6:21 p.m. Senate adjourns.
6:18 p.m. ML McConnell wraps up for the evening, the following nomination was confirmed by UC: Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz to be Admiral in the Coast Guard.
5:05 p.m. Senators Shaheen, Cortez Masto and Brown spoke about net neutrality.
5:00 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke on the Brennan nomination and the Iran deal.
4:08 p.m. Senators Markey, King, Wyden, Cantwell, Hassan adn Klobuchar spoke about net neutrality.
3:47 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Haspel nomination.
3:09 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about judicial nominations.
2:50 p.m. Senator Johnson spoke in favor of the Brennan nomination.
2:24 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about unemployment.
2:07 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about unemployment.
2:02 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about net neutrality.
1:36 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke in favor of the Brennan nomination; and later on the blue slip issue.
1:10 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on the one year anniversary of President Trump firing James Comey; and the attempted undermining of the work of the FBI and other intelligence agencies.
1:05 p.m. On a party line vote of 49-47, cloture was invoked on the nomination of Michael Brennan to be a US Circuit court judge for the 7th circuit.
Senators not voting: 2 Democrats (Donnelly and Duckworth), 2 Republicans (Graham and McCain).
12:37 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Michael Brennan to be a US Circuit court judge for the 7th circuit.
12:36 p.m. The Engelhardt nomination was confirmed 62-34.
Senators in favor: Republicans, 12 Democrats (Bennet, Coons, Heitkamp, Jones, Klobuchar, Leahy, Manchin, McCaskill, Murphy, Nelson, Tester and Warner; 1 Independent: King.
Senators voting against: 33 Democrats, 1 Independent: Sanders.
Senators not voting: Donnelly, Duckworth, Graham, McCain.
12:01 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Engelhardt nomination.
11:48 a.m. Senator Peters spoke about net neutrality.
11:27 a.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the 3 prisoners in North Korea coming home, the detainment of Joshua Holt in Venezuela and the Haspel nomination. He also paid tribute to Assistant Parliamentarian Michael Beaver.
11:11 a.m. Senator Murphy spoke about healthcare.
10:53 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on tax reform.
10:38 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about teacher appreciate week, blue slip nominations, against the Brennan nomination, and on net neutrality.
10:00 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about Secretary of State Pompeo’s trip to North Korea, the Gina Haspel nomination, judicial nominations, and on historian Jim Klotter.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Kurt Engelhardt to be a US Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit, post-cloture.
At 12:00 p.m., the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
- Confirmation of the Engelhardt nomination.
- Cloture on the nomination of Michael Brennan to be a US Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit.
Cloture has also been filed on the following nominations
- Joel Carson to be a US Circuit Judge for the 10th Circuit
- John Nalbandian to be a US Circuit Judge for the 6th Circuit
- Michael Scudder to be a US Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit
- Amy St. Eve to be a US Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit
The cloture motions on each nomination will ripen one at a time, after disposition of the previous nomination. Each is subject to up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate.