McConnell

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 3:00 p.m.
  • Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and resume consideration of Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the pending cloture motions will ripen.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #542, Robert Earl Wier, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #587, Fernando Rodriguez, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Note: on Thursday, May 24, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #625, Annmarie Carney Axon, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama.

 

Senator McConnell: (3:03 p.m.)

  • Spoke on the pending judicial nominations.
    • "The senate will begin this week by voting on three more of the president's well-qualified nominees for the federal judiciary. First on the slate is Magistrate Judge Robert Wier, selected by President Trump to serve as a district judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Judge Wier's sterling credentials and the support he enjoys from the legal community suggests he'll excel on the federal bench. He graduated at the top of his class at the University of Kentucky College of Law followed by a successful career in private practice."
  • Spoke on Republican economic policy.
    • "Now we know these economic indicators can sometimes be noisy, but consider them alongside all the other signs we've seen over the past year. Since President Trump was elected alongside a Republican Congress, the numbers of Americans who say they're optimistic about finding a good job has jumped 25 percentage points. And small business owners report in record numbers that they're optimistic about prospects of hiring new employees. The bottom line is clear. Under the policies of this unified Republican government, American workers, families, and business owners are achieving economic growth that is unmatched in recent memory."