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[Pages D849-D851]
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                                            Thursday, July 27, 2017

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                              Daily Digest



HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate passed H.R. 3364, Countering America's Adversaries Through 
      Sanctions Act.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4349-S4608

Measures Introduced: Thirty-one bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1641-1671, and S. Res. 234-236. 
                                                         Pages S4425-26

Measures Reported:
  S. 1648, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. (S. Rept. No. 115-137)
  S. 1655, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, 
and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2018. (S. Rept. No. 115-138)
  S. 1662, making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and 
Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2018. (S. Rept. No. 115-139)
  S. Con. Res. 15, expressing support for the designation of October 
28, 2017, as “Honoring the Nation's First Responders Day”, with an 
amendment.
Page S4421

Measures Passed:
  Wounded Officers Recovery Act: Committee on Rules and Administration 
was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 3298, to authorize 
the Capitol Police Board to make payments from the United States 
Capitol Police Memorial Fund to employees of the United States Capitol 
Police who have sustained serious line-of-duty injuries, and the bill 
was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed 
thereto:
  Pages S4361-62
  Flake Amendment No. 409, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4362
  Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act: By 98 yeas to 
2 nays (Vote No. 175), Senate passed H.R. 3364, to provide 
congressional review and to counter aggression by the Governments of 
Iran, the Russian Federation, and North Korea.
  Pages S4387-89

Measures Considered:
American Health Care Act: Senate continued 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 S4349-61, S4362-87, S4389-S4415

Adopted:
  By 52 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 177), Enzi (for Heller) Amendment No. 
502 (to Amendment No. 267), to strike the sunset of the repeal of the 
tax on employee health insurance premiums and health plan benefits. 
                                                         Pages S4389-99

Rejected:
  By a unanimous vote of 57 nays, 43 responding present (Vote No. 173), 
McConnell (for Daines) Modified Amendment No. 340 (to Amendment No. 
267), to provide for comprehensive health insurance coverage for all 
United States residents, improved healthcare delivery.
Pages S4350-70
  By 43 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 176), Schumer motion to commit the 
bill to the Committee on Finance, with instructions.
Pages S4398-99
  By 48 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 178), Murray motion to commit the 
bill to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, with 
instructions.
Pages S4400-15
  By 49 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 179), McConnell Amendment No. 667 (to 
Amendment No. 267), in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S4399-S4415

Pending:
  McConnell Amendment No. 267, of a perfecting nature.
Page S4350
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 50 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 174), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion

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to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974 and the waiver provisions of applicable budget resolutions, with 
respect to Enzi (for Strange) Amendment No. 389 (to Amendment No. 267), 
to provide for premium assistance for low-income individuals. 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 302(f) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, 
and the amendment thus fell.
Pages S4370-87
  Subsequently, H.R. 1628 was returned to the Senate Calendar. 
                                                             Page S4415
Newsom Nomination--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the 
nomination of Kevin Christopher Newsom, of Alabama, to be United States 
Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit.
  Page S4416
  Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the 
following action:
  Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Executive Session to 
consider the nomination.
Page S4416
  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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement, a vote on 
cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, July 31, 2017.
Page S4416
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senate 
resume consideration of the nomination at approximately 4 p.m., on 
Monday, July 31, 2017.
Page S4606
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission for a term of seven years from October 27, 
2018.
  Ann Marie Buerkle, of New York, to be Chairman of the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission.
  C.J. Mahoney, of Kansas, to be Deputy United States Trade 
Representative (Investment, Services, Labor, Environment, Africa, 
China, and the Western Hemisphere), with the rank of Ambassador.
  John R. Bass, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic 
of Afghanistan.
  Samuel Dale Brownback, of Kansas, to be Ambassador at Large for 
International Religious Freedom.
  Michael James Dodman, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Islamic 
Republic of Mauritania.
  J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the 
African Development Bank for a term of five years.
  Peter Hoekstra, of Michigan, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the 
Netherlands.
  Daniel J. Kritenbrink, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam.
  Justin Hicks Siberell, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom 
of Bahrain.
  Michele Jeanne Sison, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Republic 
of Haiti.
  Halsey B. Frank, of Maine, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Maine for the term of four years.
  Jeffrey B. Jensen, of Maryland, to be United States Attorney for the 
Eastern District of Missouri for the term of four years.
  Mark A. Klaassen, of Wyoming, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Wyoming for the term of four years.
  Byung J. Pak, of Georgia, to be United States Attorney for the 
Northern District of Georgia for the term of four years.
  Brian D. Schroder, of Alaska, to be United States Attorney for the 
District of Alaska for the term of four years.
  D. Michael Hurst, Jr., of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney 
for the Southern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.
  William C. Lamar, of Mississippi, to be United States Attorney for 
the Northern District of Mississippi for the term of four years.
  Routine lists in the Army.
Pages S4606-08

Messages from the House:
  Page S4420

Measures Referred:
  Pages S4420-21

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S4421-25

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4431-32

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4426-31, S4433-34

Additional Statements:
  Pages S4419-20

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4434-S4606

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S4606

Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S4606

Record Votes: Seven record votes were taken today. (Total--179) 
                          Pages S4370, S4386-87, S4389, S4398-99, S4415

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 and 
adjourned at 1:56 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, until 4 p.m. on 
Monday, July 31, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the 
Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4606.)

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