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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S3697-S3741
Measures Introduced: Twenty-two bills and four resolutions were
introduced, as follows: S. 1405-1426, S. Res. 199-201, and S. Con. Res.
S. 733, to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational
hunting, fishing, and shooting. (S. Rept. No. 115-116)
Report to accompany S. 131, to provide for the exchange of certain
National Forest System land and non-Federal land in the State of
Alaska. (S. Rept. No. 115-117)
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
By 65 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. EX. 152), Marshall Billingslea, of
Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department
of the Treasury.
4 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
48 Army nominations in the rank of general.
1 Marine Corps nomination in the rank of general.
23 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S3725-28, S3739-41
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
2 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Messages from the House:
Enrolled Bills Presented:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--153)
Svinicki Nomination--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the
nomination of Kristine L. Svinicki, of Virginia, to be a Member of the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 89 yeas to 10 nays (Vote No. 153), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that
notwithstanding Rule XXII, the post-cloture time on the nomination not
expire until 5:30 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate
resume consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately
4:00 p.m., on Monday, June 26, 2017.
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 6 p.m., until
4 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks
of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3737.)
(Committees not listed did not meet)
Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry: Committee concluded
a hearing to examine the nomination of J. Christopher Giancarlo, of New
Jersey, to be Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
after the nominee testified and answered questions in his own behalf.
APPROPRIATIONS: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor,
Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
concluded a hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and
justification for fiscal year 2018 for the National Institutes of
Health, after receiving testimony from Francis S. Collins, Director,
Douglas Lowy, Acting
Director, National Cancer Institute, Gary Gibbons, Director, National
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Anthony Fauci, Director, National
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Richard Hodes, Director,
National Institute on Aging, Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute
on Drug Abuse, and Joshua Gordon, Director, National Institute of
Mental Health, all of the National Institutes of Health.
REGULATOR PERSPECTIVE ON FOSTERING ECONOMIC GROWTH
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Committee concluded a
hearing to examine fostering economic growth, focusing on regulator
perspective, 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,
after receiving testimony from Jerome H. Powell, Member, Board of
Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Martin J. Gruenberg, Chairman,
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; J. Mark McWatters, Acting Board
Chairman, National Credit Union Administration; Keith A. Noreika,
Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury; and
Charles G. Cooper, Texas Department of Banking, Austin, on behalf of
the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 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 Energy, after receiving testimony from
Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy.
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