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[Pages D445-D447]
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                                            Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2499-S2538

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and seven resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 925-941, S.J. Res. 41, and S. Res. 138-143. 
                                                         Pages S2530-31

Measures Reported:
  S.J. Res. 41, providing for an exception to the limitation on the 
appointment of certain persons as the United States Trade 
Representative.
Pages S2527-28

Measures Passed:
  41st Division 100th Anniversary: Committee on Armed Services was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 105, recognizing 2017 
as the 100th anniversary of the creation of the 41st Division, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S2535-36
  National 9-1-1 Education Month: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 122, designating April 
2017 as “National 9-1-1 Education Month”, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Pages S2535-36
  National Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Month: Committee 
on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
128, designating April 2017 as “National Congenital Diaphragmatic 
Hernia Awareness Month”, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S2535-36
  Second Chance Month: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 129, designating April 2017 as 
“Second Chance Month”, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S2535-36
  Entry of the United States into World War I: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 130, 
expressing gratitude and appreciation for the entry of the United 
States into World War I, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S2535-36
  National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 131, supporting the 
mission and goals of National Crime Victims' Rights Week in 2017, which 
include increasing public awareness of the rights, needs, and concerns 
of, and services available to assist, victims and survivors of crime in 
the United States, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S2535-36
  Congratulating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels NCAA Men's 
Basketball National Champions: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
133, congratulating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels 
basketball team for winning the 2016-2017 National Collegiate Athletic 
Association men's basketball national championship, and the resolution 
was then agreed to.
  Pages S2535-36
  Parkinson's Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 140, supporting 
the designation of April 2017 as “Parkinson's Awareness Month”. 
                                                             Page S2536
  Congratulating the University of South Carolina NCAA Women's 
Basketball National Champions: Senate agreed to S. Res. 141, 
congratulating the University of South Carolina women's basketball team 
for winning the 2017 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 
I Women's Basketball Tournament Championship.
  Page S2536
  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Tragic Events 
10th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 142, commemorating the 10th 
anniversary of the tragic events at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and 
State University on April 16, 2007.
  Page S2536

Appointments:
  Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children: 
The Chair, on behalf of the Democratic Leader, in consultation with the 
Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Indian Affairs, pursuant to the 
provisions of Public Law 114-244, appointed the following individual to 
serve as a member of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff 
Commission on Native Children: Tami DeCoteau of North Dakota. 
                                                             Page S2536

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Acosta Nomination--Agreement: Senate continued consideration the 
nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of Florida, to be Secretary of 
Labor.
  Page S2518
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the nomination at approximately 9:30 a.m., on 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, with the time until 11:30 a.m. equally 
divided in the usual form; and that notwithstanding the provisions of 
Rule XXII, the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination 
occur at 11:30 a.m.
Page S2536
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 94 yeas to 6 nays (Vote No. EX. 114), Rod J. Rosenstein, of 
Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney General.
Pages S2500-18, S2538
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Kari A. Bingen, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary 
of Defense.
  Robert Daigle, of Virginia, to be Director of Cost Assessment and 
Program Evaluation, Department of Defense.
  Robert Story Karem, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Defense.
  Kenneth P. Rapuano, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of 
Defense.
  Scott P. Brown, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to New Zealand, 
and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as 
Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa.
  John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State.
  Stephen Elliott Boyd, of Alabama, to be an Assistant Attorney 
General.
  Lee Francis Cissna, of Maryland, to be Director of United States 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Pages S2536-38
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Todd M. Ricketts, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce, 
which was sent to the Senate on January 20, 2017.
Page S2538

Executive Communications:
  Pages S2523-27

Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S2527

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S2528-30

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2531-32

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2532-35

Additional Statements:
  Pages S2521-23

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2535

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S2535

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--114) 
                                                             Page S2518

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:44 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S2536.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

U.S. ASSISTANCE FOR EGYPT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine United States 
assistance for Egypt, after receiving testimony from Elliott Abrams, 
Council on Foreign Relations, New York, New York; and Michele Dunne, 
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Tom Malinowski, former 
Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 
both of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 5,550 
nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

ASIA-PACIFIC POLICY AND STRATEGY
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
policy and strategy in the Asia-Pacific, after receiving testimony from 
Kelly E. Magsamen, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; Victor D. Cha, Center 
for Strategic and International Studies; Aaron L. Friedberg, Princeton 
University; and Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International 
Peace.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Finance: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  An original joint resolution providing for an exception to the 
limitation on the appointment of certain persons as the United States 
Trade Representative; and
  The nomination of Robert Lighthizer, of Florida, to be United States 
Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador.

THE CRISIS IN LIBYA
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the crisis in Libya, focusing on

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next steps and United States policy options, after receiving testimony 
from Frederic Wehrey, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 
Washington, D.C.; and Deborah K. Jones, former United States Ambassador 
to Libya, McLean, Virginia.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
intellectual property, focusing on making our lives healthier, safer, 
and more productive, after receiving testimony from Matthew C. Allen, 
Acting Assistant Director, National Intellectual Property Rights 
Coordination Center, Homeland Security Investigations, Immigration and 
Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security; Kay Eron, Intel 
Corporation, Santa Clara, California; Ashifi Gogo, Sproxil, Inc., 
Cambridge, Massachusetts; Conor F. Madigan, Kateeva, Newark, 
California; and Neal Gutterson, DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, Iowa.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed sessions to 
receive briefings on certain intelligence matters from officials of the 
intelligence community.



    


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