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                                          Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S4697-S4779

Measures Introduced: Thirty-two bills and three resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 1700-1731, and S. Res. 242-244. 
                                                         Pages S4766-67

Measures Reported:
  S. 810, to facilitate construction of a bridge on certain property in 
Christian County, Missouri, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 115-142)
  S. 669, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to assess 
sanitation and safety conditions at Bureau of Indian Affairs facilities 
that were constructed to provide affected Columbia River Treaty tribes 
access to traditional fishing grounds and expend funds on construction 
of facilities and structures to improve those conditions. (S. Rept. No. 
115-143)
  S. 154, to amend the Small Business Act to ensure small businesses 
affected by the onset of transmissible diseases are eligible for 
disaster relief.
  S. 650, to amend the Small Business Act to expand tax credit 
education and training for small businesses that engage in research and 
development.
  S. 690, to extend the eligibility of redesignated areas as HUBZones 
from 3 years to 7 years.
  S. 929, to improve the HUBZone program, with amendments.
  S. 1038, to require the Administrator of the Small Business 
Administration to submit to Congress a report on the utilization of 
small businesses with respect to certain Federal contracts, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  S. 1428, to amend section 21 of the Small Business Act to require 
cyber certification for small business development center counselors.
  S. 1598, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain 
improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs.
Pages S4764-65

Measures Passed:
  AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 829, to 
reauthorize the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, the Fire 
Prevention and Safety Grants program, and the Staffing for Adequate 
Fire and Emergency Response grant program, after agreeing to the 
committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
  Pages S4714-15
  Seniors Fraud Prevention Act: Senate passed S. 81, to establish an 
advisory office within the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal 
Trade Commission to prevent fraud targeting seniors.
  Page S4714
  Great Outdoors Month: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from 
further consideration of S. Res. 199, designating June 2017 as “Great 
Outdoors Month”, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                         Pages S4715-16
  National Day of the American Cowboy: Committee on the Judiciary was 
discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 225, designating July 
22, 2017, as “National Day of the American Cowboy”, and the 
resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S4715-16
  National Youth Sports Week: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
227, recognizing “National Youth Sports Week” and the efforts by 
parents, volunteers, and national organizations in their efforts to 
promote healthy living and youth development, and the resolution was 
then agreed to.
  Pages S4715-16
  10th Anniversary of the collapse of Interstate 35W Mississippi River 
Bridge: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further 
consideration of S. Res. 238, recognizing the 10th anniversary and 
honoring the victims of the collapse of the Interstate 35W Mississippi 
River bridge, and the resolution was then agreed to.
  Pages S4715-16
  Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act: Senate passed 
H.R. 3218, to amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain 
improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs.
  Page S4716
  VA Clinics in Montana: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged 
from further consideration of S. 1282, to redesignate certain clinics 
of the Department of Veterans Affairs located in Montana, and the

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bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment 
proposed thereto:
  Page S4716
  McConnell (for Daines/Tester) Amendment No. 749, in the nature of a 
substitute.
Page S4716
  United States Intelligence Professionals Day: Committee on the 
Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 222, 
designating July 26, 2017, as “United States Intelligence 
Professionals Day”, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                             Page S4718
  Authorize Testimony, Document Production, and Representation: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 244, to authorize testimony, document production, and 
representation in United States of America v. Robert Menendez, et al. 
                                                             Page S4778

Appointments:
  Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the 
Majority Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 115-31, 
appointed the following individuals to serve as members of the Women's 
Suffrage Centennial Commission: Marjorie Dannenfelser of Virginia and 
Cleta Mitchell of North Carolina.
  Page S4778

FDA Reauthorization Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Thursday, August 3, 
2017, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to 
consideration of H.R. 2430, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and 
Cosmetic Act to revise and extend the user-fee programs for 
prescription drugs, medical devices, generic drugs, and biosimilar 
biological products, with the time until 11 a.m., equally divided 
between the two Leaders, or their designees.
  Pages S4778-79
Brouillette Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement 
was reached providing that at 11:45 a.m., on Thursday, August 3, 2017, 
Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Dan R. Brouillette, of 
Texas, to be Deputy Secretary of Energy; provided further that there be 
15 minutes of debate on the nomination, equally divided in the usual 
form; and that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote 
on confirmation of the nomination, with no intervening action or 
debate.
  Page S4778
Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. EX. 184), Marvin Kaplan, of Kansas, 
to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of 
five years expiring August 27, 2020.
Pages S4700-18, S4779
  During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 183), Senate agreed to the motion to 
close further debate on the nomination.
Pages S4700-03
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Ted McKinney, of Indiana, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for 
Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs.
  John Henderson, of South Dakota, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Air Force.
  Ryan Douglas Nelson, of Idaho, to be Solicitor of the Department of 
the Interior.
  Daniel M. Gade, of North Dakota, to be a Member of the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2021.
  John Marshall Mitnick, of Virginia, to be General Counsel, Department 
of Homeland Security.
  Robert J. Higdon, Jr., of North Carolina, to be United States 
Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina for the term of 
four years.
  Thomas L. Kirsch II, of Indiana, to be United States Attorney for the 
Northern District of Indiana for the term of four years.
  Melissa Sue Glynn, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Enterprise Integration).
  Richard Glick, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2022.
  Kevin J. McIntyre, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 
2018.
  Kevin J. McIntyre, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2023.
  Jamie McCourt, of California, to be Ambassador to the French 
Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation 
as Ambassador to the Principality of Monaco.
Page S4779
Nominations Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of 
the following nominations:
  George Nesterczuk, of Virginia, to be Director of the Office of 
Personnel Management for a term of four years, which was sent to the 
Senate on May 25, 2017.
  Jamie McCourt, of California, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of 
Belgium, which was sent to the Senate on June 26, 2017.
Page S4779

Messages from the House:
  Pages S4763-64

Executive Communications:
  Page S4764

Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S4764

Executive Reports of Committees:
  Pages S4765-66

Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S4767-69

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Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S4769-76

Additional Statements:
  Pages S4761-63

Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S4776-78

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S4778

Record Votes: Two record votes were taken today. (Total--184) 
                                                     Pages S4703, S4718

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:40 p.m., 
until 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4778.)



    


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