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[Pages D275-D276]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                             Monday, March 13, 2017

[[Page D275]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1753--S1782

Measures Introduced: Nine bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 607-615, and S.J. Res. 38.
  Page S1778

Measures Reported:
  S. 327, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to provide a 
safe harbor related to certain investment fund research reports, with 
amendments.
  S. 444, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the 
investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an 
exemption from the definition of an investment company.
  S. 462, to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to refund 
or credit certain excess payments made to the Commission.
  S. 484, to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to terminate an 
exemption for companies located in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 
any other possession of the United States, with amendments.
  S. 488, to increase the threshold for disclosures required by the 
Securities and Exchange Commission relating to compensatory benefit 
plans.
Page S1778

Measures Considered:
Department of Labor Rule--Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.J. 
Res. 42, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor 
relating to drug testing of unemployment compensation applicants, after 
agreeing to the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint 
resolution.
  Page S1772
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 2 p.m., on 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Page S1781

Appointments:
  National Council on the Arts: The Chair announced, on behalf of the 
Democratic Leader, pursuant to Public Law 105-83, the reappointment of 
the following individual to serve as a member of the National Council 
on the Arts: Senator Baldwin.
  Page S1781
  United States Holocaust Memorial Council: The Chair, on behalf of the 
President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 96-388, as amended by 
Public Law 97-84, and Public Law 106-292, reappointed the following 
Senators to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council: Senators 
Sanders and Franken.
  Page S1781
  President's Export Council: The Chair, pursuant to Executive Order 
12131, as amended and extended, appointed the following Senators to the 
President's Export Council: Senators Klobuchar and Gillibrand. 
                                                             Page S1781
  Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts: The Chair, on behalf of the President of the Senate, pursuant to 
Public Law 85-874, as amended, reappointed the following Senator to the 
Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing 
Arts: Senator Warner.
  Page S1781

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki): The Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Public Law 94-304, as amended by Public Law 99-7, appointed the following Senators as members of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki) during the 115th Congress: Senators Cardin, Whitehouse, Udall, and Shaheen. Page S1781 Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: The Chair, on behalf of the President of the Senate, pursuant to Public Law 106-286, appointed the following Members to serve on the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Senators Feinstein, Merkley, and Peters. Page S1781 Coats Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National Intelligence. Page S1772 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 [[Page D276]] Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Page S1772 Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action: Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session. Page S1772 Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination. Page S1772 McMaster Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration the nomination of Herbert R. McMaster, Jr., to be Lieutenant General. Page S1772 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 upon disposition of the nomination of Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to be Director of National Intelligence. Page S1772 Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action: Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session. Page S1772 Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination. Page S1772 Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 55 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. EX. 86), Seema Verma, of Indiana, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Page S1771 Messages from the House: Page S1777 Measures Referred: Page S1777 Executive Communications: Pages S1777-78 Additional Cosponsors: Pages S1778-80 Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions: Pages S1780-81 Additional Statements: Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--86) Page S1771 Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 6:16 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S1781.)


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