Warner also is one of the main Democratic co-sponsors of Crapo's deregulation bill, which backers say is intended to provide relief to small and midsized banks. Warner was among a bipartisan group on the Senate Banking Committee that drafted the bill and told reporters last week he was disappointed the bill wasn't tougher on Equifax. For example, he said he was unable to get Republicans to agree to include the data-breach fine proposal.
It was not immediately clear when or how the Senate questioning would take place or whether Kushner would be under oath. An official familiar with the Senate investigation said that the details of the interview have not yet been set, and the Trump associates will speak to the committee on the committee's terms. That these Trump associates volunteered to be interviewed does not prevent the committee from issuing a subpoena for testimony. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss details of the Senate investigation.
Republican Sen. Tom Tiffany said in 2015 that solving the transportation funding problem required more revenue, which is what the Assembly is calling for now but the Senate and Walker have rejected. Sen. Sheila Harsdorf called the level of borrowing then "unsustainable" and advocated for reductions, not increases as the Senate wants now. And Sen. Luther Olsen said he was "dead against" any borrowing that would be repaid with money from the state's general fund. This year, the Senate plan calls for backing $350 million in borrowing from that fund.