Oct 09 2018 07:10 PM
- The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, Senator Schumer or his designee will be recognized to offer a motion to proceed to S.J. Res. 63, the short-term insurance plan CRA, with the time until 11:30 a.m. equally between the leaders or their designees for use on the joint resolution and the House message accompanying S. 3021, the vehicle for America's Water Infrastructure Act concurrently.
- At 11:30 a.m., all post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will VOTE on the motion to concur in the House amendments to S. 3021, the vehicle for America's Water Infrastructure Act.
- Following disposition of the motion to concur, the Senate will VOTE on adoption of S. J. Res. 63, the short-term insurance plan CRA.
- The Senate will then recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly policy lunches.
Senator Barrasso: (6:08 p.m.)
- Spoke on AWIA.
- "It supports our economic growth and competitiveness, they deliver drinking water and provide water for crops, cattle, and small businesses, ships American-made goods from the heartland to the coast and around the world. They keep homes safe from dangerous floodwaters and store water for times of drought these systems are vital to our country. We must maintain, upgrade, and where necessary, build them. During the state of the union address this year, President Trump called on Congress to act on infrastructure. He said, we will build America's infrastructure, he said, with American heart, American hands, and American grit. Water infrastructure is a major part of the president's call."
Senator Carper: (6:16 p.m.)
- Spoke on AWIA.
- "Over the course of August and early September, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reached an agreement with our counterparts in the House to advance America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018. Our chairman John Barrasso and I coauthored this bill and did so with the invaluable help of both the majority and minority staffs of the Environment and Public Works Committee over the better part of this year. I want to take a moment again to thank our chairman as I have earlier, thank our chairman for his leadership. I want to thank the chair and ranking members of the infrastructure subcommittee of E.P.W., Senator Inhofe and Senator Cardin for their leadership for producing this critical bipartisan legislation."
Senator Wyden: (6:43 p.m.)
- Spoke on healthcare reform.
- "Mr. President, I have come to the floor today to discuss my colleague, Senator Baldwin's resolution that would protect the millions of Americans in Wisconsin, Oregon, and all across the land who are faced with preexisting health conditions. And this has been an area that I have focused on since my days as coordinator of the Oregon Gray Panthers, because preexisting conditions is kind of fancy lingo that people talk about as it relates to health care policy but really what it's all about is if you have cancer or diabetes or heart disease or asthma or any one of a score of health care conditions, before the Affordable Care Act, you were just in a world of hurt, literally and figuratively."