Monday, October 18, 2021

6:57 p.m. The Senate adjourned and will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19. They will resume consideration of the nomination of Christine O’Hearn to be U.S. District Judge for NJ with a cloture vote on the nomination to occur at 11:30 a.m. Following the vote they will recess until 2:15 p.m. for weekly party lunches. If cloture is invoked on the nomination they will vote on confirmation at 2:20 p.m.

During wrap-up:

  • Cloture filed, Catherine Lhamon to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
  • Cloture filed, S. 2747, a bill to expand American’s access to the ballot box and reduce influence of big money in politics
  • Agreed to S. Res. 420, relating to the death of the Honorable Adlai Ewing Stevenson III, former Senator for the state of IL
  • Agreed to, S. Res. 417, recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Agreed to, S. Res. 421, Supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

6:21 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke against the vaccine mandate.

6:13 p.m. By a vote of 52-41, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Gustavo A. Gelpi to be US Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

Senators Collins, Graham and Murkowski joined Democrats and voted Yes.

5:30 p.m. The Senate began a vote on confirmation of Gustavo A. Gelpi to be US Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.

5:23 p.m. Senator Tester spoke paying tribute to Chief Earl.

5:05 p.m. Senator Blackburn spoke on immigration.

4:49 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke on false promises made by President Biden.

4:42 p.m. ML Schumer spoke on the passing of Colin Powell, on voting rights legislation and on the Build Back Better legislation.

4:26 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke on DOJ and school board meeting violence.

3:42 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the passing of Colin Powell, on the Chicago Sky basketball team, and supporting the Gelpi nomination.

3:22 p.m. RL McConnell spoke on the passing of Colin Powell and on the economy.

The Senate convened.


The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of Exec. Cal. #259, Gustavo Gelpi to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit.