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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 199 (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1287-D1288]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

                                        Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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                              Daily Digest


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7859-S7896

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2195-2203, and S. Res. 349.
  Page S7891

Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled “America's Aging Workforce: Opportunities 
and Challenges”. (S. Rept. No. 115-191)
Page S7891

House Messages:
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: By 51 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 306), Senate 
insisted on its amendment to H.R. 1, to provide for reconciliation 
pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget 
for fiscal year 2018, agreed to the requested conference with the House 
thereon, and the Chair was authorized to appoint conferees on the part 
of the Senate, after taking action on the following motions to instruct 
conferees proposed thereto:
  Pages S7859-7879, S7891

  Rubio Motion to Instruct Conferees to insist that any conference 
report shall increase the refundable per-child tax credit to no less 
than $2,000 and that the credit be expanded to benefit more low-wage 
Pages S7880-81

  By 48 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 307), King Motion to Instruct 
Conferees to insist that the final conference report not increase the 
Federal budget deficit for the period of fiscal years 2018 through 
Pages S7878-79
  By 44 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 308), Stabenow Motion to Instruct 
Conferees to insist that the final conference report includes a 
provision causing the corporate tax rate to revert to 35 percent in the 
event that real average household wages do not increase by at least 
$4,000 by 2020 as a result of the enactment of the bill.
Page S7879
  By 47 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 309), Booker Motion to Instruct 
Conferees to insist that the final conference report does not contain 
any provisions that would increase the number of individuals who do not 
have health insurance or increase health insurance premiums. 
                                                         Pages S7880-81

Urban Indian Health Parity Act--Referral Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that the Committee on Indian Affairs be 
discharged from further consideration of S. 2146, to extend the full 
Federal medical assistance percentage to urban Indian organizations, 
and the bill then be referred to the Committee on Finance.
  Page S7895
Bodine 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 Susan Parker Bodine, of Maryland, to 
be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; 
that there be 30 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.
  Page S7895
 Balash Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that at 11:45 a.m., on Thursday, December 7, 2017, 
Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Joseph Balash, of 
Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior, as under the 
order of Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
  Pages S7895-96

Messages from the House:
  Page S7891

Measures Referred:
  Page S7891

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S7891

Measures Read the First Time:
  Page S7891

Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S7891

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7891-92

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7892-95

Additional Statements:
  Pages S7890-91

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7895

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S7895

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Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--309) 
                                                  Pages S7878-79, S7881

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:46 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 


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