Tuesday, June 12, 2018

5:30 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about his amendment regarding the due process guarantee act.

5:07 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

4:59 p.m. Senator Reed called up amendment #2842 to the Lee amendment #2366. Senator Reed’s amendment is a technical correction to a previous amendment filed. The amendment is pending.

4:50 p.m. Senator Smith spoke about campaign finance.

4:39 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke supporting amendment #2400  and asked u.c. to consider the amendment. Senator Durbin asked that the amendment be modified to include subsides for crop insurance. Senator Ernst objected to the modification and Senator Durbin objected to the request to consider amendment #2400.

4:25 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the 10th anniversary of devastating storms in Iowa.

4:02 p.m. Senator Thune spoke supporting H.R. 5515.

3:49 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke about amendment #2294.

3:40 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the STOP Act and Net Neutrality.

3:30 p.m. Senator Rounds spoke about NDAA and tariffs.

3:17 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about his objection and on non-germane amendments to NDAA.

3:10 p.m. Senator Corker spoke about tariffs and asked u.c. to proceed to H.R. 2372 and the text of H.R. 5515 be offered as an amendment. Senator Inhofe objected.

2:50 p.m. Senator Graham spoke against Paul amendment #2795.

2:42 p.m. Senator Paul spoke about his amendment #2795 and asked unanimous consent that Paul #2795 be amended to substitute amendment #2282, Senator Graham objected.

12:15 p.m. Senator Nelson paid tribute to ML McConnell and spoke about the gun violence in Florida.

12:03 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about ML McConnell becoming the longest serving majority leader.

11:37 a.m. Senator Markey spoke about negotiations with North Korea.

11:35 a.m. Senator Reed spoke about H.R. 5515 and amendments.

11:27 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke supporting H.R. 5515 and the open amendment process.

11:01 a.m. Senator Sanders spoke against H.R. 5515.

10:45 a.m. Senator Ernst spoke on H.R. 5515 and on amendment #2400.

10:36 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about Senator McConnell being the longest serving Republican leader and on negotiations with North Korea.

10:00 a.m. The Majority Leader spoke about negotiations with North Korea, support for H.R. 5515, and on the economy.


The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and following leader remarks the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515, NDAA.

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., the Senate will recess for weekly policy lunches.

The following amendments are currently pending to H.R. 5515:

  • Inhofe amendment in the nature of a substitute (#2282, as modified)
  • Toomey amendment to require congressional review of certain regulations issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (#2700)
  • Reed second-degree amendment to Toomey amendment #2700, to require the authorization of appropriation of amounts for the development of new or modified nuclear weapons (#2756)
  • Lee amendment to the language proposed to be stricken by Inhofe substitute amendment #2282, to clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or trial of a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States (#2366)