7:05 p.m. The Senate adjourned
On Tuesday, the Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 12th and following Leader remarks, will proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #533, Leonard Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eight Circuit. The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.
6:30 p.m. Cal. #533, Leonard Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The Cloture Motion was agreed to by a vote of 48-47.
S. Res. 356 (Sense of the Senate that Members of Congress should substitute teach at least one day per year in a public school to gain firsthand knowledge on how to address the prevailing challenges facing educators and how to remove obstacles to learning for students). Agreed to by Voice Vote.
5:30 p.m. The Senate began a vote on cloture for the nomination of Steven Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the 8th Circuit.
4:58 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about air travel.
4:40 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the attempted terrorist attack in New York. He spoke against the Grasz nomination. He spoke against the GOP tax plan.
4:27 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke in favor of the Grasz nomination.
4:10 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about terrorism and foreign policy.
4:04 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the attempted terrorist attack in New York. He spoke about judicial nominations.
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The Senate will convene at 4 p.m.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on cloture for the nomination of Steven Grasz to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the 8th Circuit.
These nominations are also in line for cloture votes:
— Don R. Willett to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 5th Circuit
— James C. Ho to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for 5th Circuit