Hatch, Kennedy, Boozman

Morning Business

Senator Hatch: (3:22 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • ""The New York Times," which declined to publish the allegations when approached, reported that it had interviewed, quote, several dozen people in an attempt to corroborate the story, unquote, and could find, quote, no one with firsthand knowledge, unquote. The "Times" further reported that the individual in the story had contacted former classmates herself in an effort to corroborate the story and had, quote, told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself, unquote. Unsurprisingly, Senate Democrats are now using last night's article as an excuse to call for further delays."


Senator Kennedy: (3:30 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the NFIP.
    • "That's the message that I want to give to our fellow Americans who were in the path of Hurricane Florence. Don't give up. You're going to want to then. Don't. Failure is not falling down. Failure is not getting back up. Mr. President, I'd like today to talk a little bit about the National Flood Insurance Program. Weathering a hurricane is difficult enough without the added burden of having to do it without insurance. Our National Flood Insurance Program isn't doing its job, Mr. President, if it's so expensive that people can't afford to buy it. And, unfortunately, that's precisely the case for many of our people in North and South Carolina."


Senator Boozman: (3:46 p.m.)

  • Spoke on National Rice Month.
    • "Rice milling operations and market linkages in Arkansas account for more than $3 billion of total output of goods and services. These are impressive numbers for an integral component to Arkansas' economy and part of the reason why the industry was recognized by Governor Asa Hutchinson who signed the Rice Month proclamation in early September. As a leader in production, Arkansas rice farmers have a unique role in the industry and the ongoing research in support of its continued success in the state, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture's leading research unit is a leading research entity on rice production."