5:30pm vote on Bennett nomination--week aheadThe Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
At 5:00pm, the Senate will turn to the consideration of Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas. There will be 30 minutes of debate equally divided prior to a roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination.
This week the Senate may vote on motions to instruct conferees in an effort to go to conference on the Budget resolution (current thinking is for this to occur on Wednesday, but as always that is subject to change); consider H.R.2, Medicare Access (SGR) and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, under a time agreement with limited amendments; and, if an agreement can be reached, complete action on the Trafficking bill. If a deal can be reached on the Trafficking bill, Senator McConnell has said he would allow a vote on confirmation of the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. The Senate may also consider any other items on the Legislative or Executive calendars cleared for action.
5:30pm-1 roll call vote:
- Confirmation of Executive Calendar #23, Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas