Brown, Corker, Sullivan, Fischer

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

Senator Brown: (11:41 a.m.)

  • Spoke on Dodd-Frank relief.
    • "Think we would learn about it, Mr. President, when it comes to what happened ten years ago. This place - there are some pretty smart people in the senate, but they have got some kind of illness that I don't entirely understand called collective amnesia. They forget. They forget what happened ten years ago. Where I live, Cleveland, Ohio, in my neighborhood, zip code 44105, in early 2007, the first half of that year, more people lost their homes through foreclosure than any zip code in the United States of America."


Senator Corker: (12:06 p.m.)

  • Spoke on Dodd-Frank relief.
    • "My amendment would clarify the intent of this original bill as it relates to custodial banks. As originally introduced, Section 402 was intended to provide better tailored capital requirements for true custodial banks. There are concerns raised after revisions during the committee consideration, could open up this revision to a wider group of financial institutions. I know that was not the intent of my colleagues and my - and this technical correction amendment makes clear that Section 402 applies only when the primary focus of the banking organization is custodial activities."


Senator Sullivan: (12:11 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to the Alaskan of the Week.
    • "As many of you know, one of my favorite parts of the week is to come down to the floor to talk about the Alaskan of the Week. It is one of the fulfilling things that I get to do to talk about people who make my state very special. I know people in the gallery have seen Alaska on TV, have read about it on the news, but there's no substitute for being there. We want you all to come. It will be the trip of a lifetime. Particularly now, one of the highlights of the entire year, the Iditarod. When you visit, Alaska will change your life, the wilderness, the sense of unbridled freedom, liberty, and majesty. It's all there. It's all there."


Senator Fischer: (1:04 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to Governor Charles Thone.
    • "He was born near Hardington, Nebraska. He served our country in the United States Army infantry during World War II. While serving in the House of Representatives then-congressman Thone fought on behalf of farmers and ranchers and as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. When tragedy struck with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy he served on the Warren Commission to investigate the death of our president. As governor of Nebraska, his love of our state was always evident during his time in office. He guided Nebraska during a tough farm economy in the 1970's but he always looked ahead and he supported others."