May 22 2018 06:29 PM
- The Senate will convene at 11:00 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and begin consideration of Executive Calendar #593, Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, with four hours of debate equally divided in the usual form.
- At 3:15 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #593, Brian D. Montgomery, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
- Following disposition of the Montgomery nomination, all post-cloture time will be considered expired on the motion to concur and the Senate will VOTE on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S. 2372, the V.A. Mission Act.
- Following disposition of the motion to concur the Senate will VOTE on cloture on 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, in the order filed.
- If cloture is invoked on the McWilliams nominations the post-cloture time will run concurrently.
- Note: on Thursday, Mary 17, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #618, James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.
Senator Whitehouse: (6:02 p.m.)
- Spoke on climate change.
- "In this, my 207th speech about the climate changes and ocean changes being driven by fossil fuels, I would like to discuss America's largest oil company, ExxonMobil. For decades ExxonMobil did everything in its power to deceive the American public about the existence and causes of climate change. I believe that full transparency would show ExxonMobil and its agents still obstructing efforts here in Washington to resolve the climate crisis. But I want to focus on one particular audience I believe Exxon has long misled: Its shareholders. An Exxon C.E.O. once went so far as to cite a bogus scientist petition to its shareholders. Yes, that infamous petition cooked up by climate deniers that included cartoon characters and spice girls among the scientists."