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                                              Monday, April 3, 2017

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                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      See Resume of Congressional Activity.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2159-S2178

Measures Introduced: Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 801-806, and S. Res. 108.
  Page S2175

Measures Passed:
  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.
  Pages S2163-64
  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)
Page S2174
Duke Nomination--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the 
nomination of Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of 
Homeland Security.
  Page S2168
  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.
Page S2178

Executive Communications:
  Pages S2174-75

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S2175

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2175-76

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2176-77

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2178

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--102) 
                                                             Page S2168

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.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

BUSINESS MEETING
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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