6:17 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 3:00 on Monday, April 7. At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on S. 89, Delta Queen. Following that vote, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the nomination of Elaine Duke to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Passed during wrap up:
S. Res. 107-Congratulating the WVU rifle team.
5:55 p.m. Senator Franken spoke about healthcare reform.
5:35 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about tax reform.
5:25 p.m. Senator Carper spoke against the Carper nomination.
5:06 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about the veteran improvement act.
5:01 p.m. Senator Moran spoke supporting the veteran improvement act.
4:58 p.m. Senator Tester spoke supporting the veteran improvement act.
4:45 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about Russian interference and the intelligence investigation.
4:39 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke supporting the veterans choice improvement act.
4:33 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke supporting the Gorsuch nomination.
4:26 p.m. Senators Ernst and Lankford spoke supporting the adoption of H.J.Res 43.
4:25 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell announced, following Leader remarks on Monday, April 3, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of Calendar #18, S.89, Delta Queen, with the time until 5:30 pm equally divided in the usual form. At 5:30 pm, the Senate will vote on passage of the bill.
Upon disposition of S.89, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for consideration of Calendar #24 the nomination of Elaine Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader with the concurrence of the Democratic Leader on Tuesday, April 4, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.
4:25 p.m. The Senate adopted H.J.Res 43 (repeal of Title X funding) was agreed to by a vote of 51-50 with Vice President Pence breaking the tie as the President of the Senate. Republicans voting no: Collins and Murkowski.
3:55 p.m. The Senate began voting on H.J.Res 43.
3:52 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the silence of Republicans on H.J.Res 43.
3:50 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke supporting patient centered health care and against Title X repeal.
3:41 p.m. Senators Markey and Bennet spoke against the against the Title X repeal measure.
3:07 p.m. Senators Peters, Klobuchar, Menendez, Duckworth, Cantwell, Cortez Masto, and Baldwin spoke against HJ Res 43. Senator Cantwell also used her time to speak about the Gonzaga Bulldogs mens basketball team in the final four.
3:02 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke against HJ Res 43.
2:42 p.m. Senator Murray and Senator Durbin spoke against the Title X repeal measure.
2:22 p.m. Senators Gillibrand, Merkely and Stabenow spoke against the Title X repeal measure.
2:03 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke against S.J. Res. 43, the resolution to repeal the Title X family planning funds regulation.
1:53 p.m. Senate Brown spoke against the Title X repeal measure.
1:02 p.m. Senator Warren spoke against the repeal of Title X funding.
12:33 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke against the repeal of Title X funding.
12:20 p.m. Senator Murray spoke against the Gorsuch nomination.
12:07 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about the repeal of Title X funding.
12:00 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the repeal of Title X funding.
11:47 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about the repeal of Title X funding.
11:40 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about the repeal of Title X funding.
11:35 a.m. Motion to proceed to H.J. Res 43 (repeal of Title X funding) was agreed to by a vote of 51-50 with Vice President Pence breaking the tie as the President of the Senate. Republicans voting no: Collins and Murkowski.
10:30 a.m. Roll call vote began on the motion to proceed to H.J.Res 43.
10:29 a.m. H.J.Res 67 Was agreed to by a vote of 50-49. Senator Corker joined all Democrats and Independents against. Senator Isakson missed the vote.
9:56 a.m. The Senate began the vote on disapproval of the Labor Department rule on retirement savings.
9:47 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Gorsuch nomination. He spoke about health care regulations.
9:33 a.m. Senate Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to a fallen police officer, Rick Rodman. He spoke about the resolution to disapprove of the retirement savings rule. He spoke about the Gorsuch nomination.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
At about 9:45 a.m., a roll call vote is expected on passage of H.J. Res. 67, a resolution to disapprove of the proposed retirement savings regulation.
After disposition of H.J. Res. 67, the Majority Leader is expected to offer a motion to proceed to H.J. Res. 43, disapproving of a proposed Health and Human Services Department regulation on Title X (money for family planning).
A roll call vote on to the motion to proceed to H.J.Res. 43 will occur at that time. If the Senate proceeds to H.J. Res. 43, there will be up to 10 hours for debate, equally divided, prior to a roll call vote on passage of the joint resolution.