Wrap Up (The Senate Stands Adjourned), Hatch, Roberts

Wrap Up

Monday, March 19 -

  • The Senate will next meet for legislative business at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #598, Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Following disposition of the McAleenan nomination, the Senate will VOTE on cloture on motion to proceed to H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.
  • Note: on Wednesday, March 14, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.

 

Senator Hatch: (2:44 p.m.)

  • Spoke on Dodd-Frank relief.
    • "Mr. President, I rise in support of economic growth, regulatory relief, and consumer protection act which passed the senate yesterday. This bipartisan bill protects and boosts the U.S. economy. I commend Chairman Crapo, members of the Banking Committee, and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their hard work in getting this particular bill - proposal across the finish line. Making the rules simpler and fairer for small and mid-sized financial institutions is a commonsense idea that has garnered broad, bipartisan support. That's because, done right, it helps hardworking Americans who aspire to invent things, start businesses and manufacture goods and services exactly the kind of entrepreneurship and growth that America needs more of."

 

Senator Roberts: (2:50 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Gregg Dowd to be Chief Agricultural Negotiator at USTR.
    • "I want to speak today on the confirmation of Mr. Gregg Dowd, who is the president's nominee for the chief agricultural negotiator at the office of the United States trade representative. Here in the senate, we often say -- or I hope we often say that we're only as good as our staff. And I have been blessed with the very best. Gregg is one example of why that is true. Gregg served as the senior professional staff on the senate agriculture committee for me during my time as ranking member in 2011 through 2013. We like to say in Kansas that congressional staff are bucket toters. During those few years we toted a lot of buckets together."