Senate Continues Work on Nominees, Government Funding
‘I look forward to more productive conversations with Senators, our House colleagues, and the White House so that we can get this important work done soon.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding several of President Trump’s nominations as well as ongoing discussions on legislation to fund the government:
“Yesterday the Senate confirmed former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture. We also took the next step in advancing Rod Rosenstein to serve as Deputy Attorney General. I look forward to confirming Mr. Rosenstein so that he can get to work without further delay.
“After we take that vote, we’ll be able to advance the Department of Labor nominee, Alexander Acosta. Mr. Acosta has an impressive background that will serve him well as he leads the department on issues that can support America’s employers and employees, as well as our overall economy.
“I’m pleased that Mr. Acosta has outlined his commitment to ensuring that the Department of Labor encourages, rather than hampers, job growth — a welcome change after eight years of job-killing and opportunity-destroying rules and regulations under the Obama Administration. I encourage my colleagues to support his nomination so that he can begin this important work to help create jobs, enhance workforce development, and support Middle Class workers.
“As we advance these nominees, Senators are also continuing discussions on government funding legislation. These talks have been part of a bipartisan, bicameral process from the start, with appropriators continuing negotiations over the state work period. I look forward to more productive conversations with Senators, our House colleagues, and the White House so that we can get this important work done soon.”
Related Issues: Appropriations, Nominations