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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 123 (Thursday, July 20, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S4087-S4122
Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and six resolutions were
introduced, as follows: S. 1592-1615, S.J. Res. 47, S. Res. 225-228,
and S. Con. Res. 22.
S. 1603, An original bill making appropriations for Agriculture,
Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. (S. Rept. No.
S. 1609, making appropriations for energy and water development and
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. (S.
Rept. No. 115-132)
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from
the President of the United States:
Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the continuation
of the national emergency with respect to significant transnational
criminal organizations that was established in Executive Order 13581 on
July 24, 2011; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing,
and Urban Affairs. (PM-14)
Bernhardt Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of David Bernhardt, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 56 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 165), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at
approximately 4 p.m., on Monday, July 24, 2017, Senate resume
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture; and that the post-
cloture time on the nomination expire at 5:30 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. EX. 164), John Kenneth Bush, of
Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
Pages S4088-94, S4122
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., of Utah, to be Ambassador to the Russian
Bart M. Davis, of Idaho, to be United States Attorney for the
District of Idaho for the term of four years.
Joshua J. Minkler, of Indiana, to be United States Attorney for the
Southern District of Indiana for the term of four years vice Joseph H.
Routine lists in the Navy.
Messages from the House:
Petitions and Memorials:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--165)
Pages S4094, S4098
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:11 p.m.,
until 4 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4121.)
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