Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 202
(Daily Digest - December 12, 2017)

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Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S7949-S7978
Measures Introduced: Six bills and two resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2217-2222, and S. Res. 357-358.
  Pages S7974-75
Measures Passed:
  Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act: Senate passed 
S. 447, to require reporting on acts of certain foreign countries on 
Holocaust era assets and related issues, after agreeing to the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Page S7950
  International education and exchange programs: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 357, expressing the sense of the Senate that international 
education and exchange programs further United States national security 
and foreign policy priorities, enhance United States economic 
competitiveness, and promote mutual understanding and cooperation among 
  Page S7978
  National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 358, 
designating December 3, 2017, as ``National Phenylketonuria Awareness 
  Page S7978
Willett Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of Don R. Willett, of Texas, to be a Circuit Judge, United 
States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, post-cloture. 
                                                         Pages S7965-72
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 314), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7965
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 12 
noon, on Wednesday, December 13, 2017; and that all time during recess, 
adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on 
the nomination.
Page S7978
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. EX. 313), Leonard Steven Grasz, of 
Nebraska, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit. 
                                        Pages S7950-58, S7958-65, S7978
  Mary Kirtley Waters, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
State (Legislative Affairs).
Pages S7972, S7978
Messages from the House:
  Page S7974
Measures Referred:
  Page S7974
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S7974
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S7975-76
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S7976-77
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S7977-78
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--314) 
                                                             Page S7965
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:03 p.m., 
until 12 noon on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page