Monday, January 9, 2017

12:16 a.m. The Senate adjourned until noon Tuesday.

12:06 a.m. Senator Booker spoke about health care.

11:55 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke about mental health.

11:40 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about health care.

11:30 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about health.

11:17 p.m. Senator King spoke about health care.

11:02 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about health care.

10:50 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about health care.

10:33 p.m. Senator Baldwin spoke about health care.

10:22 p.m. Senator Bennet spoke about health care.

10:01 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about health care.

9:41 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about health care.

9:31 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about health care.

9:18 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about health care.

9:06 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about health care.

8:56 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke about health care.

8:42 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about health care.

8:27 p.m. Senator Franken spoke about health care.

8:18 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke about health care.

8:03 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about health care.

7:51 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about health care.

7:38 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

7:20 p.m. Senator Reed spoke against the use of the budget resolution to change the health care law.

7:10 p.m. Senator Murray spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

6:57 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

6:45 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the affordable care act and mental illness. Recollects long fight by Senators Wellstone and Domenici for mental illness funding.

6:44 p.m. Motion to waive budget point of order not agreed to 49-47; 3/5th necessary to waive.

Senators voting in favor: 45 Democrats, 2 Independents (King and Sanders), 2 Republicans (Collins and Heller).

Senators voting against: 47 Republicans.

Senators not voting: Blunt, Carper, Graham and Tillis.

6:08 p.m Roll call vote began on the motion to waive the budget act with respect to the Hirono-Donnelly amendment on medicare/medicaid.

6:06 p.m. Senators Hirono and Enzi spoke on the Hirono-Dpnnelly amendment.

6:05 p.m. Paul substitute amendment not agreed to 14-83.

Senators voting in favor, all Republicans: Crapo, Cruz, Daines, Flake, Kennedy, Lankford, Lee, Moran, Paul, Risch, Rubio, Sasse, Scott, and Toomey.

Senators not voting: Blunt, Graham and Tillis.

5:34 p.m. Roll call vote began on the (Enzi for) Paul amendment to S.Con Res 3, the budget resolution.

5:32 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the (Enzi for) Paul amendment.
5:18 p.m. Senators Paul spoke about his amendment.

4:34 p.m. Senators Hirono and Donnelly spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

4:00 p.m. Senators Cornyn and Enzi spoke on the nomination process.

3:33 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

3:18 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

2:34 p.m. ML McConnell spoke on the Affordable Care Act.

2:21 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke on presidential cabinet nomination.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the FY 2017 Budget Resolution (S.Con.Res. 3).

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the Enzi (for Paul) substitute amendment (#1).

These amendments are pending to the budget resolution:

• Paul substitute. (#1)

• Sanders amendment (#19) to prevent cuts in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

• Hirono-Donnelly amendment (#20) to protect Medicare and Medicaid.

On Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the Sanders amendment (#19). A Republican side-by-side amendment is also expected to be considered at that time.