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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 207 (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Senate agreed to the motion to recede from the Senate amendment
to H.R. 1, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and concur with a further
Routine Proceedings, pages S8073-S8151
Measures Introduced: Nine bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 2246-2254, and S. Con. Res. 31.
Authorizing the Use of the Rotunda: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 31,
authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to
award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole.
National Defense Authorization Act: Senate began consideration of the
motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1519, to authorize
appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel
strengths for such fiscal year.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Senate began consideration of the conference
report to accompany H.R. 1, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to
titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the
By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 321), Senate agreed to the motion to
proceed to consideration of the conference report to accompany the
By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 322), three-fifths of those Senators
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate
rejected the motion to waive all applicable sections of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and applicable budget resolutions,
with respect to the conference report to accompany the bill.
Subsequently, the points of order that subsection 11000(a) was in
violation of section 313(b)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget Act of
1974; that subparagraph (B) of section 11032, starting on page 75, line
17 and all through page 76, line 9, was in violation of section
313(b)(1)(D) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974; and that the
phrase “tuition-paying” as it appears on page 309, line 12, and page
309, lines 14 through 15, was in violation of section 313(b)(1)(D) of
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, were sustained, and the material
will be stricken from the conference report.
By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 323), Senate agreed to the motion to
recede from the Senate amendment to H.R. 1 and concur therein with a
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 88 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. EX. 320), Jennifer Gillian Newstead,
of New York, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State.
Pages S8083, S8151
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear
Security, Department of Energy.
Andrea L. Thompson, of South Dakota, to be Under Secretary of State
for Arms Control and International Security.
Susan A. Thornton, of Maine, to be an Assistant Secretary of State
(East Asian and Pacific Affairs).
Frank T. Brogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary for
Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education.
Messages from the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Four record votes were taken today. (Total--323)
Pages S8083, S8088, S8141, S8141-42
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
and adjourned at 12:53 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, until 11
a.m. on the same day. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8151.)
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