The Senate has adjourned until 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 5th with a 5:30 p.m. roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act.
During today’s session:
- R. 6297, Iran Sanctions Extension Act, was passed by a vote of 99 to 0.
- 10, Definition of Anti-Semitism, was passed by voice vote.
- Motion to concur in the House amendment to S.2577, Justice for All Reauthorization Act, was passed by unanimous consent.
- 2058, Metropolitan Weather Hazards Protection Act, was passed by unanimous consent.
- R.6014, Airport Construction and Alteration Reform Act of 2016, was passed by unanimous consent.
- R.1561, Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2016, was passed by unanimous consent.
- Res.606, Honoring the law enforcement officers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was adopted by unanimous consent.
- 3492, Traverse City, Michigan, VA Clinic, was passed by unanimous consent.
- Res.627, Designating December 3rd, 2016, as National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day, was adopted by unanimous consent.
- Res.628, To authorize printing of revised edition of Senate rules and manual, was adopted by unanimous consent.
5:45 p.m. Senator Corker spoke about the wildfires in Tennessee.
5:05 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the Inspectors General Empowerment Act and asked unanimous consent that the Senate pass S.579 (IG Empowerment). Senator McCain objected.
5:01 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke on the Inspectors General Empowerment Act.
4:33 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on the economy.
4:15 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about President-elect Trump.
4:07 p.m. Senator Franken spoke about the overtime rule.
3:26 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about a member of his staff.
3:17 p.m. The Senate passed S. 10, the definition of Anti-Semitism, by voice vote.
2:43 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on the 21st Century Cures Act.
2:14 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke on Supreme Court nominations.
2:13 p.m. H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act was passed 99-0. Senator Sanders did not vote.
1:47 p.m. The Senate began voting on H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act.
1:44 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on a motion to concur in the House report to H.R. 34, 21st Century Cures Act. Majority Leader McConnell filled the amendment tree on H.R. 34.
1:32 p.m. Senator Coats spoke about government waste.
1:05 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the 21st Century Cures Act.
12:59 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about Iran sanctions.
12:46 p.m. Senator Kirk spoke about Iran sanctions.
12:17 p.m. Senator Blumethal spoke about Iran sanctions.
12:02 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the CURES bill and mental health care reform.
11:42 a.m. Senator Merkley spoke about President Elect Trump’s nominations for cabinet positions.
11:30 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke supporting crime victims and the Justice for All Act.
11:19 a.m. Senator Portman spoke about the opioid epidemic and CARA Act.
11:10 a.m. Senator Scott spoke in support of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.
11:04 a.m. Senator Casey spoke in support of the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.
10:47 a.m. Senator Menendez spoke in support of H.R. 6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act.
10:08 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about immigration. He paid tribute to Senator Kirk.
9:51 a.m. Minority Leader Reid spoke about Senator Mikulski.
9:47 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the 21st Century Cures Act and the Iran sanctions bill.
9:46 a.m. Senator Vitter thanked Senator McConnell.
9:32 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to Rep. Hal Rogers, R-KY, and to Sen. David Vitter, R-LA..
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
At about 1:45 p.m., the Senate will vote on passage of H.R.6297, the Iran Sanctions Extension Act.