Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:58 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 26 and will resume consideration of H.R. 1628. A vote on Daines amendment #340, as modified, will occur at 2:15 p.m.

7:41 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

7:27 p.m. Senator Franken spoke about health care.

7:18 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about health care.

7:11 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke against the amendment process.

7:11 p.m. ML McConnell called up amend #340 for Senator Daines as modified.

7:10 p.m. The Senate rejected the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Heller amendment #288 by a vote of 10-90.

6:40 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion waive the Budget Act with respect to Heller amendment #288, to H.R.1628

6:39 p.m. Senator Sanders raised a point of order against the Heller amendment #288.

6:39 p.m. The Casey motion to commit failed 48-51, Senator Johnson did not vote.

6:10 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Casey motion to commit (strikes provisions regarding people with disabilities).

6:06 p.m. Senator Casey spoke supporting his motion commit.

6:01 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke supporting the Casey motion to commit.

5:52 p.m. Senator Heller spoke supporting his amendment #288.

5:41 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke supporting the Casey motion to commit.

5:36 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke in support of the Casey motion.

5:16 p.m. Senator Carper spoke on health care.

5:15 p.m. Senator Enzi achieved a UC that at 6:10 p.m., the Senate vote on the Casey motion to commit and the Heller amendment #288.

5:10 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke on the Cassidy/Graham amendment.

4:52 p.m. Senators Cassidy and Graham spoke on their block grant amendment.

4:34 p.m. Senator Casey offered a motion to commit that would strike provisions regarding people with disabilities.

4:33 p.m. The Donnelly motion to commit was not agreed to 48-52. 100% party line.

4:13 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Donnelly motion to commit HR 1628 to the Finance Committee.

4:12 p.m. The Enzi amendment was not agreed to 45-55.

Republicans voting against: Alexander, Capito, Collins, Heller, McCain, Murkowski and Portman.

3:38 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Enzi amendment 271.

3:04 p.m. Senators Enzi and Strange spoke on health care.

2:42 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke on his pending amendments to H.R. 1628.

2:39 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on health care.

2:27 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about health care.

2:21 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Senator McCain and health care.

2:14 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about health care.

1:59 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke supporting H.R. 1628.

1:21 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about health care.

1:07 p.m. Senator Donnelly spoke about Medicaid expansion.

1:00 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about Medicaid and health care.

12:44 p.m. Senators Thune and Daines spoke supporting the Republican health care legislation.

12:13 p.m. Senators Wyden, Sanders, and Stabenow spoke about health care.

12:12 p.m. Senator Enzi asked u.c. that the actions scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m. now occur at 3:30 p.m. and all other provisions of the u.c. remain in place.

11:07 a.m. Senator Paul spoke about health care.

10:21 a.m. Senators Warren, Kaine, Murray, Murphy, and Blumenthal spoke against the Republican health care bill.

10:06 a.m. Senator Enzi spoke about health care.

9:50 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the health care and the failure of the Republican repeal and replace measure.

9:33 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about moving H.R. 1628, American Health Care Act forward in the Senate.


The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1628, American Health Care Act of 2017 with the time until 11:30 a.m. equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. There are approximately 17 hours of debate, equally divided, remaining on the bill.

At 11:30 a.m., the Senate will proceed to up to 2 roll call votes on the following in relation to H.R.1628:

  1. Motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to Enzi amendment #271
  2. Adoption of Enzi amendment #271

Further, at 3:30 p.m. the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the Donnelly motion to recommit. Please note, further roll call votes are possible during the 3:30 p.m. vote series.