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From the Congressional Record Online through GPO
Monday, June 5, 2017
See Resume of Congressional Activity.
Routine Proceedings, pages S3235-S3251
Measures Introduced: One bill and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 1290, and S. Res. 184.
S. 61, to remove the sunset provision of section 203 of Public Law
105-384 and for other purposes. (S. Rept. No. 115-88)
S. 1129, to authorize appropriations for the Coast Guard, with an
amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-89)
S. 88, to ensure appropriate spectrum planning and interagency
coordination to support the Internet of Things. (S. Rept. No. 115-90)
H.R. 601, to enhance the transparency and accelerate the impact of
assistance provided under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to promote
quality basic education in developing countries, to better enable such
countries to achieve universal access to quality basic education and
improved learning outcomes, to eliminate duplication and waste, with
S. Res. 18, reaffirming the United States-Argentina partnership and
recognizing Argentina's economic reforms, with an amendment in the
nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.
S. Res. 114, expressing the sense of the Senate on humanitarian
crises in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen, with an amendment
in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.
50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem: By a unanimous
vote of 90 yeas (Vote No. 138), Senate agreed to S. Res. 176,
commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.
Relative to the Death of Former Senator Jim Bunning: Senate agreed to
S. Res. 184, relative to the death of James Paul David “Jim” Bunning,
former United States Senator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act--Cloture: Senate began
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 722, to
impose sanctions with respect to Iran in relation to Iran's ballistic
missile program, support for acts of international terrorism, and
violations of human rights.
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to
proceed to consideration of 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 Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Elwood Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached
providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, June 6, 2017,
Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Courtney Elwood, of
Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency,
under the previous order of Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Nominations Confirmed: On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Senate confirmed the
By 52 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 137), Amul R. Thapar, of
Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit.
David L. Norquist, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Defense
Kari A. Bingen, of Virginia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary
Robert Story Karem, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant
Secretary of Defense.
3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
54 Army nominations in the rank of general.
2 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
22 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Henry Kerner, of California, to be Special Counsel, Office of Special
Counsel, for the term of five years.
1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
44 Army nominations in the rank of general.
1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Messages from the House:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--138)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 3 p.m. and adjourned, as a further mark
of respect to the memory of the late Senator Jim Bunning, in accordance
with S. Res. 184, at 6:33 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.
(For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in
today's Record on page S3245.)
(Committees not listed did not meet)
ISIS'S GLOBAL REACH
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee received a closed briefing on
beyond Iraq and Syria, focusing on ISIS's global reach from Justin
Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of
Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, and Conrad Tribble,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs,
both of the Department of State; and John Mulligan, Deputy Director,
National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National
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