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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D816-D822]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


                                            Thursday, July 14, 2016

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate disagreed in the amendment of the House to S. 2943, 
      National Defense Authorization Act, agreed to the request from 
      the House for a conference, and appointed conferees.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S5099-S5196
Measures Introduced: Seventy-four bills and nineteen resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 3210-3283, S.J. Res. 37-38, S. Res. 535-548, 
and S. Con. Res. 48-50.                                  
  Pages S5154-57
Measures Reported:
  H.R. 1475, to authorize a Wall of Remembrance as part of the Korean 
War Veterans Memorial and to allow certain private contributions to 
fund that Wall of Remembrance, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute.
  H.R. 3004, to amend the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Act to 
extend the authorization for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage 
Corridor Commission.
  S. Res. 485, to encourage the Government of the Democratic Republic 
of the Congo to abide by constitutional provisions regarding the 
holding of presidential elections in 2016, with the aim of ensuring a 
peaceful and orderly democratic transition of power, with an amendment 
in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.
  S. Res. 515, welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the United 
States and reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with the 
United States, encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-
military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation.
  S. Res. 524, expressing the sense of the Senate on the conflict in 
Yemen.
  S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans 
Wilderness.
  S. Con. Res. 41, expressing the sense of Congress on the Peshmerga of 
the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, with amendments.
  S. Con. Res. 42, to express the sense of Congress regarding the safe 
and expeditious resettlement to Albania of all residents of Camp 
Liberty.
  S. Con. Res. 46, expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all 
Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their 
remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue 
to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the unique health 
and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care 
and other medically prescribed needs.                        
Page S5153
Measures Passed:
  Waterfront Community Revitalization and Resiliency Act: Senate passed 
S. 1935, to require the Secretary of Commerce to undertake certain 
activities to support waterfront community revitalization and 
resiliency, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of 
a substitute.                                            
  Pages S5117-19
  Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible 
Efficiencies Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 4904, to 
require the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to issue a 
directive on the management of software licenses, and the bill was then 
passed.                                                      
  Page S5126
  National Sea Grant College Program Act: Senate passed S. 3282, to 
reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act. 
                                                         Pages S5182-83
  Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act: 
Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of 
S. 2854, to reauthorize the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act 
of 2007, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following 
amendment proposed thereto:                              
  Pages S5183-85

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  Murkowski (for Burr) Amendment No. 4975, in the nature of a 
substitute.                                              
Pages S5184-85
  Kevin and Avonte's Law: Senate passed S. 2614, to amend the Violent 
Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, to reauthorize the 
Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program, and to promote 
initiatives that will reduce the risk of injury and death relating to 
the wandering characteristics of some children with autism, after 
agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:        
  Page S5185
  Murkowski (for Grassley) Amendment No. 4976, in the nature of a 
substitute.                                                  
Page S5185
  PFC James Dunn VA Clinic: Senate passed S. 3283, to designate the 
community-based outpatient clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs 
in Pueblo, Colorado, as the ``PFC James Dunn VA Clinic''.    
  Page S5185
  Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act: Committee on Banking, 
Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of 
H.R. 3700, to provide housing opportunities in the United States 
through modernization of various housing programs, and the bill was 
then passed.                                                 
  Page S5185
  John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission: Senate passed H.R. 5722, to 
establish the John F. Kennedy Centennial Commission.         
  Page S5185
  Cruise Travel Professional Month: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
486, commemorating ``Cruise Travel Professional Month'' in October 
2016, and the resolution was then agreed to, after agreeing to the 
following amendment proposed thereto:                    
  Pages S5185-86
  Murkowski (for Rubio) Amendment No. 4977, to amend the preamble. 
                                                         Pages S5185-86
  Welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the United States: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 515, welcoming Prime Minister Lee Hsien-Loong to the 
United States and reaffirming Singapore's strategic partnership with 
the United States, encompassing broad and robust economic, military-to-
military, law enforcement, and counterterrorism cooperation. 
                                                             Page S5186
  Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Senate agreed to S. Con. 
Res. 41, expressing the sense of Congress on the Peshmerga of the 
Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after agreeing to the committee amendments. 
                                                         Pages S5186-87
  Expressing Support for All Holocaust Victims: Senate agreed to S. 
Con. Res. 46, expressing support for the goal of ensuring that all 
Holocaust victims live with dignity, comfort, and security in their 
remaining years, and urging the Federal Republic of Germany to continue 
to reaffirm its commitment to comprehensively address the unique health 
and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care 
and other medically prescribed needs.                        
  Page S5187
  2024 Summer Olympic Games: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 142, 
supporting the bid of Los Angeles, California to bring the 2024 Summer 
Olympic Games back to the United States and pledging the cooperation of 
Congress with respect to that bid.                           
  Page S5187
  National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Committee on the Judiciary 
was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 521, expressing 
support for the designation of September 2016 as National Ovarian 
Cancer Awareness Month, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                             Page S5192
  Farm Credit System 100th Anniversary: Committee on Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry was discharged from further consideration of S. 
Res. 349, congratulating the Farm Credit System on the celebration of 
its 100th anniversary, and the resolution was then agreed to. 
                                                             Page S5192
  Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Consolidation Act: 
Senate passed S. 1443, to amend the Indian Employment, Training and 
Related Services Demonstration Act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of 
Indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related 
services from diverse Federal sources.                   
  Pages S5187-90
  Grand Ronde Reservation Act: Senate passed S. 818, to amend the Grand 
Ronde Reservation Act to make technical corrections, after agreeing to 
the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.   
  Pages S5190-91
  Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon: Senate passed S. 817, to provide 
for the addition of certain real property to the reservation of the 
Siletz Tribe in the State of Oregon.                     
  Pages S5191-92
  Daniel J. Evans Olympic National Park Wilderness Act: Senate passed 
S. 3028, to redesignate the Olympic Wilderness as the Daniel J. Evans 
Wilderness.                                                  
  Page S5192
  Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 2607, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, 
New York, as the ``Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office Building'', and 
the bill was then passed.                                    
  Page S5192

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  Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown United States Post Office: Committee 
on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from 
further consideration of H.R. 3931, to designate the facility of the 
United States Postal Service located at 620 Central Avenue Suite 1A in 
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, as the ``Chief Petty Officer Adam 
Brown United States Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 
                                                             Page S5192
  Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell Memorial Post Office: 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged 
from further consideration of H.R. 3953, to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 4122 Madison Street, 
Elfers, Florida, as the ``Private First Class Felton Roger Fussell 
Memorial Post Office'', and the bill was then passed.        
  Page S5192
  Ed Pastor Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
4010, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 522 North Central Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona, as the ``Ed 
Pastor Post Office'', and the bill was then passed.      
  Pages S5192-93
  Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
4425, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 110 East Powerhouse Road in Collegeville, Minnesota, as the 
``Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 
                                                         Pages S5192-93
  Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4747, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 6691 Church Street in Riverdale, 
Georgia, as the ``Major Gregory E. Barney Post Office Building'', and 
the bill was then passed.                                
  Pages S5192-93
  Louis Van Iersel Post Office: Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 
4761, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service 
located at 61 South Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, California, as the 
``Louis Van Iersel Post Office'', and the bill was then passed. 
                                                         Pages S5192-93
  Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4777, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 1301 Alabama Avenue in Selma, Alabama 
as the ``Amelia Boynton Robinson Post Office Building'', and the bill 
was then passed.                                         
  Pages S5192-93
  LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4877, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 3130 Grants Lake Boulevard in Sugar 
Land, Texas, as the ``LCpl Garrett W. Gamble, USMC Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed.                
  Pages S5192-93
  Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office Building: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4925, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 229 West Main Cross Street, in 
Findlay, Ohio, as the ``Michael Garver Oxley Memorial Post Office 
Building'', and the bill was then passed.                
  Pages S5192-93
  Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post Office Building: 
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged 
from further consideration of H.R. 4975, to designate the facility of 
the United States Postal Service located at 5720 South 142nd Street in 
Omaha, Nebraska, as the ``Petty Officer 1st Class Caleb A. Nelson Post 
Office Building'', and the bill was then passed.         
  Pages S5192-93
  Sergeant First Class William `Kelly' Lacey Post Office: Committee on 
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further 
consideration of H.R. 4987, to designate the facility of the United 
States Postal Service located at 3957 2nd Avenue in Laurel Hill, 
Florida, as the ``Sergeant First Class William `Kelly' Lacey Post 
Office'', and the bill was then passed.                  
  Pages S5192-93
  Mary E. McCoy Post Office Building: Committee on Homeland Security 
and Governmental Affairs was discharged from further consideration of 
H.R. 5028, to designate the facility of the United States Postal 
Service located at 10721 E Jefferson Ave in Detroit, Michigan, as the 
``Mary E. McCoy Post Office Building'', and the bill was then passed. 
                                                         Pages S5192-93
  National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
538, designating September 2016 as ``National Spinal Cord Injury 
Awareness Month''.                                       
  Pages S5193-94
  Condemning the Acts of Violence in Dallas, Texas: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 539, condemning the horrific acts of violence and hatred in 
Dallas, Texas, on July 7, 2016, and expressing support and prayers for 
all those impacted by the tragedy.                       
  Pages S5193-94

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  Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 540, commending the officers of the Commissioned Corps of the 
Public Health Service for their work in fighting Ebola. 
                                                         Pages S5193-94
  Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks Day: Senate agreed to 
S. Res. 541, recognizing the 100th anniversary of the establishment of 
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Haleakala National Park in the State 
of Hawaii, and designating August 1, 2016, as ``Hawaii Volcanoes and 
Haleakala National Parks Day''.                          
  Pages S5193-94
  National Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month: 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 542, recognizing the 70th anniversary and the 
importance of the Lanham Act by designating July 2016 as ``National 
Anti-Counterfeiting Consumer Education and Awareness Month''. 
                                                         Pages S5193-94
  United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
543, commemorating the past success of the United States Olympic and 
Paralympic Teams and supporting the United States Olympic and 
Paralympic Teams in the 2016 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. 
                                                         Pages S5193-94
  Open Skies Treaty: Senate agreed to S. Res. 544, expressing the sense 
of the Senate regarding compliance enforcement of Russian violations of 
the Open Skies Treaty.                                   
  Pages S5193-94
  Leiomyosarcoma Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 545, 
supporting the designation of July 15, 2016, as ``Leiomyosarcoma 
Awareness Day''.                                         
  Pages S5193-94
  United States Grain Standards Act Centennial: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 546, honoring the centennial of the United States Grain Standards 
Act.                                                     
  Pages S5193-94
  American Tree Farm System 75th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 
547, recognizing the 75th anniversary of the American Tree Farm System.
                                                         Pages S5193-94
  Viking Mission Landing on the Surface of Mars 40th Anniversary: 
Senate agreed to S. Res. 548, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Viking Mission Landing 
on the surface of Mars.                                  
  Pages S5193-94
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 50, providing 
for an adjournment of the House of Representatives.      
  Pages S5194-95
Measures Indefinitely Postponed:
  Protecting Our Infants Act: Senate indefinitely postponed H.R. 1462, 
to combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence 
syndrome.                                                    
  Page S5195
Measures Considered:
Department of Defense Appropriations Act--Cloture: Senate resumed 
consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5293, 
making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2017.                                
  Page S5114-16
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed 
to consideration of the bill, 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 conference report to accompany H.R. 2577, 
making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2016.                                   
Page S5116
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  The motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which 
cloture was not invoked on July 7, 2016, was agreed to.      
Page S5116
  The motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on 
July 7, 2016, was agreed to.                                 
Page S5116
  By 55 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 133), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having not voted in the affirmative, Senate upon 
reconsideration rejected the motion to close further debate on the 
motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.              
Page S5114
Conference Reports:
Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the 
conference report to accompany H.R. 2577, making appropriations for the 
Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and 
related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016. 
                                                         Pages S5116-17
  A motion was entered to close further debate on the conference report 
to accompany the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule 
XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the 
unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, July 14, 2016, a vote on 
cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. 
                                                             Page S5117
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:

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  The motion to proceed to the motion to reconsider the vote by which 
cloture was not invoked on June 28, 2016, was agreed to.     
Page S5116
  The motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on 
June 28, 2016, was agreed to.                                
Page S5116
  By 52 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 134), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having not voted in the affirmative, Senate upon 
reconsideration rejected the motion to close further debate on the 
conference report to accompany the bill.                     
Page S5117
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 
approximately 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Senate resume 
consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R. 2577; and that 
the pending cloture motions on the conference report to accompany H.R. 
2577, and the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 5293, making 
appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2017, ripen at 5:30 p.m.                       
Page S5117
House Messages:
  National Defense Authorization Act: Senate disagreed in the amendment 
of the House to S. 2943, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 
2017 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, agreed 
to the request from the House for a conference, and appointed the 
following conferees: Senators McCain, Inhofe, Sessions, Wicker, Ayotte, 
Fischer, Cotton, Rounds, Ernst, Tillis, Sullivan, Lee, Graham, Cruz, 
Reed, Nelson, McCaskill, Manchin, Shaheen, Gillibrand, Blumenthal, 
Donnelly, Hirono, Kaine, King, and Heinrich, after taking action on the 
following motions to instruct conferees on the part of the Senate on 
the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on the bill to be instructed to 
insist on the inclusion in the final conference report the following 
motions proposed thereto:                             
  Pages S5099-S5112
  Adopted:
  By 84 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 131), Shaheen motion to Instruct 
Conferees to insist on the inclusion in the final conference report 
include language to extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program 
through December 31, 2017 and authorize additional visas to ensure 
visas are available for applicants who meet the criteria under the 
program.                                                 
Pages S5111-12
  By 85 yeas to 12 nays (Vote No. 132), Sullivan motion to Instruct 
Conferees to insist on the inclusion in the final conference report 
include authorization for the following commitments recently made by 
the President and Secretary of Defense: Maintaining a force of 
approximately 8,400 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines within 
Afghanistan into 2017 as announced by President Obama on July 6th to 
continue to train and advise Afghan forces and to conduct 
counterterrorism operations; The President's budget request for the 
European Reassurance Initiative to establish increased rotational 
presence in Europe, provide ample United States Armed Forces end 
strength and combat capability to meet all regional contingency plans, 
increase operational responsiveness of the North Atlantic Treaty 
Organization, and to fulfill President Obama's commitment to move 
forward with the most significant reinforcement of collective defense 
anytime during the Cold War; Sufficient naval, air, ground and 
amphibious force structure and weapons systems to fulfill the 
commitment made by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter at the Shangri-La 
Dialogue that within the Asia-Pacific theater, ``the United States will 
remain the most powerful military and main underwriter of security in 
the region for decades to come''; and Sufficient levels of military 
forces, munitions, logistics support, intelligence, surveillance, and 
reconnaissance assets, and other enabling support, and the deployment 
of sufficient operational capabilities to meet President Obama's 
commitment to go after ISIL aggressively until it's removed from Syria 
and Iraq and finally destroyed.                          
Pages S5112-14
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 90 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. 130), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed 
to the motion to close further debate on McConnell motion to disagree 
in the amendment of the House, agree to the request from the House for 
a conference, and appointing of the following conferees: Senators 
McCain, Inhofe, Sessions, Wicker, Ayotte, Fischer, Cotton, Rounds, 
Ernst, Tillis, Sullivan, Lee, Graham, Cruz, Reed, Nelson, McCaskill, 
Manchin, Shaheen, Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Donnelly, Hirono, Kaine, 
King, and Heinrich.                                  
Pages S5099, S5111
Appointments:
  Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: The 
Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 114-
187, and in consultation with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on 
Energy and Natural Resources and with the Chairman of the Senate 
Committee on Finance, appointed the following individuals as members of 
the Congressional Task Force on Economic Growth in Puerto Rico: Senator 
Hatch (Committee on Finance) and Senator Rubio (Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources).                                          
  Page S5181

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  National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: 
The Chair announced, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant 
to Public Law 110-315, the reappointment of the following individual to 
be a member of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality 
and Integrity: Jill Derby of Nevada.                         
  Page S5181
  Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center of the Library of 
Congress: The Chair, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant 
to Public Law 94-201, as amended by Public Law 105-275, reappointed the 
following individual as a member of the Board of Trustees of the 
American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress: Joanna Hess of New 
Mexico.                                                      
  Page S5181
Protecting Our Infants Act--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 
was reached providing that H.R. 1462, to combat the rise of prenatal 
opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome, which was previously 
received from the House, be indefinitely postponed.          
  Page S5195
Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-
consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the 
upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the 
President pro tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be 
authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, 
conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by 
concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate. 
                                                             Page S5195
Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that, notwithstanding the Senate's adjournment, 
committees be authorized to report legislative and executive matters on 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.          
  Page S5195
Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent was reached 
providing that the Senate 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: Friday, July 15, 2016, 11:30 
a.m.; Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 1 p.m.; Friday, July 22, 2016, 1 p.m.; 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10 a.m.; Friday, July 29, 2016, 10 a.m.; 
Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10 a.m.; Friday, August 5, 2016, 7:45 a.m.; 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 12:55 p.m.; Friday, August, 12, 2016, 8 a.m.; 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 9 a.m.; Friday, August 19, 2016, 3 p.m.; 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 4 p.m.; Friday, August 26, 2016, 10 a.m.; 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 9 a.m.; Friday, September 2, 2016, 10 a.m.; 
and that when the Senate adjourns on Friday, September 2, 2016, it next 
convene at 3 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016.           
  Pages S5194-95
Treaties Approved: The following treaties having passed through their 
various parliamentary stages, up to and including the presentation of 
the resolution of ratification, upon division, two-thirds of the 
Senators present having voted in the affirmative, the resolutions of 
ratification were agreed to:
  Extradition Treaty with the Dominican Republic (Treaty Doc. 114-10) 
as amended; and
  Extradition Treaty with the Republic of Chile (Treaty Doc. 113-6) as 
amended.                                                 
Pages S5181-82
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Julius Lloyd Horwich, of Illinois, to be Assistant Secretary for 
Legislation and Congressional Affairs, Department of Education.
  Thomas F. Scott Darling, III, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator 
of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  Anne Hall, of Maine, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania.
  Lawrence Robert Silverman, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the 
State of Kuwait.
  Carol Z. Perez, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Chile.
  Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, to be Ambassador to Greece.
  Douglas Alan Silliman, of Texas, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Iraq.
  Marie L. Yovanovitch, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador to Ukraine.
  Blair Anderson, of California, to be Under Secretary of 
Transportation for Policy.                                   
Page S5182
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  David V. Brewer, of Oregon, to be a Member of the Board of Directors 
of the State Justice Institute for a term expiring September 17, 2019.
  C. Peter Mahurin, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 
2021.
  Michael McWherter, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 
2021.
  Joe H. Ritch, of Alabama, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of 
the Tennessee Valley Authority for a term expiring May 18, 2021.
  Routine lists in the Army.                             
Pages S5195-96
Messages from the House:                                     
  Page S5150
Measures Referred:                                           
  Page S5151
Measures Placed on the Calendar:                             
  Page S5151
Enrolled Bills Presented:                                    
  Page S5151

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Executive Communications:                                
  Pages S5151-53
Petitions and Memorials:                                     
  Page S5153
Executive Reports of Committees:                         
  Pages S5153-54
Additional Cosponsors:                                   
  Pages S5157-61
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:              
  Pages S5161-78
Additional Statements:                                   
  Pages S5148-50
Amendments Submitted:                                    
  Pages S5178-81
Authorities for Committees to Meet:                          
  Page S5181
Privileges of the Floor:                                     
  Page S5181
Record Votes: Five record votes were taken today. (Total--134) 
                              Pages S5111, S5112, S5113-14, S5114, 5117
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 9:05 p.m., 
until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016. (For Senate's program, see 
the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page 
S5195.)