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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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.
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)
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.
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.
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:
Sullivan (for Blunt) Amendment No. 192, to improve the HIRE Vets
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.
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.
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
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.
A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the
Vincent Viola, of New York, to be Secretary of the Army, which was
sent to the Senate on January 20, 2017.
Messages from the House:
Measures Read the First Time:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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
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