Wednesday, March 27, 2019

6:33 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:30 p.m. ML McConnell wrapped up for the evening. UC to have a vote at 1:45 p.m on the nomination of Nicole Nason to be Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration.
Done by Unanimous consent in wrap up:

Passed S.590: to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race.

Adopted S.Res.125: designating March 2019, as “National Women’s History Month”.


Adopted S.Res.126: expressing support for the designation of the week of March 25 through March 29, 2019, as “Public Schools Week”.


Adopted S.Res.127: recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of the people of the United States.

Began the Rule 14 process to place H.R.297, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Restoration Act of 2019, on the Legislative Calendar of Business.


5:51 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on nominations.

5:29 p.m. Senator Casey spoke on child care.

4:15 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about career and technical education.

2:36 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the green new deal.

2:31 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about women’s history month.

2:23 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke on the green new deal.

2:01 p.m. Senators Ernst, Capito and Boozman paid tribute to Women’s History Month.

1:49 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the Dream Act, which he will reintroduce today.

12:30 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about climate change and nominations.

12:12 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about climate change.

11:46 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about disaster relief.

10:59 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the green new deal.

10:47 a.m. Senator Toomey spoke about the Sikh holiday of Vaisakhi.

10:36 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Green New Deal.

10:16 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on health care, the green new deal, the Mueller report and Puerto Rico.

9:49 a.m. Senator Feinstein spoke on the Mueller report.

9:47 a.m. Senator Feinstein asked unanimous consent that the Mueller report be released in full at some point.  ML McConnell objected.

9:36 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on the green new deal and other Democratic priorities, and later on the pending supplemental.

9:33 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the green new deal.

9:30 a.m. The Senate convened.


The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to a bill making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 (H.R. 268, Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019), post-cloture.

The Senate expects to adopt the motion to proceed to H.R.268 during Wednesday’s session of the Senate.