Jun 07 2018 04:54 PM
Monday, June 11 -
- The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515, the NDAA.
- At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515, the NDAA.
Senator Sullivan: (3:41 p.m.)
- Spoke in tribute to the Alaskan of the Week.
- "Right now in Alaska where I give this speech every week, I like to talk about what's going on in Alaska. It's certainly the most beautiful state. It's the biggest state, we all know that, in the country. And the state's fully in bloom. Its tourists are flocking north by the tens of thousands to view the wildlife and the glaciers and the mountains. They'll eat our delicious seafood, take in amazing views, do hikes, have an adventure. By the way, I want to make sure everybody's watching in the gallery, on TV or C-SPAN. You've got to come up to Alaska. You'll have the trip of a lifetime, guaranteed. Guaranteed. Come on up. But what's truly impressive about my state is the people who live there and the sense of the community that we have there."
- Spoke on the NDAA.
- "This is physics and location, location, location. If there's going to be a threat either from Iran or North Korea or anywhere else with regard to the United States of America, that threat is almost always going to fly over Alaska. So we have our radar systems there, we have long-range discrimination radar there, we have the missile fields protecting every city from New York to L.A. to Miami all based in the great state of Alaska. So what are we doing this year? Well, we have an entire new section in the NDAA builds on what we did last year to dramatically increase our nation's missile defense even more because you can never be too sure on this."