8:22 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. Thursday July 23, 2015.
8:21 p.m. Senator McConnell did wrap-up. The Senate passed S 1599, as amended, to protect antitrust whistleblowers.
8:04 p.m. By a roll call vote of 62-36, the Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 22, the Highway Bill. Sixteen Democrats (including the two independents) voted for: Boxer, Donnelly, Durbin, Feinstein, Heitkamp, King, Klobuchar, Leahy, Manchin, McCaskill, Nelson, Sanders, Schatz, Shaheen, Tester, Whitehouse. Six Republicans voted against: Cruz, Lee, Paul, Rubio, Shelby, Toomey. Absent were: Murkowski and Boozman.
6:19 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.
4:30 p.m The Senate recessed subject to the call of the chair.
4:00 p.m. Senators Brown, Coons and Merkley spoke about predatory lending and mortgage regulation.
3:30 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the Iran Nuclear Deal.
2:52 p.m. Senator Inhofe said he hopes the vote on cloture on the motion to proceed within the hour.
2:00 Senator Lankford spoke on the 5th anniversary of Dodd Frank.
1:23 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke on Veterans Affairs and his amendments to the Murray veterans womens health bill that did not move forward in a VA committee markup today.
12:55 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the Highway bill. He said there will be another vote on the motion to proceed today, but he did not specify when.
11:30 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke in support of Senator Murray’s bill.
11:25 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about her frustration at obstacles to her veteran women’s health bill that prevented its progress in the veterans committee markup today.
11:10 a.m. Senator Collins spoke on cyberscurity and the OPM data breach.
11 a.m. Senator Tillis spoke about the Iran deal.
10:49 a.m. Senator Coats spoke about the Iran agreement.
10:39 a.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the Iran agreement.
10:34 a.m. Senator Isakson spoke about the Iran agreement.
10:21 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Iran nuclear deal.
10:11 a.m. Minority Leader Reid spoke about the possibility that the cloture vote on the highway measure will succeed today. He also spoke about the pace of action on judicial nominations.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell said that later today the Senate will reconsider Tuesday’s failed cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the highway measure. He repeated his warning that the Senate will work on the highway bill Saturday. He spoke about the Iran nuclear deal.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will be in morning business.
So far, no votes have been scheduled for today.
The pending business is the motion to proceed to H.R. 22, the legislative vehicle for the highway bill.
On Tuesday, a cloture vote failed on the motion to proceed.
A motion to reconsider the cloture vote has been entered.