7:47 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Eric Miller to be a US Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit, post-cloture.
7:23 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about Senate rules.
7:16 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about abortion.
7:00 p.m. Senator Reed spoke on North Korea.
6:52 p.m. Senator Boozman spoke in favor of S. 311.
6:38 p.m. Senator Murray spoke against S. 311 and the Miller nomination.
6:37 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the nomination of Eric Miller, 51-46.
Senators voting in favor: 51 Republicans.
Senators voting against: 45 Democrats, 1 Independent: King.
Senators not voting: 2 Republicans: Cramer and Murkowski; 1 Independent: Sanders.
6:14 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Eric Miller to be a US Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit.
6:13 p.m. Cloture was NOT invoked on the motion to proceed to S. 311, 53-44.
Senators voting in favor: 50 Republicans, 3 Democrats: Casey, Jones and Manchin.
Senators voting against: 42 Democrats, 2 Independents: King and Sanders.
Senators not voting: 3 Republicans: Cramer, Murkowski and Tim Scott.
5:41 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the motion to proceed to S.311.
4:46 p.m. Senators Fischer, Smith, Ernst, Shaheen, Hirono, Daines, Duckworth, Lankford and Sasse spoke about abortion and the pending legislation.
4:35 p.m. Senator Casey paid tribute to 5 African-American Innovators from Pennsylvania.
4:25 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke about abortion.
4:11 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the border wall, North Korea, China, abortion, and the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.
3:52 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the flooding in Kentucky. He spoke about Eric Miller’s nomination to the federal appeals court for the Ninth Circuit. He spoke about the upcoming cloture vote on proceeding to the abortion measure.
3:02 p.m. Senator Fischer was recognized to read George Washington’s Farewell Address.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. Following the prayer and pledge, Senator Fischer will be recognized to deliver Washington’s farewell address.
Following the address, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed S.311, regarding abortion.
At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will conduct a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.311.
If cloture is not invoked, there will be another cloture vote; on the nomination of Eric Miller to be a US Circuit Judge for the 9th circuit.
Cloture has also been filed on the following nominations:
- Michael Desmond to be Chief Counsel for the IRS and an Assistant Attorney Counsel in the Treasury Department
- Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
- John Ryder to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority