Thursday, December 20, 2018

6:15 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

During wrap up the senate passed the following bills:

  • H.R. 1660- Direct the Administrator for USAID to submit to congress a report on the development and use of global health innovations.
  • H.R. 6287-An act to provide grants for the operation, security and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the 9/11 attacks.
  • S. 2432 as amended-Amend the charter for the Future Farmers of America
  • H.R. 3460-designate a courthouse in Durham, NC as the John Weaver Courthouse.
  • S. Res. 739-Congratulating the University of Maryland Terrapins Men’s Soccer team.

4:06 p.m. The Senate recessed subject to the call of the chair.

3:02 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the national debt.

2:42 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about President Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria.

1:54 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about his hold on the nomination of the Evanina nomination and on his time as Judiciary Chairman.

1:45 p.m. Senator Daines asked u.c. to pass H.R. 3764, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act. Senator Lee objected.

1:17 p.m. Senator Casey spoke on immigration.

1:07 p.m. Senators Cruz and Nelson spoke on the Space Frontier Act. S.3277, and Cruz substitute amendment,  was passed by unanimous consent.

12:33 p.m. Senator Perdue paid tribute to former U.S. Congressman Mac Collins.

12:14 p.m. Senator Roberts paid tribute to Senators Nelson and Hatch.

12:01 p.m. Senator Nelson criticized President Trump’s action on Syria. He reported on a constituent’s successful heart transplant.

11:50 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about appropriations. He spoke about prospective Attorney General Barr.

11:41 a.m. Senator Hatch, from the chair, expressed appreciation for passage of the bill to name the court house in his honor.

11:37 a.m. Senator Sullivan secured consent to: H.R. 512, as amended, on the regulation of nuclear energy; H.R. 1733 on lubricating oil; S. 3800, to name a Salt Lake City court house for Senator Hatch.


The Senate adjourned at 12:07 a.m. and will reconvene at 11:30 a.m. later this morning.

At that time, following any leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business. Votes are doubtful.