Tuesday, June 19, 2018

6:39 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20th.

6:21 Senator Bennett spoke on immigration.

6:20 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. to resume consideration of H.R. 5895  Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and VA Appropriations, called up the Crapo amendment #2943 as modified, and the Baldwin amendment #2985 and asked consent that at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the Senate vote in relation to the Crapo and Baldwin amendments.

6:17 p.m. ML McConnell conducted wrap up and passed the following bill by voice vote: S. 2269, a bill to reauthorize the global food security act of 2016 for 5 additional years.

5:59 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

5:10 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about immigration and appropriations.

4:54 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about immigration.

4:52 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke about appropriations.

4:33 p.m. Senator Booker spoke about immigration.

4:14 p.m. Senator Alexander, for planning purposes, announced the possibility of a vote at 4:45 p.m on a proposal by Senator Crapo and Senator Whitehouse which would be a pilot program for advanced reactor fuel.

3:51 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about displaced persons and refugees.

3:28 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

3:22 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about appropriations.

3:16 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about appropriations.

The Senate is considering H.R.5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and VA Appropriations.

3:15 p.m. The Carper amendment #2920 was agreed to 96-0.

Senators Duckworth, McCain, Nelson, and Shaheen did not vote.

2:57 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Carper amendment #2920, directing the Secretary of the Army to submit a report on the status of returning to non federal project sponsors excess non federal funds.

2:56 p.m. The Gardner amendment #2914 was agreed to 93-3.

Senators Lee, Paul and Toomey voted against.

Senators Duckworth, McCain, Nelson, and Shaheen did not vote.

2:25 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Gardner amendment #2914; regarding the need for funding for innovative scientific research.

2:23 p.m. Senator Alexander calls up the Gardner amendment #2914.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.  Senator Carper offered an amendment, #2920; regarding the Army Corps of Enginners.

12:37 p.m. The Senate is in recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus lunches.

12:11 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about Energy and Water appropriations and pancreatic cancer.

12:01 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about immigration.

11:50 a.m. Senator Feinstein spoke about appropriations and nuclear weapons funding.

11:42 a.m. Senator Corker spoke about trade and diplomatic relations.

11:33 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the economy.

11:13 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke about the Colorado forest fires and drone usage.

10:52 a.m. Senator Schatz spoke about MILCON.

10:47 a.m. Senator Boozman spoke about MILCON.

10:36 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke about appropriations.

10:27 a.m. Senator Shelby spoke about Appropriations.

10:17 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about immigration and health care.

10:02 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the passage of NDAA, Energy and Water Appropriations, and tax relief. ML McConnell asked u.c. that H.R. 5515, as amened be presented as passed.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and VA Appropriations.
Roll call votes in relation to amendments to the appropriations minibus are possible during Tuesday’s session of the Senate.
The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly conference meetings.