McConnell- Correction

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • 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 #608, Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the pending cloture motions will ripen.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 17, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #608, Dana Baiocco, of Ohio, to be a commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Note: on Thursday May 17, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S. 2372.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 17, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #670, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 17, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #672, Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Note: on Thursday, Mary 17, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #618, James Randolph Evans, of Georgia, to be Ambassador to Luxembourg.
  • Note: the filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the House message accompanying S. 2372 will be 5:00 p.m.

 

Senator McConnell: (3:03 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the recent shooting in Texas.
    • "The Senate stands in mourning, sorrow with the students and faculty in Santa Fe, Texas. No community should ever be subject to such who are he and heartbreak. Our hearts go out to the families of those killed, to the winds who continue to battle injuries, to the first-responders who lept into action and to the Santa Fe community that rallied around them."
  • Spoke on the V.A. Mission Act.
    • "The V.A. Mission Act is a major milestone in an ongoing effort by Chairman Isakson and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs to ensure our nation fulfills its promises to our men and women in uniform, including more than 300,000 veterans in my home state of Kentucky. What Senator Isakson and his colleagues have put together is one of the most comprehensive reform packages for veterans' health care since the V.A. Was created back in 1930. It builds on the substantial success of the Veterans Choice Act and harnesses provisions of 15 different senate-introduced bills."
  • Spoke on the nomination of Dana Baiocco to be a commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    • "Her resume speaks for itself. After receiving her J.D. cum laude from Duquesne University, she clerked in the western district of Pennsylvania before launching an impressive career in private practice. For two decks she has stood at the center of complicated cases and gained recognition for his mastery of the legal questions surrounding consumer safety. This experience makes Ms. Baiocco an ideal candidate to help the CPSC."
  • Spoke Republican economic policy.
    • "Our record use of C.R.A.'s is just one of the tools Republicans are using to get Washington out of the way of American workers and job creators. Republican tax reform is providing historic tax cuts for middle-class families and small businesses and it repealed the individual mandate penalty at the heart of Obamacare. Tomorrow the house will vote on the Senate-passed legislation championed by Senator Crapo, which will give community banks and credit unions relief from the crushing burden of complying with Dodd-Frank. And of course in the executive branch, the president's team has turned the page on the last administration's hostility toward American business."