Friday, October 5, 2018

11:29 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:55 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:31 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:20 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:10 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

9:40 p.m. Senator King spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

9:01 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

8:42 p.m. Senator Sanders  spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

8:08 p.m.  Senator Booker spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

7:41 p.m. Senator Murkowski spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

6:47 p.m. Senator Jones spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

6:02 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

5:41 p.m. Senator Cruz spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:58 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:42 p.m. Senator Menendez spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:16 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:04 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:01 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:57 p.m. Senator Graham spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:55 p.m. ML McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:51 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:06 p.m. Senator Collins spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:57 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:19 p.m. Senator Harris, Murray, and Blumenthal spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:03 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

1:44 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

1:31 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

1:10 p.m. Senator Carper spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

12:50 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

12:19 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

12:05 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

11:40 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

11:19 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:45 a.m. By a vote of 51 to 49, cloture was invoked on the Kavanaugh nomination.

YEAS: 50 Republicans and Democrat Manchin. NAYS: 46 Democrats, Independents King and Sanders and Republican Murkowski.

10:36 a.m. The cloture vote began on the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:19 a.m. Senator McConnell spoke in favor of the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:01 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

9:49 a.m. Senator Feinstein spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

9:34 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke in favor of the Kavanaugh nomination.

9:32 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination.

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The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., the Senate will vote on cloture for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

7:47 p.m. Senators Bennett and Merkley spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

7:00 p.m. Senator McConnell announced that the Senate will convene on Friday, October 5  at 9:30 a.m. Setting the cloture vote on the Kavanaugh nomination for 10:30 a.m.

6:50 p.m. The Senate passed the following by voice vote:

  • Res. 636-National Suicide prevention month
  • Res. 642-National Estuaries Week
  • Res. 668-Energy Efficiency Day
  • Res. 669-National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month
  • S.995-Compensation for Spokane Tribe
  • S.440-conveyance of land in North Dakota
  • S.2074-conveyance of land in North Dakota

6:22 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke in support of the Kavanaugh nomination.

6:02 p.m. Senator Thune spoke in support of the Kavanaugh nomination.

5:53 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about Andrew Brunson.

5:45 p.m. Senator Heinrich spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

5:32 p.m. Senator Murray spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

5:03 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:32 p.m. Senator Kyl spoke supporting the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:12 p.m. Senator Udall spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:54 p.m. Senator Warren spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:34 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:15 p.m. Senator Coons spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:57 p.m. Senator Leahy spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:16 p.m. Senator Cardin spoke against the Kavanaugh nomination.

1:56 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

12:48 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

12:10 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

11:37 a.m. DL Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

11:11 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

11:00 a.m. The Senate has convened and resumed consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination.

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The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. and will resume consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination.

The Majority Leader has filed cloture on the Kavanaugh nomination. The cloture petition will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Friday.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

9:55 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018 and will resume consideration of the Kavanaugh nomination.

The Majority Leader filed cloture on the Kavanaugh nomination this evening. It will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Friday.

During wrap-up:

  • R. 3359, Amend Homeland Security Act of 2002, with Murkowski amendment and the Johnson substitute amendment as amended, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • Res. 435, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor, should serve as a reminder of repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • Res. 412, A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion and celebrating Black History Month, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

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9:16 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke about the Supreme Court nomination.

6:21 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the legislation the Senate has passed recently.

4:45 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about climate change.

4:36 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

4:14 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about sexual assault.

3:53 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke about opioid addiction.

3:50 p.m. The motion to concur in the House message to H.R. 6 was agreed to by a vote of 98-1. Senator Lee voted no. Senator Cruz did not vote.

3:17 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to concur in the House message to H.R. 6-the opioid bill.

3:15 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the opioid bill.

3:08 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the opioid crisis.

2:52 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:39 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on the opioid bill.

2:28 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:09 p.m. Senator Barrasso spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:01 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.

1:50 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination and his lawsuit against the President regarding documents.

1:11 p.m. Senators Donnelly, Capito and Klobuchar spoke on the opioid bill.

12:55 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the FAA bill.

12:39 p.m Senator Alexander spoke on the FAA bill and the opioid bill.

12:34 p.m. Senator Thune spoke on the FAA bill passage.

12:33 p.m. The motion to concur was agreed to 93-6.

Senators voting against: 3 Republicans: Barrasso, Lee and Paul; 3 Democrats: Markey, Merkley and Wyden.

Senator not voting: Cruz.

12:00 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R. 302, FAA Reauthorization.

11:51 a.m. Senator Nelso spoke about the FAA bill.

11:42 a.m. Senator Lankford spoke about Indonesia and trade.

11:29 a.m. Senator Hoeven spoke about the FAA bill.

11:20 a.m. Senator Markey spoke about the Opioids bill.

11:09 a.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about the FAA bill.

11:00 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination and immigration.

10:51 a.m. Senator Cardin spoke about H.R. 6, the Opioids bill.

10:41 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:40 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the House message to accompanyH.R. 302, FAA Reauthorization post-cloture.

10:20 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination, about President Trump’s comments about Dr. Ford, and about Kavanaugh’s credibility.

10:00 a.m. ML McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination, FAA reauthorization, and opioid legislation. ML McConnell asked u.c. that at 3:15 pm today, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.6, the Opioids bill, all as if the Senate is in legislative session.

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The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m. and resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 302 [long-term FAA extension], post-cloture.

At 12:00 p.m., all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R. 302 [passage of the FAA extension].

As a reminder, the below consent agreement with respect to the opioids bill remains pending and could be processed soon in the Senate:

  • At a time to be determined, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of the House message to accompany the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (H.R. 6).  There will be up to 4 hours of debate on the motion.  Following the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate will vote on the motion to concur [passage of H.R. 6].

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

5:35 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. that all post-cloture debate time on H.R. 302 expire at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to concur in the House message to accompany H.R.302, FAA. The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

5:15 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the opioid crisis.

4:05 p.m. Senator Risch, on behalf of himself and Senator Crapo, spoke in honor of Micron Technology.

3:56 p.m Senator Shaheen spoke on the FAA bill.

3:10 p.m. Senator Portman spoke on the opioid crisis, the revised NAFTA deal, and a national parks bill.

2:47 p.m. Senator Cantwell paid tribute to Staff Sergeant Shurer who won the Medal of Honor and also spoke about the FAA bill.

2:37 p.m. Senator Peters spoke on the FAA bill.

2:28 p.m. Senator Markey spoke on the FAA bill.

2:19 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke on the FAA bill.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.

12:35 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus lunches.

12:25 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about H.R. 302, FAA reauthorization.

12:07 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

11:51 a.m. Senator Murphy spoke about the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.

10:56 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about trade.

10:32 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:16 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:04 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination. He spoke about the economy.

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The Senate will convene at 10 a.m.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.302, the long-term FAA extension, post-cloture. Time during recess will count post-cloture.
The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. to allow for the weekly conference meetings.

 

Monday, October 1, 2018

6:39 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

6:36 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell wraps up the Senate for the evening.

6:11 p.m. Senator Brown spoke on the need for a robust and free press.

6:10 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the motion to concur, 90-7.

Senators voting against: 4 Republicans: Barrasso, Lee, Paul and Toomey; 3 Democrats: Markey, Merkley and Wyden.

Senators not voting: Flake, Heller and Nelson.

5:31 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the motion to concur with respect to H.R.302, the long-term FAA extension.

5:12 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke about the 1 year anniversary of the Las Vegas shooting.

5:02 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:46 p.m. Senator Moran spoke about the US Mexico Canada Agreement.

4:07 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:35 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:23 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh investigation.

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The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume Executive Session. At 5:00 p.m., the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany H.R.302, the long-term FAA extension.

At 5:30 p.m., there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur with respect to H.R.302, the long-term FAA extension.

Opioids: At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, the Senate proceed to the consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 6, the opioids bill. The Majority Leader, or his designee, will be recognized to make a motion to concur, with up to 4 hours of debate on the motion, equally divided in the usual form. Following the use or yielding back of that time, the Senate vote on the motion to concur with no further intervening action or debate.

Friday, September 28, 2018

6:21 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

6:17 p.m. ML McConnell called up the Kavanaugh nomination, and not withstanding rule 22, if cloture is invoked on the FAA bill, the Senate will remain in executive session and the time on the FAA bill will run concurrently.

6:15 p.m. ML McConnell called up, filed cloture and filled the tree on HR 302, the vehicle for the FAA re-authorization, with a cloture vote on the motion to concur at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

6:09 p.m. ML McConnell discusses the Kavanaugh nomination.

5:58 p.m. ML McConnell wraps up for the day.

Passed by UC:

  • HR 6897, one week FAA authorization, one week extension.
  • S. 2515, regarding Indian self determination and education assistance act.
  • S. Res 632, regarding National workforce development month.
  • S Res 661, regarding sickle cell disease awareness.
  • S Res 662, regarding campus fire safety month.

First reading: S. 3532 had its first reading, a bill to authorize the US Postal Service to provide certain non postal property, products, and services on behalf of state, local and tribal governments.

Time agreement:

  • UC that at a time to be determined, begin consideration of HR 6, opioid bill, after a motion to concur and up to four hours of debate with a vote on the motion to concur to follow.

4:53 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on the Kavanaugh nomination.

4:22 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.

4:03 p.m. Senator Ernst secured consent for passage of S. Con. Res. 47, for a correction in the enrollment of S. 2553, to amend the Social Security Act.

3:28 p.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:59 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

2:06 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. and proceed to a period of morning business.

 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

4:23 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 2:00 p.m.

4:15 p.m. Senator Perdue wraps up the Senate for the day.

Items passed by UC:

S.1768 with Feinstein amendment: National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act.

H.R.4254: to amend the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 to strengthen the aerospace workforce pipeline by the promotion of Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program and National Aeronautics and Space Administration internship and fellowship opportunities to women.
S.3170: Making certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, and for other purposes.
S.3354: to amend the Missing Children’s Assistance Act.
S.Res.637: designating September 2018, as “National Kinship Care Month.”
S.Res.656: recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Forensic Science Week.
S.Res.657: designating the week of September 23 through 29, 2018, as “National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week” .
S.Res.658: designating the week of September 30 through October 6, 2018 as “National Community Policing Week”.
 
Completed the Rule 14 process to place on the Legislative Calendar of Business H.R.6287, 9/11 Memorial Act
The Senate confirmed the following military nominations:
AIR FORCE
Col. Jeffrey H. Hurlbert to be Brigadier General
NAVY
Rear Adm. Michael J. Dumont to be Vice Admiral
Capt. Robert D. Katz to be Rear Admiral (lower half)
AIR FORCE
Maj. Gen. Michael T. Plehn to be Lieutenant General
NAVY
Rear Adm. Timothy G. Szymanski to be Vice Admiral
ARMY
Maj. Gen. James E. Rainey to be Lieutenant General
AIR FORCE
Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Sharpy to be Lieutenant General
Col. David P. Garfield to be Brigadier General
Maj. Gen. Timothy G. Fay to be Lieutenant General
MARINE CORPS
Maj. Gen. George W. Smith, Jr. to be Lieutenant General
And all nominations on the Secretary’s Desk in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy

UC that Senate adjourns until 2:00 p.m Friday.

4:00 p.m. The Senate returned from recess.

1:15 p.m. Senator Lankford asked u.c. that the Senate stands in recess until 4:00 p.m.

1:14 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Lisa Porter by a vote of 98-1. Senator Paul voted no. Senator Sullivan did not vote.

12:40 p.m. Roll call vote began on the confirmation of the Porter nomination.

12:00 p.m. The Senate convened.

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The Senate will convene at noon 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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

 

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.

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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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5:10 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Cal. #941 Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

5:09 p.m. S. Con. Res. 48, Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make corrections to the enrollment of H.R. 1551. The concurrent resolution was agreed to by u.c.

5:09 p.m. Adopted the following resolutions en bloc by voice vote:

  • S. Res. 648, designating September 2018 as “Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month”.
    S. Res. 649, Recognizing the contributions of American Viticultural Areas and winegrowing regions.
    S. Res. 650, Recognizing the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey
    S. Res. 651, Remembering the 1 year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Irma in Florida
    S. Res. 652, Marking the 1 year since the landfall of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands

5:08 p.m. Passed, H.R. 4958, Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018, by u.c.

5:08 p.m. Passed as amended S. 3139, Transit Rail Inspection Practices Act of 2018, by voice vote.

5:07 p.m. Passed S. 3389, a bill to re-designate a facility of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by u.c.

5:06 p.m. ML McConnell began wrap-up asked u.c. that the Senate vote at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26th on confirmation of Exec. Cal. #941 Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019 (Reappointment).

3:55 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about the Federal Aviation Administration bill.

3:49 p.m. Senator Duckworth paid tribute to the late U.S. Army Gen. Johnny Brims.

3:31 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the music legislation.

3:11 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about music copyright legislation.

3:11 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Feldman nomination to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safty Commission for a term of seven years by a vote of 50 to 49.

2:45 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years.

2:44 p.m. The Senate confirmed the Feldman nomination by a vote of 80 to 19. Senator Flake did not vote. Senators voting NO: Blumenthal, Booker, Brown, Durbin, Gillibrand, Harris, Heinrich, Hirono, Markey, Menendez, Merkley, Reed, Sanders, Schatz, Schumer, Stabenow, Warren, Whitehouse, and Wyden.

2:15 p.m. The Senate is voting on confirmation of the nomination Peter A. Feldman, to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.

12:36 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus lunches.

12:20 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the economy, the Kavanaugh nomination, and the Feldman nomination.

11:48 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:40 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:20 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

10:07 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination. He spoke about the Feldman and other nominations. He spoke about the administration’s economic program.

10:03 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Feldman nomination.

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The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of the Feldman nomination.

The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for weekly policy lunches.

At 2:15 p.m. there will be 2 votes:

  1. Confirmation of the nomination Peter A. Feldman, to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019
  2. Cloture on the nomination of Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years.

Monday, September 24, 2018

6:55 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25th and will resume consideration of the Feldman nomination. At 2:15 p.m. there will be 2 votes:

  1. Confirmation of the nomination Peter A. Feldman, to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019
  2. Cloture on the nomination of Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019.

During wrap-up:

  • R. 2259, The Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018, was agreed to by voice vote.
  • Res. 643, Honoring the memory of the victims of the brutal and senseless attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, 1 year ago, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • Res. 644, Recognizing the significant contribution of the Country Music Association and designating September 25th, 2018, “Country Music Association Day”, was agreed to by unanimous consent.
  • Res. 645, Designating September 2018 as “National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month”, was agreed to by unanimous consent.

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6:49 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Feldman nomination by a tally of 76 to 18.

Senators voting against: Democrats Blumenthal, Booker, Brown , Cardin, Durbin, Gillibrand, Harris, Heinrech, Menendez, Reed, Schatz, Schumer, Stabenow, Udall, Warren, Whitehouse, Wyden and independent Sanders.

Senators not voting: Corker, Flake, Johnson, Merkley, Paul and Sasse.

6:02 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on Peter Feldman to be Commissioner  of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.

6:02 p.m The Wolcott nomination was confirmed by a tally of 75-19.

Senators voting against: 17 Democrats (Booker, Cardin, Durbin, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Harris, Heinrich, Leahy, Markey, Reed, Schatz, Stabenow, Udall, Van Hollen, Warren, Whitehouse and Wyden), 1 Republican (Heller), 1 Independents (Sanders).

Senators  not voting: Corker, Flake, Johnson, Merkley, Paul and Sasse.

5:31 p.m. Roll call vote began on the Walcott nomination.

4:34 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:46 p.m. Senator Boozman spoke about rice.

3:36 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about floods.

3:23 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination.

3:08 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke abut the Kavanaugh nomination. He spoke about appropriations and pending nominations. He paid tribute to Senator Sullivan for his attainment of the rank of Marine Corps Reserve colonel.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5:30 p.m.

At 5:30p.m., the Senate will conduct two roll call votes:

  1. Confirmation of Jackie Walcott (to be Representative of the US to the International Atomic Energy Agency and to be Representative of the US to the Vienna Office of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador)
  2. Cloture on Peter Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the remainder of the term expiring October 26, 2019.

 

 

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