Daily Digest

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S6507–S6557

Measures Introduced: Six bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3546–3551, and S. Res. 666–669.
Pages S6541–42

Measures Reported:

S. 3031, to amend chapter 5 of title 40, United States Code, to improve the management of Federal personal property. (S. Rept. No. 115–343)
Page S6541

Measures Passed:

National Suicide Prevention Month: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 636, recognizing suicide as a serious public health problem and expressing support for the designation of September as ``National Suicide Prevention Month'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6545


National Estuaries Week: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 642, designating the week of September 15 through September 22, 2018, as ``National Estuaries Week'', and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6545–46

McConnell (for Whitehouse) Amendment No. 4045, to amend the preamble.
Pages S6545–46


Energy Efficiency Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 668, designating October 5, 2018, as ``Energy Efficiency Day'' in celebration of the economic and environmental benefits that have been driven by private sector innovation and Federal energy policies.
Page S6546


National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 669, supporting the designation of September 2018 as ``National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month''.
Page S6546


Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation Equitable Compensation Act: Senate passed S. 995, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, after agreeing to the committee amendments.
Pages S6546–49


Dickinson Reservoir: Senate passed S. 440, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Dickinson Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6549–50


Jamestown Reservoir: Senate passed S. 2074, to establish a procedure for the conveyance of certain Federal property around the Jamestown Reservoir in the State of North Dakota, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6550–51


Kavanaugh Nomination--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pages S6507–37

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Page S6551


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S6540


Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6540


Executive Communications:
Pages S6540–41


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6542–43


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S6543


Additional Statements:
Pages S6539–40


Amendments Submitted:
Page S6545


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6545


Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6545


Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 8:21 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6551.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BROADBAND IN RURAL AMERICA

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded a hearing to examine broadband, focusing on opportunities and challenges in rural America, after receiving testimony from Denny Law, Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative, Inc., Wall, South Dakota; Mona Thompson, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority, Eagle Butte, South Dakota; Grant B. Spellmeyer, United States Cellular Corporation, Chicago, Illinois; and Godfrey Enjady, Mescalero Apache Telecommunications, Inc., Mescalero, New Mexico.

NOMINATIONS

Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Earle D. Litzenberger, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan, Eric George Nelson, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Judith Gail Garber, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, and Jeffrey Ross Gunter, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland, all of the Department of State, after the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

INTELLIGENCE

Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of the intelligence community.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet in Pro Forma Session at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

NEW PUBLIC LAWS

(For last listing of Public Laws, see Daily Digest, p. D1089)

H.R. 698, to require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado. Signed on October 3, 2018. (Public Law 115–252)

S. 2946, to amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of the terms ``act of war'' and ``blocked asset''. Signed on October 3, 2018. (Public Law 115–253)

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR FRIDAY,

OCTOBER 5, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

9:30 a.m., Friday, October 5

Senate Chamber

Program for Friday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh, of Maryland, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 10:30 a.m.

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

9:30 a.m., Friday, October 5

House Chamber

Program for Friday: The House will meet in Pro Forma session at 9:30 a.m.





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