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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 204 (Thursday, December 14, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S8017-S8050
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and one resolution were introduced,
as follows: S. 2229-2241, and S. Res. 361.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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:
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--317)
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-
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