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                                           Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1649-S1702

Measures Introduced: Twenty-three bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 563-585, S.J. Res. 35-36, and S. Res. 83-84.
                                                         Pages S1689-90

Measures Passed:
  Department of Education Rule: By 59 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 83), 
Senate passed 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. 
                                                         Pages S1651-66
  Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area 
Reform: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged 
from further consideration of S. 496, to repeal the rule issued by the 
Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration 
entitled “Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning 
Area Reform”, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S1695
  Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield Memorial: 
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources was discharged from further 
consideration of S.J. Res. 1, approving the location of a memorial to 
commemorate and honor the members of the Armed Forces who served on 
active duty in support of Operation Desert Storm or Operation Desert 
Shield, and the resolution was then passed.
  Page S1695
  International Women's Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 84, supporting 
the goals of International Women's Day.
  Pages S1695-96

Measures Considered:
Elementary and Secondary Education Act Rule--Agreement: Senate began 
consideration of H.J. Res. 57, providing for congressional disapproval 
under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted 
by the Department of Education relating to accountability and State 
plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, after 
agreeing to the motion to proceed.
  Pages S1666-86, S1697-S1702
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that following 
Leader remarks on Thursday, March 9, 2017, Senate continue 
consideration of the joint resolution, with the time equally divided in 
the usual form until 12 noon, and that at 12 noon, Senate vote on 
passage of the joint resolution with no intervening action or debate; 
and that Senate then resume executive session for the consideration of 
Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 
Services, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 
1:45 p.m.
Page S1686
  A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 10 a.m., on 
Thursday, March 9, 2017; and that 30 minutes of the Majority time on 
the joint resolution be under the control of Senator Blunt, or his 
designee.
Page S1696

Messages from the House:
  Page S1689

Measures Referred:
  Page S1689

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1690-91

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1691-94

Additional Statements:
  Pages S1688-89

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S1694-95

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page 1695

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--83)
  Page S1666

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:34 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1696.)

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