Daily Digest/Highlights + Senate; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 73
(Daily Digest - May 07, 2018)

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                                                Monday, May 7, 2018

[[Page D481]]

                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2505-S2531
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 2791-2797, and S. Res. 501.
  Page S2517
Measures Reported:
  S. 2349, to direct the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget to establish an interagency working group to study Federal 
efforts to collect data on sexual violence and to make recommendations 
on the harmonization of such efforts. (S. Rept. No. 115-238)
  S. 2400, to eliminate or modify certain audit mandates of the 
Government Accountability Office. (S. Rept. No. 115-239)
  S. 995, to provide for equitable compensation to the Spokane Tribe of 
Indians of the Spokane Reservation for the use of tribal land for the 
production of hydropower by the Grand Coulee Dam, with amendments. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-240)
  S. 2680, to address the opioid crisis, with an amendment in the 
nature of a substitute.
Pages S2516-17
Measures Passed:
  Improving Access to Behavioral Health Information Technology Act: 
Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of S. 
1732, to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to promote testing 
of incentive payments for behavioral health providers for adoption and 
use of certified electronic health record technology, and the bill was 
then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Page S2528
  McConnell (for Whitehouse/Portman) Amendment No. 2241, of a 
perfecting nature.
Page S2528
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the text of 
an Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and 
the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern 
Ireland for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy; which was 
referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM-33) 
                                                         Pages S2515-16
Engelhardt Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of Kurt D. Engelhardt, of Louisiana, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit.
  Pages S2507-10
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 64 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 86), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S2510
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 2:30 p.m., on Tuesday, 
May 8, 2018; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning 
business and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination. 
                                                             Page S2528
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Roy Kalman Altman, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for 
the Southern District of Florida.
  Thomas P. Barber, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for 
the Middle District of Florida.
  Kim Gaffney, of Wisconsin, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Wisconsin for the term of four years.
  Richard A. Hertling, of Maryland, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  Denny Wade King, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for the 
Middle District of Tennessee for the term of four years.

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  Susan Llewellyn Pamerleau, of Texas, to be United States Marshal for 
the Western District of Texas for the term of four years.
  A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  Barrett W. Rich, of Tennessee, to be United States Marshal for the 
Western District of Tennessee for the term of four years.
  Julius Ness Richardson, of South Carolina, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
  Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II, of Florida, to be United States District 
Judge for the Southern District of Florida.
  Rodney Smith, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the 
Southern District of Florida.
  Richard J. Sullivan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Second Circuit.
  Richard E. Taylor, Jr., of Texas, to be United States Marshal for the 
Northern District of Texas for the term of four years.
  T. Kent Wetherell II, of Florida, to be United States District Judge 
for the Northern District of Florida.
  Nick Willard, of New Hampshire, to be United States Marshal for the 
District of New Hampshire for the term of four years.
  4 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  3 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  3 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S2529-31
Messages from the House:
  Page S2516
Measures Referred:
  Page S2516
Measures Read the First Time:
  Pages S2516, S2528
Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S2516
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S2517
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2517-18
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Page S2518
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2515-27
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S2527
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2527
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--86)
  Page S2510
Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:24 p.m., 
until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2528.)