Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Warner, Markey

Wrap Up

Monday, June 4 -

  • The Senate will next convene for legislative business at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the pending cloture motions will ripen.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #587, Fernando Rodriguez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #625, Annmarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.

 

Senator Warner: (3:57 p.m.)

  • Spoke on Public Service Recognition Week.
    • "But on the same day the senate passed the resolution honoring our public servants, congress received a letter from the administration looking to use federal employees to solve our budget problems. With cuts to retirement and freezes in pay. Is this really in the best interest of our public servants? Is this really the best messaged to attract and retain the best and the brightest to work across agencies that keep our government running? That's why today I want to continue the long-stand something tradition of honoring exemplary federal employees, tradition that was begun by my friend, Senator Ted Kaufman from Delaware."

 

Senator Markey: (4:07 p.m.)

  • Spoke on gas prices.
    • "As we head into Memorial Day Weekend and the summer driving season, gas prices are up nearly 25% since President Trump took office. That means American consumers are paying $350 more per year to fill up than under President Trump. And here's why. Number one, President Trump's incoherent foreign policy has been exacerbating the geopolitical risk premium on oil prices and driving them up. And President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran deal is further roiling oil markets. Because of these actions that increase risks around the world, gas prices could keep going up even more this summer. I call this the Trump oil risk tax."