for FAA Reauthorization.
10:13 a.m. Senator Reid spoke about the FAA reauthorization and the Supreme Court vacancy.
10:08 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about FAA Reauthorization. There will be a vote on cloture on the motion to proceed at 11:00 a.m. today. ML McConnell also spoke about administration regulations on investment advisors anticipated today that he believes will be harmful to lower and middle class investors.
10:00 ML McConnell opened the Senate.