Senate Returns for Votes on Judicial Nominees as House Continues Recess
How do you feel about this week’s congressional schedule?
by This Week in Congress | 9.15.21
What’s happening in Congress?
- The Senate returns Monday for its first day of floor work since August 11th, when it will take a procedural vote on the nomination of James Kvaal to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education. If it succeeds, a confirmation vote will likely occur Tuesday.
- The rest of the week may include votes on a pair of nominations for district court judges in Western Washington and Massachusetts, along with a nominee to serve on the 10th circuit court of appeals. The Senate may also take a procedural vote on Democrats’ election reform package, the For the People Act, although it’s expected to receive less than the 60 votes necessary to overcome the legislative filibuster.
- Committees will hold hearings on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan; judicial nominees; and the FBI’s handling of the Larry Nassar investigation.
- The House has no floor votes this week and has been on recess from floor business since August 24th. Democratic leaders have given no indication that lawmakers will be recalled to the Capitol prior to the currently scheduled return date of Monday, September 20th.
- Off the floor, Democrats will be negotiating the parameters of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill that may be considered before the end of September.
- Committees will hold hearings on proposals related to the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill on Monday and Tuesday.
Check below throughout the week to see the vote results and updates to the schedule.
Schedule subject to change. All times Eastern.
Monday after 5:30pm
- Cloture motion on the nomination of James Kvaal to be Under Secretary of Education Invoked 55-37.
Tuesday after 11:30am
- Confirmation of James Kvaal as Under Secretary of Education Confirmed 58-37.
- Cloture motion on the nomination of David Estudillo to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington Invoked 52-42.
- Confirmation of David Estudillo to be U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington Confirmed 54-41.
- Cloture motion on the nomination of Angel Kelley to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts Invoked 52-43.
- Confirmation of Angel Kelley to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Massachusetts
- Cloture motion on the nomination of Veronica Rossman to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit Invoked 51-44.
- Confirmation of Veronica Rossman to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
- No votes are scheduled. The House will return for floor business on Monday, September 20th.
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— Eric Revell
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