The Senate agenda on Article III Judges for this week:
The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m. and resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Wier to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Wier nomination.
Majority Leader McConnell also filed cloture on the following nominations:
Fernando Rodriguez to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas
Annemarie Axon to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama
Those cloture motions will be processed one at a time, after disposition of the previous nomination. Each is subject to up to thirty hours of post-cloture debate.
All three are District Judge nominees, of which we currently are in greatest need. Desperate need actually.
The Senate is currently voting on cloture on Wier’s nomination. Looking like cloture will be easily invoked as the current vote is 64 to 1.