Wednesday, January 9, 2019

6:44 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 10. There will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S. 1 at 1:45 p.m.

6:19 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about corruption of the constitution.

6:00 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about the shutdown and the Coast Guard.

5:25 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about S. 1 -Syria.

5:12 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the shutdown.

4:32 p.m.  Senator Fischer spoke about the shutdown.

3:35 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about government funding and border security.

3:08 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about government funding.

2:59 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about government funding.

12:04 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about border security.

11:54 a.m. Senator Ernst spoke on national defense.

11:17 a.m. Senator Murphy spoke on government funding.

11:08 a.m.  Senator Barrasso welcomed the new Senators and discussed the agenda of the 116th Congress and border security.

10:54 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about border security. He paid tribute to the late Richard Overton of Texas, who died last month at the age of 112.

10:49 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the shutdown debate. He spoke about the sexual abuse by members of the Roman Catholic clergy. He secured consent to put into the Congressional Record a homily on the topic by the Rev. Benjamin Holly, S.J.

10:38 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the partial government shutdown. He spoke about border security.

10:25 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about President Trumps’s speech on border control.

10:04 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke about the proposed border wall. He spoke about yesterday’s failed cloture vote on S.1.


The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1, the bill addressing security issues with Israel and Syria.

The Senate will recess for policy luncheons from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.

NOTE: Senator McConnell re-filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 during Tuesday’s session.  By rule, that cloture vote will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, January 10, 2018.  Senator McConnell can also reconsider Tuesday’s failed cloture vote at any time.