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Friday, April 7, 2017
Senate confirmed the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado,
to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United
Routine Proceedings, pages S2435-2463
Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and thirteen resolutions were
introduced, as follows: S. 888-911, and S. Res. 122-134.
S. Res. 116, condemning the Assad regime for its continued use of
chemical weapons against the Syrian people, with amendments and with an
Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the
upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the
President Pro Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be
authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards,
conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by
concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate, and
that they be printed in the Record.
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was
reached providing that the Senate adjourn, to then convene for pro
forma sessions only, with no business being conducted on the following
dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate
adjourn until the next pro forma session: Monday, April 10, 2017 at
1:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; Monday, April 17,
2017 at 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:20 p.m.; and that when
the Senate adjourns on Thursday, April 20, 2017, it next convene at 3
p.m., on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Rosenstein Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the
nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney
Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to executive session to
consider the nomination.
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and,
in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of
the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Friday,
April 7, 2017, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the
nomination of Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture,
on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 54 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. EX. 111), Neil M. Gorsuch, of
Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United
Messages from the House:
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--111)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 12:41 p.m.,
until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017. (For Senate's program, see
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page
(Committees not listed did not meet)
No committee meetings were held.
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