6:40 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke on hurricane relief to Puerto Rico
6:30 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the Hurricane relief higher education act and wrapped up the Senate for today.
6:15 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on climate change.
5:51 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke on reinsurance and election process in the U.S.
5:37 p.m. Senator Bennett spoke on the fall of the current healthcare legislation.
5:24 p.m. Senate Rubio spoke on his visit to Puerto Rica and the desperate need for aid.
5:07 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on the fall of the current healthcare legislation and the My Child Care legislation.
4:30 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on Executive Calendar #312, Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit; and Executive Calendar #251, Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, to be a member of the Federal communications Commission.
4:19 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about Puerto Rico.
4:11 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about doorkeeper Tim O’Neil’s 27 years of public service.
3:58 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about hurricane relief.
3:01 p.m. Senators Udall, Heitkamp, and Cortez Masto spoke about Medicaid expansion.
2:55 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke about Puerto Rico.
2:40 p.m. Senator Carper echoed Senator Markey on health care.
2:34 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about Puerto Rico and health care.
2:25 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke on health care.
2:21 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the aftermaths of the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess. Senator Reed spoke on health care.
12:37 p.m. The Senate recessed until approximately 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus lunches.
12:25 p.m Senator Cornyn spoke on the recent hurricane in Texas.
12:14 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about recent scandals concerning Wells Fargo and Equifax.
12:07 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about health care.
11:15 a.m. Senator Sasse spoke about health care.
10:35 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke about health care and Puerto Rico.
10:16 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about health care.
10:02 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke abut health care and about hurricane relief.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the 2018 defense bill, S.1519.
No votes have been scheduled as of yet.
From 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., the Senate will be in recess for weekly policy luncheons.