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                                            Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3301-S3344

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1298-1314, and S. Res. 185-187. 
                                                         Pages S3327-28

Measures Reported:
  S. 286, to require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and 
the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado. (S. Rept. No. 
115-92)
Page S3327

Measures Passed:
  Lions Clubs International 100th Anniversary: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 174, 
recognizing the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International and 
celebrating the Lions Clubs International for a long history of 
humanitarian service, and the resolution was then agreed to, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S3342-43
  Tillis (for Moran) Amendment No. 222, to remove references to 
specific entities.
Pages S3342-43
  Congratulating Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: Senate agreed 
to S. Res. 187, congratulating and honoring Fermi National Accelerator 
Laboratory on 50 years of groundbreaking discoveries.
  Page S3343

Measures Considered:
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act--Agreement: Senate 
resumed 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.
  Pages S3303-21
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 91 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 140), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Pages S3309-10
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, 
post-cloture, at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 8, 2017; 
and that all time during recess, adjournment, morning business and 
Leader remarks count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to 
consideration of the bill.
Page S3343
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Ryan McCarthy, of Illinois, to be Under Secretary of the Army.
  Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy Secretary of 
Defense.
  Jeffrey Bossert Clark, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney 
General.
  Allison H. Eid, of Colorado, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the Tenth Circuit.
  Ralph R. Erickson, of North Dakota, to be United States Circuit Judge 
for the Eighth Circuit.
  Dabney Langhorne Friedrich, of California, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Columbia.
  Timothy J. Kelly, of the District of Columbia, to be United States 
District Judge for the District of Columbia.
  Trevor N. McFadden, of Virginia, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of Columbia.
  Stephen S. Schwartz, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
  Michael P. Allen, of Florida, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years.
  Amanda L. Meredith, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years.
  Joseph L. Toth, of Wisconsin, to be a Judge of the United States 
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for the term of fifteen years. 
                                                             Page S3344

Messages from the House:
  Page S3327

Measures Referred:
  Page S3327

Measures Read the First Time:
  Page S3327

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S3327

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Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3328-29

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S3329-39

Additional Statements:
  Pages S3325-27

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S3339-41

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Pages S3341-42

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--140) 
                                                             Page S3310

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:47 p.m., 
until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S3343.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: FOREST SERVICE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of the 
Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to 
examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 
2018 for the USDA Forest Service, after receiving testimony from Tom 
Tidwell, Chief, Forest Service, Department of Agriculture.

APPROPRIATIONS: ARMY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Department of Defense 
concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and 
justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Army, after receiving 
testimony from Robert M. Speer, Acting Secretary of the Army, and 
General Mark A. Milley, USA, Chief of Staff of the Army, both of the 
Department of Defense.

APPROPRIATIONS: NRC
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Energy and Water 
Development concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates 
and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission, after receiving testimony from Kristine L. Svinicki, 
Chairman, and Jeff Baran and Stephen G. Burns, both a Commissioner, all 
of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

APPROPRIATIONS: HUD
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing 
and Urban Development, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to 
examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 
2018 for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, after 
receiving testimony from Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development.

APPROPRIATIONS: LOC AND AOC
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Legislative Branch 
concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and 
justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Library of Congress and the 
Architect of the Capitol, after receiving testimony from Carla Hayden, 
Librarian of Congress; and Stephen T. Ayers, Architect of the Capitol.

DEFENSE NUCLEAR ACQUISITION PROGRAMS
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces concluded 
a hearing to examine Department of Defense nuclear acquisition programs 
and the nuclear doctrine, after receiving testimony from James A. 
MacStravic, performing the duties of Under Secretary for Acquisition, 
Technology and Logistics, Robert M. Soofer, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, General Robin Rand, USAF, 
Commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, and Vice Admiral Terry J. 
Benedict, USN, Director, Strategic Systems Programs, all of the 
Department of Defense.

NOMINATION
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nomination of Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget, after the nominee testified and 
answered questions in his own behalf.

FAA REAUTHORIZATION
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization, 
focusing on administration perspectives, after receiving testimony from 
Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Transportation.

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Subcommittee on National 
Parks concluded a hearing to examine working to improve the National 
Park Service workplace environment, after receiving testimony from 
Michael T. Reynolds, Acting Director, National Park Service, and Mary 
L. Kendall, Deputy Inspector General, both of the Department of the 
Interior; and Maria Burks, Coalition to Protect America's National 
Parks, Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
nominations of Eric D. Hargan, of Illinois, to be Deputy Secretary of 
Health and

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Human Services, and David Malpass, of New York, to be an Under 
Secretary, Andrew K. Maloney, of Virginia, to be a Deputy Under 
Secretary, and Brent James McIntosh, of Michigan, to be General 
Counsel, all of the Department of the Treasury, after the nominees 
testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
the nomination of William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be 
Ambassador to Japan, Department of State.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the nominations of Neomi Rao, of the 
District of Columbia, to be Administrator of the Office of Information 
and Regulatory Affairs, who was introduced by Senator Hatch, and 
Russell Vought, of Virginia, to be Deputy Director, both of the Office 
of Management and Budget, and Brock Long, of North Carolina, to be 
Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
Homeland Security, after the nominees testified and answered questions 
in their own behalf.

VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the Veterans Choice Program and the future of care in the 
community, after receiving testimony from David J. Shulkin, Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs; and Jeff Steele, The American Legion, Adrian 
Atizado, Disabled American Veterans, Carlos Fuentes, Veterans of 
Foreign Wars of the United States, and Gabriel Stultz, Paralyzed 
Veterans of America, all of Washington, D.C.

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, after receiving 
testimony from Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence; 
Michael Rogers, Director, National Security Agency; and Rod J. 
Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, and Andrew McCabe, Acting 
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of 
Justice.

INTELLIGENCE
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee held closed hearings on 
intelligence matters, receiving testimony from officials of the 
intelligence community.
   Committee recessed subject to the call.



    


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