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Monday, May 1, 2017
See Resume of Congressional Activity.
Routine Proceedings, pages S2641-2657
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 991-1000, and S. Res. 148.
S. 317, to provide taxpayers with an annual report disclosing the
cost and performance of Government programs and areas of duplication
among them, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 115-34)
S. 652, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize a
program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf
and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children, with an
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
S. 849, to support programs for mosquito-borne and other vector-borne
disease surveillance and control, with an amendment in the nature of a
S. 916, to amend the Controlled Substances Act with regard to the
provision of emergency medical services, with an amendment in the
nature of a substitute.
S. 920, to establish a National Clinical Care Commission.
Silver Star Service Banner Day: Committee on Armed Services was
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 135, expressing
support for the designation of May 1, 2017, as “Silver Star Service
Banner Day”, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017, Improvements
Act: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further
consideration of S. 371, to make technical changes and other
improvements to the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year
2017, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following
amendment proposed thereto:
Cornyn (for Corker) Amendment No. 209, to require that the
comparative report on peacekeeping operations include an assessment of
the operational, structural, and doctrinal differences between the
military and civilian infrastructures of the United States and United
Nations and other assumptions that impact cost estimates.
18th Annual National Charter Schools Week: Senate agreed to S. Res.
148, congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and leaders of
charter schools across the United States for making ongoing
contributions to education, and supporting the ideals and goals of the
18th annual National Charter Schools Week, to be held May 1 through May
Clayton Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pages S2645-48, S2654
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the
By 60 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. 117), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further
consideration of the nomination at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday,
May 2, 2017, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided in the
usual form; and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning
business and Leader remarks count post-cloture on the nomination.
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
21 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
19 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Messages from the House:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--117)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned at 6:49 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2654.)
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