6:10 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on the opioid epidemic in Ohio.
5:00 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke in morning business on climate change.
5:00 p.m. The motion to invoke cloture was invoked on the nomination of Chad A. Readler to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court by a roll call vote of 53-45.
4:35 p.m. By a party-line vote of 53 to 44, the Senate confirmed the Rushing nomination.
At 4:00 p.m. the Senate will have a series of two roll call votes.
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar 15, the nomination of Allison Jones Rushing to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court.
- Cloture on the nomination of Chad A. Readler to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court
3:40 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke against the nomination of Chad A. Readler to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court.
3:00 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke on border security.
2:15 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on Senator Shelby and votes on nominations.
11:42 a.m. Senator Murphy spoke on the Affordable Care Act.
11:19 a.m. Senator Lankford spoke on the national debt.
10:50 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about President Obama’s economic policy, taxes, diabetes and judicial nominations.
10:48 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about taxes and the economy.
10:30 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about election law, nominations, health care, the president’s emergency declaration, climate change and trade with China.
10:08 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about nominations and election law.
10:03 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Green New Deal.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume post-cloture debate on the nomination of Allison Jones Rushing to the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court.
The Senate will recess for party luncheons from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.
At 4 p.m., there will be two votes:
— Confirmation of the Rushing nomination;
— Cloture on the nomination of Chad A. Readler to the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court.