Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
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Friday, October 5, 2018
H.R. 600, to promote Internet access in developing countries and update foreign policy toward the Internet, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
S. 1862, to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Kavanaugh Nomination: 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.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:
By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. EX. 222), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Joseph Bruce Hamilton, of Texas, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2022.
Jessie Hill Roberson, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2023.
Lisa Vickers, of Texas, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2021.
Rita Baranwal, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy).
Bernard L. McNamee, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2020.
Ronald Douglas Johnson, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador.
Donald W. Washington, of Texas, to be Director of the United States Marshals Service.
Benjamin Hovland, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring December 12, 2019.
2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
11 Army nominations in the rank of general.
1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Foreign Service.
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--222)
Evening Session: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. (For continuation of Friday, October 5, 2018 proceedings, see next volume of the Congressional Record.)
No committee meetings were held.
House of Representatives
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Senate Messages: Messages received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H9417.
Quorum Calls--Votes: There were no yea and nay votes, and there were no recorded votes. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:33 a.m.
No hearings were held.
No joint committee meetings were held.
No meetings/hearings scheduled.
No hearings are scheduled.
During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.
Committee on Armed Services: October 10, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, to hold hearings to examine United States Air Force readiness, 9:30 a.m., SR–222.
October 11, Full Committee, to receive a closed briefing on the military threat posed by near peer adversaries China and Russia, 9:30 a.m., SVC–217.
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: October 11, to hold hearings to examine the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem, 10 a.m., SD–538.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: October 10, to hold hearings to examine consumer data privacy, focusing on lessons from the European Union's general data protection regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act, 10 a.m., SR–253.
October 11, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine the future of the fleets, focusing on Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ship recapitalization, 9:30 a.m., SR–253.
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: October 11, to hold hearings to examine blackstart and other system restoration plans in the electric utility industry, 10 a.m., SD–366.
Committee on Environment and Public Works: October 10, to hold hearings to examine successful state conservation, recovery, and management of wildlife from Yellowstone's grizzly bear to the Chesapeake's Delmarva fox squirrel, 10 a.m., SD–406.
Committee on Foreign Relations: October 11, to hold hearings to examine the nomination of John Mark Pommersheim, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan, Department of State, 10:30 a.m., SD–419.
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: October 10, to hold hearings to examine threats to the homeland, 8:30 a.m., SD–342.
Committee on the Judiciary: October 10, to hold hearings to examine pending nominations, 10 a.m., SD–226.
October 11, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 2785, to designate foreign persons who improperly interfere in United States elections as inadmissible aliens, S. 3178, to amend title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a deprivation of civil rights, and the nominations of Jonathan A. Kobes, of South Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, Kenneth D. Bell, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina, Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland, Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for the District of Rhode Island, Carl J. Nichols, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia, John M. O'Connor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, and Martha Maria Pacold, Mary M. Rowland, and Steven C. Seeger, each to be a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, 10 a.m., SD–226.
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship: October 11, business meeting to consider S. 2679, to provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses, S. 3552, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the 7(a) program of the Small Business Administration to bring those thresholds into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators, S. 3553, to amend the Small Business Act to adjust the real estate appraisal thresholds under the section 504 program of the Small Business Administration to bring those thresholds into line with the thresholds used by the Federal banking regulators, S. 3554, to extend the effective date for the sunset for collateral requirements for Small Business Administration disaster loans, an original bill entitled, ``National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act'', and an original bill entitled, ``Small Business Runway Extension Act of 2018'', Time to be announced, Room to be announced.
No hearings are scheduled.
Program for Saturday: 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, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination.
Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 11:30 a.m.
Bergman, Jack, Mich., E1367
Brady, Kevin, Tex., E1375
Brooks, Mo, Ala., E1366
Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E1372
Cole, Tom, Okla., E1365
DeSaulnier, Mark, Calif., E1372
Fitzpatrick, Brian K., Pa., E1370
Grijalva, Raúl M., Ariz., E1366
Hice, Jody B., Ga., E1376
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1373
Joyce, David P., Ohio, E1368
Kelly, Robin L., Ill., E1378
Loudermilk, Barry, Ga., E1375
McCarthy, Kevin, Calif., E1370
Meng, Grace, N.Y., E1365
Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E1379
Posey, Bill, Fla., E1375
Rohrabacher, Dana, Calif., E1368
Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana, Fla., E1377
Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E1374
Thompson, Mike, Calif., E1374
Watson Coleman, Bonnie, N.J., E1365
Welch, Peter, Vt., E1371