Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Cassidy, Cantwell

Wrap Up

Tomorrow -

  • The Senate will convene at 2:30 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #673, Kurt D. Engelhardt, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Note: all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and leader remarks count post-cloture on the Englehardt nomination.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #609, Michael B. Brennan, of Wisconsin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #729, Joel M. Carson, of New Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #777, John B. Nalbandian, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #780, Michael Y. Scudder, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #781, Amy J. St. Eve, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

 

Senator Cassidy: (6:13 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Kurt Engelhardt to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
    • "He is a member of the New Orleans Bar Association, and the Fifth Circuit Judges Association. In 2004, he was appointed by the 10 to serve on the Judicial Conference Committee on federal-state jurisdiction for two terms and has also served on the Louisiana Supreme Court Judiciary Commission. Judge Engelhardt is also very active serving in the New Orleans community, having served on the board of directors of the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans for more than 20 years. Judge Engelhardt was confirmed out of the Judiciary Committee on February 8, 2018 on a bipartisan basis. The committee recognizes that confirming good, qualified judges who will uphold the Constitution is one of the senate's top priorities."

 

Senator Cantwell: (6:17 p.m.)

  • Spoke on in tribute to Dr. Samuel B. McKinney.
    • "And for more than 40 years he never gave up the fight advocating for economic and social justice in Seattle, Washington. And throughout our nation. Refusing to yield to the deep-seated prejudice and violence he became known has a pillar of Seattle's civic life and a moral consciousness of our community. Tomorrow many Washingtonians will come together to celebrate his life to remember his wisdom, his advocacy, his deep and unshakable belief in justice, his steadfast commitment to his community and to his church, his service to our nation and the United States Air Force and his devotion pass a husband, a father, and friend. He was a third-generation Baptist minister. He took up the struggle for justice at an early age."