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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 7 (Thursday, January 11, 2018)]
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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Routine Proceedings, pages S143-S170
Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and two resolutions were
introduced, as follows: S. 2293-2305, and S. Res. 372-373.
Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition
Act: Committee on Indian Affairs was discharged from further
consideration of H.R. 984, to extend Federal recognition to the
Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern
Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the
Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe, and the bill was
Congratulating the North Dakota State University football team:
Senate agreed to S. Res. 372, congratulating the North Dakota State
University football team for winning the 2017 National Collegiate
Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision
Medal of Honor: Senate passed H.R. 4641, to authorize the President
to award the Medal of Honor to John L. Canley for acts of valor during
the Vietnam War while a member of the Marine Corps.
FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act--Agreement: Senate began
consideration of the amendment of the House to S. 139, to implement the
use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform decisions about pretrial release
or detention and their conditions, to solve and prevent violent crimes
and other crimes, to exonerate the innocent, to prevent DNA analysis
backlogs, taking action on the following motions and amendments
McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill.
McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the bill,
with McConnell Amendment No. 1870 (to the House Amendment to the bill),
to change the enactment date.
McConnell Amendment No. 1871 (to Amendment No. 1870), of a perfecting
McConnell motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the
Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No.
1872, to change the enactment date.
McConnell Amendment No. 1873 (to (the instructions) Amendment No.
1872), of a perfecting nature.
McConnell Amendment No. 1874 (to Amendment No. 1873), of a perfecting
A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell motion to
concur in the amendment of the House to the bill, and, in accordance
with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a
vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the
By 68 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 10), Senate agreed to the motion to
proceed to consideration of the House message to accompany the bill.
Prior to the consideration of this measure today, Senate took the
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
A unanimous consent agreement was reached providing that at
approximately 4:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Senate resume
consideration of the amendment of the House to the bill; and that the
filing deadlines under Rule XXII, with respect to the motion to invoke
cloture on the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the
bill, be at the following times on Tuesday, January 16, 2018: 4:45 p.m.
for all first-degree amendments, and 5:15 p.m. for all second-degree
United States Semiquincentennial Commission: The Chair announced, on
behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public
114-196, the appointment of the following individual to serve as a
member of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission: Rosa G. Rios
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
By a unanimous vote of 92 yeas (Vote No. EX. 7), Michael Lawrence
Brown, of Georgia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern
District of Georgia.
By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. EX. 9), Walter David Counts
III, of Texas, to be United States District Judge for the Western
District of Texas.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 90 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 8), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
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--10)
Pages S150, S153-54
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 4:29 p.m.,
until 1 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. (For Senate's program, see
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page
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