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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to
consider the nomination.
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.
Messages from the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--82)
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
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1647.)
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