Nelson, Blunt

Motion to Proceed to the NDAA (H.R. 5515)

Senator Nelson: (1:03 p.m.)

  • Spoke on social media data breaches.
    • "I rise to speak on the recent press reports on Facebook and how the social media giant partnered with at least 60 mobile device manufacturers and shared user information with the likes of apple, Amazon, blackberry, Microsoft, and Sam sung. And just today on the subject of China, "The New York Times" is reporting that Facebook also partnered with four Chinese electronic manufacturers including Huawei which is known to have close ties with the Chinese government and may pose a national security threat to the U.S. According to the times, these companies had access to vast amount of Facebook's user data, including the information of friends who may not have provided proper consent to access and share personal and their personally identifiable information."


Senator Blunt: (2:00 p.m.)

  • Spoke on congressional Republicans' accomplishments.
    • "One of the things that I thought was most surprising is how many employers stepped up in how many different ways to say we appreciate in this economy and want to reward our workforce, like we frankly didn't know that we could afford to do and knew that we didn't have to do, in a more stagnant economy in the past. The companies that gave bonuses, the companies that gave other benefits, the several companies that increased their minimum level of pay, whatever that was. One major national retailer said they were going to increase their minimum wage to $11 and over the next specific number of months they were going to increase that $11 minimum to a $14 minimum, not because the government told them they had to do that but because they wanted to be sure in a growing economy they kept their employees."