Today’s Daily Update

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).

THE HOUSE

 

Friday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • The House is not in session.

 

THE SENATE

 

Friday

  • Kavanaugh Nomination: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
    • By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. EX. 222), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.

 

Today

  • 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.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

No hearings scheduled

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Transportation

S.3559 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to terminate the credit for new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles and to provide for a Federal Highway user fee on alternative fuel vehicles.
Sponsor: Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] (Introduced 10/06/2018) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: Senate – Finance
Latest Action: Senate – 10/06/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.