Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Shaheen, Cortez Masto, Brown

Wrap Up

Tomorrow -

  • The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #609, Michael B. Brennan, of Wisconsin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  • At 12:00 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #609, Michael B. Brennan, of Wisconsin, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Following disposition of the Brennan nomination, the Senate will VOTE on cloture on Executive Calendar #729, Joel M. Carson, of New Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit.
  • At 1:45 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on cloture on Executive Calendar #777, John B. Nalbandian, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
  • If cloture is invoked on the Carson and Nalbandian nominations, the debate time will run concurrently.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #780, Michael Y. Scudder, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 26, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #781, Amy J. St. Eve, of Illinois, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Seventh Circuit.

 

Senator Shaheen: (5:04 p.m.)

  • Spoke on net neutrality.
    • "But that level playing field is now in jeopardy because of the federal communications commission decision to end net neutrality. Last Thursday I convened a field hearing on small business and entrepreneurship at the University of New Hampshire. I wanted to hear concerns of our small business owners about what the net neutrality would mean to them. In particular, their concern that net neutrality will impede their ability to expand and create jobs. In conversations with small business owners and leaders across hi state - my state, they tell me that this roll back is - rollback is a direct threat to their businesses."

 

Senator Cortez-Masto: (5:12 p.m.)

  • Spoke on net neutrality.
    • "In November of last year I received a letter from the las Vegas Clark county district opposing net neutrality. The library district is the largest in the state and serves over 1.6 million people. The letter reads, and I quote, many of our customers, even in the urban areas, are not able to afford access to the internet at their home and rely on public libraries to research information about starting small businesses and whatever else they need to do on the internet. Unquote. Limiting the ability of public libraries to provide fast, reliable internet service means limiting opportunities for Nevadans to thrive."

 

Senator Brown: (5:33 p.m.)

  • Spoke on net neutrality.
    • "Are my colleagues going to allow corporate special interests to shut down the free and open internet or for once is this body going to stand for the people we serve? Net neutrality keep the internet free from corporate interference. Protecting those rules is vital to protecting free speech and consumer choice and access to public information. Last December, the F.C.C., the Federal Communications Commission, on a party-line vote where there's a majority of Republicans on this commission, the F.C.C. voted to repeal those rules by one vote allowing internet providers to slow down internet speeds and offer better connectivity to the highest bidder."