October 26, 2017 02:03 PM

2 votes at 5:30pm Monday / cloture filed on Barrett, Larsen, Eid, and Bibas nominations

The Senate has reached an agreement to vote on confirmation of the McFadden nomination at 5:30pm on Monday, October 30. Senator McConnell then filed cloture on the Barrett, Larsen, Eid, and Bibas nominations.

There will be 2 roll call votes at 5:30pm on Monday. Those votes will be on confirmation of the McFadden nomination and cloture on the Barrett nomination.

When cloture is filed on several nominations, they are considered one at a time. Each nomination is subject to a cloture vote and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Upon disposition of the first nomination, there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination in the series and then, if cloture is invoked, up to 30 hours of debate.

Cloture was filed on the following nominations:

1.      Executive Calendar #368, Amy Barrett, of Indiana, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit

2.      Executive Calendar #369, Joan Larsen, of Michigan, to be U. S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit

3.      Executive Calendar #432, Allison Eid, of Colorado, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit

4.      Executive Calendar #433, Stephanos Bibas, of Pennsylvania, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit.

The Senate is in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. There will be no further roll call votes this week.