Congressional Record Summary

Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • Thursday, the Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5515, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • The Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5895, making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
  • The Senate passed the following three measures:
    • S. 2652, the Stephen Michael Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Act.
      • Sen. Leahy is a cosponsor of this measure.
    • S. Res. 503, commemorating the tricentennial of the City of San Antonio, Texas.
    • S. Res. 547, designating June 19, 2018, as D676``Juneteenth Independence Day'' in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States.
  • The Committee on Appropriations ordered favorably reported the following business items:
    • S. 3071, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019;
    • S. 3072, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019; and
    • S. 3073, making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019.
  • The Judiciary Committee ordered favorably reported the following business items:
    • S. 2837, the Preventing Drug Diversion Act of 2018.
    • S. 974, the CREATES Act of 2017.
      • Sen. Leahy is the primary sponsor of this measure.
    • The nominations of Allen Cothrel Winsor, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Florida, Patrick R. Wyrick, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, and Susan Llewellyn Pamerleau, to be United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas, Gadyaces S. Serralta, to be United States Marshal for the Southern District of Florida, R. Don Ladner, Jr., to be United States Marshal for the Northern District of Florida, and Charles L. Goodwin, to be United States Marshal for the District of Hawaii, all of the Department of Justice.
  • The following four measures were referred to the Judiciary Committee:
    • H.R.4655, the CREEPER Act of 2017.
    • H.R.6029, the REGROUP Act of 2018.
    • S.Res.548, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that high performance buildings improve the quality of life for millions of individuals, produce a more resilient and sustainable world for current and future generations, reduce operating costs, and improve the productivity, comfort, and health of occupants, and designating the week of June 11 through June 15, 2018, as "High Performance Building Week".
    • S.Res.549, a resolution designating June 15, 2018, as "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day".
  • Sen. Sanders cosponsored the following measure:
  • Rep. Welch introduced the following measure:
    • H. Res. 945, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that high-performance buildings improve the quality of life for millions of individuals, produce a more resilient and sustainable world for current and future generations, reduce operating costs, and improve the productivity, comfort, and health of occupants, and expressing support for designating the week of June 11 through June 15, 2018, as ``High-Performance Building Week''.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  • Yesterday, the Senate continued consideration of H.R. 5515, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2019 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • The Judiciary Committee concluded a hearing to examine confronting sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct in the Federal judiciary, after receiving testimony from James C. Duff, Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Judicial Conference of the United States; and Jamie A. Santos, Goodwin Procter LLP, and Jenny R. Yang, Working Ideal, both of Washington, D.C.
  • Sen. Leahy cosponsored the following measure:
    • S. 3064, a bill to amend the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, 1959, and for other purposes.
  • The following two measures were referred to the Judiciary Committee:
    • H.R. 5041, the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act.
    • S.Res.546, a resolution recognizing the significance of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month as an important time to celebrate the significant contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to the history of the United States.
  • Sen. Sanders cosponsored the following two measures:
  • Rep. Welch cosponsored the following two measures:
    • H.R. 1606, the DOC Access Act.
    • H. Res. 915, expressing the sense of the Congress in support of protecting patients' access to medically appropriate, evidence-based healthcare and information, and the ethical and professional obligations of healthcare professionals to provide that care and information.