Monday, April 23, 2018

7:21 p.m. The Senate adjourned.

6:41 p.m Senators Durbin and Whitehouse  spoke about the Koch brothers.

6:38 p.m ML McConnell does wrap up for the evening.  Passed by UC: S. Res 479, re “Donate life month”; S. Res 480, regarding May 1 being designated Silver Star Service Banner Day; HR 4300, the Pacific War Commemorative Display Establishment Act.   Passed by voice vote: S. 2325, the Northern Mariana Islands US Workforce Act.  UC that when the Senate adjourns, it do so until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and resume consideration of the Duncan nomination. Further that the Senate recess from 12:30-2:15.  UC that the Senate adjourn following remarks of Senators Durbin and Whitehouse.

6:37 p.m Cloture was invoked on the Duncan nomination 50-44.

Senators in favor: 49 Republicans, 1 Democrat (Manchin).

Senators against: 42 Democrats, 2 Independents (King and Sanders).

Senators not voting: Duckworth, Feinstein, Hirono, Isakson, McCain and Nelson.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote has begun on cloture on the Duncan nomination.

5:21 p.m. Senator Cassidy spoke in favor of the Duncan nomination and the Pompeo nomination.

4:19 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the Duncan nomination.

4:01 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Pompeo nomination.

3:46 p.m. Senator King spoke about National Park Week.

3:43 p.m. Senator Daines spoke about National Park Week.

3:10 p.m. ML McConnell spoke about the Pompeo and Duncan nominations and tax reform.


The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Stuart Duncan to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Duncan nomination.