The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 9th. At 2:15 p.m. a confirmation vote is expected on the Campbell nomination. The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for weekly caucus lunches.
- R. 3759, RAISE Family Caregivers Act, was passed by voice vote.
- 1425, Bring Small Businesses Back Tax Reform Act, the Wicker amendment and the committee reported substitute, were passed by unanimous consent.
7:15 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about CHIP.
6:45 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about CHIP.
6:33 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about immigration.
6:21 p.m. Senator Stabenow spoke about CHIP.
6:13 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about Iran and North Korea.
6:11 p.m. The cloture motion on the Campbell nomination was invoked by a vote of 89 to 1. Senator Hirono voted no. Senators that did not vote: Alexander, Corker, Cruz, Donnelly, Isakson, McCain, Perdue, Roberts, Tester, and Toomey.
5:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of William Campbell to be US District Judge for Middle District of Tennessee.
4:46 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke about Iran and paid tribute to Thomas S. Monson of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
4:27 p.m. Senator Lankford spoke about immigration.
4:16 p.m. Senator Cotton spoke about immigration.
4:01 p.m. Senator Tillis spoke about immigration.
3:49 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about immigration.
3:42 p.m Senator Portman spoke about sexual crime on-line.
3:18 p.m. Senator Wyden spoke about the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
3:03 p.m. Senator McConnell spoke about tax reform.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of William Campbell to be a United States District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a cloture vote on the Campbell nomination.
Majority Leader McConnell has filed cloture on the following nominations:
o Thomas Parker to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee
o Michael Brown to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia
o Walter Counts, to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas
The cloture petitions on each nomination will ripen one at a time, after disposition of the previous nomination. Each is subject to up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate.