The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Next Vote (s) is expected at 2:00 p.m.
By voice vote, passed H.R.1839, Medicaid Services Investment and Accountability Act of 2019
Adopted S.Res.132, honoring the life of Ted Lindsay
th anniversary of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
5:50 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke on the electoral college.
5:30 p.m. Senator Hasan and Durbin spoke about student loan debt and for profit colleges.
4:30 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 5:30 p.m.
3:03 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about Brexit and asked u.c. to consider S.Res. 137, Senator Wyden objected. Senator Lee asked u.c. that the Senate recess between 4:30-5:30 p.m. today.
2:5 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke on equal pay day.
2:45 p.m. Senators Murray and Gillibrand spoke on equal pay day, and offered a UC to take up H.R. 7; Senator Alexander objected.
2:44 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell entered a motion to reconsider.
2:44 p.m. The Senate did not invoke cloture (51-48, 60 needed) on the motion to proceed to S.Res.50, related to procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.
Senators voting in favor: 51 Republicans.
Senators voting against: 44 Democrats, 2 Independents (King and Sanders), 2 Republicans (Lee and McConnell) ML McConnell changed his vote to no only in order to bring this motion back up again.
Senators not voting: 1 Democrat: Harris.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess and began voting on cloture on the motion to proceed to S Res 50.
12:48 p.m. The Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus luncheons.
12:36 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Senate rules change.
12:18 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the Senate rules change.
12:02 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the Senate rules change.
11:53 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the Senate rules change.
11:29 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Senate rules change.
11:20 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Senate rules change.
11 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about disaster relief and healthcare.
10:41 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the Commerce Department budget. He spoke about nomination procedures.
10:20 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about border security.
10:04 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about disaster aid. He spoke about nomination procedures.
10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about disaster aid.
The Senate will convene on at 10:00 a.m.
At that time, following any leader remarks, resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.Res.50, related to procedures for the consideration of nominations in the Senate.
The Senate will recess for the weekly caucus luncheons from 12:30-2:15 p.m.
We expect the cloture vote on the motion to proceed to occur at 2:15 p.m.