Daily Digest

Monday, January 22, 2018

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 195, Continuing Appropriations Act, with further amendment.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S429–S443

Measures Introduced: One resolution was introduced, as follows: S. Con. Res. 33.
Page S441

Measures Passed:

Enrollment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 33, providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 195.
Pages S437, S441


House Messages:

Continuing Appropriations Act:
By 81 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 17), Senate agreed to the motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, with McConnell Amendment No. 1917 (to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the bill), of a perfecting nature, after taking action on the following motions and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S429–38

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

By 81 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 16), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1917 (to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the bill) (listed above).
Pages S429–38

McConnell motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the Committee on Appropriations, with instructions, McConnell Amendment No. 1918, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 1917 (to the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to the bill) (listed above).
Page S429

Motion to invoke cloture on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill, was rendered moot.
Page S429

McConnell motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the bill (Vote No. 14), was rendered moot.

Powell Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Page S438

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.
Page S438

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S438

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination at approximately 12 noon on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
Page S442


Azar Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Page S438

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Page S438

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Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S438

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S438

Brownback Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State.
Pages S438–39

A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Alex Michael Azar II, of Indiana, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Page S439

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S438

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Page S439


Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

John H. Gibson II, of Texas, to be Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense.

Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of six years.

Trevor D. Traina, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Austria.
Page S443


Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination:

Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a term of six years, which was sent to the Senate on January 8, 2018.
Page S443


Executive Communications:
Pages S440–41


Petitions and Memorials:
Page S441


Additional Cosponsors:
Page S441


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S441–42


Additional Statements:
Pages S439–40


Amendments Submitted:
Page S442


Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--17)
Pages S432, S438


Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:20 p.m., until 12 noon on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S442.)

Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 3 public bills, H.R. 4874–4876; and 4 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 100; and H. Res. 710–712 were introduced.
Page H624


Additional Cosponsors:
Page H625


Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1153, to amend the Truth in Lending Act to improve upon the definitions provided for points and fees in connection with a mortgage transaction (H. Rept. 115–522); and

H.R. 1457, to establish requirements for use of a driver's license or personal identification card by certain financial institutions for opening an account or obtaining a financial product or service, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 115–523).
Page H624


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Meehan wherein he resigned from the Committee on Ethics.
Page H617


Committee Election: The House agreed to H. Res. 710, electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.
Page H617


Recess: The House recessed at 12:53 p.m. and reconvened at 5:31 p.m.
Page H617


Order of Business--Consideration of H.R. 195: Agreed by unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, with the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the Majority Leader or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment; that the Senate amendment and the motion be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to its adoption without intervening motion.
Pages H617–18


Federal Register Printing Savings Act: The House agreed to the motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 195, to amend title 44, United States Code, to restrict the distribution of free printed copies of the Federal Register to Members of Congress and other officers and employees of the United States, by a yea-and-nay vote of 266 yeas to 150 nays, Roll No. 44.
Pages H618–20


Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 195: The House agreed to take from the Speaker's table and agree to S. Con. Res. 33, providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 195.
Pages H620–21


Committee Resignation: Read a letter from Representative Nadler wherein he resigned from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Page H621


Senate Referral: S. Con. Res. 33 was held at the desk.

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appear on page H617.

Quorum Calls--Votes: One yea-and-nay vote developed during the proceedings of today and appears on page H620. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 6:37 p.m.

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Committee Meetings

No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

Committee on Armed Services: to receive a closed briefing on the Nuclear Posture Review, 9:30 a.m., SVC–217.

Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, to hold closed hearings to examine cyber warfighting policy, 3:30 p.m., SVC–217.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: to hold hearings to examine the nominations of Jelena McWilliams, of Ohio, to be Chairperson of the Board of Directors, and to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Marvin Goodfriend, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Thomas E. Workman, of New York, to be a Member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, 10 a.m., SD–538.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security, to hold hearings to examine surface transportation security, focusing on addressing current and emerging threats, 2:30 p.m., SR–253.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: to hold an oversight hearing to examine the performance of the electric power system in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic during recent winter weather events, including the bomb cyclone, 10 a.m., SD–366.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: to hold hearings to examine facing 21st century public health threats, focusing on our Nation's preparedness and response capabilities, 10 a.m., SD–430.

Select Committee on Intelligence: to receive a closed briefing on certain intelligence matters, 2:30 p.m., SH–219.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

12 noon, Tuesday, January 23

Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday: Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Jerome H. Powell, of Maryland, to be 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

4 p.m., Thursday, January 25

House Chamber

Program for Thursday: House will meet in Pro Forma session at 4 p.m.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue








HOUSE


Burgess, Michael C., Tex., E89

Cheney, Liz, Wyo., E88, E90

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E89

Dingell, Debbie, Mich., E90

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E88

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E85

Jenkins, Lynn, Kans., E85

Larson, John B., Conn., E90

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E88

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, The District of Columbia, E88

Palazzo, Steven M., Miss., E85

Poe, Ted, Tex., E89, E90

Roybal-Allard, Lucille, Calif., E89

Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E86

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E87

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E86

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