Oct 11 2018 10:18 AM
- The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
- At 12:10 p.m., the post-cloture time will expire and the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #640, Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
- Note: on Saturday, October 6, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #641, Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
- Note: on Saturday, October 6, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #866, James M. Stewart, of North Carolina, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Senator McConnell: (10:05 a.m.)
- Spoke on Hurricane Michael.
- "The storm has already claimed multiple lives and left Gulf Coast communities wounded by surging waters and high winds. As Michael continues inland, those left in its wake can count on the senate support for response and recovery efforts and trust in our continued prayers. We remain grateful for vigilance of first responders and emergency preparedness organizations as they work to keep residents of affected communities safe. And for all those who will help them rebuild after the storm has passed."
- Spoke on the Left's lack of civility.
- "It's hard to believe it was less than a week ago that far-left protesters were literally storming the steps of the Capitol and the Supreme Court, running my colleagues out of public places and attempting to shout over their voices right here in the Senate chamber. Of course it didn't work. The Senate stood tall and did the right thing. But the far left isn't done yet. If we take them at their word, this may have only been the warm up act. Here's the advice former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave to her fellow Democrats just a few days ago. This is what she said. If we're fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that's when civility can start again."
- Spoke on the pending nominations.
- "Mr. Clark's qualifications include several years of prior service as deputy assistant attorney general in that same division. He's also built a strong reputation in the private sector as the leading litigator with subject matter expertise in administrative law. Mr. Clark's legal colleagues describe him as one of the most capable lawyers with whom they've ever worked, and no fewer than seven former assistant attorneys general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division tell the senate that his well-rounded background and prior experience in the division make him an excellent choice for this position."
- Spoke on Republican economic policy.
- "Here are just a few of the economic headlines we have seen minutes it took effect. Consumer confidence at an 18-year high. Faster year-on-year wage growth than at any point since 2009. The lowest national unemployment since 1969, almost 50 years ago. Behind all these numbers are middle-class families whose lives are changing for the better, and the effects are reaching all kinds of communities, even the places most neglected for nearly a decade by the Obama administration's so-called recovery."