Wednesday, September 6, 2017

11:32 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10 a.m. Thursday.

11:29 p.m. Senator McConnell  laid before the Senate the House message to accompany H.R. 601, as amended to include disaster aid for the recovery from Hurricane Harvey. He moved to concur in the House amendment, with a further Senate amendment, #808. He filed cloture on the measure.

9:04 p.m. Senator Gardner began Rule XIV proceedings to bring to the floor S.J. Res. 49, decrying the recent violence in Charlottesville. By consent, the Senate adopted these measures:

— S.Con.Res. 23, permitting the use of the Congressional Visitors Center for a World War II medal ceremony;

— S.Res. 160, honoring the service of military war dogs;

— S.Res. 652, to promote the early treatment of deafness in children;

— S. 849, to promote mosquito control programs;

— S. 920, to create a national clinical care commission;

— H.R. 624, restricting the use of Social Security account numbers in certain mailings;

— S. 1359, to authorize spending for the Kennedy Center and other arts programs.

7:56 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke about immigration.

7:21 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about immigration.

7:13 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about immigration.

6:44 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about immigration.

6:30 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about immigration.

6:14 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about immigration.

6:07 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about immigration.

5:57 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about immigration.

5:50 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about immigration.

5:36 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about health care, taxes and immigration.

4:59 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke supporting the DACA program.

4:49 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about North Korea and the NDAA.

4:17 p.m. Senators Feinstein, Hirono, Democratic Leader Schumer and Senator Murray spoke in support of the DACA program.

4:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.

3:00 p.m. The Senate recessed to accommodate an all Senators briefing on North Korea.

2:40 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the economy.

2:33 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about wildfires and health care.

2:17 p.m. Senator Daines spoke on wildfires in Montana.

2:15 p.m. Senator Daines achieved a UC agreement to extend morning business until 3:00 p.m., at which time the Senate recess until 4:15 p.m. to accomodate an all Senators briefing on North Korea.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.

12:17 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m. for weekly party lunches.

12:05 p.m. Senator Tester spoke about wildfires.

11:28 a.m. Senator Cruz spoke about the hurricane.

11:15 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the hurricane.

10:33 a.m. Senator Warner spoke about the events in Charlottesville, the budget and tax reform.

10:23 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke on North Korea.

10:20 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about DACA.

10:05 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about Hurricane relief funding and the debt ceiling.


The Senate convened at 10:00 a.m. and will be in Morning Business until 12:30 p.m.

From 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., the Senate will recess for weekly policy lunches.

No votes have been scheduled.