5:12 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 3 p.m. Monday, July 16, when it will consider the nomination of Scott Stump of Colorado to be assistant secretary of education for career, technical and adult education.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Stump nomination.
5:05 p.m. In wrap-up, Senator Rubio secured voice votes to confirm these nominations:
— Kelly Higashi to be an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia;
— Emory Rounds III to be director of the Office of Government Ethics;
— Georgette Mosbacher to be ambassador to Poland.
By consent, the Senate agreed to:
— S. Res. 58, designating July 30 as National Whistle-Blower Appreciation Day;
— S. Res. 574, designating July 13 as National Car Collector Appreciation Day;
— S. Res. 575, honoring the memory of the five victims of the Capital Gazette attack on June 28.
4:40 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about the Trump/Putin meeting.
4:15 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about NATO.
3:50 p.m. Senator Portman spoke about Brett Kavanaugh.
2:07 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about NATO.
2:02 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on:
- Exec. Cal. #595, Randal Quarles to be Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
- Exec. Cal. #892, Andrew S. Oldham to be US Circuit Judge for Fifth Circuit
- Exec. Cal. #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds to be US Circuit Judge for Ninth Circuit
2:01 p.m. The Senate confirmed Paul C. Ney to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense, 70-23. Not voting: Hyde-Smith, McCain, Moran, Paul, Schumer, Shaheen, and Tillis.
1:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Ney nomination.
12:45 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke about wildfires.
12:30 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about the Supreme Court vacancy.
12:09 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Justice Department and the FBI.
11:45 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.
11:33 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper.
11:07 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. He spoke about the economy.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume post-cloture consideration of the nomination of Paul Ney to be general counsel for the Defense Department.
At 1:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Ney nomination.