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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Senate confirmed the nomination of R. Alexander Acosta, of
Florida, to be Secretary of Labor.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Financial Literacy Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 145, designating
April 2017 as “Financial Literacy Month”.
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.
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.
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:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--116)
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.)
(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
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.
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
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the
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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