Wednesday, November 16, 2016

6:46 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17. By consent, there will be a roll call vote at noon on the motion to proceed to the energy bill, S. 3110.

6:31 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about the Department of Veterans Affairs.

6:25 p.m. By unanimous consent, the Senate passed these measures:

  • S. 1808, to order a Northern border threat assessment;
  • S. 1915, regarding anthrax vaccine;
  • H.R. 5392, to improve the veterans crisis line;
  • H.R. 845, on volunteers in the Agriculture Department;
  • H.R. 6007, to amend Title 49 of the U.S. Code;
  • S. Res. 560, designating Oct. 30, 2016 as a Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Program Workers;
  • S. Res. 608, designating the week of Sept. 17 as National Estuaries Week.

6:02 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about the elections and about climate change.

5:39 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke on religious freedom.

5:17 p.m. Senator Kirk spoke on the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.

4:53 p.m. Senator McCain spoke on the election and the defense budget.

3:47 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke in tribute to Jack Shackford and also spoke about the U.S. Military and budget.

3:28 p.m. Senators Vitter and Cassidy engaged in a colloquy on the energy bill

3:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Republican control of the White House and the White House.

.CO32:48 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke on the energy and conservation bill. He also offered a greeting to the incoming Trump administration.

2:35 p.m. Senator Reid spoke about the election.

2:33 p.m. ML McConnell spoke about the leadership elections and Senator-elect Todd Young of Indiana.


The Senate will convene at 2:30 p.m. and resume consideration of the motion to proceed to the American Energy and Conservation Act (S. 3110).

Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 3110 during Tuesday’s session. That cloture vote is expected to occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday.