Monday June 4, 2018


7:06 a.m. The Senate adjourned until 10 a.m. Tuesday, whereupon it will resume post cloture consideration of the Wier nomination. A vote on confirmation will occur at 11 a.m.

6:40 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about immigration.

6:10 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about banking rules.

5:30 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Wier nomination.

4:46 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about the burning of the HMS Gaspee.

4:02 p.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about the Russia investigation, North Korea, and health insurance.

3:37 p.m . Senator Cornyn spoke about the defense authorization bill.

3:32 p.m.  Majority Leader McConnell spoke about nominations and the economy.


The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Wier to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Wier nomination.

Majority Leader McConnell also filed cloture on the following nominations:

  • Fernando Rodriguez to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
  • Annemarie Axon to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama

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.