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[Pages D485-D486]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                             Wednesday, May 3, 2017

[[Page D485]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2687-S2733

Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and four resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1013-1036, and S. Res. 150-153. 
                                                         Pages S2720-21

Measures Reported:
  S. 35, to transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of 
Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National 
Cemetery, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 

No. 115-35)
  S. 99, to require the Secretary of the Interior to study the 
suitability and feasibility of designating the President James K. Polk 
Home in Columbia, Tennessee, as a unit of the National Park System. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-36)
  S. 189, to modify the boundary of the Fort Scott National Historic 
Site in the State of Kansas, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-37)
  S. 287, to update the map of, and modify the maximum acreage 
available for inclusion in, the Florissant Fossil Beds National 
Monument. (S. Rept. No. 115-38)
  S. 331, to remove the use restrictions on certain land transferred to 
Rockingham County, Virginia. (S. Rept. No. 115-39)
  S. 432, to designate the Cerro del Yuta and Rio San Antonio 
Wilderness Areas in the State of New Mexico. (S. Rept. No. 115-40)
  S. 466, to clarify the description of certain Federal land under the 
Northern Arizona Land Exchange and Verde River Basin Partnership Act of 
2005 to include additional land in the Kaibab National Forest. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-41)
  S. 501, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain 
segments of East Rosebud Creek in Carbon County, Montana, as components 
of the Wild and Scenic Rivers System. (S. Rept. No. 115-42)
  H.R. 534, to require the Secretary of State to take such actions as 
may be necessary for the United States to rejoin the Bureau of 
International Expositions, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S2720

Measures Passed:
  Rule Relating to States Savings Arrangements for Non-governmental 
Employees: By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 120), Senate passed H.J. 
Res. 66, disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor 
relating to savings arrangements established by States for non-
governmental employees.
  Pages S2692-S2715
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 119), Senate agreed to the motion to 
proceed to consideration of the joint resolution.
Page S2692
  Commending the Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 151, commending the Northwest Missouri State 
University Bearcats on their National Collegiate Athletic Association 
Division II national championship victories.
  Page S2728
  National Donate Life Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 152, expressing 
support for the designation of April 2017 as “National Donate Life 
Month”.
  Page S2728
  Public Service Recognition Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 153, 
expressing the sense of the Senate that, during Public Service 
Recognition Week, public servants should be commended for their 
dedication and continued service to the United States.
  Page S2728
  National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and 
Girls: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 60, designating May 5, 2017, as the “National 
Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls”, and 
the resolution was then agreed to.
  Page S2728

House Messages:
Omnibus Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of 
the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 244,

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to encourage effective, voluntary investments to recruit, employ, and 
retain men and women who have served in the United States military with 
annual Federal awards to employers recognizing such efforts, taking 
action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S2715-16

Pending:
  McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill.
Pages S2715-16
  McConnell motion to concur in the amendment of the House to the 
amendment of the Senate to the bill, with McConnell Amendment No. 210 
(to the House Amendment to the Senate amendment), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S2716
  McConnell Amendment No. 211 (to Amendment No. 210), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S2716
  McConnell motion to refer the message of the House on the bill to the 
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, with instructions, 
McConnell Amendment No. 212, to change the enactment date.
Page S2716
  McConnell Amendment No. 213 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 
212), of a perfecting nature.
Page S2716
  McConnell Amendment No. 214 (to Amendment No. 213), of a perfecting 
nature.
Page S2716
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to concur 
in the amendment of the House to the amendment of the Senate to the 
bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, 
May 5, 2017.
Pages S2715-16
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the 
bill, at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Page S2728
Wilson Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that following Leader remarks, on Monday, May 8, 
2017, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Heather Wilson, 
of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force; that there be 4 
hours of debate on the nomination, equally divided in the usual form; 
that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on 
confirmation of the nomination.
  Page S2716

Messages from the House:
  Page S2720

Measures Referred:
  Page S2720

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2721-22

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2723-27

Additional Statements:
  Pages S2719-20

Amendments Submitted:
  Page S2727

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2728

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--120) 
                                                     Pages S2692, S2715

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:50 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2728.)



    


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