Wednesday, March 22, 2017

7:08 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:20 p.m. Senator Markey spoke against the resolution.

6:14 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke against the resolution.

6:04 p.m. Senator Thune secured consent for the Senate to convene at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, whereupon it will resume consideration of S.J. Res. 34, to disapprove of a proposed FCC rule. Senator Thune spoke in favor of the resolution.

5:32 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke against the resolution.

5:23 p.m. Senator Flake spoke in favor of the joint resolution.

5:21 p.m. ML McConnell called up and filed cloture on the nomination of David Friedman to be Ambassador to Israel; he then returned to legislative session and called up  S.J.Res 34; a rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services”.

5:20 p.m. By a vote of 50-48, the Senate agreed to S.J.Res 83with Senator Isakson and and Paul not voting.

4:50 p.m. Roll call vote began on  H.J.Res 83.

4:33 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the Tennessee Valley Authority.

NOTE: At 4:50 p.m., the Senate is expected is expected to proceed to up to two votes:

  1. Adoption of H.J.Res.83, the OSHA Record Keeping CRA.
  2. Motion to proceed to S.J.Res.34, the FCC Privacy CRA. (Voice Vote Expected)

4:12 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

3:47 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Rehab Institute of Chicago.

3:19 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about health insurance.

2:41 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Gorsuch nomination.

2:08 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the Trump administration.

1:42 p.m. Senator Blumethal spoke about the Gorsuch nomination.

1:03 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about President Trump’s attacks on the media, religious minorities, immigrants, and public opposition.

12:48 p.m. Senator Brown spoke against the disapproval resolution, H.J.Res. 83.

12:37 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about the opioid epidemic.

12:13 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about priorities of the GOP and the Trump administration.

11:42 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke in favor of the Gorsuch nomination.

11:03 a.m. Senator Manchin spoke about the health care bill and about opiate addiction.

10:50 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke abut the Gorsuch nominaton. He spoke about the health care law.

10:51 a.m. Senator Cassidy spoke for the resolution to disapprove of the workplace regulation.

10:32 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about efforts to change the Obama admninistration’s health care law. He spoke about the Gorsuch nomination to the Supreme Court. He spoke against certain federal regulations.


The Senate will convene 10:30 a.m.

Senator McConnell is expected move to proceed to H.J.Res.83, a measure to disapprove of a proposed Labor Department rule on medical record-keeping by employers.

The Senate will vote on the resolution after 10 hours of debate, unless time is yielded back sooner.