7:07 p.m. Senate adjourns until 10:00 a.m.
7:05 p.m. Senator Sullivan wraps up the session for the day. S Res 108 (re: Walter Beamon Jones) was passed by UC. HR 1 and HR 1617 had their first reading. UC that Senate adjourn until 10:00 a.m.. Thursday. At that time, consider HJ Res 46 with no amendments in order.
7:05 p.m. SJ Res 7 (Yemen) was agreed to 54-46.
Senators voting in favor: 45 Democrats, 7 Republicans (Daines, Lee, Moran, Murkowski, Paul and Young), 2 Independents (King and Sanders).
Senators voting against: 46 Republicans.
6:04 p.m. The Senate is now voting on final passage of S. J. Res. 7 (Yemen).
6:04 p.m. The Rubio amendment #195 was agreed to by voice vote.
6:03 p.m. The motion to table the Inhofe amendment #194 was agreed to by a vote of 52 to 48. Senators Daines, Lee, Moran, Paul, and Young. Rubio amendment #195 was agreed to by voice vote.
5:29 p.m. Roll Call vote began on a motion to table the Inhofe amendment.
5:25 p.m. Senators Inhofe and Sanders spoke on the Inhofe amendment.
5:24 p.m. The Paul amendment was agreed to by voice vote.
4:53 p.m. Senators Sullivan, Risch and Lee spoke on the Yemen resolution.
4:32 p.m. Senator Reed spoke in support of the S.J. Res. 7.
4:22 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about Yemen.
4:20 p.m. Senator Lee received unanimous consent for 4 votes on S.J. Res. 7, Yemen, to occur after 2 hours of debate (as late as 6:20 p.m. but likely earlier):
- In relation to Paul amdt 193
- In relation to Inhofe amdt 194
- In relation to Rubio amdt 195
- Passage of S.J.Res.7
4:00 p.m. Senator Lee spoke about Yemen.
2:52 p.m. Senators Sanders, Murphy and Menendez spoke on S.J.Res.7 (Yemen).
2:26 p.m. Senators Barrasso, Capito, Rick Scott and Young spoke on the green new deal.
2:25 p.m. The Beach nomination was confirmed 55-44.
Senators Manchin and Sinema joined all Republicans in favor, and Senator Murray was absent.
1:45 p.m. Roll call vote began on confirmation of the Beach nomination.
1:15 p.m. Senator Durbin spoke on the Yemen resolution.
1:05 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke on the green new deal.
1:04 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Beach nomination on a party line vote of 55-43. Senators Manchin and Sinema joined all Republicans in favor, and Senators Duckworth and Murray was absent. The Confirmation vote is scheduled at 1:45 p.m.
12:41 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the Beach nomination.
12:40 p.m. The Rao nomination was confirmed on a party line vote of 53-46; with Senator Murray absent.
12:00 p.m. The Senate began voting on the Rao nomination.
11:40 a.m. Senator Daines spoke against the Green New Deal.
11:30 a.m. Senator Hassan spoke about border security and also spoke against the Rao nomination.
11:09 a.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about border security.
10:57 a.m. Senator Burr spoke about Deputy Staff Director Christian Cook.
10:32 a.m. Senator Thune spoke about climate change and the Green New Deal.
10:09 a.m. Senator Hirono spoke against the consideration of judicial nominations without the assent of home-state senators through the “blue slip” practice. She spoke against the Rao nomination.
9:54 a.m. Minority Leader Schumer spoke against the resolution to kill the president’s emergency declaration. He spoke about the president’s 2020 federal budget request. He spoke about trade with China.
9:36 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke in favor of the Rao nomination and other executive nominations. He spoke against the Yemen resolution. He spoke about the Green New Deal.
9:33 a.m. The Senate resumed consideration of the Rao nomination.
The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #107, Neomi Rao to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, post-cloture.
At 12:00 p.m. – 2 roll call votes:
1. Confirmation of the Rao nomination.
2. Cloture on Executive Calendar #98, William Beach to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor.
At 1:45 p.m.- 1 roll call vote:
1. Confirmation of the Beach nomination.
The Senate is also expected to consider S.J.Res.7 (Yemen) during Wednesday’s session.