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Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S3615-S3655
Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 1380-1386, and S. Res. 195.
H.R. 494, to expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument
in the State of Georgia, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 115-114)
Mandelker Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of Sigal Mandelker, of New York, to be Under Secretary of
the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 94 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 149), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 12
noon, on Wednesday, June 21, 2017; and that all time during morning
business, recess, adjournment and Leader remarks count post-cloture on
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
By 95 yeas to 4 nays (Vote No. EX. 148), Brock Long, of North
Carolina, to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
Pages S3619-20, S3655
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Anna Maria Farias, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing
and Urban Development.
Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, to be a Member of the National Labor
Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2020.
Patrick Pizzella, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor.
Lance Allen Robertson, of Oklahoma, to be Assistant Secretary for
Aging, Department of Health and Human Services.
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Notices of Intent:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--149)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:39 p.m.,
until 12 noon on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (For Senate's program, see
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3654.)
(Committees not listed did not meet)
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 Food and Drug
Administration, after receiving testimony from Scott Gottlieb,
Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration,
Department of Health and Human Services.
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Financial Services and
General Government examine proposed budget estimates and justification
for fiscal year 2018 for the Federal Communications Commission, after
receiving testimony from Ajit Pai, Chairman, and Mignon L. Clyburn, and
Michael O'Rielly, each a Commissioner, all of the Federal
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 995
nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
the nomination of Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy
Secretary of Defense, after the nominee, who was introduced by Senator
Cantwell, testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
THE USF AND RURAL BROADBAND
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on
Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet concluded a
hearing to examine the Universal Service Fund and rural broadband,
after receiving testimony from Michael J. Balhoff, Charlesmead
Advisors, LLC, Columbia, Maryland; Shirley Bloomfield, NTCA--The Rural
Broadband Association, Arlington, Virginia; Eric B. Graham, C Spire,
Ridgeland, Mississippi; and Karen S. Rheuban, University of Virginia
Center for Telehealth, Charlottesville.
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUDGET
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: Committee concluded a
hearing to examine the President's proposed budget request for fiscal
year 2018 for the Department of the Interior, after receiving testimony
from Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior.
REVIEWING CONGRESSIONAL AUMF
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to
examine reviewing Congressional authorizations for the use of military
force, after receiving testimony from John B. Bellinger, III, Arnold
and Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, and Kathleen H. Hicks, Center for
Strategic and International Studies, both of Washington, D.C.
FIRST AMENDMENT ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee concluded a hearing to examine
the assault on the First Amendment on college campuses, after receiving
testimony from Zachary R. Wood, Uncomfortable Learning, Williamstown,
Massachusetts; Frederick M. Lawrence, The Phi Beta Kappa Society, and
Fanta Aw, American University, both of Washington, D.C.; Eugene Volokh,
University of California School of Law, Los Angeles; J. Richard Cohen,
Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Alabama; Floyd Abrams, Cahill
Gordon and Reindel LLP, New York, New York; and Issac Smith,
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