Tuesday, March 28, 2017

6:13 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

6:01 p.m. Senator McConnell secured consent for passage of S. Res.95, to make March 22 National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day; and S. Res. 101, to provide for Senate members of the Joint Committees on Critical Printing and Congress on the Library.

5:46 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

5:26 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke about the investigation into Russia’s involvement in the U.S. elections.

5:15 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the Gorsuch nomination.

5:05 p.m. The treaty with Montenegro was ratified by a vote of 97-2. Senators Lee and Paul voted no.

Senator Isakson did not vote.

4:34 p.m. The Senate began voting on Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro.

4:08 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the Gorsuch nomination and the potential filibuster.

3:28 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke about Russian interference and supporting the treaty with Montenegro.

3:16 p.m. Senator Portman spoke supporting the treaty with Montenegro and the importance of reading to children.

3:03 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke supporting the treaty with Montenegro.

2:31 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke on Russian interference in US and other  countries elections.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess, Senator Flake spoke on immigration.

12:50 p.m. The Senate recessed until 2:15 p.m.,  to accomodate the weekly caucus luncheons.

12:44 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke in support of the Gorsuch nomination.

12:28 p.m. Senator Corker spoke about the general ongoing debate between the parties.

12:20 p.m. Senator Franken spoke on internet service providers selling  consumer information to marketers without their consent.

12:09 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on the Gorsuch nomination.

12:01 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke supporting the Montenegro treaty.

11:52 a.m. Senator Lee spoke about the Montenegro treaty.

11:29 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Garland and Gorsuch nominations.

11:11 a.m. Senator Blunt spoke supporting the Gorsuch nomination.

10:49 a.m. Senator Collins spoke about the politicization of the Gorsuch nomination.

10:26 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Gorsuch nomination and potential filibuster.

10:15 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about his objections to the Gorsuch nomination.

10:00 a.m. The Senate convened. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about his support of coal communities and the middle class.


The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the Accession of Montenegro, post-cloture.
Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will dispose of any pending amendments and vote on ratification of the treaty.