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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 198 (Tuesday, December 5, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Senate confirmed the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen, of Virginia,
to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
Routine Proceedings, pages S7825-S7857
Measures Introduced: Three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 2192-
S. 1223, to repeal the Klamath Tribe Judgment Fund Act, with an
amendment. (S. Rept. No. 115-190)
S. 447, to require reporting on acts of certain foreign countries on
Holocaust era assets and related issues, with an amendment in the
nature of a substitute.
S. 2193, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve health
care for veterans.
Balash Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was
reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority
Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, Senate begin
consideration of the nomination of Joseph Balash, of Alaska, to be an
Assistant Secretary of the Interior; that there be one hour 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.
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
By 62 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. EX. 305), Kirstjen Nielsen, of
Virginia, to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
Pages S7829-34, S7834-39
Emily Webster Murphy, of Missouri, to be Administrator of General
Page S7839, S7857
Glen R. Smith, of Iowa, to be a Member of the Farm Credit
Administration Board, Farm Credit Administration, for a term expiring
May 21, 2022.
Page S7839, S7857
Messages from the House:
Measures Read the First Time:
Petitions and Memorials:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--305)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:26 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. (For Senate's program,
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page
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