6:57 p.m. The Senate adjourned.
6:45 p.m. Senator Brown spoke against the Quarles nomination and later both the summit in Helsinki and attacks on the press.
6:31 p.m. Senator Sasse spoke about the summit in Helsinki.
6:29 p.m. ML McConnell wraps up business for the day. Items passed by voice vote: S. Res 386, regarding the Congo. UC that when the Senate adjourns it return Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
UC that at 11:45, vote on confirmation of the nomination of the Blew nomination, followed by a cloture vote on the nomination of Randal Quarles to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. UC that the Senate adjourn following remarks of Senators Sasse and Brown.
6:12 p.m. The Senate proceeded to consideration of the nomination of James Blew to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the Department of Education.
6:11 p.m. The nomination of Scott Stump to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult education at the Department of Education was confirmed 85-0.
Senators not voting:
9 Republicans: Boozman, Graham, Heller, Inhofe, Isakson, Kennedy, McCain, Moran and Shelby.
6 Democrats: Gillibrand, Jones, Leahy, Peters, Shaheen and Stabenow.
5:31 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the Stump nomination.
5:22 p.m. Senator Murray spoke in support of the Stump nomination.
4:44 p.m. Senator Murphy spoke about President Trump’s remarks in Helsinki.
3:52 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke against President Trump’s remarks in Helsinki.
3:39 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the Kanvanaugh nomination. He spoke about the economy.
3:31 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke against President Trump’s defense of Russia.
3:05 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and proceed to the consideration of the nomination of Scott Stump to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the Department of Education.
At 5:30pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of the Stump nomination.
Majority Leader McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
- Randal Quarles to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
- Andrew S. Oldham to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
- Ryan Wesley Bounds to be a United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
Those cloture motions will be processed one at a time, after disposition of the previous nomination. Each is subject to up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate. By rule, the first cloture vote will occur one hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday, July 17.