Tuesday, March 13, 2018

8:00 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30a.m. on Wednesday, March 14th.

7:40 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about climate change.

7:20 p.m. Senator Klobuchar  spoke about climate change.

7:00 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

6:50 p.m. Senator Baldwin spoke about climate change.

6:40 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about climate change.

5:50 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about climate change.

5:30 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about climate change.

5:27 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about climate change.

5:19 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about climate change.

5:12 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about climate change.

5:03 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about climate change.

4:49 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the power to declare war.

4:03 p.m. Senators Sanders, Lee, and Murphy spoke about war powers.

3:48 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about DACA.

3:0 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on sex trafficking.

2:50 p.m. Senator Warren spoke against the banking reform bill.

2:28 p.m. Senator Heitkamp spoke in favor of the banking reform bill.

2:15 p.m.  The Senate returned from recess.  Senator Heller spoke in favor of the banking reform bill and on tax reform.

12:34 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on gun issues and tax reform.

11:49 a.m. Senator Feinstein spoke against relaxing Dodd-Frank regulations.

10:50 a.m. Senator Brown spoke against relaxing the Dodd-Frank financial regulations.

10:29 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about firearms. He spoke about Qualcomm and trade. He spoke about the House Republican investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections.

10:14 a.m. Senate Durbin spoke about immigrants illegally brought into the U.S. by their parents.

10:03 a.m.  Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the tax overhaul.


The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume post-cloture debate on the Crapo substitute (#2151, as modified) to the bill to relax the Dodd-Frank financial regulations (S. 2155). If all post-cloture time were used, debate would conclude shortly after midnight. Senators will be notified if time is yielded back and votes are scheduled.

The Senate will recess for  weekly caucus luncheons from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.

A Crapo amendment (#2152) is pending  to change the date of the bill.

Cloture has been filed on the underlying bill, S. 2155.