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.