When the Senate convened, Senator Reid renewed his motion to proceed to S.3187, the FDA bill.
By consent, cloture on the Watford nomination was vitiated. Under the previous order, at 4:30pm there will be one hour for debate and the Senate will then vote on confirmation of the nomination.
At 5:30pm today the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #552, the nomination of Paul J. Watford, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
Upon disposition of the nomination, the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.3187, the FDA bill.