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Monday, April 3, 2017
See Resume of Congressional Activity.
Routine Proceedings, pages S2159-S2178
Measures Introduced: Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 801-806, and S. Res. 108.
Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act: Committee on
Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 544,
to amend Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to
modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and the
bill was then passed.
Delta Queen: By 85 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 102), Senate passed 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.
Pages S2159-63, S2164-68
Message from the President: Senate received the following message from
the President of the United States:
Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to principles for
reforming the military selective service process; which was referred to
the Committee on Armed Services. (PM-5)
Duke Nomination--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the
nomination of Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further
consideration of the nomination at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday,
April 4, 2017, with the time until 12 noon equally divided in the usual
form; that at 12 noon, Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination,
with no intervening action or debate; and that following disposition of
the nomination, Senate recess until 2:15 p.m.
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--102)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 3:01 p.m. and adjourned at 7:02 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2178.)
(Committees not listed did not meet)
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the
nominations of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court of the United States, and Rod J. Rosenstein, of
Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney General, and Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa,
to be Associate Attorney General, both of the Department of Justice.
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