Sotomayor hearings over for the day; resume tomorrow

The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor have recessed for the day, with another round of questions following in the morning.

Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick LeahyPatrick LeahyOvernight Finance: McConnell offers 'clean' funding bill | Dems pan proposal | Flint aid, internet measure not included | More heat for Wells Fargo | New concerns on investor visas Dem senator won't back spending bill without visa reforms Top GOP chairmen investigating foreign visa program MORE (D-Vt.) and ranking Republican Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsTrump, Clinton discuss counterterrorism with Egyptian president GOP senators want immigration details on attack suspects GOP pressures Kerry on Russia's use of Iranian airbase MORE of Alabama jointly announced the end of the eight-hour day, which was broken up by periodic breaks and a 90-minute
lunch recess.

Leahy said Wednesday's questioning will include Sen. Al FrankenAl FrankenSenators challenge status quo on Saudi arms sales Overnight Defense: Senate rejects effort to block Saudi arms sale | ISIS may have fired chemical agent in Iraq | Trump, Gary Johnson tied among military voters Human rights groups cheer Saudi arms sale vote despite failure MORE (D-Minn.) starting at 9:30 a.m. A long list of witnesses are also expected, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and two firefighters in the New Haven Fire Department case on which one of Sotomayor's rulings was recently overturned.

GOP senators yet to question Sotomayor include John CornynJohn CornynThis week: Shutdown deadline looms over Congress Saudi skeptics gain strength in Congress Why Cruz flipped on Trump MORE (Texas) and Tom CoburnTom CoburnRyan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight The Trail 2016: Words matter Ex-Sen. Coburn: I won’t challenge Trump, I’ll vote for him MORE (Okla.) Democrats still yet to question her include Franken, Arlen Specter (Pa.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOvernight Defense: US attempted hostage rescue in Afghanistan | Defense hawks brace for spending fight | Trump slams 'lies' about Iraq war stance Senators want military separation policy to address trauma-related behavior Senate Dems reignite fight for hearing on SCOTUS nominee MORE (Minn.), Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseOvernight Energy: SEC begins probing Exxon Senate Dems unveil new public option push for ObamaCare Emails: Powell talked Clinton health concerns with Dem mega-donor MORE (R.I.), Ben CardinBen CardinUS general calls out Pakistan on support for Afghan militants Top Dem: 'Risk factor' to extending Iran sanctions in lame duck Senate rejects push to block Saudi arms sale MORE (Md.) and Ted Kaufman (Del.)

Leahy said Wednesday will also include a closed-door session among senators, as is routine for Supreme Court nominees. The session will include a review of Sotomayor's FBI report.

--J. Taylor Rushing