Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Whitehouse, Warren

Wrap Up

Tomorrow -

  • The Senate will convene at 12:45 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #153, Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, post-cloture.
  • At 4:30 p.m, the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #153, Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Note: all time during recess, adjournment, morning business and leader remarks will count post-cloture on the Vought nomination.
  • Note: on Thursday, February 15, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #437, A. Marvin Quattlebaum, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina.
  • Note: on Thursday, February 15, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #438, Karen Gren Scholer, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Note: on Thursday, February 15, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #439, Tilman Eugene Self III, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.
  • Note: on Thursday, February 15, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #536, Terry A. Doughty, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.

 

Senator Whitehouse: (5:34 p.m)

  • Spoke on climate change.
    • "Not one. Many of these companies had very public pro-climate positions. None, none said they had even been consulted by the chamber about the chamber's anti-climate crusade. And the U.S Chamber of Commerce's war on climate action isn't just in lobbying congress. It also spends tens of millions of dollars in elections, using political attack ads to sink pro-climate candidates. So I asked in my last speeches, why. Why the chamber advanced the special interests of the fossil fuel action opposing climate action, ignoring their own pro-climate members and turning their backs on the whole renewable energy and green technology economy."

 

Senator Warren: (6:11 p.m)

  • Spoke on the Indian Health Service.
    • "The I.H.S is a big deal. It is the primary federal health care provider for American Indians and Alaska natives. It serves 2.2 million people spread across 36 states. It has a budget of nearly $5 billion annually. The I.H.S provides care for more than - through more than 660 clinics, hospitals, and health stations on or near reservations, many of them in remote rural locations located hours away from other health facilities. It serves more than 13 million outpatient visitors a year. The doctors and nurses and other health care providers in I.H.S hospitals and clinics do everything from delivering babies to providing dental services to fighting the opioid crisis, but right now, more than a year into President Trump's term, there is still no permanent leader at the Indian Health Service."