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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D439-D440]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                             Monday, April 24, 2017

[[Page D439]]

                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate confirmed the nomination of Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to 
      be Secretary of Agriculture.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2473-S2498

Measures Introduced: Thirteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 912-924, and S. Res. 135-137. 
                                                         Pages S2490-91

Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled “Summary of Legislative and Oversight 
Activities During the 114th Congress”. (S. Rept. No. 115-33)
  S. 188, to prohibit the use of Federal funds for the costs of 
painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government. 
(S. Rept. No. 115-28)
  S. 500, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to make the 
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Health Affairs responsible 
for coordinating the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security 
related to food, agriculture, and veterinary defense against terrorism. 
(S. Rept. No. 115-29)
  S. 576, to amend title 5, United States Code, to extend certain 
protections against prohibited personnel practices. (S. Rept. No. 115-
30)
  H.R. 274, to provide for reimbursement for the use of modern travel 
services by Federal employees traveling on official Government 
business. (S. Rept. No. 115-31)
  H.R. 366, to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the 
Under Secretary for Management of the Department of Homeland Security 
to make certain improvements in managing the Department's vehicle 
fleet, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 115-32)
Page S2490

Appointments:
  Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance: The Chair, on behalf 
of the Majority and Democratic Leaders of the Senate and the Speaker 
and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, pursuant to 
Section 301 of Public Law 104-1, as amended by Public Law 108-349, 
Public Law 114-6, and as further amended by Public Law 115-19, 
announced the joint re-appointment of the following individuals as 
members of the Board of Directors of the Office of Compliance: Barbara 
Childs Wallace of Mississippi, Alan V. Friedman of California, Susan S. 
Robfogel of New York, Barbara L. Camens of the District of Columbia, 
and Roberta L. Holzwarth of Illinois.
  Pages S2496-97
Acosta Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration the nomination 
of R. Alexander Acosta, of Florida, to be Secretary of Labor. 
                                                             Page S2479
  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, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the 
nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney 
General.
Page S2479
  Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the 
following action:
  Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session. 
                                                             Page S2478
  Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to 
consider the nomination.
Page S2479
Rosenstein Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney 
General.
  Page S2482
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 92 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. 113), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S2481-82
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, 
April 25, 2017, with the time until 12:30 p.m., equally divided in the 
usual form; and that all time during adjournment, recess, morning 
business and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination. 
                                                             Page S2497

[[Page D440]]

Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 87 yeas 11 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. EX. 112), Sonny 
Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture. 
                                               Pages S2475-78, S2479-81
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Elaine McCusker, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under 
Secretary of Defense.
  Adam Lerrick, of Wyoming, to be a Deputy Under Secretary of the 
Treasury.
  Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be General Counsel for the 
Department of the Treasury.
  David James Glawe, of Iowa, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence 
and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security.
  Vishal J. Amin, of Michigan, to be Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator, Executive Office of the President.
  Noel J. Francisco, of the District of Columbia, to be Solicitor 
General of the United States.
  3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  45 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S2497-98

Messages from the House:
  Page S2490

Enrolled Bills Presented:
  Page S2490

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2491-94

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2494-96

Additional Statements:
  Page S2487

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--113) 
                                                     Pages S2481, S2482

Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:53 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2497.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
   No committee meetings were held.



    


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