From: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Office
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 12:18 PM
To: Grassfire
Subject: Senate Update Oct 18 2021

Good afternoon.


The Senate will convene at 3:00 pm and resume consideration of Christine P. O'Hearn to be a U.S. District Judge for the District of New Jersey.



At 5:30 pm, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on:


·         Confirmation of Gustavo A. Gelpi to be a U.S. Circuit Judge for the First Circuit


This week in the latest Democrat Partisan Power Grab Attempt(s)

Last Thursday, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-ManchinPenPal) sent a letter to his conference to assure them Democrats are not in disarray (it seems they are) and told them he intends to file cloture on S.2747, the ridiculously named Klobuchar Freedom to Vote (Cheat) Act. This cloture vote on a motion to proceed (MTP), despite the Schumer letter stating “Senator Manchin has been engaged in conversations with our Republicans colleagues. . .” will fail.    


Additionally, Leader Schumer may also attempt to proceed to the recently introduced S.4, the Patrick Leahy sponsored John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, the Senate companion to the atrocious H.R.4.


This bill, like the others, seeks to install federal dominance over elections by empowering the Justice Department to go after jurisdictions that don’t align with the liberal-progressive view of the world . . . sort of like targeting parents who would dare to question school boards about what is taught to their children. 


Senate Committee Schedule

All hearings/meetings continue to be closed to the public, but may be available via webcast – please check the committee website.