Morning Business

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.


Senator Murray: (2:05 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "Mr. President, like millions of people across the country, I watched the hearing yesterday with a mix of so many strong emotions. First, I watched Dr. Ford with tears in my eyes. She was so brave, so compelling, so real. The memories that she recounted, the memories that she will never forget were heartbreaking. The living room, the stairs, the bedroom, the music turned up loud, the bed. Brett Kavanaugh drunk and on top of her. The feelings she had when he covered her mouth to stop her from screaming. The raucous laughter between Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, the way she felt it then and told it now, two boys laughing and having a good time while scared."