June 25, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 106 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 106
(Daily Digest - June 25, 2018)
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[Daily Digest] [Pages D723-D724] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] Monday, June 25, 2018 [[Page D723]] Daily Digest HIGHLIGHTS Senate passed H.R. 5895, Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, as amended. Senate Chamber Action Routine Proceedings, pages S4353-S4377 Measures Introduced: Twelve bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 3120-3131, and S. Res. 556. Pages S4368-69 Measures Reported: S. 3120, to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to help end addictions and lessen substance abuse disorders. (S. Rept. No. 115-284) Page S4368 Measures Passed: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act: By 86 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 139), Senate passed H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, as amended. Pages S4363-64 Measures Considered: Agriculture and Nutrition Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023. Page S4364 During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 89 yeas to 3 nays (Vote No. 140), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. Page S4364 A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business, and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill. Page S4376 Messages from the President: Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13466 of June 26, 2008, with respect to North Korea, received during adjournment of the Senate on June 22, 2018; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-44) Page S4368 Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001, with respect to the Western Balkans, received during adjournment of the Senate on June 22, 2018; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-45) Page S4368 Blew Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Democratic Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of James Blew, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education; that there then be five hours of debate, equally divided; and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate. Page S4364 Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination: Frank T. Brogan, of Pennsylvania, to be Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. Page S4377 [[Page D724]] Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Rae Oliver, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development. Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors for a term of five years. Lynda Blanchard, of Alabama, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia. Robert A. Destro, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Dereck J. Hogan, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. Joseph Maguire, of Florida, to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Robert S. Brewer, Jr., of California, to be United States Attorney for the Southern District of California for the term of four years. Jason R. Dunn, of Colorado, to be United States Attorney for the District of Colorado for the term of four years. Bradley Jay LaRose, of Vermont, to be United States Marshal for the District of Vermont for the term of four years. Matthew J. Schneider, of Michigan, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan for the term of four years. Mark B. Shepherd, of Mississippi, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years. Peter G. Strasser, of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana for the term of four years. Routine lists in the Air Force, and Army. Page S4377 Messages from the House: Page S4368 Measures Read the First Time: Page S4368 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S4369-70 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S4370-71 Additional Statements: Amendments Submitted: Pages S4371-76 Privileges of the Floor: Page S4376 Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--140) Pages S4363-64 Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:46 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4376.)