Tuesday, September 8, 2020

6:28 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will next convene on Wednesday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Ludwig nomination.

At 11:15 a.m. there will be 3 votes:

1. Confirmation of Brett Ludwig to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

2. Cloture on Christy Wiegand to be US District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.   

3. Cloture on Hala Jarbou to be US District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

If cloture is invoked on the Jarbou, confirmation time is TBD.

The Senate will recess for weekly caucus lunches following the cloture vote on the Jarbou nomination.

At 2:15 p.m. there will be 3 votes:

1. Confirmation of the Wiegand nomination.

2. Cloture on Thomas Cullen to be US District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

3. Cloture on Diane Gujarati to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

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6:26 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Brett Ludwig to be a judge for the eastern district of Wisconsin, 83-6.

Voting against: Hirono, Markey, Schatz, Van Hollen, Warren and Wyden.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Brett Ludwig to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

5:01 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke in favor of the Ludwig nomination.

4:27 p.m. Dem Leader Schumer spoke on corona virus relief and the U.S. Post Office.

4:06 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about corona virus relief.

4:03 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell withdrew the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 178 with amendment #2499. Then he filed cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 178, with a further amendment #2652 (Targeted Relief Package).

3:48 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about inter-country adoptions.

3:31 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about coronavirus relief.

3:04 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about coronavirus relief. He said the Senate will vote this week on the Republican proposal. The following legislation was placed on the calendar under the Rule IVX Process:

  • H.R. 3, Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.
  • H.R. 51, Washington, D.C. Admission Act.
  • H.R. 1425, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act.

3:02 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about his August town meetings in Iowa.

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The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Brett Ludwig to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; with a cloture vote on the nomination at 5:30 p.m.

Cloture has also been filed on the following nominations:

1.Christy Wiegand to be US District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

2. Hala Jarbou to be US District Judge for the Western District of Michigan.

3. Thomas Cullen to be US District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.

4. Diane Gujarati to be US District Judge for the Eastern District of New York.

Friday September 4, 2020

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 10:00 a.m. Senator Fischer presided and no business was conducted.