March 7, 2017 04:31 PM

McConnell files cloture on Verma nomination; Senate proceeds to consideration of H.J.Res.58

Senator McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #18, Seema Verma, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; that cloture petition will ripen one hour after the Senate convenes on Thursday, March 9th.

Senator McConnell then moved to proceed by voice vote to H.J.Res.58, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to teacher preparation issues. Under the rules, there will now be up to 10 hours of debate, equally divided; the vote on passage of the joint resolution is expected tomorrow, Wednesday, March 8th.