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                                            Thursday, March 9, 2017

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                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      See Final Resume of Congressional Activity (including the History 
      of Bills) for the Second Session of the 114th Congress.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
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.
  Pages S1742-43

Measures Reported:
  S. 419, to require adequate reporting on the Public Safety Officers' 
Benefits program.
Page S1742

Measures Passed:
  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.
  Pages S1704-14
  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.
  Pages S1750-51

Appointments:
  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.
  Page S1751
  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 
Perdue.
  Page S1751
  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.
  Page S1751
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. 
                                                              Pages S1714-38
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 85), Senate agreed to the motion to close 
further debate on the nomination.
Page S1719
  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 
5:30 p.m.
Page S1720
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 
years.
  60 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  5 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Page S1751

Messages from the House:
  Page S1742

Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S1742

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S1742

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1743-44

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1744-50

Additional Statements:
  Pages S1739-42

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S1750-51

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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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