Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Senate has adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26th and will resume consideration of the Pompeo nomination. 4 votes are expected during Thursday’s session:

12:05 p.m.

  1. Cloture vote on the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State
  2. Confirmation vote on the Pompeo nomination

1:45 p.m.

  1. Cloture vote on the nomination of Richard Grenell to be Ambassador to Germany
  2. Confirmation vote on the Grenell nomination

During wrap-up the following legislation was agreed to by unanimous consent:

  1. Res. 429, Commemorating the 59th Anniversary of Tibet’s 1959 Uprising as Tibetan Rights Day.
  2. 2758, Display of the POW-MIA Flag at the World War I Memorials.
  3. Res. 401, Designating May 5, 2018 as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
  4. Res. 483, 484, 485 en bloc.

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7:09 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about campaign finance and the Pompeo nomination.

6:52 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the Pompeo nomination.

6:18 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about campaign finance.

6:03 p.m. Senator Schatz spoke about climate change.

5:48 p.m. Senator Reed spoke about campaign finance.

5:32 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about the Pompeo nomination.

5:05 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Pompeo nomination.

4:54 p.m Senator Markey spoke against the Pompeo nomination.

4:35 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about the Pompeo nomination.

4:18 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke about tax reform.

3:48 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about climate change.

3:24 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the Pompeo nomination.

3:09 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about the opioid epidemic.

2:47 p.m. Senators Lankford and McCaskill discussed and asked UC to take up and pass S. 317, the “tax payers right to know”.  A bill regarding GAO and federal government bureaucracy.

2:34 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke in favor of the Pompeo nomination.

2:17 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke against the Pompeo nomination; and later about Dreamers.

2:10 p.m. Senator Risch spoke in favor of the Pompeo nomination.

1:44 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke supporting the Pompeo nomination.

1:29 p.m. Senator Capito spoke supporting the Pompeo nomination.

1:13 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about prison reform.

1:06 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about Acting CFPB Director Mulvaney.

1:04 p.m. Senator Daines spoke supporting the Pompeo nomination.

12:50 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke against the Pompeo nomination.

12:43 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about foreign policy and the Pompeo nomination.

12:23 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer saluted President Macron. He spoke about the Pompeo nomination. He spoke about the Russia investigation.

12:15 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke in favor of the Pompeo nomination.

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The Senate will convene at noon.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Secretary of State.

Cloture has been filed on these nominations:

— Pompeo, Secretary of State.

— Richard Grenell, of California, to be ambassador to Germany.

At 10:30 a.m., President Macron of France will address a Joint Meeting of Congress in the House chamber.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Senate will convene at 12:00 p.m., and following any Leader remarks, will resume consideration of the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

Cloture has been filed on the following nominations in the following order:

– Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State.

– Richard Grenell to be Ambassador to Germany.

At 10:30 a.m., His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, will address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol.