6:34 p.m The Senate adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10th. Following a period of morning business for one hour, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act.
During wrap-up, the following legislation was passed by unanimous consent:
- S. Res. 196 – Designating July 10 as Collector Car Appreciation Day.
- S. Res. 197 – Recognizing the need to improve physical access to many facilities for all people of the U.S., particularly people with disabilities.
- S. 611 – Reauthorize technical assistance to small public water systems.
- S.653 – Water Resources Research.
The following nominations were confirmed by unanimous consent:
- Brig. Gen. Anthony C. Funkhouser to be Major General
- Brig. Gen. Donald E. Jackson, Jr. to be Major General
- Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre to be Major General
6:24 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on Vladimir Putin and natural gas.
5:51 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on the Affordable Care Act.
5:27 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke on amendment #1901 to the DoD Authorization bill.
5:09 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about Rhode Islanders and the burning of the H.H.S Gadsby in 1772.
4:50 p.m. Senator Stabenow also spoke on youth unemployment.
4:45 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the youth unemployment.
4:30 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke in favor of the DoD Authorization bill.
4:25 p.m. Senator Burr called up Burr amendment 1569, criminal background checks for military child care employees and offered a second degree amendment to that amendment 1921 , Cybersecurity Information Act of 2015.
4:23 p.m. Senator McCain offered a package of amendments which were agreed to en bloc: 1485, 1510, 1520, 1538, 1579, 1622,1791, 1677, 1701, 1733, 1739, 1744, 1781 and 1796.
4:07 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on her amendment regarding sexual violence in the military.
3:50 p.m. Senator Fischer offered amendment #1825.
3:45 p.m. Senator Feinstein offered amended #1889.
3:40 p.m. The Senate rejected the Reed Amendment #1521, on spending for overseas contingency operations by a roll call vote of 46-51.
3:01 p.m. Senator Reed spoke in favor of his amendment.
2:49 p.m. Senators Sessions and McCain spoke against the Reed amendment.
2:43 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on for profit colleges.
2:30 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke in favor of the Reed amendment.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess. Senator Cornyn spoke on U.S. energy resources.
12:43 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.
12:33 p.m. Senator Mikulski spoke in favor of the Reed amendment.
12:28 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke in support of the Reed amendment.
12:12 p.m. Senator Enzi spoke about the budget and Defense spending and against the Reed amendment.
11:36 a.m. Senator Reed spoke in favor of his amendment.
11:24 a.m. Senate resumes consideration of HR 1735, Defense Authorization. Senator McCain spoke about the need to pass this bill.
11:00 a.m. Senators Hirono, Manchin, and Markey spoke in favor of Senator Reed’s amendment on overseas contingency operations.
10:55 a.m. Senator Nelson spoke about the defense authorization.
10:44 a.m. Senator Capito spoke about coal.
10:34 a.m. Senator Barasso spoke about the new
health care law.
10:20 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the appropriations process and about the financing of defense programs.
10:13 a.m. Minority Leader Reid praised the new medical system. He also spoke about the defense bill.
10:05 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell criticized the new medical system. He also discussed the defense authorization.
10:03 a.m. Senator Franken praised the guest chaplain, Rabbi Kravitz of Minnetonka, Minnesota.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.
At 11 a.m., the Senate will resume consideration of the 2016 defense authorization (H.R. 1735).
The Senate will adjourn for weekly policy lunches from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.
At 3 p.m., there will be a roll call vote on Reed Amendment #1521, on spending for overseas contingency operations.
Agreements may be reached Tuesday to conduct more votes on amendments to the defense bill.