The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 24th. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 2266 (the vehicle for the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations bill), post-cloture.
During wrap-up the Senate passed S.1766: to reauthorize the SAFER Act of 2013, with a committee reported substitute amendment, by unanimous consent.
6:10 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about the Disaster Relief Supplemental.
6:09 p.m. Cloture was invoked on motion to concur 79-16.
Senators voting against (all GOP): Barrasso, Cotton, Crapo, Enzi, Flake, Inhofe, Johnson, Lankford, Lee, Paul, Perdue, Risch, Sasse, Shelby, Strange and Toomey.
Not voting: Graham, Menendez, Moran, Stabenow and Sullivan.
5:31 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on motion to concur with respect to HR. 2266, the vehicle for the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations bill.
5:12 p.m. Senator Nelson explained the urgency for this funding, and was echoed by Senator Rubio.
5:11 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell objected.
5:10 p.m. Senator Nelson asks UC to call up amendment #1575 re: approximately $3 billion for agriculture relief from hurricanes in Florida and Texas.
5:08 p.m. ML McConnell calls up and files cloture on following nominations:
1. Scott Palk to be a US District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
2. Trevor McFadden to be a US District Judge for the District of Columbia.
3:58 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about health care and tax cuts.
3:21 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about nominations.
3:16 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the budget.
3:02 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the Disaster Relief Supplemental.
The Senate meets at 3:00 p.m.
Following any Leaders’ remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 2266, the vehicle for the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations bill.
Leader McConnell filed cloture and filled the amendment tree for H.R. 2266 on Thursday night.
The Senate will have a cloture vote today at 5:30 p.m. on the motion to concur re: H.R. 2266.