Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), McConnell, Moran, Sullivan

Wrap Up

Monday, April 16 -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on cloture on the motion to concur in the House Amendment, with an amendment, to S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 12, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House Amendment, with an amendment, to S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.


Senator McConnell: (5:22 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Rebecca Jennings to be United States District Court Judge for the Western District of Kentucky.
    • "Today the senate completed its work on the personnel business for this week the way we started, by confirming a talented nominee to be a federal district judge in Kentucky. President Trump nominated Rebecca Jennings to be the first woman to serve as U.S. district judge for the Western District of Kentucky. Widely recognized for her outstanding legal talents and judgment, Ms. Jennings has earned the support of Kentucky's legal community. In fact, dozens of her peers wrote she has a first-rate analytical mind and suburb judgment. She is principled, thoughtful and hard working. These qualities are exactly what I believe we need on the federal district courts."


Senator Moran: (5:25 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of John Broomes to be United States District Court Judge for the District of Kansas.
    • "I rise to express my pleasure to my colleagues and to Mr. Broomes, my pleasure in his willingness to be considered for this position, to be nominated by the president and now to be confirmed by the United States Senate, and to my colleagues for seeing his qualifications, experience and capabilities and making that confirmation happen just a few moments ago. He is a highly qualified individual. He is a well-respected attorney, and he has the intellect and legal and legal mind and legal experience to be and to receive this lifetime appointment as a federal judge. I take these lifetime appointments very seriously and I want to make certain that as a Kansas senator, as a United States senator, I'm doing my part to put highly qualified and soundly principled judges in place to serve Kansas and the country."


Senator Sullivan: (5:29 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to the Alaskan of the Week.
    • "Mr. President, every week I've been coming down to the floor to talk about my great state and a person in my state who has made a difference in their community, in the state, sometimes throughout the entire country. I call this person our Alaskan of the Week, and it's actually one of the best things I get to do each week here in the United States Senate. There's a lot to brag about with regard to Alaska. And, frankly, while I love my job here, I wish I were home right now. My wife's there. And though the temperatures are still only in the single digits in some places, particularly up north in Alaska, springtime, what we call breakup in Alaska, has hit much of our state. Now, I'll admit it, breakup is not always pretty, and the state gets a lot of snow."