Daily Digest

Monday, August 27, 2018

Daily Digest

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S5941–S5959

Measures Introduced: Two bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 3389–3390, S. Res. 619, and S. Con. Res. 43–44.
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Measures Reported:

S. 1092, to protect the right of law-abiding citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding a patchwork of local and State prohibitions, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115–327)
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Measures Passed:

Relative to the Death of John Sidney McCain, III: Senate agreed to S. Res. 619, relative to the death of John Sidney McCain, III, a Senator from the State of Arizona.
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Providing for the Use of the Catafalque: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 43, providing for the use of the catafalque situated in the Exhibition Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center in connection with memorial services to be conducted in the rotunda of the Capitol for the Honorable John Sidney McCain, III, late a Senator from the State of Arizona.
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Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Rotunda: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 44, authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in state of the remains of the late Honorable John Sidney McCain, III.
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Johnson Nomination--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services.
Pages S5944–49

During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action:

By 60 yeas to 28 nays (Vote No. 194), Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, the post-cloture time on the nomination expire at 10:40 a.m., on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
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Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights).

Matthew John Matthews, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.

Eric George Nelson, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Robert L. King, of Kentucky, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education.

David L. Anderson, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of California for the term of four years.

Bridget S. Bade, of Arizona, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit.

Lawrence Keefe, of Florida, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida for the term of four years.

Allison Jones Rushing, of North Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.

Drew H. Wrigley, of North Dakota, to be United States Attorney for the District of North Dakota for the term of four years.

Routine lists in the Marine Corps and Navy.
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Messages from the House:
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Executive Communications:
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Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S5952–54


Executive Reports of Committees:
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5955–56


Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--194)
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Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Senator John Sidney McCain, III, in accordance with S. Res. 619, at 6:54 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5957.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the nomination of Carmen Guerricagoitia McLean, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet in a Pro Forma session at 12 noon on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY,

AUGUST 28, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine harmful algal blooms, focusing on the impact on our nation's waters, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM AHEAD

Week of August 28 through August 31, 2018

Senate Chamber

On Tuesday, Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 10:40 a.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Lynn A. Johnson, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Clarida, of Connecticut, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

During the balance of the week, Senate may consider any cleared legislative and executive business.

Senate Committees

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: August 28, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, to hold hearings to examine harmful algal blooms, focusing on the impact on our nation's waters, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

August 29, Full Committee, business meeting to consider S. 1965, to amend the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 to protect the cultural practices and livelihoods of producers of Alaska Native handicrafts and traditional mammoth ivory products, S. 2773, to improve the management of driftnet fishing, S. 3367, to amend certain transportation-related reporting requirements to improve congressional oversight, reduce reporting burdens, and promote transparency, H.R. 4323, to promote veteran involvement in STEM education, computer science, and scientific research, and the nominations of Rick A. Dearborn, of Oklahoma, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors, Kelvin Droegemeier, of Oklahoma, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, James Morhard, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Joel Szabat, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation, 10 a.m., SD–G50.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: August 29, to hold an oversight hearing to examine the Food and Drug Administration, focusing on leveraging cutting-edge science and protecting public health, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Committee on the Judiciary: August 30, business meeting to consider S. 2961, to reauthorize subtitle A of the Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990, S. 3354, to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act, S. 3170, to amend title 18, United States Code, to make certain changes to the reporting requirement of certain service providers regarding child sexual exploitation visual depictions, and the nominations of Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Richard J. Sullivan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit, Gary Richard Brown, Diane Gujarati, Eric Ross Komitee, and Rachel P. Kovner, each to be a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of New York, Stephen R. Clark, Sr., to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri, Lewis J. Liman, and Mary Kay Vyskocil, both to be a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York, John M. O'Connor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, John L. Sinatra, Jr., to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York, Joshua Wolson, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and James W. Carroll, Jr., of Virginia, to be Director of National Drug Control Policy, 10 a.m., SD–226.

House Committees
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No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, August 28

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Lynn A. Johnson, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Family Support, Department of Health and Human Services, post-cloture, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at 10:40 a.m.

Following disposition of the nomination of Lynn A. Johnson, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Clarida, of Connecticut, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

(Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

12 noon, Tuesday, August 28

House Chamber

Program for Tuesday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 12 noon.












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