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                                             Thursday, June 8, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3345-S3380

Measures Introduced: Eighteen bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1315-1332, S.J. Res. 45, and S. Res. 188-
189.
  Pages S3362-63

Measures Reported:
  S. 1141, to ensure that the United States promotes the meaningful 
participation of women in mediation and negotiation processes seeking 
to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. (S. Rept. No. 115-93
  S. 117, to designate a mountain peak in the State of Montana as 
“Alex Diekmann Peak”, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 115-94)
  S. 167, to designate a National Memorial to Fallen Educators at the 
National Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kansas, with an amendment. 
(S. Rept. No. 115-95)
  S. 199, to authorize the use of the active capacity of the Fontenelle 
Reservoir. (S. Rept. No. 115-96)
  S. 216, to require the Secretary of the Interior to submit to 
Congress a report on the efforts of the Bureau of Reclamation to manage 
its infrastructure assets. (S. Rept. No. 115-97)
  S. 267, to provide for the correction of a survey of certain land in 
the State of Alaska. (S. Rept. No. 115-98)
  S. 363, to revise the authorized route of the North Country National 
Scenic Trail in northeastern Minnesota and to extend the trail into 
Vermont to connect with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-99)
  S. 490, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-100)
  S. 491, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-101)
  S. 703, to extend the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to 
carry out the Equus Beds Division of the Wichita Project. (S. Rept. No. 
115-102)
  S. 710, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of 
construction of a hydroelectric project involving Jennings Randolph 
Dam, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 115-103)
  S. 534, to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes by 
requiring the prompt reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement 
authorities, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 782, to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children 
Task Force Program.

Measures Passed:
  Condemning the deadly attack on May 26, 2017, in Portland, Oregon: 
Senate passed S.J. Res. 45, condemning the deadly attack on May 26, 
2017, in Portland, Oregon, expressing deepest condolences to the 
families and friends of the victims, and supporting efforts to overcome 
hatred, bigotry, and violence.
  Pages S3372-73
  Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division: 
Committee on Armed Services was discharged from further consideration 
of S. Res. 115, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1st Infantry 
Division, and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the 
following amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S3373-75
  McConnell (for Moran/Roberts) Amendment No. 227, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S3373-75
  McConnell (for Moran/Roberts) Amendment No. 228, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Pages S3373-75
  Condemning Recent Terrorist Attacks: Senate agreed to S. Res. 188, 
condemning the recent terrorist attacks in the United Kingdom, the 
Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Australia, and Iran and offering 
thoughts and prayers and sincere condolences to all of the victims, 
their families, and the people of their countries.
  Page S3375
  Hemp History Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 189, designating the week 
of June 5 through June 11, 2017, as “Hemp History Week”.
  Page S3375

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  WILD Act: Senate passed S. 826, to reauthorize the Partners for Fish 
and Wildlife Program and certain wildlife conservation funds, to 
establish prize competitions relating to the prevention of wildlife 
poaching and trafficking, wildlife conservation, the management of 
invasive species, and the protection of endangered species, after 
agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute. 
                                                         Pages S3375-80

Measures Considered:
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act--Agreement: Senate 
continued 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, post-cloture. 
                                               Pages S3347-49, S3349-58
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that following 
disposition of the nomination of Kenneth P. Rapuano, of Virginia, to be 
an Assistant Secretary of Defense, Senate resume consideration of the 
motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, with all post-cloture 
time considered expired.
Page S3353
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 
approximately 4 p.m., on Monday, June 12, 2017, Senate resume 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, 
post-cloture.
Page S3380
Rapuano Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, June 12, 2017, Senate 
begin consideration of the nomination of Kenneth P. Rapuano, of 
Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense; and that there be 30 
minutes of debate on the nomination, equally divided in the usual form, 
and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on 
confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or debate. 
                                                             Page S3353
Pekoske Nomination Referral--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that upon the reporting of the nomination of 
David P. Pekoske, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland 
Security, by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, 
the nomination be referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs for a period not to exceed 30 calendar days, 
except that if the 30 days lapses while the Senate is in recess, the 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs shall have an 
additional 5 session days after the Senate reconvenes to report the 
nomination, after which the nomination, if still in committee, be 
discharged and placed on the Executive Calendar.
  Page S3358
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  By 94 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. EX. 141), Scott P. Brown, of New 
Hampshire, to be Ambassador to New Zealand, and to serve concurrently 
and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Independent 
State of Samoa.
Pages S3349, S3380
  Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Pages S3358, S3380

Messages from the House:
  Page S3360

Measures Referred:
  Page S3360

Executive Communications:
  Pages S3360-61

Petitions and Memorials:
  Pages S3361-62

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S3362

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3363-64

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S3364-66

Additional Statements:
  Pages S3358-60

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S3366-72

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S3372

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S3372

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--141) 
                                                             Page S3349

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:43 p.m., 
until 4 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the 
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3380.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed 
budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the 
Department of Commerce, after receiving testimony from Wilbur Ross, 
Secretary of Commerce.

FOSTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on the role of 
financial institutions in local communities, including S. 366, to 
require the Federal financial institutions regulatory agencies to take 
risk profiles and business models of institutions into account when 
taking regulatory actions, S. 1002, to enhance the ability of community 
financial institutions to foster economic

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growth and serve their communities, boost small businesses, increase 
individual savings, S. 1152, to create protections for depository 
institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related 
businesses, and S. 1310, to amend the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act of 
1975 to specify which depository institutions are subject to the 
maintenance of records and disclosure requirements of such Act, after 
receiving testimony from Dorothy A. Savarese, American Bankers 
Association, Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Steve Grooms, 1st Liberty Federal 
Credit Union, Great Falls, Montana, on behalf of the National 
Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions; R. Scott Heitkamp, 
Value Bank, Corpus Christi, Texas, on behalf of the Independent 
Community Bankers of America; Dallas Bergl, Inova Federal Credit Union, 
Elkhart, Indiana, on behalf of the Credit Union National Association; 
John Bissell, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Pittsfield, Massachusetts; 
and Adam J. Levitin, Georgetown University Law Center, Somerset, 
Massachusetts.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine the nominations of Derek Kan, of California, to be 
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy, David J. Redl, of New 
York, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and 
Information, and Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be a 
Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, after the nominees, 
who were all introduced by Senator Gardner, testified and answered 
questions in their own behalf.

EMERGING ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine cost reductions in emerging energy technologies with 
a specific focus on how recent trends may affect today's energy 
landscape, after receiving testimony from Lily Donge, Rocky Mountain 
Institute Business Renewables Center, and Kevin Yates, Siemens Energy 
Management Division, both of Washington, D.C.; Greg Merritt, Cree, 
Inc., Durham, North Carolina; David Greeson, NRG Energy, Houston, 
Texas; Steve Simonton, Cimarex Energy Co., Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Russell 
Vare, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, LLC, Sunnyvale, California.

DEPARTMENT OF HHS BUDGET
Committee on Finance: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 for the 
Department of Health and Human Services, after receiving testimony from 
Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services.

ISIS'S GLOBAL REACH
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine ISIS's global reach beyond Iraq and Syria, after receiving 
testimony from Lorenzo Vidino, The George Washington University Program 
on Extremism, and Daniel Byman, Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh 
School of Foreign Service, both of Washington, D.C.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 782, to reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children 
Task Force Program; and
  The nominations of Noel J. Francisco, of the District of Columbia, to 
be Solicitor General of the United States, and Makan Delrahim, of 
California, and Steven Andrew Engel, of the District of Columbia, each 
to be an Assistant Attorney General, all of the Department of Justice.

FBI INTELLIGENCE MATTERS
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine certain intelligence matters relating to the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, after receiving testimony from James B. Comey, former 
Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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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