Jun 06 2018 06:35 PM
- The Senate will convene at 10:00 a.m.
- Following leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session and begin consideration of Executive Calendar #603, Kenneth L. Marcus, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided between the leaders or their designees.
- At 12:30 p.m., the Senate will VOTE on confirmation of Executive Calendar #603, Kenneth L. Marcus, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
- Note: on Wednesday, June 6, cloture was filed on the motion to proceed to H.R. 5515, the NDAA.
Senator Brown: (5:57 p.m.)
- Spoke on the CFPB.
- "Not ever until Mulvaney replaces all the members with his handpicked cronies. So he is saying - even though federal law says you've got to meet with them, required by law to meet twice a year, Mulvaney says I'm not meeting with them until you all quit and I get my handpicked friends of payday lenders, friends of Wall Street, friends of big banks, friends of financial services that think about politics and government and regulation the way Mulvaney thinks."
Senator Portman: (6:14 p.m.)
- Spoke on the Iran deal.
- "At the same time, because of the nonnuclear concerns with Iran, including ballistic missile development and destabilization of the region, U.S. sanctions against Iran remained in place. So our primary sanctions stayed in place. This means Iran was banned from directly accessing the U.S. financial system and banks and other private institutions will still banned from accessing U.S. financial systems on behalf of Iran. This is a big deal. That's sort of the one thing that any country that sanctions really wants is access to our financial system because it is so intertwined with the rest of the world. They were still banned from accessing our U.S. financial system."