Monday, February 11, 2019

7:23 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

7:02 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke about the economy.

6:52 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the budget negotiations.

6:51 p.m. By consent, post-cloture time on the lands package will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, pending amendments will be disposed of, the substitute amendment will be agreed to, and a roll call vote will occur on passage of the lands package.

6:51 p.m. Senator Rubio called up Amendment #182 to Amendment #112.

6:50 p.m. By a vote of 87 to 7, the Senate invoked cloture on the lands package.

YEAS: All 45 Democrats and independents present; 42 Republicans.

NAYS: Republicans Inhofe, Johnson, Kennedy, Lankford, Lee, Paul and Toomey.

NOT VOTING: Republicans Cornyn, Cruz, Hoeven and Sasse; Democrats Klobuchar and Stabenow.

6:08 p.m. The cloture vote began on S. 47, the lands bill.

6:07 p.m. By a vote of 60 to 33, the Senate tabled Lee Amendment #154 (limiting the establishment of national monuments in Utah) to the lands bill.

YEAS were all 42 Democrats present, independents King and Sanders, and 16 Republicans: Alexander, Burr, Capito, Collins, Daines, Gardner, Graham, Hyde-Smith, Isakson, Murkowski, Portman, Roberts, Rounds, Shelby, Tillis, Young.

NAYS were 33 Republicans.

NOT VOTING: Republicans Cornyn, Cruz, Hoeven and Sasse; Democrats Gillibrand, Klobuchar and Stabenow.

5:30 p.m. Senator Murkowski secured consent for the vote on tabling the Lee amendment occur before the cloture vote.

4:53 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about his amendment on the creation of national monuments in Utah. Senator Murkowski spoke against the Lee amendment.

4:42 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about an illegal immigrant detainment cap.

4:10 p.m. Senator Collins spoke about home health care.

4:10 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.J. Res. 1, Homeland Security Appropriations, making it the pending business once S.47 is dispensed with.

3:26 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about the Natural Resources Management bill.

3:14 p.m. Senator Manchin spoke about the Natural Resources Management bill.

3:05 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about border security.


The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the Natural Resources Management Act S. 47.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on S. 47.

An additional roll call vote in relation to the Lee amendment # 154 to limit the extension or establishment of national monuments in the State of Utah is possible on Monday night.

Majority Leader McConnell also filed cloture on the nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General on Thursday.  The cloture vote with respect to the Barr nomination will occur upon disposition of S. 47.