7:02 p.m. The Senate adjourned. The Senate will reconvene at 10 a.m. Thursday.
6:44 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the tax bill.
6:29 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about immigration.
5:53 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke about immigration.
5:41 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about immigration.
5:35 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about immigration.
5:30 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke on DACA.
5:28 p.m. ML McConnell achieves UC that following speeches by Democratic colleagues, the Senate adjourn until 10:00 a.m and at that time resume consideration of the Ho nomination, post cloture.
5:26 p.m. ML McConnell achieves UC that a time to be determined, the Senate take up the following nominations:
1. Owen West to be Assistant Secretary of Defense, with a 30 minute time agreement.
2. Paul Compton to be General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, with a 20 minute time agreement.
5:25 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Ho nomination, 53-44.
Senators voting in favor: 50 Republicans, 3 Democrats: Donnelly, Heitkamp and McCaskill.
Senators voting against: 42 Democrats, 2 Independents.
Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Cochran and McCain, 1 Democrat: Murray.
5:00 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of James Ho to be a US Circuit court judge for the fifth circuit.
4:59 p.m. The Willett nomination was confirmed on a party line vote of 50-47, with Senators Cochran, McCain and Murray not voting.
4:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of Don R. Willett to be Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
4:20 p.m. Senator Manchin spoke about CHIP.
4:09 p.m. Senator Shaheen spoke about tax reform.
3:54 p.m. Senator Hoeven spoke about tax reform.
3:39 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke about net neutrality.
3:21 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about global diplomacy.
3:03 p.m. Senator Cotton paid tribute to Captain Thomas J. Hutner and Colonel Wesley L. Foxx and spoke about A.L.S. Disability Access Act.
2:54 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about Nebraskan fallen soldier.
2:45 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about arts in education.
2:30 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about net neutrality.
2:19 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the tax bill.
2:08 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke about judicial nominations.
1:56 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about judicial nominations.
1:25 p.m. Senators Wyden, Franken, Merkley spoke about net neutrality.
1:11 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about tax reform and net neutrality.
1:02 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the Internet.
12:55 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about Internet policy.
12:47 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about the Internet. He spoke about the children’s health program.
12:35 p.m. Senator Markey spoke in favor of net neutrality noting that a number of Democrats would join him on the floor today to take this position.
12:29 p.m. Senator Capito spoke about “Net neutrality” policy.
12:11 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Alabama election. He spoke about the GOP tax legislation.
12:03 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about judicial nominations. He spoke about Internet policy.
The Senate will convene at noon and will resume post-cloture debate on the nomination of Don R. Willett of Texas to be a circuit judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.