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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 186 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1213-D1214]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

                                         Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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                              Daily Digest


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7185-S7223

Measures Introduced: Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2120-2125, and S. Res. 331.
  Pages S7213-14

Measures Passed:
  National Adoption Day and Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 331, 
expressing support for the goals of National Adoption Day and National 
Adoption Month by promoting national awareness of adoption and the 
children awaiting families, celebrating children and families involved 
in adoption, and encouraging the people of the United States to secure 
safety, permanency, and well-being for all children.
  Pages S7192-94
  Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act: Senate passed S. 534, 
to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by requiring 
the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities, 
after withdrawing the committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute, and agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S7219-21
  McConnell (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 1584, in the nature of a 
Page S7220
  Portland Thorns FC: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
318, honoring the Portland Thorns FC as the champion of the National 
Women's Soccer League in 2017, and the resolution was then agreed to, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S7221
  McConnell (for Wyden) Amendment No. 1585, to amend the preamble. 
                                                             Page S7221
  Zatezalo Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of David G. Zatezalo, of West Virginia, to be Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
Page S7206
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 52 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. 273), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7206
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 
a.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
Page S7221
Esper and Zatezalo Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time 
agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, at 
11:50 a.m., on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Senate begin consideration 
of the nomination of Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the 
Army, that there be up to ten minutes of debate on the nomination, 
equally divided in the usual form, and that following the use or 
yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, 
with no intervening action or debate; and that following disposition of 
the nomination of Mark T. Esper, all post-cloture time on the 
nomination of David G. Zatezalo, of West Virginia, to be Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, be considered expired. 
                                                         Pages S7206-09
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 50 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. EX. 272), Steven Gill Bradbury, of 
Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. 
                                     Pages S7186-92, S7194-S7206, S7223
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human 
  Timothy R. Petty, of Indiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
  Robert Frank Pence, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
  Jason Klitenic, of Maryland, to be General Counsel of the Office of 
the Director of National Intelligence.
  Thomas D. Homan, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Homeland Security.
  108 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S7221-23
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:

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  Timothy Kelly, of Michigan, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, 
Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education, which was sent 
to the Senate on October 3, 2017.
Page S7223

Messages from the House:
  Page S7213

Measures Referred:
age S7213

Executive Communications:
  Page S7213

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7213

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7214-15

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7215-17

Additional Statements:
  Page S7212

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7217-19

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7219

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--273) 
                                                             Page S7206

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:21 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page 


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