6:01 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 on Monday, March 16. At 5:30 the Senate will vote on the nominations of Carlos Monje Jr. to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation and Manson Brown to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce. The cloture vote on the Human Trafficking bill will occur on Tuesday morning.
6:00 p.m. The Senate confirmed Michael Greco and Ronald Miller to be US Marshalls. The following bills were passed by voice vote:
- S. Res. 85-honoring the life of Georgia Jones Ayers
- S. Con. Res 7- Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall for a ceremony honoring the Doolittle Raiders.
5:30 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the trade promotion authority.
5:04 p.m. Senator Heitkamp spoke about Vietnam veterans.
4:31 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke about the Sportsmen’s Act.
3:34 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the Disability Insurance Trust Fund.
3:27 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke in favor of the Human Trafficking bill.
3:07 p.m. Senator McCain began a colloquy with Senator Graham about Iraq.
3:05 p.m. Senator McCain spoke about the letter to Iran opposing a nuclear deal.
2:55 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about Iran and a nuclear deal.
2:50 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the Human Trafficking bill.
2:44 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke in favor of confirming Loretta Lynch as Attorney General.
2:38 p.m. Senator Capito spoke in favor of S. 178, the human trafficking bill.
2:36 p.m. Senator McConnell filed cloture on both the committee reported amendment to S. 178 and the underlying bill, S. 178 (the Innocent Victims of Human Trafficking Act).
By voice vote, the Senate confirmed Tho Dinh-Zarr, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
By a roll call vote of 97-0, the Senate confirmed Christopher Hart to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
2:03 p.m. Leader McConnell sought unanimous consent to vote on an amendment to strip the Hyde language from S. 178. Leader Reid objected.
1:55 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Hyde language in the human trafficking bill.
1:45 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke for the nominees to the National Transportation Safety Board.
1:20 p.m. Senator Murphy and Barrasso spoke on the Affordable Care Act.
1:08 p.m. Senator Vitter spoke on his amend to the Human Trafficking bill regarding immigration. Senator Wyden spoke on forest fires and drought.
12:50 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke in favor of the Human Trafficking bill.
12:35 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke on the abortion provisions in the Human Trafficking bill.
12:18 p.m. Senator King spoke about eagle canes for veterans.
12:10 p.m. Senator Heller spoke in support of the Human Trafficking bill.
11:55 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about they Hyde amendment language.
11:50 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about the provisions against abortion in the Human Trafficking bill.
11:45 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the provisions against abortion in the Human Trafficking bill
11:35 a.m. Senator Boxer spoke about the provisions against abortion in the Human Trafficking bill.
11:05 a.m. Senators Cornyn, Portman, Thune, Kirk and Grassley engage in a colloquy on S. 178 the human trafficking bill.
11:04 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke on the bill.
11:03 a.m. Senate resumes consideration of S. 178 the human trafficking bill.
10:37 a.m. Senator Heitkamp spoke on the human trafficking bill.
9:47 a.m. Senators Roberts and Durbin spoke on S. 178 the human trafficking bill, with Senator Durbin also speaking on for profit colleges.
9:32 a.m. ML McConnell and DL Reid spoke on S. 178 the human trafficking bill and the Senate schedule.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and after any leader time, will be in a period of morning business for one hour.
Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 178, the anti-trafficking bill.
At 1:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to Executive Session, and following thirty minutes of debate, vote on the following nominations:
1. Christopher Hart to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board.
2. Tho Dinh-Zarr, of Texas, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board. (Voice Vote expected)