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Recent Floor Activity


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore 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, July 18)

H.R. 2 (Rep. Conaway): To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2023, and for other purposes.
-- Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.

S. 488 (Sen. Toomey): To modernize U.S. markets and to promote capital formation, investor confidence, and economic growth, and for other purposes
-- Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill.

S. 526 (Sen. Fischer): To amend the Small Business Act to provide for expanded participation in themicroloan program, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 3397 (Sen. Risch): To strike section 4.
--Amendment SA 3397 proposed by Senator Rounds for Senator Risch.
--Amendment SA 3397 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 717 (Sen. Sullivan): To promote pro bono legal services as a critical way in which to empower survivors of domestic violence.
-- Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.

S. 791 (Sen. Peters): To amend the Small Business Act to expand intellectual property education and training for small businesses, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

S. 2850 (Sen. Flake): To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 3398 (Sen. Flake): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 3398 proposed by Senator Rounds for Senator Flake.
--Amendment SA 3398 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


Executive Business (Wednesday, July 18)

PN1403: Ryan Wesley Bounds, of Oregon, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 49. Record Vote Number: 161
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 7/19/2018.

PN1645: Andrew S. Oldham, of Texas, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 49. Record Vote Number: 160

PN2000: Rear Adm. (lh) Andrew S. McKinley, in the Coast Guard, to be Rear Admiral
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 6:24 PM, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Rounds in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.