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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D508-D509]
From the Congressional Record Online through GPO


                                               Tuesday, May 9, 2017

[[Page D508]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2821-S2849

Measures Introduced: Ten bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1071-1080, and S. Res. 160.
  Page S2846

Measures Reported:
  S. 280, to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land 
exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115-
45)
  S. 644, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
special resource study of the Medgar Evers House, located in Jackson, 
Mississippi, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. 

No. 115-46)
  S. 729, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to acquire 
approximately 44 acres of land in Martinez, California, for inclusion 
in the John Muir National Historic Site. (S. Rept. No. 115-47)
  H.R. 88, to modify the boundary of the Shiloh National Military Park 
located in Tennessee and Mississippi, to establish Parker's Crossroads 
Battlefield as an affiliated area of the National Park System, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-48)
  H.R. 267, to redesignate the Martin Luther King, Junior, National 
Historic Site in the State of Georgia. (S. Rept. No. 115-49)
  H.R. 538, to redesignate Ocmulgee National Monument in the State of 
Georgia and revise its boundary, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-50)
  H.R. 560, to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area 
Improvement Act to provide access to certain vehicles serving residents 
of municipalities adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap National 
Recreation Area. (S. Rept. No. 115-51)
  S. 225, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to 
modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood 
Wilderness in the State of Oregon. (S. Rept. No. 115-52)
  S. 285, to ensure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch 
headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle 
County, Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115-53)
  S. 289, to adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, 
Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115-54)
  S. 617, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate certain 
segments of the Farmington River and Salmon Brook in the State of 
Connecticut as components of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers 
System. (S. Rept. No. 115-55)
  H.R. 618, to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land 
exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115-
56)
  H.R. 688, to adjust the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest, 
Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115-57)
  H.R. 689, to insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts 
Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in 
Eagle County, Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 115-58)
  H.R. 699, to amend the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 to 
modify provisions relating to certain land exchanges in the Mt. Hood 
Wilderness in the State of Oregon. (S. Rept. No. 115-59)
Page S2845
Lighthizer Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the 
nomination of Robert Lighthizer, of Florida, to be United States Trade 
Representative, with the rank of Ambassador.
  Page S2848
   A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, 
in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, May 11, 2017. 
                                                             Page S2848
  Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the 
following action:
  Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to 
consider the nomination.
Page S2848
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 57 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. EX. 124), Scott Gottlieb, of 
Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health 
and Human Services.
Pages S2822-43, S2849

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S2845-46

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2846-47

[[Page D509]]

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2847-48

Additional Statements:
  Pages S2844-45

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2848

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--124) 
                                                             Page S2843

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:17 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2848.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

U.S. DEMOCRACY ASSISTANCE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine United States 
democracy assistance, after receiving testimony from former 
Representative James Kolbe, The International Republican Institute, 
former Representative Vin Weber, The National Endowment for Democracy, 
Madeline Albright, former Secretary of State, The National Democratic 
Institute, and Steven Hadley, The United States Institute of Peace, all 
of Washington, D.C.

U.S. CYBER COMMAND
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
United States Cyber Command, after receiving testimony from Admiral 
Michael S. Rogers, USN, Commander, United States Cyber Command, 
Director, National Security Agency, Chief, Central Security Services, 
Department of Defense.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the nominations of David L. Norquist, of Virginia, to be Under 
Secretary (Comptroller), Robert Daigle, of Virginia, to be Director of 
Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, and Elaine McCusker, of 
Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary, all of the 
Department of Defense, after the nominees testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on 
Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and 
Security concluded a hearing to examine maritime transportation, 
focusing on opportunities and challenges for the Maritime 
Administration and Federal Maritime Commission, after receiving 
testimony from Michael A. Khouri, Acting Chairman, and Rebecca Dye, and 
Mario Cordero, both a Commissioner, all of the Federal Maritime 
Commission; Joel Szabat, Executive Director, Maritime Administration, 
Department of Transportation; and Rear Admiral James Helis, USMS, 
Superintendent, Merchant Marine Academy.

WATER RESOURCES
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Subcommittee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure concluded a hearing to examine water 
resources, focusing on the role of the public and private sectors, 
after receiving testimony from Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite, 
Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, Army Corps of Engineers, 
Department of the Army, Department of Defense; James K. Lyons, Alabama 
State Port Authority Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mobile; Pete 
K. Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary, Hanover; Rick 
Goche, Port of Bandon, Bandon, Oregon; and Grant Humphreys, Carlton 
Landing, Oklahoma.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the nominations of Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the 
People's Republic of China, Tulinabo Salama Mushingi, of Virginia, to 
be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and 
without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of 
Guinea-Bissau, Todd Philip Haskell, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the 
Republic of the Congo, and routine lists in the Foreign Service, all of 
the Department of State.

NOMINATION
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the nomination of John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy 
Secretary of State, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator 
Sullivan, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.

INTELLIGENCE
  Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee met in closed session to 
receive a briefing on certain intelligence matters from officials of 
the intelligence community.



    


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