6:26 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19th and will resume consideration of the nomination of Ryan Wesley Bounds to be United States Circuit Judge of the Ninth Circuit.
- The nomination of Rear Admiral (lh) Andrew S. McKinley of the United States Coast Guard Reserve to be Rear Admiral was agreed to by unanimous consent.
- 526, Microloan Modernization Act of 2018, the Committee Reported Substitute amendment and the Risch amendment, were agreed to by voice vote.
- 791, Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017, was agreed to by voice vote.
- 2850, A bill to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund, and the Flake amendment, were agreed to by unanimous consent.
6:15 p.m. Senator Coons spoke about Nelson Mandela.
5:43 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about NATO.
5:16 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about election security.
4:54 p.m. Senator King spoke about climate change and lobsters.
4:41 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change and lobsters.
4:24 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke about tax reform, unemployment, and the economy.
4:15 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about opioid addiction.
4:05 p.m. Senator Blunt and Nelson spoke about the Museum of African American Baseball.
3:49 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about immigration and trade tariffs.
3:37 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke supporting the employees of ICE and law enforcement.
3:29 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about S. Res. 572.
3:27 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke against S. Res. 572, A resolution supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
3:23 p.m. Senator Daines asked u.c. to consider S. Res. 572, A resolution supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Senator Merkley objected. Senator Merkley asked u.c. to consider S. 3227, the Reunite Act. Senator Daines objected.
3:22 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Bounds nomination to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit by a vote of 50-49.
Senators not voting: McCain.
2:48 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Ryan Bounds to be a US Circuit Judge for the 9th Circuit.
2:47 p.m. The Oldham nomination was confirmed on a party line vote of 50-49.
Senators not voting: McCain.
2:03 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of the Oldham nomination.
1:59 p.m. Senator Lee asked u.c. to consider S. 118, Reinforcing American-Made Product Act of 2017. Senator Feinstein objected.
1:46 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about the Russia investigation.
1:36 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke supporting the Oldham nomination.
1:15 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the Helsinki meeting with President Putin.
12:59 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke about the Russian pipeline to Germany.
12:13 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke in favor of the Kavanaugh nomination.
12:00 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.
11:46 a.m. Senator Tester spoke about trade tariffs.
11:40 a.m. Senator Tillis spoke about Pastor Brunson and Americans imprisoned in Turkey.
11:36 a.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke in opposition of the Bounds nomination.
11:17 a.m. Senator Murray spoke in opposition of the Kavanaugh nomination.
10:57 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke about the upcoming opening of the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Aurora.
10:39 a.m. Senators Jones and Alexander spoke about the automotive industry in Alabama and the impact of tariffs.
10:22 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke about President Trump and the Helsinki summit and later about the Kavanaugh nomination.
10:09 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on judicial nominations and tax cuts.
10:00 a.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Andrew Oldham to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
At 2:00 p.m. the Senate will have 2 votes:
1. Confirmation of Andrew Oldham to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
2. Cloture on Ryan Bounds to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit