Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 106
(Daily Digest - June 25, 2018)

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                                              Monday, June 25, 2018

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                              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

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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.)