Opening Remarks

Today –

  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the veto message to accompany S.J. Res. 8, the NLRB ambush elections resolution of disapproval.
  • At 5:30 PM, the Senate will VOTE on the motion to table the veto message to accompany S.J. Res. 8.  


Senator Reid: (3:03 PM)

  • Spoke on Iran.
    • "Democrats want to pass this bipartisan bill right now, even as the junior senators from Arkansas, Florida and Texas and others work to ruin it. The Senate has already voted on two poisonous amendments and we'll vote on more if we have to. But we don't have to; it's not necessary. But now it's clear opponents of the bill aren't interested in being reasonable. The opponents of the Corker-Cardin legislation aren't concerned with finding a middle ground. That is why the majority leader should file cloture now to preserve this legislation, destructive members within his own party forced his hand. I support the majority leader in taking this step because it's the only path forward to pass this meritorious legislation. The exemplary work done by the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is too important to be undone by senators who are putting politics before national and global security."