Heitkamp, McConnell (UC)

Morning Business

Senator Heitkamp: (4:59 PM)

  • Spoke on Vietnam veterans.
    • "I rise today to continue an effort to honor the 198 North Dakotan soldiers, sailors, and airmen who gave their lives serving in the Vietnam war. Together with the Bismarck High School history and english classes we are reaching out to families and friends of these fallen service members and sharing a bit about each one on the floor of the United States Senate. Today I want to start by talking about a large family, the Gietzens. Who lost one of their own in Vietnam but continue to serve our country and our states."


Senator McConnell: (5:21 PM)

  • Unanimous Consent –
  • All post-cloture time on H.R. 1314, the legislative vehicle for the Trade Promotion Authority bill, be considered expired.
  • The Senate agree to the motion to proceed to H.R. 1314.
  • Senator Hatch be recognized to offer Substitute Amendment #1221 and a first-degree amendment to strike Title 2 of the amendment.
  • For today's session, the Senate only consider Amendment Brown #1242 and Lankford Amendment #1237.
  • Monday, May 18 –
  • At 5:30 PM, the Senate conduct two VOTES on amendments to H.R. 1314:
  1. Brown #1242; and
  2. Lankford #1237.
  • Amendment Brown #1242 and Lankford Amendment #1237 be subject to a 60-vote affirmative threshold.
  • (Without objection)