Monday, July 24, 2017

11:19 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned.

11:01 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke on nominations and health care.

10:25 – 11:00 p.m. Senators Merkley and Schatz spoke on health care.

9:20 -10:24 p.m. Senators Sanders, Baldwin, Kaine and Murphy spoke on health care.

8:23 – 9:19 p.m. Senators Warren, Klobuchar, Franken and Hassan spoke on health care.

7:12 -8:22 p.m. Senators Durbin, Casey, Cantwell and Whitehouse spoke on health care.

7:11 p.m. ML McConnell announced that when the Senate adjourns this evening, it will return on Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

6:38 p.m. Senators Murray and Reed spoke about health care.

6:32 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about forest fires in Montana and forest management reform.

6:32 p.m. ML McConnell moved to proceed to HR 2810, the Defense Authorization bill.

6:31 p.m. The Senate confirmed the Bernhardt nomination by a vote of 53 to 43. 4 Democrats and 1 Independent voted in favor: Bennet, Donnelly, Heitkamp, King and Manchin.

5:32 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of Interior.

5:29 p.m. Senators Daines and Murkowski spoke in support of the Bernhardt nomination.

5:11 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about NAFTA.

4:57 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about health care.

4:47 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about the wildfires in Montana.

4:31 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about health care.

4:16 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about Democratic policy goals.

4:07 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke in favor of the Bernhardt nomination.

4:02 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell indicated that the Senate will vote Tuesday on whether to proceed to consider a health care bill.


The Senate will convene at 4:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of David Bernhardt to be Deputy Secretary of Interior, post-cloture.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Bernhardt nomination.