6:43 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Following Leaders remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Ballou, post-cloture.
6:41 p.m. ML Schumer began wrap up. H.R. 347 was read for the second time and placed on the calendar under the provisions of Rule XIV.
6:36 p.m. By a vote of 59-35, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Robert Ballou to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
Not voting: Senators Barrasso, Feinstein, Fetterman, Risch, Sanders and Sullivan.
5:30 p.m. The Senate began a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Robert Stewart Ballou to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
5:19 p.m. Senators Kaine and Warner spoke supporting the Ballou nomination.
5:01 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about Attorney General Garland.
4:42 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on immigration.
4:10 p.m. Majority Leader Schumer spoke on President Biden’s budget, taxes, rail safety, the Werfel nomination, and the FCC Spectrum Auction Authority.
3:55 p.m. Senator Tuberville spoke about Title IX.
3:30 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about Iran, paid tribute to fallen Chicago Police Officer Andres Vasquez-Lasso, insulin costs, and the March on Selma.
3:18 p.m. RL McConnell spoke about the storms in Kentucky and Iran.
3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Ballou to be a District Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on cloture on the Ballou nomination.
Cloture has also been filed on the following nominations:
1. Andrew Schopler to be a District Judge for the Southern District of California.
2. Arun Subramanian to be a District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
3. Patrice Kunesh to be Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans, Department of Health and Human Services.
At a time to be determined the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following nominations:
1. Gordon Gallagher to be a District Judge for the District of Colorado.
2. James Simmons to be a District Judge for the Southern District of California.