Jun 27 2018 07:13 PM
- The Senate will convene at 9:30 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 2, the farm bill.
- Note: the following amendment is pending to H.R. 2, the farm bill: Roberts Amendment #3224.
- Note: the following amendment is pending to Roberts Amendment #3224 to H.R. 2, the farm bill: Thune Amendment #3134.
- Note: on Wednesday, June 27, cloture was filed on Roberts Amendment #3224 to H.R. 2, the farm bill.
- Note: on Wednesday, June 27, cloture was filed on H.R. 2, the farm bill.
Senator Moran: (6:27 p.m.)
- Spoke on the farm bill.
- "So you end up with the worse of bots circumstances, low commodity prices and not much production. So it is important that we are able to pass a farm bill. It is important that we provide certainty. It's important that we provide a safety net to those who struggle every day to feed, clothes, and provide energy to us and the rest of the world. A primary motivation for which I ask Kansans to represent them here in the United States senate, to represent them in Congress, was a belief that rural America is a place worthy of keeping around for a while longer."
Senator Blumenthal: (6:43 p.m.)
- Spoke on U.S. immigration policy.
- "Make no mistake. They have been deprived of basic access to the outside world and of access by that outside world to them. The deprivation of liberty is the core definition of incarceration, and the potential detainment of tens of thousands of families in exactly that kind of tent city located on our military bases throughout the country should frighten and alarm every American because we are seeing repeated at a different age in black - in color rather than black and white the images of those internment camps where thousands of people of Japanese descent were sent during World War II."