Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 172
(Daily Digest - November 30, 2015)

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                                          Monday, November 30, 2015

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S8181-S8196
Measures Introduced: Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2332-2334, and S. Res. 322.
  Page S8191
Measures Reported:
  S. 1611, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard for fiscal 
years 2016 and 2017, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
(S. Rept. No. 114-168)
  S. 1115, to close out expired, empty grant accounts, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 114-169)
  S. 2093, to provide that the Secretary of Transportation shall have 
sole authority to appoint Federal Directors to the Board of Directors 
of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. (S. Rept. No. 
114-170)
  S. 2128, to require the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity 
and Efficiency to submit to Congress a report on Inspector General 
mandates, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 114-171)
Page S8191
Measures Passed:
  Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act: Senate 
passed S. 1698, to exclude payments from State eugenics compensation 
programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the 
amount of, Federal public benefits.
  Page S8195
  Recognizing Rosa Louise Parks: Senate agreed to S. Res. 322, 
recognizing the 60th anniversary of the refusal of Rosa Louise Parks to 
give up her seat on a bus on December 1, 1955.
  Page S8195
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to an alternative 
plan for pay increases for civilian Federal employees covered by the 
General Schedule and certain other pay systems in January 2016; which 
was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs. (PM-33)
Page S8191
Tai-Ching Kan Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the Secretary of the Senate be authorized to 
request the return of the papers with respect to Derek Tai-Ching Kan, 
of California, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a 
term of five years; and that when the Senate receives the papers, the 
Senate's action with respect to the nomination on Thursday, November 
19, 2015, be vitiated.
  Page S8181
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 79 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX. 310), Gayle Smith, of Ohio, to be 
Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development.
Pages S8195-96
  1Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  1Army nomination in the rank of general.
  5Coast Guard nominations in the rank of admiral.
  1Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S8193-96
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Steven Nathan Berk, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate 
Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of 
fifteen years.
  Elizabeth Carroll Wingo, of the District of Columbia, to be an 
Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for 
the term of fifteen years.
  36 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
Page S8196
Messages from the House:
  Page S8191
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Pages S8181, S8191
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S8191-93
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S8193
Additional Statements:
  Page S8190
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--310) 
                                                         Pages S8195-96

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Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:14 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S8196.)