McConnell

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #836, Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly policy lunches.
  • At 2:15 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #836, Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Note: all time during adjournment, leader remarks, morning business, and recess will count post-cloture on the Bennett nomination.
  • Note: on Thursday, June 28, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #639, Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
  • Note: on Thursday, June 28, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, of Tennessee, to be Counsel of the Department of Defense.

 

Senator McConnell: (10:04 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
    • "By all accounts, Judge Kavanaugh is precisely that kind of judge. His resume, to put it simply, is topnotch. A bachelor's degree from Yale with honors. A law degree also from Yale where he was a member of the law review, a lecturing position at Harvard Law School to which he was appointed, by the way, by then-dean and now Justice Elena Kagan. After graduating, he quickly built a reputation as a star law clerk, including on the Supreme Court for Justice Kennedy. As an energetic and talented public servant and as one of the preeminent legal minds of his generation. In 2006 the Senate confirmed him to the D.C. Circuit."