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[Pages D292-D293]
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                                          Wednesday, March 15, 2017

[[Page D292]]

                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate confirmed the nomination of Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to 
      be Director of National Intelligence.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1809-S1851

Measures Introduced: Thirty-nine bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 630-668, S. Res. 87-89, and S. Con. Res. 9. 
                                                         Pages S1839-41

Measures Passed:
  Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA Clinic: Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1362, to name 
the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in 
Pago Pago, American Samoa, the Faleomavaega Eni Fa'aua'a Hunkin VA 
Clinic, and the bill was then passed.
  Page S1848
  Trafficking of illicit fentanyl into the United States from Mexico 
and China: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 83, expressing the sense of the Senate 
regarding the trafficking of illicit fentanyl into the United States 
from Mexico and China, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S1848-49
  Honoring King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 9, 
honoring in praise and remembrance the extraordinary life, steady 
leadership, and remarkable 70-year reign of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of 
Thailand, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S1849
  National Rosie the Riveter Day: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 76, expressing support 
for the designation of March 21, 2017, as “National Rosie the Riveter 
Day”, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S1849
  National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
89, supporting the designation of March 2017 as “National Colorectal 
Cancer Awareness Month”.
  Page S1849

Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro 
forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following 
dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate 
adjourn until the next pro forma session: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 
11:30 a.m.; Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10 a.m.; and that when the Senate 
adjourns on Monday, March 20, 2017, it next convene at 10:30 a.m., on 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
  Page S1849
Breyer and Reeves Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that following morning business on Tuesday, March 
21, 2017, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Charles R. 
Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing 
Commission, and Danny C. Reeves, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the 
United States Sentencing Commission; that the time until 12 noon be 
equally divided, and that following the use or yielding back of time, 
Senate vote on confirmation of the nominations en bloc, with no 
intervening action or debate; and that no further motion be in order. 
                                                             Page S1814
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 85 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. EX. 89), Daniel Coats, of Indiana, to 
be Director of National Intelligence.
Pages S1811-24, S1851
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
   By 88 yeas to 11 nays (Vote No. 88), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the nomination. 
                                                         Pages S1811-12
  By 86 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. EX. 90), Lt. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster 

Jr., U.S. Army.
Pages S1824-26, S1851

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  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion 
to invoke cloture on the nomination be withdrawn.
Page S1814

Messages from the House:
  Page S1838

Executive Communications:
  Pages S1838-39

Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S1839

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S1839

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1841-42

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1842-48

Additional Statements:
  Pages S1837-38

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S1848

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S1848

Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--90) 
                                                  Pages S1812, S1824-25

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:04 p.m., 
until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S1849.)



    


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