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[Pages D315-D316]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO

                                            Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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                              Daily Digest


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1857-S1898

Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 669-692, S. Res. 90-91, and S. Con. Res. 10.
                                                         Pages S1890-91

Measures Reported:
  S. 19, to provide opportunities for broadband investment, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-4)
  S. 89, to amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels 
that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant 
materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual 
structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the 
vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for 
other purposes. (S. Rept. No. 115-5)
  S. 96, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to ensure the 
integrity of voice communications and to prevent unjust or unreasonable 
discrimination among areas of the United States in the delivery of such 
communications. (S. Rept. No. 115-6)
  S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights 
Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT 
Settlement Fund. (S. Rept. No. 115-7)
Measures Passed:
  Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and 
Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska Rule: By 52 
yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 92), Senate passed H.J. Res. 69, providing 
for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States 
Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to 
“Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and 
Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska”, after 
agreeing to the motion to proceed.
  Pages S1864-84
  Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance: Senate passed H.R. 
1228, to provide for the appointment of members of the Board of 
Directors of the Office of Compliance to replace members whose terms 
expire during 2017.
  Page S1897
  Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military 
Veterans Act: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was 
discharged from further consideration of H.R. 244, to encourage 
effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and retain men and 
women who have served in the United States military with annual Federal 
awards to employers recognizing such efforts, and the bill was then 
passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto: 
                                                             Page S1897
  Sullivan (for Blunt) Amendment No. 192, to improve the HIRE Vets 
Medallion Program.
Page S1897
  Independence of Greece 196th Anniversary: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 81, 
recognizing the 196th anniversary of the independence of Greece and 
celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S1897
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 91), Danny C. Reeves, of 
Kentucky, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for 
a term expiring October 31, 2019.
  By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. EX. 91), Charles R. Breyer, 
of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing 
Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2021.
Pages S1862-64
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Heather Wilson, of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force.
  Jeffrey A. Rosen, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of 
  David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.
  Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central 
Intelligence Agency.
  Amul R. Thapar, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Sixth Circuit.
  21 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  37 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.

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  A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Page S1898
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Vincent Viola, of New York, to be Secretary of the Army, which was 
sent to the Senate on January 20, 2017.
Page S1898

Messages from the House:
  Page S1889

Measures Referred:
  Pages S1889-90

Measures Read the First Time:
  Page S1897

Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S1890

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S1891-93

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S1893-96

Additional Statements:
  Pages S1887-89

Amendments Submitted:
  Page S1896

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S1896-97

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--92) 
                                                     Pages S1863, S1884

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:05 p.m., 
until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on 
pages S1897-98.)


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