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                                             Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3413-59

Measures Introduced: Six bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1343-
1348.
  Page S3456

Measures Reported:
  S. 55, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 
special resource study of Fort Ontario in the State of New York, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-104)
  S. 214, to authorize the expansion of an existing hydroelectric 
project. (S. Rept. No. 115-105)
  S. 566, to withdraw certain land in Okanogan County, Washington, to 
protect the land. (S. Rept. No. 115-106)
  S. 714, to amend Public Law 103-434 to authorize Phase III of the 
Yakima River Basin Water Basin Water Enhancement Project for the 
purposes of improving water management in the Yakima River basin. (S. 
Rept. No. 115-107)
Page S3456

Measures Passed:
  Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building: Senate passed S. 
831, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 120 West Pike Street in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, as the 
“Police Officer Scott Bashioum Post Office Building”.
  Page S3459

Measures Considered:
Government of Saudi Arabia Export of Defense Articles: By 47 yeas to 53 
nays (Vote No. 143), Senate did not agree to the 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 articles. 
                                                         Pages S3416-40
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act--Agreement: Senate 
continued 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, taking 
action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto: 
                                                         Pages S3440-51

Withdrawn:
  McConnell Amendment No. 233 (to Amendment No. 232), to change the 
enactment date.
Page S3428

Pending:
  McConnell (for Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 232, to impose sanctions 
with respect to the Russian Federation and to combat terrorism and 
illicit financing.
Pages S3440-48
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the committee-
reported substitute amendment to 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 Thursday, June 15, 2017.
Page S3450
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in 
accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the 
committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill.
Page S3450
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the motion 
to invoke cloture on McConnell (for Crapo) Amendment No. 232 (listed 
above), be withdrawn.
Page S3450
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 2 p.m., 
on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Senate vote on adoption of McConnell (for 
Crapo) Modified Amendment No. 232 (listed above), with no intervening 
action or debate and no second-degree amendments in order prior to the 
vote; and that following Leader remarks on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 
the time until 2 p.m. be equally divided in the usual form. 
                                                             Page S3428
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:45 a.m., on Wednesday, 
June 14, 2017.
Page S3459

Message from the President: Senate received the following message from 
the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the 
national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 
13405 of June

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16, 2006, with respect to Belarus; which was referred to the Committee 
on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-9)
Page S3452

Messages from the House:
  Pages S3452-53

Measures Referred:
  Page S3453

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S3453

Executive Communications:
  Pages S3453-55

Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S3455

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3456-57

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S3457-58

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S3458-59

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S3459

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S3459

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--143) 
                                                             Page S3428

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:18 p.m., 
until 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (For Senate's program, 
see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S3459.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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 Justice, after receiving testimony from Rod J. 
Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and 
justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Agriculture, 
after receiving testimony from Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture.

APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget 
estimates and justification for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of 
State, after receiving testimony from Rex Tillerson, Secretary of 
State.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
the Department of Defense budget posture in review of the Defense 
Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future Years Defense 
Program, after receiving testimony from James N. Mattis, Secretary, 
General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of 
Staff, and David L. Norquist, Under Secretary (Comptroller), all of the 
Department of Defense.

DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on SeaPower concluded a 
hearing to examine Navy and Marine Corps aviation programs in review of 
the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal year 2018 and the Future 
Years Defense Program, after receiving testimony from Lieutenant 
General Jon M. Davis, USMC, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, United 
States Marine Corps, and Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, USN, 
Commander, Naval Air Systems, and Rear Admiral DeWolfe H. Miller, III, 
USN, Director, Air Warfare (OPNAV N98), both of the Department of the 
Navy, all of the Department of Defense.

FY 2018 BUDGET AND REVENUE PROPOSALS
Committee on the Budget: Committee concluded a hearing to examine the 
President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 and revenue 
proposals, after receiving testimony from Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary 
of the Treasury.

NOMINATIONS
Committee on Environment and Public Works: Committee concluded a 
hearing to examine the nominations of Kristine L. Svinicki, and Annie 
Caputo, both of Virginia, and David Wright, of South Carolina, who was 
introduced by Senator Graham, each to be a Member of the Nuclear 
Regulatory Commission, and Susan Parker Bodine, of Maryland, to be an 
Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, after 
the nominees testified and answered questions in their own behalf.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE BUDGET
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal year 2018 
for the Department of State, after receiving testimony from Rex 
Tillerson, Secretary of State.

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STATE-SPONSORED CYBERSPACE THREATS
Committee on Foreign Relations: Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, 
and International Cybersecurity Policy concluded a hearing to examine 
state-sponsored cyberspace threats, focusing on recent incidents and 
United States policy response, after receiving testimony from Samantha 
F. Ravich, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C.; and 
Eric Rosenbach, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center, Cambridge, 
Massachusetts.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine the cost of prescription drugs, focusing 
on how the drug delivery system affects what patients pay, after 
receiving testimony from Dan Mendelson, Avalere, and Allan Coukell, The 
Pew Charitable Trusts, both of Washington, D.C.; Paul Howard, Manhattan 
Institute, New York, New York; and Gerard Anderson, Johns Hopkins 
Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Baltimore, Maryland.

BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S.772, to amend the PROTECT Act to make Indian tribes eligible for 
AMBER Alert grants; and
  S.825, to provide for the conveyance of certain property to the 
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium located in Sitka, Alaska, 
with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

INDIAN AFFAIRS LEGISLATION
Committee on Indian Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
S. 1250, to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve the 
recruitment and retention of employees in the Indian Health Service, 
restore accountability in the Indian Health Service, improve health 
services, S. 1275, to improve the housing conditions and promote useful 
land uses within tribal communities, and an original bill entitled, 
“HUD/VA Veterans Assisted Supplemental Housing”, after receiving 
testimony from Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan, Assistant Surgeon General, 
Public Health Service, Acting Director, Indian Health Service, 
Department of Health and Human Services; Heidi Frechette, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary, Office of Native American Programs, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development; Keith Harris, National Director of 
Clinical Operations, Homeless Program Office, Veterans Health 
Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; Victoria Kitcheyan, 
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago; Joseph P. Crowley, American 
Dental Association, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mark Charlie, The Association of 
Village Council Presidents Regional Housing Authority, Bethel, Alaska; 
and Max Stier, Partnership for Public Service, Liana Onnen, National 
Congress of American Indians, and Sami Jo Difuntorum, National American 
Indian Housing Council, all of Washington, D.C.
2016 ELECTION INTELLIGENCE MATTERS
Select Committee on Intelligence: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine certain intelligence matters relating to the 2016 United States 
election, after receiving testimony from former Senator Jeff Sessions, 
Attorney General, Department of Justice.



    


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