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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mr. Rand Paul, from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Paul 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 (Wednesday, March 7)

H.R. 294 (Rep. Olson): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2700 Cullen Boulevard in Pearland, Texas, as the "Endy Nddiobong Ekpanya Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 452 (Rep. Luetkemeyer): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 324 West Saint Louis Street in Pacific, Missouri, as the "Specialist Jeffrey L. White, Jr. Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 1207 (Rep. Cuellar): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 306 River Street in Tilden, Texas, as the "Tilden Veterans Post Office".
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 1208 (Rep. Cuellar): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 9155 Schaefer Road, Converse, Texas, as the "Converse Veterans Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 1858 (Rep. Marino): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4514 Williamson Trail in Liberty, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Ryan Scott Ostrom Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 1988 (Rep. McCarthy): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1730 18th Street in Bakersfield, California, as the "Merle Haggard Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 2254 (Rep. Thompson): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2635 Napa Street in Vallejo, California, as the "Janet Capello Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 2302 (Rep. Watson Coleman): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 259 Nassau Street, Suite 2 in Princeton, New Jersey, as the "Dr. John F. Nash, Jr. Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 2464 (Rep. Lynch): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 25 New Chardon Street Lobby in Boston, Massachusetts, as the "John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office" .
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 2672 (Rep. Bustos): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 520 Carter Street in Fairview, Illinois, as the "Sgt. Douglas J. Riney Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 2815 (Rep. Lance): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 30 East Somerset Street in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 2873 (Rep. Boyle): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 207 Glenside Avenue in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, as the "Staff Sergeant Peter Taub Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3109 (Rep. LaHood): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1114 North 2nd Street in Chillicothe, Illinois, as the "Sr. Chief Ryan Owens Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3369 (Rep. Hudson): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 North Main Street in Spring Lake, North Carolina, as the "Howard B. Pate, Jr. Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3638 (Rep. Lawson): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1100 Kings Road in Jacksonville, Florida, as the "Rutledge Pearson Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3655 (Rep. Smith): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1300 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey, as the "Dr . Walter S. McAfee Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3821 (Rep. Collins): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 430 Main Street in Clermont, Georgia, as the "Zack T. Addington Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3893 (Rep. Yoho): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 100 Mathe Avenue in Interlachen, Florida, as the "Robert H. Jenkins, Jr. Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 4042 (Rep. Soto): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1415 West Oak Street, in Kissimmee, Florida, as the "Borinqueneers Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.R. 4285 (Rep. LoBiondo): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 123 Bridgeton Pike in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as the "James C. 'Billy' Johnson Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

S. 97 (Sen. Crapo): To enable civilian research and development of advanced nuclear energy technologies by private and public institutions, to expand theoretical and practical knowledge of nuclear physics, chemistry, and materials science, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 2104 (Sen. Crapo): To modify provisions relating to the advanced nuclear energy licensing cost-share grant program.
-- Amendment SA 2104 proposed by Senator Crapo.
-- Amendment SA 2104 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 188 (Sen. Cassidy): To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government .
-- Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill.

S. 931 (Sen. Gardner): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4910 Brighton Boulevard in Denver, Colorado, as the "George Sakato Post Office".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

S. 2040 (Sen. Roberts): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 621 Kansas Avenue in Atchison, Kansas, as the "Amelia Earhart Post Office Building".
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

S. 2155 (Sen. Crapo): To promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, and for other purposes .
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
-- The committee amendments withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2151 (Sen. Crapo): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment SA 2151 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Crapo.

S.Amdt. 2152 (Sen. Crapo): To improve the bill.
-- Amendment SA 2152 proposed by Senator Crapo to Amendment SA 2151.


S.Res. 425 (Sen. Enzi): A resolution supporting the designation of March 2018 as "National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Wednesday, March 7)

PN695: Michael Rigas, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Director of the Office of Personnel Management
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN983: Jeff Tien Han Pon, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management for a term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1091: Mark S. James, of Missouri, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Missouri for the term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1093: Daniel C. Mosteller, of South Dakota, to be United States Marshal for the District of South Dakota for the term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1094: Gary G. Schofield, of Nevada, to be United States Marshal for the District of Nevada for the term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1211: McGregor W. Scott, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California for the term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1340: Billy J. Williams, of Oregon, to be United States Attorney for the District of Oregon for the term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1422: Jesse Seroyer, Jr., of Alabama, to be United States Marshal for the Middle District of Alabama for the term of four years
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Crapo, at 7:00 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.