5:21 p.m. The Senate adjourned until noon Tuesday, January 23.
5:06 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about abortion.
5 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the spending deal. The leader filed cloture on the following nominations:
1. Jerome Powell to be chair of the Federal Reserve.
2. Alex Azar to be Secretary of HHS.
3. Sam Brownback to be an ambassador-at-large for religious freedom.
The Senate agreed to convene on Tuesday at noon. Recess for policy lunches will be from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
4:59 p.m. By a vote of 81 to 18, the Senate voted to concur in the House amendments to the revised resolution to reauthorize CHIP and continue fedeal spending until Feb. 8 (H.R. 195).
Senators voting NO: Blumenthal, Booker, Cortez-Masto, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Harris, Hirono, Leahy, Lee, (R), Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Murphy, Paul (R), Sanders (I), Tester, Warren, and Wyden. Senator McCain did not vote.
4:04 p.m. The Senate consented to a change in the enrollment date of the amended spending , to expire on February 8. The vote began on passage of the spending vehicle, H.R. 195.
3:29 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the government shutdown.
2:38 p.m. Senator Brown spoke in morning business about the Affordable Care Act.
2:20 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the government shutdown, DACA, and CHIP.
1:37 p.m. Senators Burr and Warner spoke about the government shutdown and Section 148 of the CR. Senator Burr asked u.c. that the Burr amendment to the amendment #1917 which is at the desk be agreed to. Senator Cochran objected.
12:57 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the government shutdown.
12:56 p.m. The motion to invoke cloture as agreed to by a vote of 81 to 18 and the motion to refer falls. The Senators voting NO: Blumenthal, Booker, Cortez Masto, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Harris, Hirono, Leahy, Lee, (R), Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Murphy, Paul (R), Sanders (I), Tester, Warren, and Wyden. Senator McCain did not vote.
12:25 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke briefly and the Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the House message to accompany H.R. 195 as amended.
12:17 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke on the government shutdown.
11:32 a.m. Senator Ernst spoke on the government shutdown.
11:30 a.m. The Senate returned from recess.
10:34 a.m. The Senate stands in recess until 11:30 a.m.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the CR.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 195, as amended to continue federal spending until February 8 and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
A vote on cloture for H.R. 195 is expected at noon.