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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S2891-S2922
Measures Introduced: Twenty-five bills and one resolution were
introduced, as follows: S. 1094-1118, and S. Res. 162.
S. 174, to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to consolidate the
reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission in order
to improve congressional oversight and reduce reporting burdens. (S.
Rept. No. 115-61)
S. 139, to implement the use of Rapid DNA instruments to inform
decisions about pretrial release or detention and their conditions, to
solve and prevent violent crimes and other crimes, to exonerate the
innocent, to prevent DNA analysis backlogs.
S. 583, to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of
1968 to authorize COPS grantees to use grant funds to hire veterans as
career law enforcement officers.
S. 934, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to revise
and extend the user-fee programs for prescription drugs, medical
devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar biological products, with an
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
S. 1028, to provide for the establishment and maintenance of a
National Family Caregiving Strategy.
Merit Systems Protection Board: Committee on Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S.
1083, to amend section 1214 of title 5, United States Code, to provide
for stays during a period that the Merit Systems Protection Board lacks
a quorum, and the bill was then passed.
Rosen Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached
providing that at approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, May 15, 2017, Senate
resume consideration of the nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen, of
Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation; that the time until
5:30 p.m. be equally divided in the usual form; and that
notwithstanding the provisions of Rule XXII, the pending cloture
motions ripen at 5:30 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 82 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. EX. 127), Robert Lighthizer, of
Florida, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 81 yeas to 15 nays (Vote No. 126), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
David J. Kautter, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Notices of Intent:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--127)
Pages S2894, S2906
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:50 p.m.,
until 3 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2921.)
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