7:07 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the Rao nomination to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Senate is also expected to consider S.J.Res.7 (Re: Yemen) during Wednesday’s session.
Senate votes scheduled:
12:00 pm Wednesday – 2 roll call votes:
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #107, Neomi J. Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit
- Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #98, William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor
1:45 pm Wednesday – 1 roll call vote:
- Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #98, William Beach, of Kansas, to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.
6:54 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke against the Rao nomination.
6:32 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke on climate change.
6:20 p.m. ML McConnell began wrap up, passed: S. Res. 105, Designating March 2019 National Colorectal Cancer Month passed by u.c.; S.Res. 106, Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the United Negro College Fund, passed by u.c.; S.Res. 107, Authorizing Testimony and Representation in the United States V. Talbert, passed by u.c.; S.Res. 91, March 3, 2019 designated as World Wildlife Day, passed by voice vote as amended.
6:14 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.
6:06 p.m. Senator Warren spoke against the Rao nomination.
5:47 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about President Jimmy Carter and medical research.
5:12 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about President Erdogan and NBA player Enes Kanter.
4:50 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke on trade with China.
4:40 p.m. Senator Jones spoke about ending the Widow’s Tax.
4:15 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the Accountability through Electronic Verification Act.
4:00 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on the Rao nomination.
3:45 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke about the passage of the E.R.A.
3:40 p.m. Senator Barrasso offered resolution regarding Medicare for All. Hirono objected
3:35 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the resolution regarding the Affordable Care Act.
3:31 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Rao nomination by a vote of 53-46. Senator Murray did not vote.
3:00 p.m. The Senate is voting on the motion to invoke cloture on Neomi Rao to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
2:59 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Paul Matey to be the U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit by a vote of 54-45.
2:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of Paul Matey to be the U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
12:28 p.m. Senator Gardner paid tribute to Sam Mammott of the Colorado Municipal League.
12:05 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Rao nomination.
10:46 a.m. Senator Booker spoke against the Matey nomination.
10:39 a.m. Senator Thune spoke on tax reform.
10:21 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the budget. He spoke about stock buybacks.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the president’s 2020 budget request and about nominations. He spoke about Medicare.
The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Paul Matey to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit, post-cloture.
The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.
At 2:30 p.m. the Senate will proceed to two roll call votes:
- Confirmation of the Matey nomination.
- Cloture on the nomination of Neomi Rao to be a United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Cloture has also been filed on the nomination of William Beach to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor. The cloture vote with respect to the Beach nomination will occur following disposition of the Rao nomination.