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[Pages D229-D230]
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                                             Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1607-S1647

Measures Introduced: Twenty-seven bills and two resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 536-562, S.J. Res. 34, and S. Res. 82. 
                                                         Pages S1638-39

Measures Passed:
  Federal Land Policy and Management Act Rule: By 51 yeas to 48 nays 
(Vote No. 82), Senate passed H.J. Res. 44, disapproving the rule 
submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land 
Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, 
revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976.
  Pages S1609-25
  Modern Slavery: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 68, raising awareness of modern 
slavery, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S1647
  Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 75th Anniversary: 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 82, congratulating the Johns Hopkins 
University Applied Physics Laboratory on the 75th anniversary of the 
founding of the Laboratory.
  Page S1647

Measures Considered:
Department of Education Rule-Agreement: Senate began consideration of 
H.J. Res. 58, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 
of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department 
of Education relating to teacher preparation issues, after agreeing to 
the motion to proceed.
  Pages S1625-33
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 9:30 a.m., on 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
Pages S1625, S1647

Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act Referral--Agreement: A 
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Committee on 
Small Business and Entrepreneurship be discharged from further 
consideration of S. 416, to amend the Small Business Investment 
Incentive Act of 1980 to require an annual review by the Securities and 
Exchange Commission of the annual government-business forum on capital 
formation, and the bill be referred to the Committee on Banking, 
Housing, and Urban Affairs.
  Page S1623
Verma Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination 
of Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 
Services.
  Page S1625
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, 
in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, March 9, 2017. 
                                                             Page S1625
  Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the 
following action:
  Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to 
consider the nomination.
Page S1625
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  R. Alexander Acosta, of Florida, to be Secretary of Labor.
  Ajit Varadaraj Pai, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Federal 
Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2016. 
                                                             Page S1647

Messages from the House:
  Page S1635

Measures Referred:
  Pages S1635-36

Executive Communications:
  Pages S1636-38

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S1638

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1639-41

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1641-47

Additional Statements:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S1647

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S1647

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--82)
  Page S1625

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:16 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the

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remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1647.)



    


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