Apr 16 2018 07:21 PM
- The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for the consideration of Executive Calendar #376, Carlos G. Muniz, of Florida, to be General Counsel of the Department of Education, with ten hours of debate equally divided in the usual form.
- Following the use or yielding back of time, the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #376, Carlos G. Muniz, of Florida, to be General Counsel of the Department of Education.
- The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly policy lunches.
- Note: on Monday, April 16, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House Amendment, with a further amendment, to S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
- Note: on Monday, April 16, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #609, James Bridenstine, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
- Note: the amendment tree is filled with respect to S. 140, the tribal labor sovereignty bill.
Senator Udall: (7:03 p.m.)
- Spoke on tribal labor sovereignty.
- "Madam President, I rise today as the ranking member on the usually bipartisan Indian Affairs Committee. In the parlance on the committee I'm called the vice chair -normally our committee is very bipartisan. It was not so in the case today. In the debate it was mentioned this was a negotiated package. It was not. I was not asked for input as the vice chair of the committee. Nothing about this bill sent over from the house was negotiated with me. For the first time in ten years this body has considered a bill from the Committee on Indian Affairs using a cloture filing and valuable floor time. Let me repeat that. For the first time in ten years this chamber just debated an Indian Affairs bill using valuable it floor time, not unanimous consent. For a senate majority, floor time and cloture filings are the coin of the realm, and this is the first time in ten years it's being spent on a tribal issue."