McConnell: Important Work Ahead
‘Let’s work together to finish up the business of this Congress as we begin looking forward to the next.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding remaining agenda items of the current Congress:
“It’s been a busy and exciting week as we’ve welcomed new members, assembled our leadership teams for the 115th Congress, and gotten to work on important issues.
“Today we’ll have the opportunity to take up a bill that’s particularly important for Gulf Coast states like Louisiana.
“Senator Cassidy has been a leader on this issue, and I appreciate the work he’s done to bring this measure up for a vote.
“Sometime this session we will also take up an extension of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act which passed the House overwhelmingly.
“This bipartisan bill, which provides the basis for any sanctions which may be re-imposed on Iran, is critical given the belligerent behavior exhibited by Tehran since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. I expect we’ll pass it on an overwhelming bipartisan basis here too.
“Discussions are also ongoing about how to fund the government and for how long, as I noted yesterday. I’ll have more to say on this issue as more details are available.
“So we’ve all got some work to do. Let’s work together to finish up the business of this Congress as we begin looking forward to the next.”