Wrap Up (The Senate Stands in Recess)

Wrap Up

Monday, February 5 -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each.
  • At 5:00 p.m, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and begin consideration of Executive Calendar #570, Andrei Iancu, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, with thirty minutes of debate equally divided in the usual form.
  • At 5:30 p.m, the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #570, Andrei Iancu, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

 

Senator Blumenthal: (3:52 p.m)

  • Spoke on the recent F.B.I investigations.
    • "But the immediate threat is even more dire. Yesterday was a new low for the House Intelligence Committee. The House Republicans, in an act of partisan gutter politics, voted to release a four-page misleading and deceptive characterization of warrants submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. This partisan gutter politics brings us to a dark day of character assassination, much like the McCarthy days, when members of this chamber were counted in history as to whether they stood up and spoke out against this kind of smear campaign."