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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 187 (Wednesday, November 15, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1221-D1222]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

                                       Wednesday, November 15, 2017

[[Page D1221]]

                              Daily Digest


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7225-S7268

Measures Introduced: Ten bills and three resolutions were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2126-2135, and S. Res. 332-334.
  Page S7262

Measures Passed:
  Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: Senate passed S. 807, to 
provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers. 
                                                         Pages S7266-67
  VALOR Act: Senate passed H.R. 3949, to amend title 38, United States 
Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for 
multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational 
assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  Page S7267
  VA Prescription Data Accountability Act 2017: Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1545, to 
amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the authority of the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information 
to State controlled substance monitoring programs, and the bill was 
then passed.
  Page S7267
  USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams: Senate agreed to S. Res. 332, 
commemorating the christening of the USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams. 
                                                             Page S7265
  Permitting the Collection of Charitable Items: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 333, permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and 
housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate 
  Page S7265
  Authorizing the Taking of a Photograph: Senate agreed to S. Res. 334, 
authorizing the taking of a photograph in the Senate Chamber. 
                                                             Page S7265
Otting Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be Comptroller of the 
Currency, Department of the Treasury.
  Page S7231
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 276), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7231
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 
a.m., on Thursday, November 16, 2017.
Page S7267
Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached 
providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, that at 11:30 a.m., on 
Thursday, November 16, 2017, there be 30 minutes of post-cloture time 
remaining on the nomination of Joseph Otting, of Nevada, to be 
Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, equally 
divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that following the 
use or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on confirmation of the 
nomination; and that following disposition of the nomination of Joseph 
Otting, Senate vote on the pending motions to invoke cloture on the 
nominations of Donald C. Coggins, Jr., to be United States District 
Judge for the District of South Carolina, and Dabney Langhorne 
Friedrich, of California, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of Columbia, in the order filed, and that if cloture is 
invoked, the post-cloture time on the nominations run consecutively. 
                                                             Page S7255
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 89 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. EX. 274), Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, 
to be Secretary of the Army.
Pages S7229-30
  By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 275), David G. Zatezalo, of West 
Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and 
Pages S7230-31
  Bobby L. Christine, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  David J. Freed, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years. 
                                                     Pages S7266, S7268

Messages from the House:
  Page S7261

Measures Referred:
  Page S7261

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Executive Communications:
  Page S7261

Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S7261-62

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7262-63

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7263-65

Additional Statements:
  Pages S7260-61

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7265-66

Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--276) 
                                                     Pages S7230, S7231

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:04 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page 


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