The Senate has adjourned until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14th and will resume consideration of the nomination of Steven Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation (post-cloture). The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly policy lunches.
During wrap-up, the Senate agreed to H.R. 1679, to ensure that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s current efforts to modernize its grant management system includes applicant accessibility and transparency, by unanimous consent.
6:40 p.m. Senator Klobuchar spoke about the President’s nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.
6:28 p.m. Senator Nelson paid tribute to Cortez Kennedy and spoke about the Bradbury nomination.
6:27 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Bradbury nomination by a vote of 50 to 47. Senator Manchin voted YES. Senators McCain and Paul voted NO. Senators Booker, Hoeven, and Menendez did not vote.
6:00 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Stephen Bradbury.
5:59 p.m. The Kan nomination was confirmed 90-7.
Senators voting against: 6 Democrats: Gillibrand, Merkley, Schumer, Udall, Warren and Wyden; 1 Independent: Sanders. Senators Booker, Hoeven, and Menendez did not vote.
5:31 p.m. The Senate is now voting on confirmation of the Kan nomination.
5:05 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke about the blue slip courtesy.
4:30 p.m. Senators Leahy and Franken discussed Attorney General Sessions and Russia.
4:18 p.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on President Trumps trip to Asia and tax reform.
4:05 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on tax reform and other items on the Senate agenda, including nominations and an energy security bill.
The Senate convened at 4:00 p.m.
Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of the nomination of Derek Kan to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to 2 roll call votes on the following:
1. Confirmation of the Kan nomination.
2. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Steven Bradbury to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation.