Wednesday, February 13, 2019

6:36 p.m The Senate adjourned.

6:34 p.m. ML McConnell wraps up for the evening.  S. 483 and SJ Res 8 (green new deal) have their first reading. UC that Senate adjourn until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., following leader remarks resume consideration of Barr nomination, vote on confirmation at a time to be determined tomorrow.

6:18 p.m. Senator Sullivan paid tribute to his family and Alaska.

5:55 p.m. Senator Moran paid tribute to President Reagan.

5:40 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

5:02 p.m. Senators Carper, Lankford and Murray spoke about the Barr nomination.

4:39 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about expanding the Air Force.

4:15 p.m. Senators Manchin, Brown, Capito, Warner, and Casey spoke about coal miners’ pensions.

3:58 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke against the Barr nomination.

3:00 p.m. Senator Booker spoke against the Barr nomination.

2:29 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke against the Barr nomination.

2:22 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on the passage yesterday of the lands package, and thanked everyone involved.

1:58 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke supporting the Barr nomination and a possible rules change on time of debate of certain nominations.

1:27 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on the tax bill and on the Barr nomination.

1:15 p.m. Senator Peters spoke on cyber security.

1:04 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke against the Barr nomination.

12:49 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about voting rights.

12:35 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke against the Barr nomination.

12:20 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke against the Barr nomination.

11:45 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke against the Barr nomination.

11:34 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about border security and in favor of the Barr nomination.

11:29 a.m. Senator Coons spoke against the Barr nomination.

11:13 a.m. Senator Warner spoke on the recent government shutdown.

10:52 a.m. Senator Thune spoke abut the lands package. He spoke for the Barr nomination. He spoke about the deal on spending and border control.

10:35 a.m. Senator Feinstein spoke against the Barr nomination.

10:27 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke for the spending deal. He spoke against the nomination of William P. Barr to be attorney general.

10:04 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell brought up S.464 for a second reading under Rule XIV. He spoke for the deal on spending and border control. He spoke about the proposed House election law revision, H.R. 1.


The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General, post cloture.

No votes are scheduled at this time.  Under regular order, the confirmation vote on the Barr nomination would occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday.