5:10 p.m. Senator Fischer spoke about flooding in the Midwest.
4:56 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about the Doolittle Raiders.
3:45 p.m. Senator Jones spoke about Martin Luther King Jr. and read his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” along with Senators Alexander, Cruz, Harris, Kaine, & Murkowski.
3:33 p.m. ML McConnell received unanimous consent that the Senate will vote on the Wyrick nomination at 5:30 p.m. today and that at a time to be determined on April 10, the Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of John P. Abizaid to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
3:12 p.m. Senator Blackburn delivered her maiden floor speech.
3:11 p.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Patrick Wyrick to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma by a vote of 53 to 46. Senator Booker did not vote.
2:47 p.m. The Senate began voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Patrick Wyrick to a U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma.
2:46 p.m. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Daniel Domenico to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Colorado by a vote of 57-42.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess and began voting on confirmation of Daniel Domenico to be US District Judge for the District of Colorado.
12:43 p.m. The Senate stands in recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly caucus lunches.
12:35 p.m. Senator Ernst spoke about sexual assault.
12:26 p.m. Senator Hawley spoke about discrimination of people of faith.
12:07 p.m. Senator Kennedy spoke about the abuse of NDA’s across government and on immigration.
11:54 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about military families. At 2:15 pm the Senate will proceed to 2 votes: 1.Confirmation of Daniel Domenico to be U.S. District Judge for the District of CO 2.Motion to invoke cloture on Patrick Wyrick to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of OK
11:50 a.m. The Senate invoked cloture on the Domenico nomination by a vote of 55-42. Senators Cruz, Duckworth and Johnson did not vote.
11:10 a.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the Domenico nomination.
11:07 a.m. Senator Gardner spoke about the Domenico nomination.
11:04 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke about abortion legislation.
10:47 a.m. Senator Schumer spoke Trump administration personnel changes. He spoke about abortion legislation and judicial nominations.
10:34 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about computer scams.
10:12 a.m. The presiding officer announced that the House-passed H.R. 2030 (with text identical to S. 1057, the Colorado River Basin drought measure passed Monday) is deemed to have passed the Senate.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about nominations and about Democratic health care proposals.
10:02 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Domenico nomination.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume consideration of the nomination of Daniel Domenico to the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
At 11 a.m., there will be a cloture vote on the Domenico nomination. If cloture is invoked, post-cloture debate will run as long as two hours.
The Senate is expected to recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for weekly party luncheons.
Additional roll call votes are expected throughout Tuesday’s session.
Majority Leader McConnell has filed cloture on the nominations below. The Senate will take them up in order, each nomination following the disposition of the previous one. The first five are subject to up to two hours of post-cloture debate.
The David Bernhardt nomination is subject to 30 hours of post-cloture debate.
- Patrick R. Wyrick to be a United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma
- Cheryl Marie Stanton to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor
- John P. Abizaid to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Holly A. Brady to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Indiana
- David Steven Morales to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
- David Bernhardt to be Secretary of the Interior (subject to up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate)