Cornyn

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of Education, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided between the two leaders or their designees.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #936, Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be an Assistant Secretary of Education.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 12, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #595, Randall Quarles, of Colorado, to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 12, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #892, Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 12, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #903, Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

 

Senator Cornyn: (3:07 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "I say reconnect because I actually met Judge Kavanaugh back in 2000, when, as attorney general of Texas, I had the great privilege to represent my state in front of the United States Supreme Court in an oral argument. And as part of my preparation for that argument, something that's something like the Super Bowl for lawyers, I had a chance to practice that argument in a moot court, as it's called, in front of three distinguished Supreme Court advocates, including Brett Kavanaugh, who at that time was a private lawyer. I'm sure I benefited at that time from his help, as I did with the help of the other two, but I followed judge Kavanaugh's career very closely now in the 18 years since I first met him, and, of course, the last 12 years he served with distinguish on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which some have called the second most powerful court in the nation since most of the noncontroversial litigation comes through that court."