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Monday, May 8, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S2785--S2820
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 1064-1070, and S. Res. 159.
Amending the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification
Act: Senate passed S. 140, to amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe
Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts
in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
Pueblo of Santa Clara Land Lease: Senate passed S. 249, to provide
that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res.
159, recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual
Assault Awareness Month.
Gottlieb Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of
Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 57 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 123), 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 9, 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.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 76 yeas to 22 nays (Vote No. EX. 122), Heather Wilson, of South
Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Matthew Bassett, of Tennessee, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health
and Human Services.
Amy Coney Barrett, of Indiana, to be United States Circuit Judge for
the Seventh Circuit.
John Kenneth Bush, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for
the Sixth Circuit.
Joan Louise Larsen, of Michigan, to be United States Circuit Judge
for the Sixth Circuit.
Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States Circuit
Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District Judge for the
District of Idaho.
Scott L. Palk, of Oklahoma, to be United States District Judge for
the Western District of Oklahoma.
Damien Michael Schiff, of California, to be a Judge of the United
States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
David Ryan Stras, of Minnesota, to be United States Circuit Judge for
the Eighth Circuit.
7 Army nominations in the rank of general.
1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Messages from the House:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--123)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:31 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2815.)
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