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it. the ayes do have it. mr. lankford: ask unanimous consent that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table -- the presiding officer: the bill as amended is passed. mr. lankford: i ask unanimous consent that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lankford: mr. president i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of the calendar number 699 h.r. 4032. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 699, h.r. 40 3,an act to confirm undocumented federal rights-of-way and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. lankford: ask unanimous consent that the bill be considered read a third time. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lankford: i know of no further debate on the bill. the presiding officer: if there's no further debate, question is on passage of the bill. all those in favor, say aye. those opposed, say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the bill is passed.
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mr. lankford: ask unanimous consent that the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. lankford: mr. president i ask unanimous consent that the indian affairs committing discharged from further consideration and the senate now proceed to s. res. 707. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 707 commemorating the 40th anniversary of the indian child welfare act of 1978. the presiding officer: without objection the committee is discharged and the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. lankford: mr. president, i know of no further debate on the measure. the presiding officer: if there is no further debate the question is on adoption of the resolution. all those in favor say aye. all opposed say yea. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the resolution is adopted. mr. lankford: i ask unanimous consent that the preamble be agreed to, the motions to
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reconsider be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection. a senator: mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. mr. young: i rise today in memory of fred m.fasenfill a hoosier, innovator philanthropist and american hero. fred was born in indianapolis and graduated from short ridge high school. as a sophomore in purdue he left school to enlist in the united states army air corps. fred flew 89 missions in europe
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with the 354th pioneer mustang fighter group awarded the air maidle with three silver clusters and a silver star. he led the fighter squadron on the last official flight in the european theater where he barrel rolled off an austrian p.o.w. camp to signal that the war in europe was over. after the war fred returned to indiana and married his high school sweetheart midge. he graduated from purdue in 1948 and the couple had 7 children. he was married to midge for 57 years before he passed, and in 2003 he married his lovely second wife, barbara. upon entering the resource fred was operating crystal flash petroleum which owned gas stations around the state of indiana when he decided he needed a new adventure. so in 1960, fred went to the
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library and he taught himself how to manufacture asphalt. his companies literally began paving what we in indiana call the crossroads of america. over the years fred gave his company its all and he grew the heritage group to more than 6,500 employees worldwide. he tackled real-world problems along the way. in fact, fred's credited with creating and promoting separate lanes for cars and trucks to save lives reduce congestion, and reduce pollution. his company's detoxified waste from circuit boards and solved environmental problems facing the steel industry. fred asked that his tombstone simply read, i tried. i tried. but i'm here to report today that fred did far more than try.
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he succeeded. fred's forward-thinking leadership has truly made america a cleaner safer and more prosperous nation, and for that i recognize him today. fred will be dearly missed by all who loved him and all who came to know him. he's a great hoosier and a great american and mr. president i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call:
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mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. mcconnell: i ask consent that further proceedings under the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate be in a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i have three requests for committees to meet during today's session of the senate. they have the approval of the minority and majority leaders. the presiding officer: duly noted. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of calendar 578 s. 2827. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. mr. mcconnell: calendar number 578, s. 2827 to amend the morris k. udall and stewart l. udall
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foundation act. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee-reported substitute amendment be withdrawn and the barrasso substitute amendment at the desk be agreed to, that the bill as amended be considered read a third time and passed and that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of calendar number 613 s. 645. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 613 s. 645 a bill to require the secretary of commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis of the effects of blood band -- broadband deployment and adoption on the economy of the united states and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee-reported substitute amendment be agreed to, the bill as amended be considered read a third time and passed, that the motions to reconsider be considered made
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and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on homeland security and government affairs be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 4431 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 4431, an act to amend title 5 united states code and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the bill be considered read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the homeland security and government affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6160 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 6160, an act to amend title 5 united states code to clarify the sources of the authority to issue regulations regarding certifications and other criteria applicable to
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legislative branch employees under wounded war yrs federal re-- warriors federal leave act. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i further ask consent the bill be considered read a third time and passed and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of h.r. 1318, the preventing maternal deaths act which was received from the house. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 1318, an act to support states and their work to sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the bill be considered read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the help committee be discharged and the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of s. 2322.
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the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 2322, a bill to amend the federal food, drug, and cosmetic act to define the terminal. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the johnson amendment at the desk be agreed to and the bill as amended be considered read a third time. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i know of no further debate on the bill as amended. the presiding officer: if there's no further debate, the question is on the passage of the bill as amended. all in favor say aye. all opposed say no. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the bill as amended is passed. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on banking, housing and urban affairs be discharged from further consideration of h.
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2863 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 2863, a bill to require the secretary of the treasury to mint a coin in commemoration of the opening of the national law enforcement museum in the district of columbia and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the bill be considered read a third time. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i know of no further debate on the bill. the presiding officer: if there's no further debate, the question is on passage of the bill. all in favor say aye. all opposed say nay. the ayes appear to have it. the ayes do have it. the bill is passed. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of s. 3461 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration.
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the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: s. 3461, a bill to amend the protect act to expand the national amber alert system to territories of the united states and for other purposes. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i further ask consent that the amendment at the desk be agreed to, the bill as amended be considered read a third time and passed, and the motion to railroad can be are considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of s. res. 717 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 717 honoring the life and legacy of rebecca teresa white whiteend. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i further ask the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous
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consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of s. res. 731 submitted earlier today. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate resolution 731 designating december 10, 2018, as human rights day and recognizing the 70th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i further ask the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent the committee on commerce science and transportation be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 6227 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 6227, an act to provide for a coordinated federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the united states. the presiding officer: without objection, the senate will
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proceed to the measure. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the thune substitute amendment at the desk be considered and agreed to the bill as amended be considered read a third time and passed and the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent there be printed as a senate document a compilation of materials from the congressional record and tribute to retiring members of the 115th congress and that members have be until friday december 21 to submit such tributes. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: i ask unanimous consent that the appointments at the desk appear separately in the record as if made by the chair. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: now, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that when the senate completes its business today it adjourn until 3:00 p.m. monday, december 17. further, that following the prayer and pledge, the morning hour be deemed expired the
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journal of proceedings be approved to date, the time for the two leaders be reserved for their use later in the day and morning business be closed. further, following leader remarks, the senate resume consideration of the house message to accompany s. 756 and that notwithstanding the provisions of rule 22, the filing deadline for the first-degree amendments to the house message to accompany s. 756 be at 3:15 monday. finally, that the cloture motion filed during today's session ripen at 5:30 p.m. monday. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: so if there's no further business to come before the senate, i ask it stand adjourned under the previous order. the presiding officer: the senate is adjourned until 3:00 p.m. on monday.
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first met here. what unanimously to hold the crown prince mohammed bin salman responsible for the murder of jamal khashoggi. what does this resolution actually say? >> the resolution doesn't include any binding language. it is not actually setting u.s. policy. it is providing a sense of the senate that saudi arabia did order the october assassination of jamal khashoggi. it also makes a number of statements expressing the
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senate displeasure with various policies of riyadh having to do with human rights, it also criticizes at length, the insurgents in yemen and there comments in the war and around. chris is not often we see something anonymous with the house or senate. why was this unanimous? >> this was a unanimous roll call it was rather passed by a voice vote. it had overwhelming support by republicans. there were a few democrats that felt the language is a little neutral regarding to some of the issues with saudi arabia but they'd agreed to support this because it was the best way to send a message to saudi arabia that they are unhappy with their ruler. >> on the measure dealing specifically with yemen, rachel, take a look at this tweet in bernie sanders. it talks about historic victory. the senate has voted to stop u.s. military support for the saudi led coalition fighting in
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yemen. for the first time ever the senate had voted to end an authorized war. what does this say and what changes were actually made? >> this marked the first time since 1973 passage of the war powers act. the senate has not voted to order the pentagon to end its military campaign abroad. it has to go through a number of hurdles before it can become law. and there are even questions about constitutionality that has yet to be resolved. chris and you also write an article that came out after the senate vote, rachel, defying trump. the senate ordering military to end the role in the yemen war. you're right, this is historic but symbolic and again, what do you mean by that? >> posses a procedure yesterday to ensure that no resolution under the war powers act with yemen gets a vote this year.
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that basically ensures nothing congress can do nothing in this congress, which ends at the end of the year. next year, it is another ballgame the with the democrats taking control of the house. they have all but promised to bring up a yemen war powers resolution which should pass. and i believe the votes in the senate today suggests that there should be support in the senate to also pass the yemen war resolution. so that could set up a veto showdown with president donald trump as he has threatened to veto the resolution. >> your written in the past, that this is almost more of a proxy war between democrats and republicans than it is the united states against any foreign power. tell us more about that.>> while this is just another opportunity for democrats and a significant number of republicans, to express their displeasure with the presidents seemingly abandonment of
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long-standing u.s. human rights values. in favor of a more transactional approach regarding saudi arabia. it is a chance for democrats to point out to their grassroots and americans at large, that this president is a historical in the way he governs. republicans that may privately share the concerns felt uncomfortable sharing them publicly because of the presidents continued strong support with republican grassroots voters. >> rachel, we appreciate your time. we will keep following you on twitter @ oswald rachel. and you are at cq roll call. >> thank you for having me. >> early today in number retiring senators give their farewell speeches on the senate floor. including jeff flake. dean heller and claire mccaskill. >> madam president, i rise it with gratitude to adjust colors and member of my staff to reflect on one of my life greatest honors.

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