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[Pages D370-D371]
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                                           Thursday, March 30, 2017

[[Page D370]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2119-S2157

Measures Introduced: Twenty-six bills and five resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 775-800, S.J. Res. 39, and S. Res. 104-107. 
                                                             Page S2152

Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled “Legislative and Oversight Activities During 
the 114th Congress by the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs”. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-17)
  Special Report entitled “Report on the Legislative Activities of the 
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation During the 
114th Congress”. (S. Rept. No. 115-18)
  Special Report entitled “Report on the Activities of the Senate 
Committee on the Judiciary During the 114th Congress”. (S. Rept. No. 
115-19)
  Special Report entitled “Review of Legislative Activity During the 
114th Congress”. (S. Rept. No. 115-20)
  Special Report entitled “Legislative Activities Report of the 
Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred 
Fourteenth Congress”. (S. Rept. No. 115-22)
  S. 110, to require the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the 
Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
to establish a constituent-driven program to provide a digital 
information platform capable of efficiently integrating coastal data 
with decision-support tools, training, and best practices and to 
support collection of priority coastal geospatial data to inform and 
improve local, State, regional, and Federal capacities to manage the 
coastal region. (S. Rept. No. 115-14)
  S. 129, to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College 
Program Act. (S. Rept. No. 115-15)
  S. 168, to amend and enhance certain maritime programs of the 
Department of Transportation. (S. Rept. No. 115-16)
  S. 141, to improve understanding and forecasting of space weather 
events, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 
115-21)
Page S2151

Measures Passed:
  Savings Arrangements Established by Qualified State Political 
Subdivisions for Non-Governmental Employees Rule: By 50 yeas to 49 nays 
(Vote No. 99), Senate passed H.J. Res. 67, disapproving the rule 
submitted by the Department of Labor relating to savings arrangements 
established by qualified State political subdivisions for non-
governmental employees.
  Pages S2121-22
  Health and Human Services Relating to Compliance with Title X 
Requirements Rule: By 51 yeas to 50 nays, Vice President voting yea 
(Vote No. 101), Senate passed H.J. Res. 43, providing for congressional 
disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the 
final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating 
to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in 
selecting subrecipients.
  Pages S2122-38
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 51 yeas to 50 nays, Vice President voting yea (Vote No. 100), 
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint 
resolution.
Page S2122
  National Collegiate Athletic Association Rifle Championship: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 107, congratulating the rifle team of West Virginia 
University on winning the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association 
Rifle Championship.
  Page S2157

Delta Queen--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that following Leader remarks on Monday, April 3, 2017, 
Senate begin consideration of 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, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided in the usual 
form, and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote 
on passage, with no intervening action or debate.
  Page S2138

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Duke Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that following the vote on passage of 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, Senate begin consideration of the nomination 
of Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland 
Security; and that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, 
with concurrence of the Democratic Leader, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 
Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination.
  Page S2138

Messages from the House:
  Page S2151

Measures Referred:
  Page S2151

Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S2151

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S2151-52

Additional Cosponsors:
  Page S2153

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2153-56

Additional Statements:
  Pages S2149-51

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2156

Privileges of the Floor:
  Pages S2156-57

Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--101) 
                                                     Pages S2122, S2138

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:17 p.m., 
until 3 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2157.)



    


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