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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 207 (Tuesday, December 19, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1342-D1343]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                         Tuesday, December 19, 2017

[[Page D1342]]

                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      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 
      amendment.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8073-S8151

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2246-2254, and S. Con. Res. 31.
  Page S8149

Measures Passed:
  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.
  Page S8151

Measures Considered:
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.
  Pages S8073-74

Conference Reports:
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 
year 2018.
  Pages S8088-S8142
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  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 
bill.
Page S8088
  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.
Page S8141
  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 
further amendment.
Pages S8141-42
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. 
                                                             Page S8151

Messages from the House:
  Pages S8148-49

Measures Referred:
  Page S8149

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S8149

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Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8149-50

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8151-52

Additional Statements:
  Pages S8147-48

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S8150-51

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S8151

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S8151

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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