There were no key votes in the House this week.

SENATE VOTES

OHIO DISTRICT JUDGE: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Michael Jay Newman to serve as a judge on the U.S. district court for the southern district of Ohio. Newman has been a magistrate judge in the district since 2011, and prior to that was a private practice lawyer in Cincinnati. A supporter, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, cited Newman’s “long-term commitment to ethics, professionalism, and integrity.” The vote, on Oct. 22, was 67 yeas to 30 nays.

YEAS: Susan Collins, R-Maine

NAYS: Angus King, I-Maine

SUPREME COURT: The Senate has tabled a motion sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., that opposed the Senate voting on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to serve as a Supreme Court justice just ahead of the elections on November 3. Schumer said waiting until after the elections was needed to avoid Republican plans for “what will be the most rushed, most partisan, and least legitimate process in the entire history of Supreme Court nominations.” The vote to table, on Oct. 21, was 51 yeas to 44 nays.

YEAS: Collins

NAYS: King

ADVANCING BARRETT NOMINATION: The Senate has rejected a motion sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., opposing placing the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett before the Senate because her nomination was reported in violation of the rules of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Schumer said the committee had failed to follow a rule that at least two members of its minority party, the Democrats, be present for a vote on sending the nomination to the Senate floor because of a “maniacal desire” to put Barrett on the Supreme Court before the November elections. The vote to reject the motion and place Barrett’s nomination before the Senate, on Oct. 22, was 53 yeas to 44 nays.

YEAS: Collins

NAYS: King

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