Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the House message accompanying S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on cloture on the motion to concur in the House Amendment to S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
  • Note: on Thursday, April 12, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House Amendment, with an amendment, to S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
  • Note: the amendment tree is full.


Senator McConnell: (4:05 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the recent military action in Syria.
    • "Over the weekend, America's all-volunteer armed forces executed a challenging mission with precision and with excellence. At the president's order, the United States joined with our British and French allies in military action to respond to Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people. I support both actions taken and the underlying objectives. The tactics the Assad regime has employed to consolidate gains and terrorize the people of Syria have stood in defiance of the U.S. position that the use of chemical weapons is simply unacceptable. It was time to act. Americans have become used to flawless execution on the part of our uniformed military. Times like these compel us to 
      pause and appreciate their excellence and their heroism."
  • Spoke on tax reform.
    • "Tomorrow marks the last time America's working families, entrepreneurs, and job creators will have to file under that old tax code. This Republican Congress and President Trump got rid of it and put a brand new 21st Century tax code in its place. Now Americans are rightly anticipating a better year ahead and they aren't having to wait very long. President Trump is in Florida today to hold a roundtable discussion with small business owners on main streets from Miami to Tallahassee, tax reform is empowering local employers to create more prosperity for their employees and for their communities."