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From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Thursday, March 9, 2017
See Final Resume of Congressional Activity (including the History
of Bills) for the Second Session of the 114th Congress.
Routine Proceedings, pages S1703-S1751
Measures Introduced: Twenty-one bills and three resolutions were introduced,
as follows: S. 586-606, S.J. Res. 37, and S. Res. 85-86.
S. 419, to require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers'
Elementary and Secondary Education Act Rule: By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote
No. 84), Senate passed 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.
Recognizing the Contributions of AmeriCorps: Senate agreed to S. Res. 86,
recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives
of the people of the United States.
Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the
Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 114-323, appointed
the following individual to serve as a member of the Western Hemisphere Drug
Policy Commission: Ambassador Cliff Sobel of Florida.
United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: The
Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of
Public Law 99-93, as amended by Public Law 99-151, appointed the following
individuals to serve as members of the United States Senate Caucus on
International Narcotics Control: Senators Grassley, Cornyn, Risch, and
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the
President pro tempore, pursuant to provisions of Public Law 106-79,
appointed the following Senator to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
Commission: Senator Cochran vice Senator Moran.
Verma Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed 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.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 85), Senate agreed to the motion to close
further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding
the provisions of rule XXII, following Leader remarks on Monday, March 13,
2017, Senate resume executive session for the consideration of the
nomination, and that the vote on confirmation of the nomination occur at
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture.
Jonathan H. Pittman, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge
of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen
60 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
5 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Messages from the House:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--85)
Pages S1714, S1720
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:46 p.m., until 2
p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of
the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1751.)
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