4:51 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday May 14th.
4:47 p.m. Senator Portman wraps up for the evening, Department of Justice nominations were confirmed en bloc by voice vote:
- Ex. Cal. #740 – Patrick Hovakimian, of California, to be a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States for a term expiring September 30, 2020.
- Ex. Cal. #830 – Gregory Allyn Forest, of North Carolina, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of North Carolina for the term of four years.
- Ex. Cal. #831 – Bradley A. Maxwell, of Illinois, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Illinois for the term of four years
4:35 p.m. Senator Portman spoke supporting the Haspel nomination.
3:27 p.m. Senator Carper spoke about fuel efficiency.
3:05 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about relationship with China.
3:05 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Nalbandian nomination, 52-43.
1:45 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of John Nalbandian to be a judge for the 6th Circuit.
1:43 p.m. ML McConnell acheives UC to vitiate cloture on the following nominations, and the confirmation votes occur Monday at 5:30 p.m.
- Michael Scudder to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit
- Amy St. Eve to be a United States Circuit Judge for the 7th Circuit
Further, that at 12:00 noon on Tuesday May 15, the Senate vote on confirmation of the Carson and Nalbandian nominations.
1:35 p.m. Senator Heller spoke against the bill approved today by the House regarding Yucca Mountain.
1:24 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke briefly on the Haspel nomination and then turned to discuss medicaid and its conditions in Florida.
1:15 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke in favor of the Haspel nomination.
1:14 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Carson nomination, 71-24.
Senators in favor: 49 Republicans, 21 Democrats: Bennet, Carper, Donnelly, Durbin, Feinstein, Hassan, Heinrich, Heitkamp, Jones, Kaine, Leahy, Manchin, McCaskill, Murphy, Nelson, Schatz, Schumer, Shaheen, Tester, Udall and Warner; 1 Independent: King.
Senators voting against: 23 Democrats, 1 Independent: Sanders.
Senators not voting: 3 Democrats: Booker, Coons and Duckworth; 2 Republicans: Graham and McCain.
12:43 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Carson nomination.
12:42 p.m. The Brennan nomination was confirmed on a party line tally of 49-46.
Senators not voting: Booker, Coons, Duckworth, Graham and McCain.
12:00 p.m. Roll Call vote began on confirmation of Michael Brennan to be a judge for the 7th Circuit.
11:44 a.m. Senators Tillis and Lankford spoke on Pastor Andrew Brunson imprisoned in Turkey.
11:24 a.m. Senator Flake asked u.c. to call up H.R. 1551, with an amendment related to immigration. Senator Lee objected.
11:11 a.m. Senator Warren spoke about nominations.
10:53 a.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about blue slips.
10:29 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about nominations, North Korea, Iran, and healthcare.
10:04 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about Secretary Pompeo, nominations, and tax reform.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.; at which time resume consideration of the nomination of Michael Brennan to be judge for the 7th circuit, post cloture.
At 12:00 noon there will be a roll call vote on confirmation of the Brennan nomination followed by a cloture vote on the Carson nomination.
At 1:45 p.m., there will be a cloture vote on the Carson nomination. If cloture is invoked on both nominations, the time will run concurrently.
12:00 noon—2 roll call votes
- Confirmation of Michael Brennan to be Judge for the 7th Circuit
- Cloture Joel Carson to be Judge for the 10th Circuit
1:45 p.m.—1 roll call vote
- Cloture on John Nalbandian to be Judge for the 6th Circuit