Daily Digest/Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 79
(Daily Digest - May 15, 2018)

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[Pages D521-D522]
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                                              Tuesday, May 15, 2018

[[Page D521]]


                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2657-S2685
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 2838-2852, and S. Res. 507-510. 
                                                         Pages S2678-79
Measures Reported:
  S. 2559, to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the 
Marrakesh Treaty.
Page S2678
Measures Passed:
  Greek Independence 197th Anniversary: Committee on Foreign Relations 
was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 443, recognizing 
the 197th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating 
democracy in Greece and the United States, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Page S2683
  Joint Committees on Printing and on the Library: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 509, providing for members on the part of the Senate of the Joint 
Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on the 
Library.
  Page S2683
  National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
510, expressing support for the designation of the month of May 2018 as 
``National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month''.
  Page S2683
Federal Communications Commission Rule--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that at 12 noon, on Wednesday, May 16, 
2018, Senator Schumer, or his designee, be recognized to offer a motion 
to proceed to S.J. Res. 52, providing for congressional disapproval 
under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted 
by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Restoring 
Internet Freedom''.
  Page S2676
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive reports of a committee:
  Report to accompany The Treaty with the Federated States of 
Micronesia on the Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary (Treaty Doc. 114-
13(A)) (Ex. Rept. 115-2); and
  Report to accompany The Treaty with the Republic of Kiribati on the 
Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries (Treaty Doc. 114-13(B)) (Ex. Rept. 
115-3).
Page S2678


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  On page D521, May 15, 2018 the following language appears: 
Executive Reports of Committees: Senate received the following 
executive reports of a committee: Report to accompany The Treaty 
with the Federated States of Micronesia on the Delimitation of a 
Maritime Boundary (Treaty Doc. 114-13(A)) (Ex. Rept. 115-2); and 
Report to accompany The Treaty with the Republic of Kiribati on 
the Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary (Treaty Doc. 114-13(B)) 
(Ex. Rept. 115-3). Page S2678
  
  The online Record has been corrected to read: Executive Reports 
of Committees: Senate received the following executive reports of 
a committee: Report to accompany The Treaty with the Federated 
States of Micronesia on the Delimitation of a Maritime Boundary 
(Treaty Doc. 114-13(A)) (Ex. Rept. 115-2); and Report to accompany 
The Treaty with the Republic of Kiribati on the Delimitation of 
Maritime Boundaries (Treaty Doc. 114-13(B)) (Ex. Rept. 115-3). 
Page S2678


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Zais Nomination--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the 
nomination of Mitchell Zais, of South Carolina, to be Deputy Secretary 
of Education.
  Pages S2661-76
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that following 
disposition of S.J. Res. 52, providing for congressional disapproval 
under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted 
by the Federal Communications Commission relating to ``Restoring 
Internet Freedom'', Senate continue consideration of the nomination, 
that any remaining time be yielded back, and Senate vote on 
confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate. 
                                                             Page S2676
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 9:30 a.m., on 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Page S2683
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 77 yeas to 21 nays (Vote No. EX. 94), Joel M. Carson III, of New 
Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit. 
                                                  Pages S2657-61, S2685
  By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. EX. 95), John B. Nalbandian, of 
Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit. 
                                                     Pages S2661, S2685
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Gordon Hartogensis, of Connecticut, to be Director of the Pension 
Benefit Guaranty Corporation for a term of five years.
  Scott Stump, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Career, 
Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education.
  Gary Richard Brown, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of New York.
  Diane Gujarati, of New York, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of New York.

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  Eric Ross Komitee, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of New York.
  Rachel P. Kovner, of New York, to be United States District Judge for 
the Eastern District of New York.
  Lewis J. Liman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for 
the Southern District of New York.
  Maria Chapa Lopez, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the 
Middle District of Florida for the term of four years.
  Corey Landon Maze, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for 
the Northern District of Alabama.
  Brian T. Moran, of Washington, to be United States Attorney for the 
Western District of Washington for the term of four years.
  Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Ninth Circuit.
  Todd L. Nukes, of Indiana, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Indiana for the term of four years.
  John L. Sinatra, Jr., of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Western District of New York.
  Mary Kay Vyskocil, of New York, to be United States District Judge 
for the Southern District of New York.
  Joshua Wolson, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge 
for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
  1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S2683-85
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Thomas D. Homan, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Homeland Security, which was sent to the Senate on November 14, 2017. 
                                                             Page S2685
Measures Read the First Time:
  Page S2678
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S2678
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2679-80
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2680-82
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2677-78
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S2682-83
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S2683
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--95) 
                                                         Pages S2660-61
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:03 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2683.)