Monday, June 26, 2017

9:55 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday June 27.

8:35 -9:47 p.m. Senators Casey, Warren and Bennet spoke on health care.

7:45 -8:35 p.m. Senators Blumenthal, Van Hollen, Schatz and Murphy spoke on health care.

7:43 p.m. Senator Tillis achieved UC that when the Senate adjourns later this evening, following Democrats discussing health care, the Senate reconvene tomorrow, Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. and be in a period of morning business for debate only.

6:23 – 7:43 p.m. Senators Merkley, Klobuchar, Markey, Sanders, Cantwell and Franken spoke on health care.

6:21 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer paid tribute to Sen Hirono.

6:16 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about health care, including her own recent kidney cancer diagnosis.

6:15 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell moves the Senate into morning business.

6:15 p.m. Nomination of Kristine Svinicki to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirmed 88-9.

Senators voting against:

  1. Booker
  2. Cortez Masto
  3. Gillibrand
  4. Harris
  5. Heller (R)
  6. Markey
  7. Merkley
  8. Sanders (I)
  9. Warren

Senators not voting:

  1. Flake
  2. Isakson
  3. Strange

5:30 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of Kristine L. Svinicki to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

5:24 p.m. Senator Carper spoke in support of the Svinicki nomination.

4:46 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about health care.

4:36 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about health care.

4:18 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about Cuba policy.

4:10 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Republican health care plan.

4:02 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about Republican plans to overhaul the medical system.


The Senate will convene at 4:00 p.m. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #115, Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission post-cloture.

At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Svinicki nomination.