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 #1006, Britt Cagle Grant, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • At 5:30 p.m., the pending cloture motions will ripen.
  • Note: the filing deadline for first degree amendments to the measures with pending cloture motions will be 4:00 p.m.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 26th, cloture was filed on Executive Calendar #1006, Britt Cagle Grant, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 26th, cloture was filed on Shelby Amendment #3399 to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 26th, cloture was filed on H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 26th, cloture was filed on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 1182, the vehicle for the NFIP extension bill.
  • Note: on Thursday, July 26th, cloture was filed on the conference report to accompany H.R. 5515, the NDAA.

 

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

  • Spoke on the upcoming legislative schedule.
    • "Mr. President, we'll finish up a set of appropriations measures we've been considering for several days and take four more big steps toward our goal of completing a regular appropriations process and funding the government in a timely and orderly manner. We'll authorize vital resources for our nation's armed forces and we'll attend to several other priorities as well, including extension of flood insurance and sending the bipartisan farm bill to a conference with the House. But first later today the senate will vote to advance the nomination of Britt Grant, the president's selection to serve on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals."
  • Spoke on Republican economic policy.
    • "But as I pointed out, it's a mistake to view this growth and the new prosperity for American families that it entails primarily as an achievement of government. It's American workers, American job creators, and American entrepreneurs who grew our economy faster than 4% this quarter. We have driven the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits to its lowest level in over 48 years and created 3.7 million jobs since the 2016 election. We repatriated more than $300 billion from overseas in the first quarter of this year alone, according to the commerce department, bringing that money home to our country."