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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 10, 2018)]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Routine Proceedings, pages S113-S142
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 2285-2292, and S. Res. 371.
S. 1693, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to clarify that
section 230 of that Act does not prohibit the enforcement against
providers and users of interactive computer services of Federal and
State criminal and civil law relating to sex trafficking, with an
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-199)
Universal Service Fund Filing Requirements: Senate passed S. 875, to
require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct a study
and submit a report on filing requirements under the Universal Service
Fund programs, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature
of a substitute.
Brown Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of Michael Lawrence Brown, of Georgia, to be United States
District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 97 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 6), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 12 noon,
on Thursday, January 11, 2018, all post-cloture time on the nomination
be considered expired, and Senate vote on confirmation of the
nomination of Michael Lawrence Brown, with no intervening action or
debate; and that if cloture is invoked on the nomination of Walter
David Counts III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the
Western District of Texas, all post-cloture time be considered expired
at 1:45 p.m., and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination of
Walter David Counts III, with no intervening action or debate.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10
a.m., on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 5), Thomas Lee Robinson
Parker, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the
Western District of Tennessee.
Pages S124, S142
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Paul C. Ney, Jr., of Tennessee, to be General Counsel of the
Department of Defense.
Holly W. Greaves, of the District of Columbia, to be Chief Financial
Officer, Environmental Protection Agency.
Messages from the House:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--6)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:42 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018. (For Senate's program, see
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S142.)
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