McConnell

Opening Remarks

Today -

  • The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.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, post-cloture.
  • At 12:15 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 1182, the NFIP extension.
  • Following disposition of the motion to concur, the Senate will recess until 2:15 p.m. to accommodate the weekly policy meetings.
  • At 2:15 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #1006, Britt Cagle Grant, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  • Following disposition of the Grant nomination, the Senate will VOTE on cloture on Shelby Amendment #3399 to H.R. 6147, the minibus appropriations bill.
  • 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 conference report to accompany H.R. 5515, the NDAA.
  • Note: the cloture motion with respect to the motion to concur in the House amendment to S. 1182, the vehicle for the NFIP extension, has been withdrawn.

 

Senator McConnell: (10:03 a.m.)

  • Spoke on the abolition of I.C.E.
    • "I want to take a few moments to discuss the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. I had the privilege of visiting the I.C.E. office in my hometown of Louisville this last Friday. This is a federal agency that was created following the attacks of September 11, 2001. It is responsible for several key aspects of our homeland security. Enforcing our immigration laws, combating terrorism, and preventing people and goods from moving illegally throughout our country. And its record on these vital missions is staggering. In fiscal year 2017, I.C.E. recorded more than 105,000 arrests of aliens with known criminal convictions on their records."
  • Spoke on Republican economic policy.
    • "Now, on another matter, we learned last week that second quarter real G.D.P. growth exceeded 4%. That's the best quarterly growth rate in four years and one of the strongest reports since the great recession. Earlier this month we learned that new claims for unemployment insurance recently reached it's lowest level since, listen to this, 1969. And the number of continuing claims week to week is lower than it's been at any point since 1973. So let me say that another way."