May 23 2018 06:23 PM
- The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #670, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Executive Calendar #672, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
- At 12:00 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #670, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and then Executive Calendar #672, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
- Following disposition of the McWilliams nominations, the Senate will VOTE on cloture on Executive Calendar #618, James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.
- If cloture is invoked on the Evans nomination, at 1:45 p.m. the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #618, James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.
Senator Wyden: (5:26 p.m.)
- Spoke on women's healthcare.
- "I just want my colleagues here in the senate to say that I think this alone makes a mockery of all the talk. I remember hearing from bodies in this body, from Republican colleagues, who said there's going to be patient-centered care in America. The developments in the last 24 hours basically say that with respect to health care it's not going to be patient-centered care. It's going to be politics-centered care. Now that patient-centered care concept was one of the most common talking points I remember hearing again and again. We heard it in the Finance Committee. I had the honor to be the ranking Democrat. We heard it again and again, we're going to have patient-centered care, and it was part of the crusade to repeal the Affordable Care Act."
Senator Durbin: (5:37 p.m.)
- Spoke on DACA.
- "DACA provided temporary legal status to dreamers, only if they registered with the government, paid a fee of almost $500, and passed a thorough criminal background check. This DACA program has been a success. More than 800,000 dreamers have come forward and received DACA protection, which has allowed them to become a part of the only country that they've ever called home. Many of these dreamers were brought here as infants and toddlers, raised in this country, pledging allegiance to that flag."
Senator Tillis: (5:53 p.m.)
- Spoke on the incarceration of Pastor Andrew Brunson.
- "He's a Presbyterian minister from Black Mountain. He's been in Turkey for about 20 years doing missionary work in a small church I'll describe briefly later. But on October 4, 2016 he was swept up and President Erdogan regime's reaction to an unlawful coup, a coup that I disagree with. I believe in a peaceful transition of power, and I do believe that people that are responsible for it should be subject to Turkish laws. But the roundup of people that President Erdogan, he cast a very wide net. It went so far beyond any reasonable expectation of people who could have been involved in the coup attempt."
Senator Cardin: (6:15 p.m.)
- Spoke in tribute to a Baltimore police officer killed in the line of duty.
- "Mr. President, I rise today to honor the memory of Ms. Capro. She is the first female police officer to be killed in the line of duty in the history of the Baltimore county police and the tenth officer killed in the history of the department. As a long-time resident of the county and senator from Maryland, I want to express my profound sadness to the family and friends of Mrs. Caprio, especially her husband, Tim. She was killed on Monday after responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle and potentially a burglary in progress in the Perry Hall region."