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[Pages D675-D676]
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                                             Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S3615-S3655

Measures Introduced: Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1380-1386, and S. Res. 195.
  Page S3650

Measures Reported:
  H.R. 494, to expand the boundary of Fort Frederica National Monument 
in the State of Georgia, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 115-114) 
                                                             Page S3648
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.
  Page S3616
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 94 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 149), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Page S3620
  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 
the nomination.
Page S3654
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.
Page S3655

Executive Communications:
  Pages S3646-48

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S3648-50

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S3650-51

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S3651-54

Additional Statements:
  Pages S3644-46

Notices of Intent:
  Page S3654

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S3625

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--149) 
                                                             Page S3620

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.)

Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)

APPROPRIATIONS: FDA
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.

APPROPRIATIONS: FCC
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 
Communications Commission.

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BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Armed Services: Committee ordered favorably reported 995 
nominations in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

NOMINATION
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, 
Cincinnati, Ohio.



    


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