Isakson, Markey

Executive Session (Muniz Nomination)

Senator Isakson: (3:25 p.m.)

  • Spoke in tribute to John A. Williams.
    • "Mr. President, the senate is a great place and to be able to speak here is a great honor, whether you're discussing your belief on an issue of great importance, honoring a friend, or on rare occasions but all too often when you get to be my age, pay tribute to somebody who's given so much and passed away. Such has happened in my state this past Monday on the 16th of April when John a. Williams died. 74 years old. John Williams was a giant in every weigh in our state. He's a giant entrepreneur. He founded two great companies, one of them Post Properties, the largest apartment read on the New York Stock Exchange started in 1993, built it to all new heights. Most recently he started preferred apartment communities and done the same with it, employing thousands of people and thousands of units for housing and Americans and set the pace of housing in his career."

 

Senator Markey: (3:51 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of James Bridenstine to be NASA Administrator.
    • "NASA has officially stated that, quote, diversity and inclusion are integral to mission success. But in a 2013 speech on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Bridenstine declared, quote, marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to children. He has stated repeatedly that he would support a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. Congressman Bridenstine's personal views and voting record against people that identify as LGBTQ should immediately disqualify him from consideration for leading this diverse agency."