The Senate wrapped up its legislative business for the week on Thursday afternoon after ditching a vote on judicial nominee Ryan Bounds, whose nomination was subsequently withdrawn altogether by the White House, and a resolution disapproving of any attempts to make U.S. citizens available to Russian interrogators.
The Senate will next convene at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018. Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to executive session to consider the nomination of Robert L. Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Per a unanimous consent agreement, at 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Wilkie nomination. Following the disposition of the Wilkie nomination, the Senate will begin consideration of the fiscal 2019 appropriations package: Interior-Environment, Financial Services (HR 6147).
The House passed its two-bill spending package earlier on Thursday.
Senators are expected to continue meeting with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, although Democrats are asking to see paperwork he amassed during his tenure in the White House administration of George W. Bush before they do the old grip and grin with him.
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Morgan Cahn and Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.