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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 204 (Thursday, December 14, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1328-D1329]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                        Thursday, December 14, 2017

[[Page D1328]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8017-S8050

Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and one resolution were introduced, 
as follows: S. 2229-2241, and S. Res. 361.
  Page S8046

Measures Reported:
  S. 584, to amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly 
known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis 
of potential impacts on small entities of rules, with amendments. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-194)
  S. 1769, to require a new or updated Federal website that is intended 
for use by the public to be mobile friendly, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-195)
  S. 1869, to reauthorize and rename the position of Whistleblower 
Ombudsman to be the Whistleblower Protection Coordinator, with an 
amendment. (S. Rept. No. 115-196)
Page S8045

Measures Passed:
  PACT Act: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further 
consideration of S. 654, to revise section 48 of title 18, United 
States Code, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S8049
Newstead 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 Jennifer Gillian Newstead, of New 
York, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State; that there be 10 
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 S8041
Compton and West Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, December 
18, 2017, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of J. Paul 
Compton, Jr., of Alabama, to be General Counsel of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, and the nomination of Owen West, of 
Connecticut, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense, under the order 
of Wednesday, December 13, 2017, en bloc, with the debate time on the 
nominations to run concurrently; and that at 5:30 p.m., Senate vote on 
confirmation of the nominations in the order listed, with no 
intervening action or debate.
  Pages S8049-50
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 53 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 317), James C. Ho, of Texas, to 
be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. 
                                                  Pages S8017-33, S8050
  Matthew Z. Leopold, of Florida, to be an Assistant Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency.
  David Ross, of Wisconsin, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
Pages S8041, S8050
  Scott W. Brady, of Pennsylvania, to be United States Attorney for the 
Western District of Pennsylvania for the term of four years.
  Andrew E. Lelling, of Massachusetts, to be United States Attorney for 
the District of Massachusetts for the term of four years. 
                                                  Pages S8041-42, S8050
  14 Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Coast Guard.
Pages S8042, S8050

Messages from the House:
  Page S8045

Measures Referred:
  Page S8045

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S8045-46

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8046-47

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8047-48

Additional Statements:
  Pages S8044-45

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S8049

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S8049

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--317) 
                                                             Page S8033

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:19 p.m., 
until 3 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S8049-
50.)



    


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