Wrap Up (The Senate Stands in Recess), Cornyn, McConnell

Wrap Up

Monday, October 1 -

  • The Senate stands in recess until 3:00 p.m.
  • At 5:00 p.m., the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying H.R. 302, the vehicle for the FAA reauthorization, as if in legislative session.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302, the vehicle for the FAA reauthorization.
  • If cloture is invoked on the motion to concur, the Senate will remain in Executive Session and the post-cloture time will continue to run as otherwise under the rule.
  • Upon the use or yielding back of the post-cloture time, the Senate will VOTE as if in legislative session on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302, the vehicle for the FAA reauthorization.
  • Note: on Friday, September 28, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 302, the vehicle for the FAA reauthorization.

 

Senator Cornyn: (4:53 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "But contrary to her wishes, Dr. Ford was thrust into the national spotlight. She said she didn't agree to have her letter released to the press. She did not consent to having her identity revealed. She did not want to be part of what has turned into a three-ring circus. But once there, when she asked to tell her story, we consented to doing that, and yesterday we heard from Dr. Ford, as well as Judge Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh asked to be heard to clear his good time and speak directly to the American people, and he did so forcefully yesterday. So now we've heard Dr. Ford's story and we've heard Judge Kavanaugh's rebuttal. What we have learned is that there is no evidence to corroborate Dr. Ford's allegations."

 

Senator McConnell: (6:10 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "Literally hundreds of judicial opinions from his tenure on the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. And five days of hearings during which Judge Kavanaugh testified for nearly 40 hours. Judge Kavanaugh testified on every topic, from complicated legal subjects to sensitive personal matters. And there was testimony and statements from countless personal friends, classmates, co-workers, former clerks, and other associates. So the picture that emerged from all this is clear. Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most qualified and most impressive Supreme Court nominees in the history of our country."