6:34 p.m. The Senate adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
6:22 p.m. Senator Sanders spoke about health care.
6:11 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about judicial nominations.
6:10 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. that when the Senate adjourns tonight it meets on Wednesday, November 1st at 10:00 a.m. By consent, at 11:30 AM there will be 30 minutes of post-cloture time remaining on the nomination, equally divided. Upon the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Larsen nomination and the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Allison Eid (10th Circuit).
6:08 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. to consider S.Res. 315-317 en bloc. Agreed to by u.c.
6:07 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. to consider S.Res. 245, Calling on the government of Iran to release unjustly detained U.S. citizens and legal permanent resident aliens. Agreed to by u.c.
6:06 p.m. ML McConnell asked u.c. to consider Executive Calendar #443-454 nominations and all nominations placed on the Secretary’s desk. Agreed to by u.c.
5:51 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about the Barrett nomination.
5:36 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke about Naval collisions and oversight.
5:30 p.m. Senator Hirono spoke about the Larsen nomination.
5:06 p.m. Senator Van Hollen spoke about tax reform.5:16 p.m. Senator Rubio spoke about tax reform.
4:54 p.m. Senator Perdue spoke about the economy.
4:53 p.m. By a vote of 60 to 38, the Senate invoked cloture on the nomination of Joan Louise Larsen to be the US Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. Democrats voting YEA: Carper, Donnelly, Heitkamp, Manchin, Nelson, Peters, Stabenow, and Warner. NOT VOTING: McCaskill and Menendez.
4:32 p.m. The Senate is now voting on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Joan Louise Larsen to be the US Circuit Judge for Sixth Circuit.
4:30 p.m. By a vote of 55 to 43, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Amy Barrett to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Democrats voting YEA: Donnelly, Kaine and Manchin. NOT VOTING : Democrats McCaskill and Menendez.
4:00 p.m. The Senate began voting on confirmation of Amy Barrett to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
3:07 p.m. Senators Flake, Cornyn, Young, and Blunt spoke in favor of Barrett nomination.
3:05 p.m. ML McConnell achieved the following UC: 4:00pm today – 2 roll call votes
1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar #368, Amy Barrett, of Indiana, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit, post-cloture.
2) Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #369, Joan Larsen, of Michigan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit
2:45 p.m. Senator Hatch spoke in support of the Barrett nomination.
2:39 p.m. Senator Gillibrand spoke on a likely 3rd emergency supplemental.
2:23 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke in favor of the Barrett nomination.
2:15 p.m. The Senate returned from recess. Senator McCain paid gratitude to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona for their help with cancer.
12:57 p.m. The Senate recessed for the weekly caucus luncheons.
12:55 p.m. Senator Nelson spoke about hurrican Irma.
12:40 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about the Alaskan of the Week and tax reform.
12:30 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about tax reform and judicial nominations.
12:00 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about AUMF.
11:51 a.m. Senator Lankford spoke in favor of the Barrett nomination.
11:23 a.m. Senator Warren spoke on nominations.
11:09 a.m. Senator Murphy spoke about nominations and gun laws.
10:59 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke about taxes.
10:11 a.m. Senator Durbin spoke about nominations.
10:10 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Barrett nomination.
10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about opioid addiction. He spoke about nominations.
The Senate will convene at 10 a.m. and will resume post-cloture consideration of the nomination of Amy Barrett of Indiana to the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If all post-cloture debate time is used, the confirmation vote could take place after about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Senate will recess for weekly policy luncheons Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.
After disposition of the Barrett nomination, cloture votes will be in order for all of the nominations listed below. These nominations are expected to be dealt with in the order in which they appear.
- Joan Larsen, of Michigan, to be U. S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit;
- Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit;
- Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.
Majority Leader McConnell said Monday that all these pending nominations will get confirmation votes this week.