October 6, 2018 04:44 PM
Schedule for Tuesday, October 9, 2018 –Cloture filed on WRDA and 3 nominations
The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Prior to adjourning, Senator McConnell moved to concur with respect to WRDA, filed cloture on the motion, filled the motion and amendment trees, and filed cloture on two DOJ and one DoD nominations.
Following leader remarks on Tuesday, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message to accompany S.3021, the legislative vehicle for the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (S.3021, was originally a courthouse naming bill).
At 5:30pm on Tuesday, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to concur. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to tearing down the motion and amendment tree and a vote on the motion to concur.
Senator McConnell also filed cloture on the following Executive nominations:
1. Executive Calendar #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General
2. Executive Calendar #641, Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General
3. Executive Calendar #866, James N. Stewart, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
The first cloture vote on the nominations would occur upon disposition of WRDA. If cloture is invoked, there would be up to 30 hours of post-cloture debate prior to a vote on confirmation. Then, there would be a cloture vote on the next nomination, with the same process until all three nominations have been considered.