4:00 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about Sunshine week.
3:40 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about the Iditarod race.
3:18 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the making the Mueller report public and asked UC that H.Con. Res. 24 be agreed to by voice vote. Senator Graham objected. Senator Graham asked to include an amendment that appoints special counsel to investigate Department of Justice misconduct. Senator Schumer objected.
2:56 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about the storms in the Midwest and about the sacrifices of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2:55 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal.#15, H.R.268, Disaster Supplemental Appropriations.
2:54 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Cal. #27, S.J.Res.8, Green New Deal.
2:53 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #20 Bridget Bade to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
2:53 p.m. By a vote of 59-41, the Senate adopted H.J.Res.46, the Emergency Declaration resolution of disapproval. Republicans voting in favor of the resolution (12): Senators Alexander, Blunt, Collins, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul, Portman, Romney, Rubio, Toomey, & Wicker.
2:15 p.m. The Senate is voting on adoption of H.J.Res.46, the Emergency Declaration resolution of disapproval.
1:45 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the emergency declaration.
1:37 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the emergency declaration.
1:20 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about the emergency declaration.
1:11 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on deregulation.
1:04 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about the emergency declaration.
12:54 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the emergency declaration and also paid tribute to a departing staffer.
12:45 p.m Senator Reed spoke about Liberia.
12:44 p.m. Senator McConnell announced that the vote on H. J. Res 46-relating to the emergency declaration will occur at 2:15, if time is not yielded back.
12:40 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about the emergency declaration.
12:22 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the emergency declaration.
11:55 a.m. Senator Bennett spoke in favor of the resolution overturning the emergency declaration.
11:37 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about drug prices.
11:18 a.m. Senator Cotton spoke supporting the emergency declaration.
11:05 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke in favor of the resolution to overturn the emergency declaration.
10:57 a.m. Senator Collins spoke in favor of the resolution to overturn the emergency declaration.
10:45 a.m. Senator Udall spoke in favor of the resolution to overturn the emergency declaration.
10:39 a.m. Senator Alexander spoke against the emergency declaration.
10:26 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke against the emergency declaration. He spoke about the trade talks with China.
10:03 a.m. Under Rule XIV, the Senate placed a bill regarding Russia on the calendar.
Majority Leader McConnell spoke against the resolution to disapprove of the president’s emergency declaration. He spoke about border security.
Senator McConnell also paid tribute to “Stew” — his departing communications director and deputy chief of staff, Don Stewart.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will begin consideration of H.J.Res 46, relating to a national emergency declared by the President on February 15, 2019.
No amendments will be in order to the joint resolution.
There will be an effort to vote on passage of H.J.Res.46 at 1:45 p.m.