Monday, August 20, 2018

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of H.R. 6157, the legislative vehicle for Defense-Labor-HHS-Education appropriations minibus.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to roll call votes on the following amendments:

  • Menendez-Murkowski amendment to provide funding for the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 #3705.
  • Fischer-Baldwin amendment to appropriate an additional $10,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide for POW/MIA identification within the Defense Personnel Accounting Agency, and to provide an offset #3706.

The following are other amendments currently pending to H.R. 6157:

  • Shelby amendment in the nature of a substitute #3695.
  • Shelby amendment of a perfecting nature #3699.

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

4:33 p.m. The Senate adjourned pursuant to S.Res. 609, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20th.

4:31 p.m. ML McConnell did wrap up and called up amendments the Menendez amend #3705 and Fischer #3506 and announced at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 20th, the Senate will proceed to 2 votes in relation to the following amendments in relation to H.R.6157, Defense/Labor HHS Minibus Appropriations:
1. Menendez #3705
2. Fischer #3706

  • Adopted S.Res. 608, designating August 16, 2018, as “National Airborne Day”.
  • Adopted S.Res. 609, relative to the death of Paul Laxalt, former Senator for the State of Nevada.

4:03 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the Alaskan of the Week.

3:37 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the jobs and the economy.

3:14 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about Aretha Franklin.

2:58 p.m. Senator Shelby spoke supporting H.R. 6157, Defense/Labor HHS Minibus Appropriations.

2:35 p.m. ML McConnell called up Shelby amendments #3695 (substitute) and #3699 are now pending in relation to H.R.6157, Defense/Labor HHS Minibus Appropriations

2:34 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. that the Senate proceeded to consideration of H.R.6157, Defense/Labor HHS Minibus Appropriations.

2:33 p.m. The Senate confirmed Exec. Cal. #1009 Julius Richardson to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fourth by a vote of 81-8.

1:45 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Richardson nomination.

1:28 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination and appropriations.

1:18 p.m. Senator Isakson spoke in favor of the Kavanaugh nomination.

1:04 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Richardson nomination by a vote of 80 to 10. Senators not voting: Alexander, Durbin, Flake, Inhofe, Lee, McCain, Murray, Rubio, Tillis, Toomey. Senators voting NO: Blumenthal, Gillibrand, Hirono, Markey, Merkley, Sanders, Schatz, Van Hollen, Warren, Wyden.

12:35 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Richardson nomination.

12:34 p.m. The Quattlebaum nomination was confirmed 62-28.

Senators in favor: 43 Republicans, 18 Democrats: Baldwin, Bennet, Carper, Coons, Donnelly, Hassan, Heitkamp, Jones, Kaine, Leahy, Manchin, McCaskill, Nelson, Reed, Shaheen, Tester, Warner, and Whitehouse; 1 Independent: King.

Senators voting against: 27 Democrats, 1 Independent: Sanders.

Senators not voting:8 Republicans: Alexander, Flake, Inhofe, Lee, McCain, Rubio, Tillis and Toomey; 2 Democrats: Durbin and Murray.

12:00 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the Quattlebaum nomination.

11:58 a.m. Senator Graham spoke in favor of the Quattlebaum nomination.

11:57 a.m. Senator Schatz achieved U.C. to pass S. Res 607, regarding the necessity of a free press.

11:35 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the economy.

11:34 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Quattlebaum nomination, post-cloture.

11:09 a.m. Senator Wyden spoke about wildfires.

11:06 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

10:50 a.m. Senator Nelson spoke about the Water Resources legislation.

10:41 a.m. Senator Daines spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:29 a.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:04 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about NDAA.

9:57 a.m.  Senator Heller spoke about Senator Paul Laxault.

9:46 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about the Quattlebaum nomination and tax reform.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and will resume consideration of the Quattlebaum nomination with vote on confirmation to occur at 12:00 p.m. A vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Richardson nomination will occur immediately following that vote.

The Senate will proceed to H.R. 6157 [Defense-Labor-HHS-Education appropriations minibus] following the disposition of the Richardson nomination.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

6:34 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 16. They will resume consideration of the Quattlebaum nomination with vote on confirmation to occur at 10:30 a.m. A vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Richardson nomination will occur immediately following that vote.

During wrap up the Senate passed the House amended S. 717-pro bono legal services for victims of domestic violence.

5:19 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about free press.

4:57 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about defense appropriations.

4:55 p.m. Senator Blunt announced that following the disposition of the Richardson nomination the Senate will proceed to H.R. 6157 [Defense-Labor-HHS-Education appropriations minibus].

4:32 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:12 p.m. ML McConnell spoke about the Senate’s agenda for August.

3:46 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about the opioid crisis.

3:07 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about drilling off Tampa Bay and steel tariffs.

2:48 p.m. Senator Barasso spoke on the Endangered Species Act.

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

12:36 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:19 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on a young man kidnapped in Syria six years ago today; and the Kavanaugh nomination.

12:00 p.m. The Senate convened.

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The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum to be a US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

Following resumption of the Quattlebaum nomination, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Quattlebaum nomination.

Majority Leader McConnell has also filed cloture on the nomination of Julius Richardson to be a US Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.  The cloture vote with respect to the Richardson nomination will occur immediately following disposition of the Quattlebaum nomination. Both are subject to up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate.

Following disposition of the above nominations, the Senate is expected to consider H.R. 6157 [Defense-Labor-HHS-Education appropriations minibus].

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 1:00 p.m. Senator Cotton was in the chair.

No business was conducted.

Friday, August 10, 2018

10:30 a.m. The Senate convened in a pro forma session, Senator Toomey presided and no business was conducted.

The Senate meets next in a pro forma session on Tuesday, August 14th, at 1:00 PM

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Senate convened at 10 a.m. for a pro forma session only, Senator Hatch presiding. No business was conducted.

Pro formas to come: Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m.  and Tuesday Aug. 14 at 1 p.m.

Next regular session: Wed., Aug 15 at noon. There will be a cloture vote at 5:30 p.m.  on the nomination of A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. of South Carolina to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Appeals Court.

Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

The Senate convened at 10:30 a.m. for a pro forma session. Senator Cornyn presided. No business was conducted.

During the coming recess, the Senate will again convene for these pro forma sessions:

— Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.

— Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

— Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m.

The Senate will next convene for regular business at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at noon and will resume consideration of A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. of South Carolina to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Appeals Court, with a cloture vote at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

8:09 p.m. The Senate adjourned. By consent, the Senate will convene for these pro forma sessions during the coming recess, with no business to be conducted:

— Friday, Aug. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

— Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.

— Friday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

— Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 1 p.m.

The Senate will next convene for regular business at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at noon and will resume consideration of the Quattlebaum nomination to the Fourth Circuit, with a cloture vote at 5:30 p.m.

8:06 p.m. By voice vote the Senate passed S. 2497, to amend the Foreign Assistance and Arms Control Export Acts.

By voice vote, en bloc, the Senate confirmed these nominations:

— Emily Marks, to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama;

— Jeffrey Beaverstock to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama;

— Holly Teeter to the U.S. District Court for Kansas;

— Colm Connolly to the U.S. District Court for Delaware;

— Maryellen Noreika to the U.S. District Court for Delaware;

— Jill Otake to the U.S. District Court for Hawaii.

By voice vote, the Senate confirmed Jason Klitenic to be general counsel to Director of National Intelligence.

6:58 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about trade.

6:42 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about Alaskans of the week Christine Patriot and Nicole Nelson.

6:07 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about internment camps.

5:47 p.m. Senator McConnell filed cloture on these nominations: A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. and Julius Ness Richardson, both of South Carolina, to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court.

By consent, the Senate passed the following measures:

— S. Res. 604, on the Intelligence Committee’s production of certain documents pertaining to the case,  U.S. v. Maria Butina;

— H.R. 2345, on FCC dialing codes;

— S. 1668, to rename a New York waterway the Joseph Sanford Jr. Channel;

— H.R. 6414, to amend Title XXIII of the U.S. Code, on tribal transportation;

— S. 2101, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the crew of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, as amended.

— House message to accompany S. 770, on small business cyber threats.

5:45 p.m. Senator McConnell paid tribute to retiring Chief of the Recorders of Official Debate Patrick Renzie and Journal Clerk Scott Sanborn.

5:26 p.m. Senator Graham spoke about the defense bill.

5:11 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the separation of immigrant children from their parents.

4:59 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American imprisoned in Turkey.

4:48 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about judicial nominations.

4:34 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about pensions.

4:10 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:04 p.m. Senator Smith spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:51 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about NDAA.

3:34 p.m Senator Leahy spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy.

3:25 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about the Farm bill.

2:59 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about the NDAA and the following conferees were assigned regarding H.R. 2, Senators Roberts, McConnell, Boozman, Hoeven, Ernst, Stabenow, Leahy, Brown, and Heitkamp.

2:38 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:36 p.m. By a vote of 87 to 10, the Senate passed the NDAA conference report.

YEAS: 46 Rs, 40 Ds, 1 I.

NAYS: 2 R, 7 D, 1 I.

Voting NAY:  Democrats Durbin, Gillibrand, Harris, Markey, Merkley, Warren and Wyden; independent Sanders, Republicans Lee and Rubio.

Not voting: Republicans Flake, McCain and Paul.

1:57 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Conference Report to accompany H.R.5515, NDAA 2019.

1:50 p.m. Senators Reed and Inhofe gave their final statements on the conference report.

1:30 p.m. Senators Rubio and Van Hollen spoke on ZTE and the Defense authorization bill.

1:28 p.m. Senator Hoeven thanked Senators and staff for work on the just passed “minibus”.

1:27 p.m. The Senate begins up to one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 5515.

1:27 p.m. H.R. 6147 [Interior, FSGG, THUD, Agriculture appropriations minibus] was agreed to 92-6.

Senators voting against, 6 Republicans: Cruz, Johnson, Lee, Paul, Sasse and Toomey.

Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Flake and McCain.

1:06 p.m. Roll call vote began on passage of H.R. 6147 [Interior, FSGG, THUD, Agriculture appropriations minibus]

12:59 p.m. Senators McConnell, Schumer and Leahy paid tribute to Senator Shelby on his recent 10,000th vote and his work on the appropriations bills.

12:58 p.m. ML McConnell achieves UC to vitiate cloture on conference report to accompany H.R. 5515 and following one hour of debate, vote on adoption of the conference report.

12::57 p.m. The motion to table the Cruz amendment was agreed to 54-44 and the amendment falls.

Senators voting in favor: 47 Democrats, 5 Republicans: Cassidy, Collins, Hatch, Murkowski and Shelby; 2 Independents: King and Sanders.

Senators voting against: 44 Republicans.

Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Flake and McCain.

12:40 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to table the Cruz amendment #3402.

12:39 p.m. Senator Shelby spoke supporting a repeal of the individual mandate but supported the motion to table.

12:38 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke against the Cruz amend and moved to table the amendment.

12:36 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke about the individual mandate and on his amendment #3402.

12:35 p.m. The Senate agreed to the Baldwin amendment by a vote of 83-15. Senators voting against: 1. Capito 2. Cassidy 3. Corker 4. Cotton 5. Cruz 6. Daines 7. Kennedy 8. Lankford 9. Lee 10. Paul 11. Rubio 12. Sasse 13. Scott 14. Tillis 15. Toomey

12:15 p.m. The Senate is voting on adoption of Baldwin amendment #3524 in relation to H.R.6147, Minibus Appropriations (60 vote affirmative threshold).

12:14 p.m. The Lee amendment #3522 was not agreed to by a vote of 14-84. Senators voting in favor: Booker, Capito, Cassidy, Corker, Cruz, Heinrich, Lee, Menendez, Paul, Rubio, Schatz, Sullivan, Toomey and Young.

11:50 a.m. The Senate began voting on adoption of Lee amendment #3522 in relation to H.R.6147, Minibus Appropriations (60 vote affirmative threshold)

11:48 a.m. Senator Baldwin spoke against the Lee amendment #3522.

11:46 a.m. Senator Lee spoke supporting his amendment #3522.

11:45 a.m. The Senate did not agree to the Leahy amendment #3464 by a vote of 50-47. (60 vote affirmative threshold) Senator Corker joined Democrats in voting yes.

Senators Burr, Flake and McCain did not vote.

11:07 a.m. Senate began voting on adoption of the Leahy amendment #3464 in relation to H.R.6147, Minibus Appropriations (60 vote affirmative threshold).

11:06 a.m. Senator Leahy spoke supporting his amendment.

11:04 a.m. Senator Lankford spoke against the Leahy amendment #3464.

11:00 a.m. Senator Collins asked u.c. to call up amends #3464, #3522, #3524, and #3402.

10:48 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:44 A.M. Senator Merkley spoke about the spending bill.

10:40 a.m. Senate Udall spoke about the spending bill.

10:21 a.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about the spending bill.

10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the “minibus” appropriations bill.

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The Senate will convene at 10:00 am and resume consideration of H.R. 6147 [Interior, FSGG, THUD, Agriculture appropriations minibus].

• At 11:00am, all post-cloture time with respect to the Shelby substitute amendment will expire, and the Senate will proceed to vote in relation to the below amendments. No further amendments will be in order to the substitute.

o Leahy amendment to provide for election security grants (3464). Subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold.
o Lee amendment the prohibit the use of funds to enforce standards of identity with respect to certain food (3522). Subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold.
o Baldwin amendment to appropriate funds to carry out programs relating to the innovation, process improvement, and marketing of dairy products (3524). Subject to an affirmative 60-vote threshold.
o Cruz amendment to prohibit the use of funds to carry out the District of Columbia’s health insurance individual mandate (3402). Motion to table expected.

• Following disposition of the Cruz amendment, the pending Murkowski amendment of a perfecting nature (3400) will be withdrawn, the Shelby amendment in the nature of a substitute (3399) will be adopted by unanimous consent, and the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on passage of H.R. 6147, as amended.

• Following disposition of H.R. 6147, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515).

o If cloture is invoked on the conference report to accompany H.R. 5515, there will be up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate.

• Upon the use or yielding back of post-cloture time on the conference report, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on a motion to waive the Budget Act with respect to the conference report, if a point of order is raised.

• Following any potential roll call vote on a motion to waive, the Senate will proceed to a vote on adoption of the conference report to accompany H.R. 5515.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

8:20 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 am Wednesday, August 1,2018.

7:20 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on H.R. 6147, Minibus Appropriations.

6:55 p.m. Senator Rubio asked the Senate move to Executive Session in order to call up calendar nominations number 1017-1029 and all nominations in the Air Force, Army and Navy on the Secretary’s desk. They were confirmed by voice vote and then he resumed legislative session to speak on the threat of Russia.

6:45 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke on Medicare.

6:35 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke on Medicare.

6:30 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke on Medicare.

6:25 p.m. Senator King spoke on Medicare.

6:20 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke on Medicare.

6:15 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke on Medicare.

6:05 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke on Medicare.

6:00 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke on Medicare.

5:45 p.m. Senator Wyden  spoke on the threat of Z.T.E. and the current state of Medicare & Medicaid.

5:30 p.m. Senator Van Hollan spoke on the threat of Z.T.E.

5:11 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

4:56 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination and on the NDAA Conference Report expected to pass Thursday.

4:37 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:25 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke about Lt. General Michael Shields.

4:17 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about the importance of teaching computer science and coding.

3:47 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about immigration and NDAA.

3:39 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the animal drug industry and the Senate agreed to H.R. 5554, Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018, by voice vote.

3:34 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the animal drug industry.

3:29 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about 3-D printed guns.

3:22 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke about 3-D printed guns.

3:16 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about 3-D printed guns.

3:08 p.m. Senator Nelson asked unanimous consent that the Senate agree to S. 3304. Senator Lee objected and Senator Lee spoke about the 3-D printed guns.

3:07 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Shelby amendment #3399 by a vote of 94 to 4. Senators Flake and McCain were absent. Senators Gillibrand and Paul voted NO.

2:46 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the Shelby amendment #3399 to H.R. 6147.

2:40 p.m. The Grant nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52 to 46. Senators Flake and McCain were absent. Senators Manchin, Heitkamp and Tester voted YES.

2:15 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Grant nomination.

12:55 p.m. The Senate is in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:54 p.m. The Senate concurred with the House Amendments to S. 1182 (vehicle for flood insurance), 86-12.

Senators voting against: Barrasso, Cotton, Enzi, Inhofe, Johnson, Lankford, Lee, Paul, Risch, Sasse, Shelby, and Toomey

Senators not voting: Flake and McCain

12:16 p.m. The Senate now voting on the motion to concur in the House Amendments to S. 1182 (vehicle for flood insurance). The cloture motion, motion to refer, and the motion to concur with an amendment were withdrawn.

12:07 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination and the economy.

12:03 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Perkins Act and employment licensing requirements, specifically those in the New HOPE Act.

11:48 a.m. Senator Wyden spoke about a proposed bill regarding presidential tax returns.

10:27 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination. He spoke about taxes. He spoke about North Korea.

10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about immigration and about employment levels.

The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume post-cloture consideration of the nomination of Britt Grant to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

  • At 12:15 p.m., cloture will be withdrawn for the four-month flood insurance extension (the House message to accompany S. 1182) and the Senate will vote on passage (the motion to concur in the House amendments).
  • Following disposition of the flood insurance bill, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. for the weekly caucus luncheons. 
  • At 2:15 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Grant nomination.
  • Following disposition of the Grant nomination, the Senate will resume consideration of the “minibus” — the fiscal year 2019 appropriations bill for the Interior Department and other agencies (H.R. 6147).  The Senate will then vote on cloture for the Shelby substitute, Amendment #3399. Up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate would be in order.  Pending to the minibus are the Shelby substitute and Murkowski Amendment #3400, to make a technical correction.
  • Following disposition of the Shelby substitute, the Senate is expected to vote on cloture for the underlying minibus bill and, if cloture is invoked, move toward a vote on passage.
  • Following disposition of the minibus, the Senate will begin the cloture cycle on the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 5515).

 

 

Monday, July 30, 2018

6:52 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 31st and will resume consideration of the Grant nomination. There are three votes scheduled and the Senate will recess at 12:30 p.m. for the weekly caucus lunches.

12:15 p.m.

  1. Roll call vote on the Motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 1182, flood Insurance extension.

 2:15 p.m.

  1. Roll call vote on the motion to confirm the nomination of Britt Cagle Grant to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  2. Roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Shelby substitute amendment #3399 to H.R. 6147, Interior, FSGG, THUD, Agriculture appropriations minibus.

During wrap-up the Senate agreed to S. Res. 599, designating September 25th, 2018 as “National Lobster Day”, by unanimous consent.

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6:20 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Grant nomination, 52-44.

Senators in favor: 49 Republicans, 3 Democrats: Heitkamp, Manchin and Tester.

Senators voting against: 42 Democrats, 2 Independents: King and Sanders.

Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Flake and McCain; 2 Democrats: Nelson and Warner.

5:31 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Grant nomination.

5:30 p.m. Senator Isakson spoke on the Grant nomination.

5:18 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the Grant nomination.

5:09 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about medicaid.

5:05 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke about flood insurance.

4:53 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:43 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about flood insurance.

3:02 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Grant nomination.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Britt Grant to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the Grant nomination.

Cloture has also been filed on the following:

  • Shelby substitute amendment #3399  to H.R. 6147, Interior, FSGG, THUD, Agriculture appropriations minibus
  • H.R. 6147 [Interior, FSGG, THUD, Agriculture appropriations minibus]
  • Motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 1182 (Flood Insurance extension)
  • Conference report to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act H.R. 5515

The above cloture motions will be processed one at a time, in the order listed.  Each is subject to up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate.

 

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