McConnell

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #670, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Executive Calendar #672, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • At 12:00 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #670, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and then Executive Calendar #672, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Following disposition of the McWilliams nominations, the Senate will VOTE on cloture on Executive Calendar #618, James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.
  • If cloture is invoked on the Evans nomination, at 1:45 p.m. the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #618, James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.

 

Senator McConnell: (9:37 a.m.)

  • Spoke on recent congressional accomplishments.
    • "We passed the V.A. Mission Act by a wide bipartisan margin. Having already passed the House, this truly landmark bill will now head to the White House where the president will soon sign it into law. It will bring more options and greater flexibility to veterans who spent years driving long distances to the nearest V.A. care facility only to face long lines and waiting lists when they got there. It will bring more peace of mind for veterans of all eras and their families who faced uncertainty and limitations as their needs for care have evolved. This legislation continues, expands, and improve this the successful Veterans Choice program that has already helped millions of veterans nationwide including more than 23,000 Kentuckians last year alone."
  • Spoke on Republican economic policy.
    • "And creating tens of thousands of new jobs openings. And to fill some of these job openings, the company is partnering with community colleges, high schools, and other workforce training programs. This all comes on the heels of the company's other recent investments, like a new 93,000 square foot facility in Lansing, Michigan, and a new 80,000 square foot facility in Folly, Alabama. What's making all this possible? According to united technologies, the competitive tax system resulting from U.S. tax reform is encouraging global companies such as United Technologies to make long-term investments and innovation in America."