July 12, 2018 05:19 PM

Schedule for Monday, July 16, 2018

The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, July 16, 2018.
 
Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.
 
At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Stump nomination.
 
During Thursday’s session, Senator McConnell filed cloture on the following nominations:
 
1.      Executive Calendar #595, Randal Quarles, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve;
2.      Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit; and
3.      Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
 
Those nominations will be considered next week. By the rules, the first, in relation to the Quarles nomination, will take place an hour after the Senate convenes on Tuesday. If cloture is invoked on a nomination, the Senate will begin to burn up to 30 hours of post-cloture time prior to a confirmation vote and then the ripening of the next cloture petition. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the next cloture petition.
 
Also, as a reminder, the Senate still has an order to consider the Blew nomination (Dept. of Ed) with 5 hours of debate prior to a vote on confirmation. That could be considered early next week. The Senate is also expected to receive another minibus appropriations bill (perhaps Interior/FSGG/THUD/Ag) from the House.
 
Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote
1.      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.