Congressional Record Summary

Monday, August 20, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • Thursday, the Senate began consideration of H.R. 6157, making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • The Senate passed the following three measure:
    • S. Res. 607, reaffirming the vital and indispensable role the free press serves.
    • S. Res. 608, designating August 16, 2018, as ``National Airborne Day''.
    • S. Res. 609, relative to the death of Paul Laxalt, the former Governor and Senator of the State of Nevada.
      • Sen. Leahy and Sen. Sanders are cosponsors of this measure.
  • The Senate confirmed the following two nominations:
    • By 62 yeas to 28 nays (Vote No. 183), A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
    • By 81 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 185), Julius Ness Richardson, of South Carolina, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit.
      • During consideration of this nomination today, the Senate also took the following action:
        • By 80 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 184), the Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
  • Sen. Leahy cosponsored the following measure:
    • S. Res. 609, relative to the death of Paul Laxalt, the former Governor and Senator of the State of Nevada.
      • Sen. Sanders is also a cosponsor of this measure.
  • The following measure was introduced and referred to the Judiciary Committee:
    • S.3354, a bill to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act, and for other purposes.
  • The following two nominations were received in the Senate and referred to the Judiciary Committee:
    • Aditya Bamzai, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for the remainder of the term expiring January 29, 2020.
    • Travis LeBlanc, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2022.
  • Sen. Sanders cosponsored the following measure:
    • S. Res. 609, relative to the death of Paul Laxalt, the former Governor and Senator of the State of Nevada.
      • Sen. Leahy is also a cosponsor of this measure.