Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R. 695)

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 11:30 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 695, the Defense Appropriations Bill.


Senator Udall: (11:41 a.m)

  • Spoke on the Nunes Memo.
    • "After he declassified the Nunes Memo, President Trump said, and I quote here, a lot of people should be ashamed of themselves. It's a disgrace what's happened in our country. End quote. This is one of the rare times I've agreed with President Trump. It is a disgrace what's happened in our country, but not for the reasons the president gives. Russia's cyber attacks and other potential operations during the 2016 election represented a direct strike at our democracy. I cannot think of a time when our national interest has been so threatened and the president of the United States has ignored the threat."