Tuesday, April 24 2018

6:14 p.m. The Senate stands adjourned until 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th and the Senate will resume consideration of the Pompeo nomination.

6:12 p.m. ML McConnell does wrap up for the evening. Asked UC that the President of the Senate his Excellency Emanuel Macron, to the Joint Meeting of Congress

  • H.R.2061, North Korean Human Rights w/Rubio amdt, passed by UC
  • Adopted by UC S.Res.482, congratulating the Villanova University Wildcats for winning the 2018 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

5:55 p.m. Senator Portman spoke supporting the Grenell nomination and the Pompeo nomination.

5:42 p.m. Senator Udall spoke about the Koch brothers.

5:20 p.m. Senator Markey spoke about the Koch brothers.

5:03 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about the Koch brothers.

4:51 p.m. Senator Cortez Masto spoke about influence of the Koch brothers.

4:42 p.m. Senator Flake spoke about North Korea.

4:20 p.m. Senator Thune spoke in favor of the Duncan nomination.

3:34 p.m. ML McConnell filed cloture on the nominations of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State and Richard Grenell to be Ambassador to Germany.

3:33 p.m. The Duncan nomination was confirmed by a vote of 50 to 47. Senator Manchin voted YES. Senators Duckworth, McCain and Paul were absent.

3:00 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the Duncan nomination.

2:55 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke in favor of the Duncan nomination.

2:37 p.m. Senators Menendez and Blumenthal spoke against the Duncan nomination.

2:15 p.m. Senator Hassan spoke against the Duncan nomination.

2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from the recess.

12:27 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m.

12:13 p.m. Senators Warren and Murray spoke against the Duncan nomination.

12:06 p.m. Senator Peters spoke against the Duncan nomination.

11:55 a.m. Senator Hatch spoke supporting the Pompeo nomination for Secretary of State.

11:50 a.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. consider Executive Calendar #765 Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone (Army) to be appointed General. The nomination was confirmed by voice vote. The Majority Leader asked u.c. that all post-cloture time on the Duncan nomination expire at 3:00 p.m. today, and that the Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.

11:34 a.m. Senator Lankford spoke about his proposed Senate rules change.

11:18 a.m. Senator Cantwell spoke against the Duncan nomination.

10:58 a.m. Senator Wyden spoke against the Duncan nomination.

10:31 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about measures to prevent the firing of special counsel Mueller.

10:18 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke abut the Pompeo nomination.

10:03 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke in favor of the Pompeo nomination. He spoke about drug abuse.



The Senate will convene on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

At that time, resume post-cloture debate on the nomination of Stuart Duncan to be a U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit..

The Senate will recess from 12:30-2:15 to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons.