WORK OF THE SENATE; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 117
(Senate - July 12, 2018)

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                           WORK OF THE SENATE

  Mr. McCONNELL. Madam President, on another matter, while Judge 
Kavanaugh's nomination has filled the headlines this week, the Senate 
has continued to attend to important business. Yesterday, the Senate 
voted to proceed to conference with the House on the first three of 
this year's appropriations bills. I understand the conferees are 
planning to meet as soon as today. The day before, we voted to go to 
conference on this year's Defense authorization bill. Soon, we will do 
the same with respect to the farm bill.
  I am proud that we are continuing to deliver on our commitment to 
bring regular order back to the appropriations process, along with 
attending to the needs of our Armed Forces and confirming more of the 
President's nominees. Let's keep this momentum going. I hope the 
collaborative, bipartisan approach that Chairman Shelby, Senator Leahy, 
and our subcommittee chairmen have brought to the appropriations 
process will continue to characterize our progress on the floor as 
well. With continued hard work and steady cooperation, we can achieve 
our shared goal of funding our government through the regular 
appropriations process.