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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D459-D460]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                           Thursday, April 27, 2017

[[Page D459]]

                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate confirmed the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of 
      Florida, to be Secretary of Labor.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2565-S2631

Measures Introduced: Thirty-five bills and five resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 954-988, S. Res. 144-147, and S. Con. Res. 
14.
  Pages S2615-16

Measures Passed:
  Authorizing Use of Capitol Visitor Center: Senate agreed to S. Con. 
Res. 14, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol 
Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King 
Kamehameha I.
  Page S2630
  Authorizing Use of Capitol Grounds: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 35, 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace 
Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band 
Exhibition.
  Page S2630
  Authorizing Use of Capitol Grounds: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 36, 
authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington 
Soap Box Derby.
  Page S2630
  Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day: Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 127, supporting the goals and ideals of Take 
Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and the resolution was then agreed 
to.
  Page S2630
  Congratulating the Ashland University Women's Basketball Team: 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 132, congratulating the Ashland 
University women's basketball team for winning the 2017 National 
Collegiate Athletic Association division II championship, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S2631
  Financial Literacy Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 145, designating 
April 2017 as “Financial Literacy Month”.
  Page S2631
  El Dia de Los Ninos--Celebrating Young Americans: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 146, designating April 30, 2017, as El Dia de Los Ninos--
Celebrating Young Americans.
  Page S2631

Appointments:
  Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki): The 
Chair, on behalf of the Vice President, pursuant to Public Law 94-304, 
as amended by Public Law 99-7, appointed the following Senator as a 
member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 
(Helsinki) during the 115th Congress: Senator Gardner.
  Page S2631
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 60 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. EX. 116), R. Alexander Acosta, of 
Florida, to be Secretary of Labor.
Pages S2566-S2600, S2631

Messages from the House:
  Pages S2614-15

Measures Referred:
  Page S2615

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S2615

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2616-18

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2818-29

Additional Statements:
  Pages S2612-14

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2629

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--116) 
                                                             Page S2600

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:15 p.m., 
until 11 a.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2629.)

[[Page D460]]



Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

PREVENTING VETERAN SUICIDE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and 
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine 
preventing veteran suicide, after receiving testimony from Carolyn M. 
Clancy, Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Organizational 
Excellence, Harold S. Kudler, Chief Consultant for Mental Health 
Services, and Stephanie A. Davis, Suicide Prevention Coordinator and 
Staff Psychologist, VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, each of the 
Veterans Health Administration, and Michael L. Missal, Inspector 
General, all of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Melissa D. Jarboe, 
Military Veteran Project, Topeka, Kansas; and Rajeev Ramchand, Rand 
Corporation, Arlington, Virginia.

U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND AND U.S. FORCES KOREA
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
United States Pacific Command and United States Forces Korea, after 
receiving testimony from Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., USN, Commander, 
United States Pacific Command, Department of Defense.

CYBER-ENABLED INFORMATION OPERATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Cybersecurity concluded a 
hearing to examine cyber-enabled information operations, after 
receiving testimony from John C. Inglis, former Deputy Director, 
National Security Agency; Michael D. Lumpkin, Neptune Computer 
Incorporated, and former Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; 
Rand Waltzman, RAND Corporation; and Clint Watts, Foreign Policy 
Research Institute.

COUNTERING RUSSIA
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine countering Russia, focusing on further assessing 
options for sanctions, including S. 94, to impose sanctions in response 
to cyber intrusions by the Government of the Russian Federation and 
other aggressive activities of the Russian Federation, and S. 341, to 
provide for congressional oversight of actions to waive, suspend, 
reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of 
sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, after receiving 
testimony from Chip Poncy, Financial Integrity Network, Fairfax, 
Virginia; and R. Nicholas Burns, Harvard University John F. Kennedy 
School of Government, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS ECONOMIC EXPANSION ACT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine H.R. 339, to amend Public Law 94-241 with respect to 
the Northern Mariana Islands, after receiving testimony from 
Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan; Nikolao I. Pula, Acting 
Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas, Department of the Interior; 
David Gootnick, Director, International Affairs and Trade, Government 
Accountability Office; Northern Mariana Islands Governor Ralph DLG. 
Torres, and Jim Arenovski, Island Training Solutions, both of Saipan.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee ordered 
favorably reported the nomination of Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to 
be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human 
Services.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
  Committee recessed subject to the call.

AGING WITHOUT COMMUNITY
Special Committee on Aging: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
aging without community, focusing on the consequences of isolation and 
loneliness, after receiving testimony from W. Mark Clark, Pima Council 
on Aging, Tucson, Arizona; Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Brigham Young 
University, Provo, Utah; Lenard W. Kaye, University of Maine Center on 
Aging, Bangor; and Rick Creech, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.



    


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