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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 208 (Wednesday, December 20, 2017)]
[Daily Digest]
[Pages D1348-D1349]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                       Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8153-8186

Measures Introduced: Five bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2255-2259, and S. Res. 362-363.
  Page S8181

Measures Reported:
  S. 1827, to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance 
Program, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
115-197)
  S. 1333, to provide for rental assistance for homeless or at-risk 
Indian veterans, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-198)
Page S8181

Measures Passed:
  Freedom of the Press: Senate agreed to S. Res. 150, recognizing 
threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and 
reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in efforts of the United 
States Government to promote democracy and good governance. 
                                                             Page S8154
  San Antonio Rose 75th Anniversary: Committee on Armed Services was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 326, recognizing the 
crew of the San Antonio Rose, B-17F, who sacrificed their lives during 
World War II, and honoring their memory during the week of the 75th 
anniversary of that tragic event, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Page S8154
  National Ernie Pyle Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged 
from further consideration of S. Res. 345, designating August 3, 2018, 
as “National Ernie Pyle Day”, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                             Page S8154
  USS Jacksonville: Senate agreed to S. Res. 362, recognizing the 
service of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine the USS Jacksonville 
and the crew of the USS Jacksonville, who served the United States with 
valor and bravery.
  Page S8154
  Alex Diekmann Peak Designation Act: Senate passed S. 117, to 
designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as “Alex Diekmann 
Peak”, after agreeing to the committee amendment.
  Pages S8184-85
  East Rosebud Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: Senate passed S. 501, to 
amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain segments of 
East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components of the Wild 
and Scenic Rivers System.
  Page S8185
Rood 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, on January 3, 2018, 
Senate begin consideration of the nomination of John C. Rood, of 
Arizona, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; that there be 30 
minutes of debate, 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, and that no 
further motions be in order; provided further that notwithstanding Rule 
XXXI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the nomination be held in 
status quo into the second session of the 115th Congress.
  Page S8183
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Bruce D. Jette, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Army.
  James E. McPherson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the 
Department of the Army.
  Randall G. Schriver, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense.
  Thomas Harker, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
  John P. Roth, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air 
Force.
Page S8185
  Duane A. Kees, of Arkansas, to be United States Attorney for the 
Western District of Arkansas for the term of four years.
  Stephen R. McAllister, of Kansas, to be United States Attorney for 
the District of Kansas for the term of four years.
  Ronald A. Parsons, Jr., of South Dakota, to be United States Attorney 
for the District of South Dakota for the term of four years.

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  Ryan K. Patrick, of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the 
Southern District of Texas for the term of four years.
  Michael B. Stuart, of West Virginia, to be United States Attorney for 
the Southern District of West Virginia for the term of four years. 
                                                             Page S8183
  44 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S8183-84
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Susan Paradise Baxter, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  Joel M. Carson III, of New Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Tenth Circuit.
  Colm F. Connolly, of Delaware, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Delaware.
  Kari A. Dooley, of Connecticut, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Connecticut.
  Gordon P. Giampietro, of Wisconsin, to be United States District 
Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
  Marilyn Jean Horan, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District 
Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
  Chad F. Kenney, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  Maryellen Noreika, of Delaware, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Delaware.
Page S8185

Messages from the House:
  Page S8181

Measures Referred:
  Page S8181

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8181-82

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S8182-83

Additional Statements:
  Pages S8179-80

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S8183

Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 6:04 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S8185.)



    


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