2:04 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Following Leader remarks, we expect that ML McConnell will make a motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019. The time until 12:30 p.m. will be equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Senate expects a live quorum and subsequent vote on the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the presence of absent senators.
Thursday, January 24th at 2:30 pm – 2 roll call votes
- Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell for Shelby amendment #5 (The President’s funding and immigration proposal)
- Motion to invoke cloture on Schumer amendment #6 (text of H.R.268, Emergency Supplemental with CR through February 8)
1:46 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke on the government shutdown.
1:30 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on the government shutdown.
1:06 p.m. Senator Collins spoke on the government shutdown.
12:38 p.m. Senator Kaine asked UC to take up and pass HR 21, ML McConnell objected. Senator Kaine then spoke on the government shutdown.
12:25 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on the government shutdown and the Covington Catholic high school.
12:14 p.m. Senator Reed spoke on the government shutdown.
12:05 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the government shutdown and paid tribute to a Wyoming high school basketball coach.
11:39 a.m. Senator Portman spoke about the proposals to end the shutdown.
11:28 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke about the proposals to end the shutdown.
11:04 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to S. 1.
The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019.
No votes are expected today.
On Thursday, cloture petitions are expected on the Shelby Amendment #5 and the Schumer Amendment #6 to the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2019 (H.R. 268), the vehicle for the measure to pay for the operation of the government agencies currently shut down. Cloture would ripen at 2:30 p.m., with up to two cloture votes to occur at that time. The Shelby amendment is President Trump’s proposal. The Schumer amendment is the Democratic proposal, with emergency spending for the closed agencies, through February 8.