Today’s Daily Update

Senate considers climate change, military sexual assault bill, and nominations.

House

Friday:

  • The House was not in session.

Today:

  • The House is in recess until tomorrow, March 11th.

 

Senate

Friday:

  • The Senate was not in session.

Today:

  • The Senate will stage an all-night debate on climate change sponsored by Senators Whitehouse (D-RI) and Schatz (D-HI).
  • At 5:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #563, Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled in the usual form. At 5:30pm, there will be 2 roll call votes:
    • Motion to invoke cloture on the McHugh nomination and
    • Passage of S.1917, the Victims Protection Act of 2014
  • If cloture is invoked on the McHugh nomination, the time during the vote on passage of S.1917 will count post-cloture on the McHugh nomination.
  • As a reminder, on Thursday, March 6th, cloture was filed on the following nominations in the following order. The corresponding post-cloture debate time in is parentheses following each nominee.
    • Executive Calendar #563, Carolyn B. McHugh, of Utah, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit (30 hours)
    • Executive Calendar #577, Matthew Frederick Leitman, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (2 hours, equally divided)
    • Executive Calendar #578, Judith Ellen Levy, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (2 hours, equally divided)
    • Executive Calendar #579, Laurie J. Michelson, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (2 hours, equally divided)
    • Executive Calendar #580, Linda Vivienne Parker, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan (2 hours, equally divided)
  • When cloture is filed sequentially on several items, the Senate will consider one motion at a time. If cloture is not invoked or upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate would immediately proceed to the cloture vote on the next nomination listed. If cloture is invoked on a nomination, the corresponding amount of debate time will occur prior to a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

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Notable Legislation Introduced Friday

 

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