The chaplain will first do the prayer when they come into session.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will speak about Senator McCain. We expect Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to follow.  Kristin Wilson tells us that, per tradition, McCain's desk on the Senate floor has flowers placed on it and is draped in black.
Senate TV
The chaplain will first do the prayer when they come into session. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will speak about Senator McCain. We expect Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to follow. Kristin Wilson tells us that, per tradition, McCain's desk on the Senate floor has flowers placed on it and is draped in black.
Now playing
02:51
McConnell honors McCain on Senate floor
CNN
Now playing
01:08
Military flyover honors John McCain
Now playing
02:36
Obama makes guests laugh during McCain's eulogy
CNN
Now playing
02:12
Meghan McCain: A few resented my father's fire
Now playing
01:58
Meghan McCain: My dad was defined by love
Now playing
01:32
Lieberman: McCain floated idea of me on ticket
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Cindy McCain looks on as a joint military service casket team carries the casket of the late Senator John McCain following his funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush delivered eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Drew Angerer/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: Cindy McCain looks on as a joint military service casket team carries the casket of the late Senator John McCain following his funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral, September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. Former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush delivered eulogies for McCain in front of the 2,500 invited guests. McCain will be buried on Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Now playing
03:31
Friends and family pay final tribute to McCain
Now playing
00:55
Mike Pence's remarks make McCain family smile
mccain lie in state capitol steps rain cupp vpx_00011010.jpg
CNN
mccain lie in state capitol steps rain cupp vpx_00011010.jpg
Now playing
01:45
Rain suddenly falls as McCain's casket escorted into Capitol
Larson Family Photos
Now playing
00:59
McCain will be buried next to his 'wingman'
Carolyn Kaster/AP
Now playing
02:35
Former Presidents honor John McCain
john mccain ernest hemingway
CNN
john mccain ernest hemingway
Now playing
03:03
How McCain helped save Ernest Hemingway's home
CNNI
Now playing
01:26
John McCain's hearse leaves his home
Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images
Now playing
01:12
Obama on McCain: We are all in his debt
CNN
Now playing
02:10
Former staffer jokes about McCain's driving
CNN
Now playing
00:58
McCain's former aide: He was an urgent man
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. will brief the media on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  DAILY SCHEDULE: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. brief the media at 10 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the new Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.  Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu of Indonesia, to the Pentagon at 2:30 p.m. EDT on the steps of the River Entrance. All journalists desiring to cover the cordon must obtain a wristband from security screening. Journalists without a Pentagon facility access card must go through security screening at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, and will be escorted to the cordon from there. Security screening will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m. EDT; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Journalists with a Pentagon facility access card, and whom have entered the building prior to 1:30 p.m. EDT, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband. All journalists wishing to cover the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon facility access card, must be in place no later than 2:15 p.m. EDT. Once security screening has been initiated at the base of the bridge, all journalists entering the building via the bridge for any reason, including those with a Pen
POOL
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. will brief the media on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). DAILY SCHEDULE: Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. brief the media at 10 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the new Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming Minister of Defense Ryamizard Ryacudu of Indonesia, to the Pentagon at 2:30 p.m. EDT on the steps of the River Entrance. All journalists desiring to cover the cordon must obtain a wristband from security screening. Journalists without a Pentagon facility access card must go through security screening at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, and will be escorted to the cordon from there. Security screening will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m. EDT; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Journalists with a Pentagon facility access card, and whom have entered the building prior to 1:30 p.m. EDT, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband. All journalists wishing to cover the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon facility access card, must be in place no later than 2:15 p.m. EDT. Once security screening has been initiated at the base of the bridge, all journalists entering the building via the bridge for any reason, including those with a Pen
Now playing
00:58
Mattis on McCain: US has lost a great patriot
Now playing
03:16
Vietnamese pay tribute to Sen. John McCain
Getty Images
Now playing
02:14
Daughter, Trump react to McCain's death
Washington CNN —  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday he would appoint a bipartisan committee to make recommendations for how to commemorate the memory of Sen. John McCain.

“I am glad we are able to form this gang to ensure that a suitable lasting tribute becomes a reality. I’ll have more details to share about this group in the coming days,” McConnell said.

Right after McCain’s death, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, announced he wanted to introduce a resolution to rename the Russell Senate office building after McCain, but that was met with a mixed response from Republicans, many of whom said it was too soon to talk about such a major change – and some outright nixing the idea.

Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said he would not be in support of renaming the building after McCain – not out of any disrespect for McCain, but because he doesn’t want to create a precedent for renaming institutions that already honor someone’s memory.

The building is currently named for Richard Russell, a former senator from Georgia who served for over 40 years.

“This is a question of making sure that however John is honored, it’s set in stone that John is always honored,” Cassidy said Tuesday. “I don’t want to establish a precedent where somebody is unhonored in the future.”

Russell, a Democrat, was a segregationist who was opposed the Civil Rights Act. Russell served from 1933 to 1971 and helped write the Southern Manifesto, which outlined congressional opposition to racial desegregation.

McConnell said he would ask a “gang” of lawmakers to meet and talk about the best way to honor McCain but didn’t directly address renaming Russell. Instead, he floated renaming the Senate Armed Services Committee room after McCain as well as potentially resurrecting a portrait to the Capitol Senate reception room of McCain.

In a “Dear Colleague” sent to colleagues Tuesday, Schumer and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake seek to drum up support for their resolution to rename the Russell building in McCain’s honor, noting the late senator chose offices in the Russell Senate Office Building for the “entire length of service in the Senate.”

“Renaming the Russell building in his honor ensures that his story will be told with the hope that inspiration becomes motivation and future leaders merge with his brand of courage and commitment,” Schumer and Flake wrote.

Flake, who represented Arizona alongside the Vietnam War veteran, said he’s talking to McCain’s family in the next couple days to get their feedback on what they prefer regarding a permanent tribute on the Hill.

CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to more accurately characterize Sen. Bill Cassidy’s statement about the precedent of renaming institutions.