Wednesday, November 1, 2017

6:38 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 2nd. There will be two votes at 12:00 pm:

  1. Confirmation of Allison H. Eid to be the US Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Stephanos Bibas to be US Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit

During wrap-up the Senate passed S.Res. 320, supporting the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, by unanimous consent.


5:55 p.m. Senator Inhofe spoke about nominations.

5:35 p.m. Senator Merkley spoke about labor unions.

5:17 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about labor unions.

5:05 p.m. Senator Brown spoke about labor unions.

4:48 p.m. Senator Peters spoke about labor unions.

4:36 p.m. Senator Casey spoke about labor unions.

4:22 p.m. Senator Warren spoke about Justice Gorsuch.

4:18 p.m. Senator Duckworth spoke about tax reform.

4:04 p.m. Senator Murray spoke about labor unions.

3:45 p.m. Senator Schumer spoke about labor unions.

2:44 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke supporting judicial nominations.

2:17 p.m. Senator Grassley spoke supporting the Eid nomination.

1:59 p.m. Senator Capito spoke about judicial nominees.

1:47 p.m. Senator Blunt spoke about judicial nominees.

1:30 p.m. Senator Kaine spoke about children’s health insurance program.

1:12 p.m. Senator Whitehouse gave his weekly speech on climate change.

1:05 p.m. Senator Gardner spoke in favor of the Eid nomination.

1:04 p.m. Cloture invoked on Eid nomination 56-42.  Democrats voting YEA: Bennet, Donnelly, Heitkamp and Manchin.

Not voting: McCaskill and Menendez.

12:37 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Allison Eid to be US Circuit Court Judge for the 10th circuit.

12:35 p.m. The Larsen nomination was confirmed by a vote of  60 to 38.   Democrats voting YEA: Carper, Donnelly, Heitkamp,  Manchin, Nelson, Peters, Stabenow and Warner.

Not voting: McCaskill and Menendez.

11:59 a.m. The vote began on confirmation of the Larsen nomination.

11:29 a.m. Senator Grassley spoke about government regulation and about the Larsen nomination.

11:21 a.m. Senator Hassan spoke about the New York City massacre and about health care. She spoke about judicial nominations.

11:12 a.m. Senator Murray spoke about health care.

10:50 a.m. Senator Blumenthal spoke on the recent indictments.

10:20 a.m. Senator Barasso spoke on nominations.

10:13 a.m. Democratic Leader Schumer spoke on the New York attack, and President Trumps reaction.

10:03 a.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke briefly about the incident in New York, before turning to discuss the accomplishments of the 115th Congress; and later the Larsen nomination.


The Senate meets at 10:00 a.m. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #369, Joan Larsen, of Michigan, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit, post-cloture. 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).

As a reminder, cloture has also been filed on the following nominations:

  1. Executive Calendar #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
  2. Executive Calendar #433, Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.