Oct 10 2018 06:40 PM
- The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
- At 12:10 p.m., the post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
- Note: on Saturday, October 6, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #641, Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
- Note: on Saturday, October 6, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #866, James M. Stewart, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Senator Sullivan: (5:40 p.m.)
- Spoke in tribute to the Alaskan of the Week.
- "Mr. President, as you know I have been coming down here nearly every week, usual Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, to talk about somebody who has made a difference in my state and I call this person the Alaskan of the Week. Most of the people who visit Alaska do so in the summer, and I was honored that the presiding officer and his family came up to visit this summer, and we know that's understandable to come up when the sun is high in the sky. But this time of the year is truly magnificent in my great state. To borrow a phrase that is no doubt familiar to many, including some of the pages, winter is coming. Winter is coming. Every day the sun comes up later and sets earlier."
Senator Brown: (5:49 p.m.)
- Spoke on the short-term insurance CRA.
- "We all have good health insurance. We just don't mind apparently -- we don't mind denying it to millions of others. So some senators think it's fine letting insurance companies sell junk to our constituents back home. These insurance policies are just that, they're junk. They're insurance until you need the insurance. Allowing insurance companies to sell these plans, drive up health care for everyone, they weaken protection for anyone with a preexisting condition. Under their new rules, insurance companies could force Americans with preexisting conditions into these junk plans and junk is the right word that barely cover anything, or they can charge them exorbitant, unaffordable rates for a decent plan."
- Spoke on the First Amendment.
- "I remind my colleagues that the media are not the enemy of the people as the White House likes to say, but they serve our communities. They live in our communities. They're part of our communities. They fight for our communities."
Senator Reed: (5:56 p.m.)
- Spoke on Russia.
- "Russian hybrid warfare occurs below the level of direct military conflict, yet it is no less a threat to our national security and the integrity of our democracy and our society. We must refrain our thinking to understand these are attacks from a foreign adversary on our democratic institutions, our free markets, and our open society. We recently honored our fallen and observed the attacks of September 11, 2001. The 9/11 commission report which looked into what happened after the attacks assessed that one of our government's failures in preventing those attacks was a failure of imagination."