2:51 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday July 7.
2:46 p.m. Leader McConnell began wrap-up, securing voice vote passage of H.R. 833, for a coin to commemorate the Boys Town centennial. By voice vote, the Senate passed S. 230, as amended, to convey certain property to the Yukon Health Corporation in Alaska. By voice vote, the Senate passed S. Res. 215, designating June National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. The leader started Rule 14 proceedings on S. 1698, excluding certain federal benefits for state eugenics programs.
The Senate agreed that, unless the House passes the adjournment resolution, pro-forma sessions will be conducted at these times during the Independence Day recess:
— Noon on Friday, June 26;
— 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 30;
— 10 a.m. Friday, July 3.
2:19 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the King V Burwell decision.
1:57 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke the Senate under Republican leadership and about increasing transportaion funding and paying for spending.
1:55 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about the retiring head of the Delaware Business Development office, Alan Levin.
1:34 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about King v. Burwell decision and the need for transportation funding.
1:22 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke about the King v. Burwell decision.
12:45 p.m. Senator Booker spoke on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act and paid tribute to the Pages.
12:16 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on wild fires in Alaska and land and water regulations.
12:07 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the Affordable Care Act and gave a summary of the work done by the Senate since January.
11:52 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the unrest in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray and moving forward.
11:43 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke about rural hospitals.
10:45 a.m. Senators Enzi, Barrasso, Murphy, and Hatch spoke the Supreme Court ruling.
10:37 a.m. Senator Graham spoke on the Supreme Court ruling before turning to discuss negotiations with Iran.
10:29 a.m. Democratic Leader Reid and Majority Leader McConnell spoke on the Supreme Court ruling today on the Affordable Care Act.
10:08 a.m. Senator McCain explained that part of the Defense Authorization was written in violation of the House Ways and Means jurisdiction. Therefore, Unanimous Consent is achieved that when the Senate receives the papers from the House, the Secretary of the Senate re-engrosses the Senate amendment to the bill to strike section 636 from HR 1735, the Defense Authorization.
10:01 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on trade, and late turns to discuss wounded warrior atheltic games, and finally, post traumatic stress disorder awareness.
9:53 a.m. Democratic Leader Reid spoke on voting rights issues.
The Senate convened at 9:50 a.m. Later, the Senate will begin to consider reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (H.R. 1177), including changes in the public school testing system.
There will be no more roll call votes this week.
The next roll call vote will be on Tuesday, July 7 at 5:30 p.m. on confirmation of Kara Farnandez Stoll’s nomination to the U.S. Circuit Court for the Federal Circuit.