Associated Press Daybook-Friday and the Weekend-Congress-Senate for Friday, Sep. 07.
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Friday, Sep. 07 9:00 AM Senate convenes for a pro forma session, with no votes scheduled
Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121
Friday, Sep. 07 9:30 AM Senate Judiciary Committee concludes nominations hearing for SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh – Nominations hearing considering Brett Kavanaugh to be U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice concludes, with more testimony from outside legal experts, ‘those who know Kavanaugh best’, and the American Bar Association * In early July, President Donald Trump named U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit Kavanaugh as his nominee to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of SCOTUS Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy * Kavanaugh is President Trump’s second nomination to the Court, after Neil Gorsuch, who was appointed after Congressional Republicans refused to consider then-President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia * All 10 Democratic members of the Committee have called for the hearing to be postponed and replaced with a special meeting, ‘given the possibility of criminal wrongdoing by the president’, and Tuesday’s opening day was disrupted by protesters and objections from Democrats
Location: Hart Senate Office Building, Rm 216, Washington, DC
Contacts: Senate Judiciary Committee press, 1 202 224 7703
Accreditation and pre-registration for members of the media interested in covering the Supreme Court nomination hearing are being coordinated by the United States Senate press and media galleries, in conjunction with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Their contact information is as follows: Daily Press Gallery: (202) 224-0241; Periodical Press Gallery: (202) 224-0265; Press Photographer’s Gallery: (202) 224-6548; Radio Television Gallery: (202) 224-642
Monday, Sep. 10 – Tuesday, Sep. 11 No votes scheduled in Congress
Contacts: Senate, 1 202 224 3121; House of Representatives Press Gallery, 1 202 225 3945;