Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Perdue

Wrap Up

Monday, April 23 -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #624, Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #624, Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 19, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #624, Stuart Kyle Duncan, of Louisiana, to be United States Circuit Court Judge for the Fifth Circuit.

 

Senator Perdue: (4:15 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the budget process.
    • "Mr. President, I rise today to talk about a milestone here that just happened about three weeks ago. We've had a couple of interesting dates coming. April 15 just passed. We called it tax day but it was another date. It was also a date that we were supposed to complete the Senate budget for fiscal year 2019 that starts in October 1 of this year. Well, April 15 came and the I.R.S. deadline did indeed hit, but there was no budget completed. And that's part of the dysfunction that people back home are so upset about. Today I want to talk about that, but first I want to talk about the derivative of that broken process. To date, Mr. President, in my office we have a debt clock. In that debt clock a few weeks ago it passed a milestone. $21 trillion."