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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Routine Proceedings, pages S4165-S4225
Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as
follows: S. 1624-1631, and S. Res. 231.
National Defense Authorization Act: Senate continued consideration of
the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 2810, to authorize
appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the
Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense
activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel
strengths for such fiscal year.
Pages S4165-66, S4167-68
American Health Care Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of H.R.
1628, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017, taking action
on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
McConnell Amendment No. 267, of a perfecting nature.
Enzi (for Paul) Amendment No. 271 (to Amendment No. 267), of a
Donnelly motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance with
instructions to report back with instructions.
Prior to the consideration of this measure today, Senate took the
By 51 yeas to 50 nays, Vice President voting yea (Vote No. 167),
Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to the consideration of the
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the
By 43 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 168), three-fifths of those Senators
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate
rejected the motion to waive all applicable sections of the
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 and applicable budget resolutions,
with respect to McConnell Amendment No. 270 (to Amendment No. 267), of
a perfecting nature. Subsequently, the point of order that the
amendment was in violation of section 311(a)(2)(B) of the Congressional
Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment thus fell.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the time
from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, be
equally divided between the managers, or their designees, that at 11:30
a.m., Senator Murray, or designee, be recognized to make points of
order, and that Senator Enzi, or designee, be recognized to make a
motion to waive, and that following the motion to waive, Senate vote on
or in relation to Enzi (for Paul) Amendment No. 271 (to Amendment No.
267) (listed above), and following disposition of the amendment, the
time until 3:30 p.m. be equally divided on Donnelly motion to commit
(listed above), with a vote on the motion at 3:30 p.m.; and that
following disposition of Donnelly motion to commit, Senator Murray, or
her designee, be recognized to offer an additional motion to commit.
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further
consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday,
July 26, 2017, with the time until 11:30 a.m. equally divided between
the two Leaders, or their designees.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
Samuel H. Clovis, Jr., of Iowa, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture
for Research, Education, and Economics.
Mark T. Esper, of Virginia, to be Secretary of the Army.
Anthony Kurta, of Montana, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary
Robert L. Wilkie, of North Carolina, to be Under Secretary of Defense
for Personnel and Readiness.
Joseph Balash, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of the
Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, of the District of Columbia, to be
Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.
A. Wess Mitchell, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State
(European and Eurasian Affairs).
Daniel Alan Craig, of Maryland, to be Deputy Administrator, Federal
Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.
3 Army nominations in the rank of general.
Routine lists in the Navy.
Messages from the House:
Petitions and Memorials:
Executive Reports of Committees:
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Privileges of the Floor:
Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--168)
Pages S4168, S4183
Adjournment: Senate convened at 12 p.m. and adjourned at 9:58 p.m.,
until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (For Senate's program, see
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page
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