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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 201 (Monday, December 11, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1302-D1303]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

                                          Monday, December 11, 2017

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                              Daily Digest


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7937-S7947

Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2214-2216, and S. Res. 356.
  Page S7945

Measures Reported:
  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 
amended preamble.
  S. 1118, to reauthorize the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S7945

Measures Passed:
  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. 
                                                         Pages S7946-47

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.
  Page S7946
  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.
Pages S7938-42
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 48 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 312), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7942
  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 
the nomination.
Page S7947
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.
Page S7947

Messages from the House:
  Page S7944

Measures Referred:
  Pages S7944-45

Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S7945

Executive Communications:
  Page S7945

Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S7945

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7945

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7945-46

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S7946

Additional Statements:
  Pages S7943-44

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S7946

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--312) 
                                                             Page S7942

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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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