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Friday, Aug 25, 2017

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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R. 2430 (FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017). At approximately 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R. 2430. At 12:00 PM the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #103, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2430 (FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017). Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed was agreed to by a vote of 96-1.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2430 (FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017). Laid aside.

S. 581 (Jessie’s Law). Manchin substitute amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1052 (BENEFIT Act of 2017). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 204 (Trickett Wendler Right to Try Act of 2017). Johnson amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #103, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 79-17.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2430 (FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2430 (FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017). The bill was read for a third time. Final Passage. Yeas and nays ordered. The bill was agreed to by a vote of 94-1.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session and confirmed the following nominations by voice vote:

185 Brooks D. Tucker, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional and Legislative Affairs).

186 Michael P. Allen, of Florida, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years.

187 Amanda L. Meredith, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years.

188 Joseph L. Toth, of Wisconsin, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years.

189 Thomas G. Bowman, of Florida, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

190 James Byrne, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs.

111 David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury

113 Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury.

114 Andrew K. Maloney, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the Treasury

184 David J. Kautter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

244 Christopher Campbell, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury

96 Mira Radielovic Ricardel, of California, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration

240 Richard Ashooh, of New Hampshire, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce,

242 Neal J. Rackleff, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

243 Anna Maria Farias, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, vice Gustavo Velasquez Aguilar

118 Vishal J. Amin, of Michigan, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Executive Office of the President

160 Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney General

180 Beth Ann Williams, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Attorney General

181 John W. Huber, of Utah, to be United States Attorney for the District of Utah

182 Justin E. Herdman, of Ohio, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio 183 John E. Town, of Alabama, to be United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama

163 Claire M. Grady, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security

177 David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security

165 David James Glawe, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security

225 Susan M. Gordon, of Virginia, to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

166 Mark Andrew Green, of Wisconsin, to be Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

228 Sharon Day, of Florida, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Costa Rica.

229 Nathan Alexander Sales, of Ohio, to be Coordinator for Counterterrorism, with the rank and status of Ambassador at Large

230 George Edward Glass, of Oregon, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Portuguese Republic

231 Robert Wood Johnson IV, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

232 Luis E. Arreaga, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Guatemala.

233 Krishna R. Urs, of Connecticut, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru.

234 Kay Bailey Hutchison, of Texas, to be United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

236 Ray Washburne, of Texas, to be President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

237 Kelley Eckels Currie, of Georgia, to be Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador.

238 Kelley Eckels Currie, of Georgia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

245 David Steele Bohigian, of Missouri, to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

289 Michael Arthur Raynor, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

290 Maria E. Brewer, of Indiana, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Sierra Leone. Aug 03, 2017 Reported by Mr. Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.

291 John P. Desrocher, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

227 Kelly Knight Craft, of Kentucky, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Canada.

235 Lewis M. Eisenberg, of Florida, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Italian Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of San Marino

239 Carl C. Risch, of Pennsylvania, to be an Assistant Secretary of State

279 Michael Platt, Jr., of Arkansas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

258 Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board for a term of two years

252 Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

253 Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service

256 Mark H. Buzby, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration

158 Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board

257 Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce

262 James J. Sullivan, Jr., of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

264 Heather L. MacDougall, of Florida, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring April 27, 2023. (Reappointment) Aug 02, 2017 Reported by Mr. Alexander, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

265 Elinore F. McCance-Katz, of Rhode Island, to be Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Department of Health and Human Services

266 Lance Allen Robertson, of Oklahoma, to be Assistant Secretary for Aging, Department of Health and Human Services

267 Jerome M. Adams, of Indiana, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service

268 Robert P. Kadlec, of New York, to be Medical Director in the Regular Corps of the Public Health Service

255 Jessica Rosenworcel, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

259 Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission

272 Brig. Gen. Mark D. Camerer to be Major General for Air Force

273 Rear Adm DeWolfe H. Miller to be Vice Admiral for Navy

274 Rear Adm John Alexander to be Vice Admiral for Navy

275 Vice Adm John Aquilino to be Vice Admiral for Navy

276 Lt. Gen Robert Ashley to be Lt. General

277 Brig Gen Darrell Guthrie to be Major General

278 Col. Brian Miller to be Brigadier General

161 J. Christopher Giancarlo, of New Jersey, to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

269 Brian D. Quintenz, of Ohio, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

271 Rostin Behnam, of New Jersey, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

98 Althea Coetzee, of Virginia, to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

S. 1616 (A bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Bob Dole, in recognition for his service to the nation as a soldier, legislator, and statesman). The bill passed by voice vote.

S. 765 (Private Corrado Piccoli Purple Heart Preservation Act). The Perdue substitute amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent. The bill as amended was passed by unanimous consent.

S. 19 (MOBILE NOW Act). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

S. 96 (Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

S. 174 (Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

S. 134 (Spoofing Prevention Act of 2017). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

S. 123 (Kari’s Law Act of 2017). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

S. 88 (DIGIT Act). The Fischer substitute amendment was agreed to by unanimous consent. The bill as amended was passed by voice vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session and confirmed the following nominations en bloc by voice vote:

101 Neil Chatterjee to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

102 Robert Powelson to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Senate resumed a Legislative Session.

S. 1141 (Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017) Passed by voice vote

S. 1099 (Saving Federal Dollars Through Better Use of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Act of 2017). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Con Res 15 (Honoring First Responders Day). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 810 (A bill to facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in Christian County, Missouri, and for other purposes) Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 1182 (The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act). Passed by voice vote.

S. 1617 (Javier Vega, Jr. Memorial Act of 2017). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

HR 374 (To remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law 105-384, and for other purposes). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S Res 209 (A resolution commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the preeminent public policy trade association in Silicon Valley). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S Res 230 (A resolution designating the week of September 16 through September 23, 2017, as “National Estuaries Week”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 247. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 248. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 249. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 1757 (A bill to strengthen border security, increase resources for enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes). The bill was read for the first time. The second reading was objected to.

S. 756 (SOS Act of 2017). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

HR 873 (Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions on the following dates:

Friday, August 4, 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, August 8, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, August 11, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 15, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, August 18, 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, August 22, 7:00 a.m.

Friday, August 25, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 29, 2:30 p.m.

Friday, September 1st at 3:00 pm

The Senate will then convene at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. At 5:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Cal. #171 (Timothy J. Kelly, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the District of Columbia). The Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 7:01 PM.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed to Leader remarks. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #175, Marvin Kaplan to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kaplan nomination at 11:00 AM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #175, Marvin Kaplan to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The cloture motion was agreed to by a vote of 50-48.

Cal. #175, Marvin Kaplan to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. All post-cloture time will expire at 5:00 PM today, and the Senate will proceed to vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate proceeded to Legislative Session

S. 829 (AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017). The bill was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 81 (Seniors Fraud Prevention Act of 2017). The bill was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were considered, en bloc:
S. Res. 199 (A resolution designating June 2017 as “Great Outdoors Month”)
S. Res. 225 (A resolution designating July 22, 2017, as “National Day of the American Cowboy”)
S. Res. 227 (A resolution recognizing “National Youth Sports Week” and the efforts by parents, volunteers, and national organizations in their efforts to promote healthy living and youth development.)
S. Res. 238 (A resolution recognizing the 10th anniversary and honoring the victims of the collapse of the Interstate 35W Mississippi River bridge.)
The resolutions were agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 3218 (Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017). The bill was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1282 (A bill to redesignate certain clinics of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana.). Daines-Tester Substitute Amendment agreed to by unanimous consent. The bill, as amended, was agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate proceeded to Executive Session.

Cal. #175, Marvin Kaplan to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. Yeas and Nays ordered.The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 5048.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 222 (designating July 26, 2017, as “United States Intelligence Professionals Day”). The resolution was agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res 244 (Legal Counsel). The resolution was agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 3rd, 2017. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2430, FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017, with the time until 11:00am equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

If no agreement is reached, under the regular order, at approximately 11:00am, the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2430.

Further, at 12:00pm the Senate will proceed to a roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #103, Dan R. Brouillette, of Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.

The Senate adjourned at 6:40 PM.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM. Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #172, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit, post-cloture. The Senate will recess from 12:30 to 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Executive Calendar #172, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.

The Senate recessed from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded to a Legislative Session.

S. Res. 237 (Authorize the Production of Records by Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs). The bill was passed by unanimous consent.

H.R. 3219 (Defense, Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, Legislative Branch, and Energy and Water Development National Security Appropriations Act, 2018). The bill was read for a second time. Further readings of the bill were objected to and the bill was placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #172, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Laid aside.

Cal. #178, Christopher Wray to be Director of the FBI. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 92-5.

Cal. #172, Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 66-31.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 860 (Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2017). Grassley amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Voice Vote.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2430 (FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017). McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were considered, en bloc:
Cal. #61 (Elaine McCusker to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense).
Cal. #63 (Robert Daigle to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Department of Defense).
Cal. #162 (Robert Hood to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense).
Cal. #174 (Ricahrd Spencer to be Secretary of the Navy).
Cal. #194 (Ryan McCarthy to be Under Secretary of the Army).
Cal. #246 (Lucian Niemeyer to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense).
Cal. #248 (Matthew Donovan to be Under Secretary of the Air Force).
Cal. #289 (Allen Lord to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition).
The nominations were confirmed, en bloc, by Voice Vote.
S. 190 (Power And Security Systems (PASS) Act). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 178 (Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act). Grassley amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, agreed to by Voice Vote.

H.R. 601 (READ Act). Committee amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. Rubio amend agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, agreed to by Voice Vote.

House Message to accompany S. 114 (Department of Veterans Affairs Bonus Transparency Act) do pass with amendments. Motion to Concur with the House amendments agreed to by Voice Vote.

H.R. 339 (Northern Mariana Islands Economic Expansion Act). Murkowski amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2210 (To designate the community living center of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Sergeant Joseph George Kusick VA Community Living Center”). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2288 (Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017). Grassley/Isakson amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 582 (Office of Special Counsel Reauthorization Act of 2017). Committee amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. Johnson amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The bill, as amended, agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. 717 (POWER Act). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were considered, en bloc:
S. Res. 203 (A resolution designating the month of June 2017, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” and June 27, 2017, as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day”).
S. Res. 194 (A resolution designating June 15, 2017, as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”).
S. Res. 214 (A resolution designating June 19, 2017, as “Juneteenth Independence Day” in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which slavery legally came to an end in the United States).
S. Res. 215 (A resolution designating July 14, 2017, as Collector Car Appreciation Day and recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States).
S. Res. 231 (A resolution designating July 30, 2017, as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day”).
S. Res. 213 (A resolution honoring the memory of Dallas Police Department Senior Corporal Lorne Ahrens, Sergeant Michael Smith, Officer Michael Krol, Officer Patrick Zamarripa, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Officer Brent Thompson, who were killed during the attack in Dallas, Texas, that occurred 1 year ago, on July 7, 2016).
S. Res. 233 (A resolution designating August 16, 2017, as “National Airborne Day”).
S. Res. 221 (A resolution designating September 25, 2017, as “National Lobster Day”).
The resolutions were agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.
The following resolutions were considered, en bloc:
S. Res. 239 ().
S. Res. 240 ().
S. Res. 241 ().
The resolutions were agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 510 (Rapid DNA Act of 2017). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 2nd and will proceed to Leader remarks. The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to resume consideration of Cal. #175, Marvin Kaplan to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board. The Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kaplan nomination at 11:00 AM.

The Senate adjourned at 7:47 PM.

     


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