6:52 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15th. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Maria del R. Antongiorgi-Jordan to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico, post-cloture.
6:49 p.m. Senator Merkley began wrap up:
- Began the Rule XIV process on H.R. 8987, To amend the Justice for United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Act to authorize appropriations for catch-up payments from the United States Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.
- By unanimous consent, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of S.J.Res. 63, relating to the COVID national emergency. That there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form and that upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate vote on passage of the joint resolution.
6:37 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke on veterans health and housing. Senator Merkley also paid tribute to departing staffer Jennifer “JP” Piorkowski.
6:31 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about veterans health.
6:30 p.m. By a vote of 51-43, the Senate invoked cloture on Executive Calendar #1130 Maria del R. Antongiorgi-Jordan to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.
Republican Senators Collins, Graham, Grassley, Romney and Tillis voted in favor.
Not voting: Senators Cardin, Carper, Hickenlooper, Murkowski, Sasse and Warnock.
5:30 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #1130 Maria del R. Antongiorgi-Jordan to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico.
5:17 p.m. Senator Young spoke paying tribute to Corporal Alvin Forney.
5:05 p.m. ML Schumer just filed cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.8404 – Respect for Marriage Act.
4:41 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke about the NDAA and Tennessee National Guard.
4:19 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about the midterm elections.
3:54 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke about the midterm elections, SCOTUS, energy costs and Immigration reform.
3:47 p.m. RL McConnell spoke about the midterm elections.
3:29 p.m. ML Schumer spoke about the Buffalo Shooting and Senate Democrat Accomplishments.
3:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Maria Antongiorgi-Jordan to be a District Judge for Puerto Rico.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination.