McConnell

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will next meet for legislative business at 4:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the pending cloture motions will ripen.
  • Note: on Thursday, March 8, cloture was filed on McConnell (for Crapo) Amendment #2151, as modified, to S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
  • Note: on Thursday, March 8, cloture was filed on S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
  • Note: on Thursday, March 8, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #598, Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
  • Note: the filing deadline for first degree amendments to S. 2155 will be at 4:30 p.m. and the filing deadline for second degree amendments will be 5:30 p.m.

 

Senator McConnell: (4:02 p.m.)

  • Spoke on Kentucky Basketball.
    • "The University of Kentucky Wildcats men's team won their 31st S.E.C title, their fourth straight, by the way. Hall of fame coach John Caliperi is leading big blue nation back to the NCAA tournament and we hope to the school's ninth national championship. At Western Kentucky University the lady toppers brought home a second straight conference U.S.A title."
  • Spoke on Dodd-Frank relief.
    • "A small number in the Senate seem dead set against commonsense reforms to help these institutions dusting off old arguments and suggesting apocalyptic consequences from even this modest set of reforms. That's a shame because when small lenders shut their doors, communities throughout America pay the price. Even in this online era, research tells us that the closure of physical banks makes it harder for farmers, ranchers, small business owners, and low-income families to access capital. The story has played out thousands of times across the country."
  • Spoke on tax reform.
    • "There are stories like this all over our country. How many Americans lives will be changed for the better by tax reform when all is said and done? The big donations to countless nonprofits like these serving homeless women and children, higher take-home pay for American families to help them make ends meet, more investment and more job opportunities over the long term now that our tax code gives American job creators a fairer fight with overseas competitors."