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Monday, June 12, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S3381-S3411
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 1333-1342, and S. Res. 190.
S. 905, to require a report on, and to authorize technical assistance
for, accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and
genocide in Syria, with amendments.
Honoring the Memory of the Victims of the Pulse Orlando Terrorist
Attack: Senate agreed to S. Res. 190, honoring the memory of the
victims of the terrorist attack on the Pulse Orlando nightclub one year
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act: Senate began
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, after agreeing
to the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and taking
action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S3383-85, S3388-90, S3393
McConnell (for Crapo) Amendment No. 232, to impose sanctions with
respect to the Russian Federation and to combat terrorism and illicit
McConnell Amendment No. 233 (to Amendment No. 232), to change the
A motion was entered to close further debate on McConnell (for Crapo)
Amendment No. 232 (listed above), 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 14, 2017.
Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff Commission on Native Children:
The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, in consultation with the
Chairperson of the Committee on Indian Affairs, pursuant to the
provisions of Public Law 114-244, appointed the following individual to
serve as a member of the Alyce Spotted Bear and Walter Soboleff
Commission on Native Children: Don Atqaqsaq Gray of Alaska.
Government of Saudi Arabia Export of Defense Articles--Agreement: A
unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately
10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Senator Paul, or his designee,
be recognized to make a motion to discharge S.J. Res. 42, relating to
the disapproval of the proposed export to the Government of the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia of certain defense article; that debate on the motion
be equally divided between the proponents and the opponents until 12:30
p.m.; that the Senate recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for the
weekly conference meetings, and at 2:15 p.m., there be 10 minutes of
debate remaining on the motion to discharge the resolution, equally
divided between Senator Paul, or his designee, and the opponents, and
following the use or yielding back of that time, Senate vote on or in
relation to the motion to discharge.
Walsh Nomination Referral--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was
reached providing that the nomination of Elizabeth Erin Walsh, of the
District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and
Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service,
be referred jointly to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban
Affairs and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 95 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 142), Kenneth P. Rapuano, of
Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Dawn DeBerry Stump, of Texas, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity
Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring June 19, 2021.
David G. Ehrhart, of Texas, to be General Counsel of the Department
of the Air Force.
Claria Horn Boom, of Kentucky, to be United States District Judge for
the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.
Beth Ann Williams, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Attorney
1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Messages from the House:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--142)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned at 10:18 p.m.,
until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3411.)
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