Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Portman

Wrap Up

Monday, June 18 -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 5515, the NDAA, as amended, post-cloture.
  • Senator Sanders or his designee will be recognized to offer a budget point of order against Inhofe Amendment #2282, with a motion to waive the Budget Act having been considered made.
  • The Senate will then VOTE on the motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the Sanders point of order, if offered.
  • At 5:30 p.m. the post-cloture time on H.R. 5515 will be considered expired, and after disposition of the motion to waive the Senate will VOTE on passage of H.R. 5515, the NDAA, as amended.
  • Following disposition of H.R. 5515, the Senate will VOTE on cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill.
  • Note: on Thursday, June 14, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5895, the minibus appropriations bill.

 

Senator Portman: (4:02 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the opioid epidemic.
    • "I also want to report that here in the Senate we've had a breakthrough in the last week. Not only have we negotiated something with the house that is, in my view, an improvement from the legislation that had passed the House Ways, and Means Committee, but also in the Senate Finance Committee this week, we had a markup and had a commitment from the chairman and ranking member of that committee that the Finance Committee will mark up the identical legislation that will is likely to pass the House of Representatives today. I want to thank Orrin Hatch and Ranking Member Ron Wyden for working with us to ensure that we could get this legislation marked up in committee and on to the floor of the United States Senate as part of whatever we do in terms of the opioid crisis here in the coming days and weeks."