7:46 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3rd. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #1153, Bernard L. McNamee, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the McNamee nomination.
7:45 p.m. Adopted S.Res.712, Official office funds to purchase Pocket Constitutions.
7:44 p.m. Agreed to S.Con.Res.54, printing of Pocket Constitution.
7:44 p.m. Adopted S.Res.709, condemning Russia’s provocative actions in the Kerch Strait against the Ukrainian navy.
7:43 p.m. Adopted S.Res.688, Family Service Learning Week.
7:42 p.m. Adopted calendar #309, S.Res.92, expressing concern over the disappearance of David Sneddon.
7:41 p.m. Passed S.3628, 6-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, by voice vote.
7:40 p.m. Passed H.R.7187, one week extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, by voice vote.
7:39 p.m. Senator Kennedy began wrap up.
7:20 p.m. The Senate reconvened.
7:07 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 7:20 p.m.
5:49 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about trickle-down economics.
5:31 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke on the Alaskan of the Week, Mr. Ron Travis.
5:04 p.m. Senators Johnson and Carper spoke on chemical facility anti-terrorism program and Senator Johnson asked u.c. that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S. 3405, Senator Carper objected.
4:13 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about the delay of GI benefits to veterans.
3:54 p.m. Senator McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
3:29 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about prescription drugs.
3:24 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the remaining 7 appropriations bills.
3:14 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke about press freedom in the world.
3:02 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about climate change.
2:54 p.m. Senator Fischer paid tribute to Corporal Matt Henderson.
2:48 p.m. Senator Moran spoke on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
2:29 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke on the Farm bill and climate change.
2:24 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke against the Kraninger nomination.
2:17 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Kraninger nomination by a vote of 50 to 49.
1:30 p.m. The Senate began voting on the cloture motion on the Kraninger nomination.
1:13 p.m. Senator Crapo spoke supporting the Kraninger nomination.
1:03 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the CFPB.
12:59 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke about the Land Conservation Fund.
12:58 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Kobes nomination to be US Circuit Judge for the 8th Circuit 49-49, Vice President Pence voted yes breaking the tie. Senator Inhofe was absent, Senator Flake withdrew his vote (no vote) therefore pairing with Senator Inhofe.
12:10 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #1141 Jonathan Kobes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 8th Circuit.
12:07 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about the fiscal cliff and against the Kraninger nomination.
11:50 a.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke against the Farr nomination, climate change, and on Yemen.
11:29 a.m. Senator Lankford spoke about the Insight Probe launched in May and Immigration.
11:18 a.m. Senator Feinstein spoke against the Farr nomination.
11:10 a.m. Senator Menendez spoke against the Farr nomination.
11:00 a.m. Senator Rubio spoke against removing U.S. support from Yemen.
10:38 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the fight over money for border control. Senator Cornyn announced that the previously scheduled vote on the Farr nomination will now occur during the week of December 3rd. At 12:00 pm, there will now be only one vote: Motion to invoke cloture on Exec. Cal. #1141 Jonathan Kobes to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 8th Circuit.
10:29 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke against the Farr nomination. He spoke about the Mueller investigation.
10:02 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about nominations and paid tribute to departing Senator Heller of Nevada.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell paid tribute to Senator Heller.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Farr nomination, post-cloture. At 12:00 pm, the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
- Confirmation of Thomas A. Farr to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
- Motion to invoke cloture on Jonathan A. Kobes, of South Dakota, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
At 1:45 pm, the Senate will have a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Kathleen Laura Kraninger, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Please note, if cloture is invoked on the Kobes and Kraninger nominations, the Senate will vote on confirmation at a time and date to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic Leader but not before December 4th.