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Daily Digest

Friday, April 7, 2017

Daily Digest

HIGHLIGHTS

    Senate confirmed the nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Senate

Chamber Action

Routine Proceedings, pages S2435–2463

Measures Introduced: Twenty-four bills and thirteen resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 888–911, and S. Res. 122–134.
Pages S2449–50

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 116, condemning the Assad regime for its continued use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people, with amendments and with an amended preamble.
Page S2449


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, and that they be printed in the Record.
Page S2462


Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement 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: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.; Monday, April 17, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:20 p.m.; and that when the Senate adjourns on Thursday, April 20, 2017, it next convene at 3 p.m., on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Pages S2462–63


Rosenstein Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Rod J. Rosenstein, of Maryland, to be Deputy Attorney General.
Pages S2443–44

Prior to the consideration of this nomination, Senate took the following action:

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to Legislative Session.
Page S2443

Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to executive session to consider the nomination.
Page S2443

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 of Friday, April 7, 2017, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Sonny Perdue, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Agriculture, on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Page S2443


Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

By 54 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. EX. 111), Neil M. Gorsuch, of Colorado, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Pages S2442–43


Messages from the House:
Page S2446


Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S2446


Executive Communications:
Pages S2446–49


Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2450–51


Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2451–56


Additional Statements:
Pages S2445–46


Amendments Submitted:
Page S2462


Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--111)
Pages S2442–43


Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 12:41 p.m., until 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2463.)

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Committee Meetings

(Committees not listed did not meet)

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action



The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet in Pro Forma session at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 48.

Committee Meetings



No hearings were held.

Joint Meetings



No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR SATURDAY,

APRIL 8, 2017

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate

No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House

No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the
SENATE

1:30 p.m., Monday, April 10

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.


Next Meeting of the
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

11 a.m., Saturday, April 8

House Chamber

Program for Saturday: The House is scheduled to meet in Pro Forma session at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 48.

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