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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 194 (Wednesday, November 29, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1255-D1256]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                       Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7367-S7505

Measures Introduced: Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2169-2173, and S. Res. 344.
  Page S7405

Measures Passed:
  Honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Robert Lawrence Jr.: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 344, honoring the life and achievements of Dr. Robert 
Lawrence Jr.
  Page S7490
  Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act: 
Senate passed H.R. 228, to amend the Indian Employment, Training and 
Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of 
Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related 
services from diverse Federal sources.
  Page S7490
  Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act: Senate 
passed S. 254, to amend the Native American Programs Act of 1974 to 
provide flexibility and reauthorization to ensure the survival and 
continuing vitality of Native American languages, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:
  Page S7490
  McConnell (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1637, to amend the authorization 
of appropriations for the Native American languages grant program under 
section 803C of the Native American Programs Act of 1974.
Page S7490
  John P. Smith Act: Senate passed S. 302, to enhance tribal road 
safety.
  Pages S7490-91
  Indian Tribal Energy Development and Self-Determination Act 
Amendments: Senate passed S. 245, to amend the Indian Tribal Energy 
Development and Self-Determination Act of 2005.
  Pages S7491-97
  RESPECT Act: Senate passed S. 343, to repeal certain obsolete laws 
relating to Indians.
  Page S7497
  Columbia River In-Lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Improvement 
Act: Senate passed S. 669, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior 
to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs 
facilities that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River 
Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on 
construction of facilities and structures to improve those conditions, 
after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S7497-98
  McConnell (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1638, to authorize a study of 
the program to assess sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of 
Indian Affairs facilities that were constructed to provide affected 
Columbia River Treaty tribes access to traditional fishing grounds and 
make related improvements.
Pages S7497-98
  AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act: Senate passed S. 772, to amend the 
PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants. 
                                                             Page S7498
  Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Land Transfer Act: Senate 
passed S. 825, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the 
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, 
after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  Page S7498
  Oregon Tribal Economic Development Act: Senate passed S. 1285, to 
allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw 
Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of 
Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the 
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe 
of Indians, the Klamath Tribes, and the Burns Paiute Tribes to lease or 
transfer certain lands, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 
                                                             Page S7499

Measures Considered:
National Defense Authorization Act: Senate began consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1519, to authorize 
appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the 
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense 
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel 
strengths for such fiscal year.
  Pages S7367-93

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R. 1, 
to provide for reconciliation

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pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget 
for fiscal year 2018, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and 
taking action on the following motion and amendment proposed thereto: 
                                         Pages S7393-S7402, S7499-S7504

Rejected:
  By 48 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 285), Wyden motion to commit the bill 
to the Committee on Finance, with instructions.
Page S7402

Pending:
  McConnell (for Hatch/Murkowski) Amendment No. 1618, of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S7402
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 284), Senate agreed to the motion to 
proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S7393-94
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, 
November 30, 2017, with one hour of debate remaining on McConnell (for 
Hatch/Murkowski) Amendment No. 1618 (listed above).
Page S7499

Appointments:
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that a correction 
to appointments made on November 28, 2017 be printed in the Record. For 
the information of the Senate, this correction is clerical and does not 
change membership of the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission 
made by the appointments.
Page S7490
  Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of 
the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 115-77, 
appointed the following individuals to the Frederick Douglass 
Bicentennial Commission: Kay Cole James of Virginia, and Star Parker of 
California.
  Page S7490
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Marvin Goodfriend, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of 
Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of fourteen years 
from February 1, 2016.
  Joseph E. Macmanus, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Colombia.
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S7505
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
Page S7505

Messages from the House:
  Page S7405

Measures Referred:
  Page S7405

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7405

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7405-06

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S7406

Additional Statements:
  Page S7405

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S7407-89

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7489

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S7489

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--285) 
                                                  Pages S7393-94, S7402

Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 noon and adjourned at 9:52 p.m., 
until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S7499.)



    


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