Wednesday, January 4, 2017

6:46 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10 a.m. Thursday, when it will resume consideration of the budget.

5:50 p.m. Senator Brown spoke against the Budget Resolution.

4:57 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke against the Budget Resolution.

4:33 p.m. Senator Flake criticized the health care system.

4:12 p.m. Senator Durbin defended the new health care system. He also spoke about immigration.

3:47 p.m. Senator Paul spoke against the pending resolution because it doesn’t balance.

3:23 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke against dismantling Obamacare, and was joined by Senator Sanders.

3:06 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke in support of S.Con.Res. 3 and removing the burden of Obamacare.

2:50 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke in opposition to S.Con.Res. 3.

2:33 p.m. Senator Enzi spoke on S.Con.Res. 3, the Budget Resolution and repealing Obamacare.

2:15 p.m. the Senate returned from recess.

1:22 p.m. The Senate recessed to accommodate the weekly caucus luncheons.

1:21 p.m. The motion to proceed was agreed to 51-48.

Senators voting in favor: 51 Republicans.

Senators voting against: 45 Democrats, 2 independents (King and Sanders), 1 Republican (Paul).

Senators not voting: Feinstein.

12:38 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to proceed to S.Con Res. 3, the Budget Resolution.

12:20 p.m Senator Schumer spoke about his hopes for the Senate.

12:00 p.m The Senate convened and Senator McConnell spoke using his leadership time.


The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m.