Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
October 4, 2018
115th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 164, No. 165 — Daily Edition
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Thursday, October 4, 2018
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.
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:
McConnell (for Whitehouse) Amendment No. 4045, to amend the preamble.
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.
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''.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
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.)
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.
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.
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
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.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
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)
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
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.
Program for Friday: The House will meet in Pro Forma session at 9:30 a.m.