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                                             Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4165-S4225

Measures Introduced: Eight bills and one resolution were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1624-1631, and S. Res. 231.
  Page S4192

Measures Considered:
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: 
                                                         Pages S4168-84

Pending:
  McConnell Amendment No. 267, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S4170-76
  Enzi (for Paul) Amendment No. 271 (to Amendment No. 267), of a 
perfecting nature.
Page S4183
  Donnelly motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Finance with 
instructions to report back with instructions.
Page S4183
  Prior to the consideration of this measure today, Senate took the 
following action:
   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 
bill.
Page S4168
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  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. 
                                                             Page S4183
  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. 
                                                             Page S4177
  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.
Page S4224
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 
of Defense.
  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 
Interior.
  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).

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  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.
Pages S4224-25

Messages from the House:
  Pages S4187-88

Measures Referred:
  Page S4188

Executive Communications:
  Pages S4188-91

Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S4191

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S4191-92

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4192-93

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4193-95

Additional Statements:
  Page S4186

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4195-S4224

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S4224

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S4224

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 
S4224.)



    


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