May 21, 2015 05:54 PM

Cahill and Scarano nominations confirmed-McConnell remarks on schedule

The Olvera nominations was confirmed by a vote of 100-0. The Cahill and Scarano nominations were confirmed by voice votes. Senator McConnell made the following remarks on this week's schedule:

MR. MCCONNELL: MR. PRESIDENT, I'M SURE EVERYBODY IS INTERESTED IN THE STATE OF PLAY, AND CHAIRMAN HATCH AND SENATOR WYDEN ARE MEETING OFF THE FLOOR TO TRY TO IDENTIFY A PATH FORWARD. WE'D LIKE TO GET MORE AMENDMENTS PENDING AND SET SOME VOTES FOR LATER THIS EVENING. I HOPE WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE FROM THE BILL MANAGERS HERE SHORTLY, BUT I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY WE'RE GOING TO FINISH THIS BILL BEFORE WE LEAVE. WE'RE GOING TO DEAL [ram]{17:50:57} (MR. MCCONNELL) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } WITH FISA AND WE'RE GOING TO DEAL WITH HIGHWAYS. THERE'S A PATH FORWARD IF PEOPLE WANT TO TAKE IT THAT COULD COMPLETE ALL OF THIS WORK AT A REASONABLE TIME PROBABLY SOMETIME TOMORROW, OR WE CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT, BUT THE END WON'T CHANGE. AND SO I WOULD JUST ENCOURAGE AT LEAST SOME LEVEL OF COOPERATION HERE BECAUSE WE'RE DOING T.P.A., WE'RE DOING FISA AND WE'RE DOING [ram]{17:51:31} (MR. MCCONNELL) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } HIGHWAYS. I YIELD THE FLOOR..