Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Markey

Wrap Up

Monday, March 5 -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #438, Karen Gren Scholer, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  • At 5:30 p.m, the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #438, Karen Gren Scholer, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas.
  • Following disposition of the Scholer nomination, the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #439, Tilman Eugene Self III, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Georgia.
  • Following disposition of the Self nomination, the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #536, Terry A. Doughty, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana.
  • Note: on Thursday, March 1, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.

 

Senator Markey: (4:27 p.m)

  • Spoke on North Korea.
    • "And the Kim regime's thugs made no efforts to scale back rampant human rights abuses. Many smiled as the North Korean regime won a gold medal in propaganda at the Olympics all the while it got ever closer to its ultimate goal of perfecting a nuclear weapon that could reach the United States of America. And we missed an opportunity to engage in talks with North Korea because we did that at our own peril. While we must continue to ratchet up pressure on North Korea, other elements of president trump's approach threatened to make an already bad situation even worse. First, we are all too familiar with the president's reckless rhetoric, promising, quote, fire and fury does not minimize tensions."