6:24 p.m. The Senate adjourned. The Senate will reconvene at noon Thursday and will consider the nomination of Lisa Porter to be deputy undersecretary of defense, with a confirmation vote to occur at 12:40 p.m.
6:17 p.m. During wrap-up, Senator Flake secured consent for the passage of these measures:
— S. 3509, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act;
— H.R. 4854, on the DNA analysis backlog;
— S. Res. 654, National Retirement Security Week;
— S. Res. 655 Hispanic Heritage Month;
— S. Res. 625 National Direct Support Professionals Week.
Senator Flake secured first reading under Rule XIV for HR 6287, grants for memorials to victims of the September 11 attacks.
5:57 p.m. The Senate consented to the passage of S. 3508, a bill to reduce marine debris.
5:51 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about his bill concerning plastic debris in the oceans.
4:59 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.
4:00 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.
3:07 p.m. Senator Merkley paid tribute to staffer Jody Neehoff and spoke about his lawsuit about separation of powers.
2:46 p.m. Senator Burr spoke about the land and water conservation fund.
2:41 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about the land and water conservation fund.
2:36 p.m. Senator Hyde gave her maiden speech.
2:35 p.m. The Senate confirmed the Feldman nomination by a party line vote of 51 to 49.
1:44 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the confirmation of Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a seven-year term starting on October 27, 2019.
1:17 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about Dr. Ford and Kavanaugh.
1:06 p.m. Senator Heller spoke about the shooting in Las Vegas one year ago.
12:49 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about Kavanaugh.
12:26 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about about the Russia investigation.
11:52 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about about the Kavanaugh nomination.
11:40 a.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.
10:40 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on 9/11 survivors and achieves passage of S Res 610 by unanimous consent.
10:21 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.
10:06 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about sexual assault and about the Kavanaugh nomination.
9:41 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination. He paid tribute to departing staffer Tom Hawkins.
9:33 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Feldman nomination.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a seven-year term starting on October 27, 2019, post-cloture.
At 1:45 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Feldman nomination.