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                                               Monday, June 5, 2017

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                              Daily Digest


      See Resume of Congressional Activity.


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3235-S3251

Measures Introduced: One bill and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1290, and S. Res. 184.
  Page S3242

Measures Reported:
  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. 
                                                             Page S3242

Measures Passed:
  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. 
                                                         Pages S3235-38
  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. 
                                                         Pages S3244-45

Measures Considered:
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.
  Page S3239
   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.
Page S3239
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.
  Page S3245
Nominations Confirmed: On Thursday, May 25, 2017, Senate confirmed the 
following nominations:
  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 
of Defense.
  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.

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  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. 
                                                         Pages S3249-51
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.
Pages S3245-49

Messages from the House:
  Pages S3241-42

Measures Referred:
  Page S3242

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3242-44

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--138) 
                                                             Page S3238

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.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

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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