Menendez, Murkowski, Durbin

The minibus appropriations bill (H.R. 6147)

Senator Menendez: (5:38 p.m.)

  • Spoke on healthcare reform.
    • "Now, I know my Republican colleagues have no desire to remind voters how they spent the past year, but the American people aren't going to forget it. They aren't going to forget how many times Republicans spent in a year pushing policies that would have left 32,000,000 people uninsured. Vote after vote after vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They aren't going to forget how Republicans tried to defund Planned Parenthood and deny millions of lower income women access to basic care."


Senator Murkowski: (5:48 p.m)

  • Unanimous Consent –
    • That Schatz Amendment #3407 and Kennedy Amendment #3430 in relation to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill, be called up en bloc.
    • Further, following the remarks of Senators Baldwin, Durbin, Schatz, and Kennedy, the Senate VOTE in relation to the Schatz and Kennedy Amendments in relation to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill, in the order listed.  
    • (Without Objection)


Senator Baldwin: (5:50 p.m.)

  • Spoke on healthcare reform.
    • "Together we fought the repeal plans to cut and cap Medicaid, putting care at risk for everyone who depends on it, from a loved one who depends on Medicaid for nursing care to a disabled child who relies on Medicaid funding at school. And together we fought repeal plans that would increase the number of uninsured Americans. But even defeating the legislation - legislative efforts that would have made things worse for our families didn't end the threat to the American people. President Trump has been trying to do what congressional Republicans couldn't. He has been sabotaging our health care system by undermining the guaranteed health protections and access to affordable care."