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Thursday, June 29, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S3837-S3867
Measures Introduced: Forty-six bills and eight resolutions were
introduced, as follows: S. 1472-1517, S. Res. 210-215, and S. Con. Res.
H.R. 1029, to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and
Rodenticide Act to improve pesticide registration and other activities
under the Act, to extend and modify fee authorities, with amendments.
Engrossment Correction: Senate agreed to S. Res. 210, to correct the
engrossment of S. 722.
Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that the Secretary of the
Senate be directed to request the return of papers for S. 722, to
Provide Congressional Review and to Counter Iranian and Russian
Governments' Aggression, from the House of Representatives.
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was
reached providing that when the Senate completes its business today, it
adjourn, to then convene for pro forma sessions only, with no business
being conducted on the following dates and times and that following
each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma
session: Monday, July 3, 2017, at 6 p.m.; and Thursday, July 6, 2017,
at 9 a.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Thursday, July 6, 2017,
it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rao Nomination-Agreement: Senate continued consideration of the
nomination of Neomi Rao, of the District of Columbia, to be
Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget.
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the
By 59 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. 155), Senate agreed to the motion to
close further debate on the nomination.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at
approximately 3 p.m., on Monday, July 10, 2017, Senate resume
consideration of the nomination, post-cloture; and that notwithstanding
the provisions of Rule XXII, the post-cloture time on the nomination
expire at 5:30 p.m.
Hagerty Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the
nomination of William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be
Ambassador to Japan.
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, 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
nomination of David C. Nye, of Idaho, to be United States District
Judge for the District of Idaho.
Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that
notwithstanding Rule XXII, it be in order to move to proceed to
Executive Session to consider the nomination.
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to
consider the nomination.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Matthew P. Donovan, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of the Air
Ellen M. Lord, of Rhode Island, to be Under Secretary of Defense for
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
Christopher Campbell, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of
Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the
Department of Commerce.
Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be Chairman of the
National Transportation Safety Board for a term of two years.
Brenda Burman, of Arizona, to be Commissioner of Reclamation.
Douglas W. Domenech, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Jason Kearns, of Colorado, to be a Member of the United States
International Trade Commission for the term expiring December 16, 2024.
Luis E. Arreaga, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of
Krishna R. Urs, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to the Republic of
Jerome M. Adams, of Indiana, to be Medical Director in the Regular
Corps of the Public Health Service, subject to qualifications therefor
as provided by law and regulations, and to be Surgeon General of the
Public Health Service for a term of four years.
Janet Dhillon, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2022.
William J. Emanuel, of California, to be a Member of the National
Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27,
Gerald W. Fauth, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National
Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2020.
Joshua A. Deahl, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate
Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for the term of
Susan M. Gordon, of Virginia, to be Principal Deputy Director of
Eric S. Dreiband, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal
Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June
Brendan Carr, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal
Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2018.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, of Texas, to be United States Permanent
Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador.
A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Messages from the House:
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S3837, S3857
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Notices of Intent:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--155)
Adjournment: Senate convened at 11 a.m. and adjourned at 5:45 p.m.,
until 6 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the
remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3847.)
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