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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 201 (Monday, December 11, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Monday, December 11, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S7937-S7947
Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 2214-2216, and S. Res. 356.
S. 875, to require the Comptroller General of the United States to
conduct a study and submit a report on filing requirements under the
Universal Service Fund programs, with an amendment in the nature of a
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-192)
S. 1322, to establish the American Fisheries Advisory Committee to
assist in the awarding of fisheries research and development grants,
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-193)
S. Res. 139, condemning the Government of Iran's state-sponsored
persecution of its Baha'i minority and its continued violation of the
International Covenants on Human Rights, with an amendment and with an
S. 1118, to reauthorize the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004,
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Members of Congress Substitute Teaching: Senate agreed to S. Res.
356, expressing the sense of the Senate that Members of Congress should
substitute teach at least 1 day per year in a public school to gain
firsthand knowledge on how to address the prevailing challenges facing
educators and how to remove obstacles to learning for students.
Star Print--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached
providing that S. Res. 351, recognizing the bicentennial of the State
of Mississippi on December 10, 2017, be star printed with the changes
that are at the desk.
Grasz Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of Leonard Steven Grasz, of Nebraska, to be United States
Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 48 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 312), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10
a.m., on Tuesday, December 12, 2017; and that all time during recess,
adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Michael D. Griffin, of Alabama, to be Under Secretary of Defense for
Research and Engineering.
Gregory J. Slavonic, of Oklahoma, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Chai Rachel Feldblum, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of
the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1,
Joseph H. Hunt, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Messages from the House:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Petitions and Memorials:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--312)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 7:05 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. (For Senate's program, see
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page
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