Monday, March 16, 2020

7:22 p.m. Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm for the weekly caucus meetings.

There will be an effort to process H.R.6201, Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Roll call votes are possible during Tuesday’s session. 

6:22 p.m. Senators Murphy, Durbin, Coons, Brown and Markey spoke on coronavirus health and economic crisis.

5:37 p.m. By voice vote, the Senate passed S.3501, the short-term reauthorization of the foreign intelligence surveillance act.

4:35 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about the virus.

3:09 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the corunavirus. He called for specific legislative responses on the part of the Senate. He spoke about the reauthorization of surveillance programs.

3:03 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the coronavirus.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 1672, the FISA reauthorization.

There will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed at 5:30 p.m.