Sep 25 2018 05:12 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 #941, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019.
- At 1:45 p.m., all post-cloture time on the Feldman nomination will expire and the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #941, Peter A. Feldman, of the District of Columbia, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 2019.
Senator Markey: (3:53 p.m.)
- Spoke on airline fees.
- "Mr. President, I rise today to express my frustration, my outrage that this body is poised to miss an historic once-in-a-generation opportunity to stop a major airlines from gouging Americans with exorbitant fees every time they fly. In the dark of night early Saturday morning House and Senate committee leadership released a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill that does not include a commonsense bipartisan provision to protect passengers from having to pay $200 to change a ticket that cost $250, a provision that would have protected a family from paying $200 to cancel a flight because another family member has fallen seriously ill and a vacation had to be canceled."