Wednesday, January 17, 2024

9:10 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 18th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.2872, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution.

At 12:30 p.m., 4 votes expected relating to H.R. 2872:

  1. Adoption of Paul amendment #1384, re: limiting Palestinian foreign assistance (60 affirmative votes)
  2. Adoption of Marshall motion to commit, re: full year CR
  3. Adoption of Braun amendment #1382, re: REIN IN Act (60 affirmative votes)

Adoption of the Murray substitute amendment #1381 as amended, if amended, is expected by voice vote.

4. Passage of H.R. 2872, as amended, if amended (60 affirmative votes)

During wrap up:

  • The following resolutions were agreed to en boc by unanimous consent:
    • S. Res. 520 Michigan Football
    • S. Res. 525 National Co-Op Month
    • S. Res. 526 Flowers in the Senate Chamber


9:06 p.m. The motion to proceed to H.R. 2872, the legislative vehicle for the Continuing Resolution, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

4:49 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about the March for Life and also informed consent. She also spoke about border security.

4:30 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke about energy.

4:07 p.m. Senator Fischer and Senator Ricketts spoke about EV vehicles and charging stations.

4:01 p.m. Senator Budd spoke about energy costs.

3:49 p.m. Senator Capito spoke about John Kerry’s departure and also about energy and climate.

3:14 p.m. Senator Butler delivered her maiden speech.

2:49 p.m. Senators Boozman and Cotton spoke about Officer Jason Smith, who was killed in the line of duty.

2:29 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about the war in Israel.

2:15 p.m. Senator Schmitt spoke about public servants in Missouri.

12:47 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:37 p.m. Senator Brown paid tribute to staff member Pamela Studamire-Rosado, who passed away last week.

12:13 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the appropriations process.

11:51 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on the southern border.

11:40 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the affordable care act and public health.

11:32 a.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the CR, the national security supplemental and the bipartisan tax agreement.

11:15 a.m. Republican Leader McConnell spoke on border security and foreign policy

11:00 a.m. The Senate convened.


The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m. and following any leader remarks will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to HR 2872, the vehicle for a continuing resolution, post cloture. Voted are possible but none have been scheduled yet.