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Recent Floor Activity


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mr. Dean Heller, from the State of Nevada, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Tommy Middleton, Director of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana offered a prayer, and Mr. Heller led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Thursday, December 6)

H.R. 315 (Rep. Burgess): To amend the Public Health Service Act to distribute maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services .
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1417 (Rep. Young): To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 1861 (Rep. Renacci): To award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby in recognition of his achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the Armed Forces during World War II.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 2454 (Rep. Hurd): To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a data framework to provide access for appropriate personnel to law enforcement and other information of the Department, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4071 (Sen. Johnson): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 4071 proposed by Senator Cornyn for Senator Johnson.
--Amendment SA 4071 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


H.R. 3398 (Rep. Young): To amend the Real ID Act of 2005 to permit Freely Associated States to meet identification requirements under such Act, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 4111 (Rep. McMorris Rodgers): To amend the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 to improve the number of small business investment companies in underlicensed States, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 5075 (Rep. Taylor): To encourage, enhance, and integrate Ashanti Alert plans throughout the United States, and for other purposes .
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4072 (Sen. Warner): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 4072 proposed by Senator Cornyn for Senator Warner.
--Amendment SA 4072 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


H.R. 5238 (Rep. Clarke): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the "Major Robert Odell Owens Post Office".
-- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 6330 (Rep. Knight): To amend the Small Business Act to modify the method for prescribing size standards for business concerns .
-- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.J.Res. 143 (Rep. Frelinghuysen): A joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes .
-- Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 7 (Sen. Wicker): To amend title 51, United States Code, to extend the authority of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to enter into leases of non-excess property of the Administration .
-- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1942 (Sen. Heitkamp): To direct the Attorney General to review, revise, and develop law enforcement and justice protocols appropriate to address missing and murdered Indians, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.

S. 2276 (Sen. Young): To require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget justification submitted to Congress.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4070 (Sen. Young): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 4070 proposed by Senator Cornyn for Senator Young.
--Amendment SA 4070 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 2343 (Sen. Wicker): To require the Federal Communications Commission to establish a task force for meeting the connectivity and technology needs of precision agriculture in the United States.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2597 (Sen. Casey): To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program of payments to children's hospitals that operate graduate medical education programs, and for other purposes .
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2679 (Sen. Duckworth): To provide access to and manage the distribution of excess or surplus property to veteran-owned small businesses .
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 3119 (Sen. Risch): To allow for the taking of sea lions on the Columbia River and its tributaries to protect endangered and threatened species of salmon and other nonlisted fish species.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 4069 (Sen. Risch): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 4069 proposed by Senator Cornyn for Senator Risch.
--Amendment SA 4069 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 3561 (Sen. Shaheen): To support entrepreneurs serving in the National Guard and Reserve, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

Executive Business (Thursday, December 6)

PN1803: Justin George Muzinich, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII waived.

PN2170: Kathleen Laura Kraninger, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection for a term of five years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 49. Record Vote Number: 255

PN2556: 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
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 49. Record Vote Number: 254

PN2697: Vice Adm. James J. Malloy, in the Navy, to be Vice Admiral
-- Reported by Senator Inhofe, Committee on Armed Services, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. 1200.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Cornyn, at 6:14 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 4 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018.