7:23 p.m. The Senate has adjourned until 10 a.m. Thursday, November 15th. At 11:00 a.m. Senator Paul will be recognized to offer a motion to discharge S.J. Res. 65, the Bahrain Arms Sales Resolution of Disapproval, followed by a 12:15 p.m. vote on the motion to discharge. The Senate will then resume consideration of the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System with a vote on confirmation at 1:45 p.m.
6:52 p.m. Senator Sullivan spoke about bipartisan accomplishments and the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill.
6:05 p.m. Senator Alexander spoke about the Tennessee Valley Authority and asked unanimous consent to confirm the nomination of John L. Ryder to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the TVA. Senator Schumer objected and then spoke about bipartisanship. Alexander also spoke about the Foothills Parkway, clean air, and the opioid legislation.
5:43 p.m. Senator Whitehouse spoke about climate change.
5:02 p.m. Senator Thune spoke about the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill.
4:38 p.m. Senators Reed and Whitehouse spoke on the 100 birthday of Senator Claiborne Pell.
4:27 p.m. Senator Booker spoke supporting the special counsel protection legislation, S. 2644.
4:20 p.m. Senator Coons spoke supporting the special counsel protection legislation, S. 2644.
4:13 p.m. Senator Flake asked u.c. to call up S. 2644, a bill to ensure independent investigations and judicial review of removal of a special counsel. ML McConnell objected.
4:03 p.m. Senator Toomey spoke about the Tree of Life synagogue shooting.
3:54 p.m. Senator Cantwell spoke on the Coast Guard Reauthorization bill.
3:44 p.m. Senator Cornyn spoke about hurricane recovery.
3:20 p.m. Cloture was invoked on the Bowman nomination 63-36.
Senators voting in favor: 50 Republicans, 13 Democrats: Bennet, Carper, Coons, Donnelly, Hassan, Heitkamp, Jones, Kaine, Manchin, Peters, Shaheen, Tester and Warner.
Senators voting against: 33 Democrats, 2 Independents: King and Sanders, 1 Republican: Paul.
Senators not voting: 1 Democrat: Nelson.
2:48 p.m. Roll call vote began on cloture on the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.
2:47 p.m. The Coast Guard bill,S 140 was passed, 94-6.
Senators voting against: 5 Democrats: Cardin, Feinstein, Gillibrand, Harris and Schumer; 1 Independent: Sanders.
2:20 p.m. Roll call vote began in relation to passage of the Coast Guard bill S. 140.
2:19 p.m. Senator Nelson joined Senator Wicker on the Coast Guard bill.
2:13 p.m. Senator Wicker resumed his discussion of the Coast Guard bill.
2:07 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke about the coast guard bill, the Bowman nomination, and the leadership elections.
2:01 p.m. Senator Wicker spoke on the pending Coast Guard bill.
2:00 p.m. The Senate convened.
• The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the motion to concur in the House amendment to <ahref=”https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2018/10/11/senate-section/article/S6826-3″>S. 140; the legislative vehicle for the Coast Guard Reauthorization, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute (#4054, as modified), post-cloture.
•Following Leader remarks, at approximately 2:15 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 140, with an amendment #4054 (passage of the Coast Guard reauthorization).
• Following disposition of S. 140, the Senate will immediately proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Michelle Bowman to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.