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115th Congress     }                                     {      Report
                               SENATE  
 1st Session       }                                     {      115-20   

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                     REVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY

                       DURING THE 114TH CONGRESS

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                                 REPORT

                                 OF THE

                         COMMITTEE ON RULES AND

                             ADMINISTRATION

                          UNITED STATES SENATE

                               DURING THE

                             114TH CONGRESS

                              (2015-2016)

 PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 8(b) OF RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

                                     
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                 March 30, 2017.--Ordered to be printed
                 
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                         U.S. GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE 

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                 COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

                   RICHARD SHELBY, Alabama, Chairman
MITCH McCONNELL, Kentucky            AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota
THAD COCHRAN, Mississippi            DIANNE FEINSTEIN, California
LAMAR ALEXANDER, Tennessee           CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York
PAT ROBERTS, Kansas                  RICHARD J. DURBIN, Illinois
ROY BLUNT, Missouri                  TOM UDALL, New Mexico
TED CRUZ, Texas                      MARK WARNER, Virginia
SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO, West Virginia  PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont
ROGER WICKER, Mississippi            ANGUS S. KING JR., Maine
DEB FISCHER, Nebraska                CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO, Nevada
       William D. Duhnke III, Staff Director and General Counsel
            Jennifer E. Griffith, Democratic Staff Director



                                FOREWORD

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    This report reviewing the legislative activity during the 
114th Congress of the Committee on Rules and Administration is 
submitted pursuant to paragraph 8(b) of Rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate. Paragraph 8 provides that 
standing committees of the Senate shall review and study, on a 
continuing basis, the application, administration, and 
execution of those laws, or parts thereof, the subject matter 
of which is within their jurisdiction, and submit to the 
Senate, not later than March 31 of each odd-numbered year, a 
report detailing the activities of that committee for the 
preceding Congress. The text of paragraph 8(b) of rule XXVI is 
as follows:

          8.(b) In each odd-numbered year, each such committee 
        shall submit, not later than March 31, to the Senate, a 
        report on the activities of that committee under this 
        paragraph during the Congress ending at noon on January 
        3 of such year.
                                           Richard Shelby, Chairman

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                                CONTENTS

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Committee Membership.............................................    II
Foreword.........................................................   III
Jurisdiction.....................................................     1
Rules of Procedure for the 114th Congress........................     3
Legislative Activity.............................................     6
    Bills and Resolutions Considered by the Senate...............     6
        Original Resolutions from Committee......................     7
        Resolutions Related to Committee Funding.................     7
    Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee..................     8
Committee Hearings and Business Meetings.........................    10
Nominations......................................................    10
Committee Publications...........................................    10
Executive Communications.........................................    11

























115th Congress      }                                 {         Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session        }                                 {         115-20

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        REVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY DURING THE 114TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

                 March 30, 2017.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Shelby, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

 [Pursuant to paragraph 8(b) of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the 
                                Senate]

       Jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and Administration

    The jurisdiction of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration is set forth in paragraph 1(n)(1) of rule XXV of 
the Standing Rules of the Senate. The following are excerpts 
from that paragraph.

                                RULE XXV

                          STANDING COMMITTEES

    1. The following standing committees shall be appointed at 
the commencement of each Congress, and shall continue and have 
the power to act until their successors are appointed, with 
leave to report by bill or otherwise on matters within their 
respective jurisdictions:

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (n)(1) Committee on Rules and Administration, to which 
committee shall be referred all proposed legislation, messages, 
petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the 
following subjects:
    1. Administration of the Senate Office Buildings and the 
Senate wing of the Capitol, including the assignment of office 
space.
    2. Congressional organization relative to rules and 
procedures, and Senate rules and regulations, including floor 
and gallery rules.
    3. Corrupt practices.
    4. Credentials and qualifications of Members of the Senate, 
contested elections, and acceptance of incompatible offices.
    5. Federal elections generally, including the election of 
the President, Vice President, and Members of the Congress.
    6. Government Printing Office, and the printing and 
correction of the Congressional Record, as well as those 
matters provided for under rule XI.
    7. Meeting of the Congress and attendance of Members.
    8. Payment of money out of the contingent fund of the 
Senate or creating a charge upon the same (except that any 
resolution relating to substantive matter within the 
jurisdiction of any other standing committee of the Senate 
shall be first referred to such committee).
    9. Presidential succession.
    10. Purchase of books and manuscripts and erection of 
monuments to the memory of individuals.
    11. Senate Library and statuary, art, and pictures in the 
Capitol and Senate Office Buildings.
    12. Services to the Senate, including the Senate 
restaurant.
    13. United States Capitol and congressional office 
buildings, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution 
(and the incorporation of similar institutions), and the 
Botanic Gardens.
    (2) Such committee shall also----
        (A) make a continuing study of the organization and 
        operation of the Congress of the United States and 
        shall recommend improvements in such organization and 
        operation with a view toward strengthening the 
        Congress, simplifying its operations, improving its 
        relationships with other branches of the United States 
        Government, and enabling it better to meet its 
        responsibilities under the Constitution of the United 
        States; and
        (B) identify any court proceeding or action which, in 
        the opinion of the Committee, is of vital interest to 
        the Congress as a constitutionally established 
        institution of the Federal Government and call such 
        proceeding or action to the attention of the Senate.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    Rules of Procedure for the Committee on Rules and Administration

                   TITLE I--MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEE

    1. The regular meeting dates of the Committee shall be the 
second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, at 10:00 a.m. in 
room SR-301, Russell Senate Office Building. Additional 
meetings of the Committee may be called by the Chairman as he 
may deem necessary or pursuant to the provision of paragraph 3 
of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
    2. Meetings of the committee, including meetings to conduct 
hearings, shall be open to the public, except that a meeting or 
series of meetings by the committee on the same subject for a 
period of no more than 14 calendar days may be closed to the 
public on a motion made and seconded to go into closed session 
to discuss only whether the matters enumerated in subparagraphs 
(a) through (f) would require the meeting to be closed followed 
immediately by a recorded vote in open session by a majority of 
the Members of the committee when it is determined that the 
matters to be discussed or the testimony to be taken at such 
meeting or meetings:
        (A) will disclose matters necessary to be kept secret 
        in the interests of national defense or the 
        confidential conduct of the foreign relations of the 
        United States;
        (B) will relate solely to matters of the committee 
        staff personnel or internal staff management or 
        procedure;
        (C) will tend to charge an individual with crime or 
        misconduct, to disgrace or injure the professional 
        standing of an individual, or otherwise to expose an 
        individual to public contempt or obloquy, or will 
        represent a clearly unwarranted invasion of the privacy 
        of an individual;
        (D) will disclose the identity of any informer or law 
        enforcement agent or will disclose any information 
        relating to the investigation or prosecution of a 
        criminal offense that is required to be kept secret in 
        the interests of effective law enforcement;
        (E) will disclose information relating to the trade 
        secrets or financial or commercial information 
        pertaining specifically to a given person if:
                (1) an Act of Congress requires the information 
                to be kept confidential by Government officers 
                and employees; or
                (2) the information has been obtained by the 
                Government on a confidential basis, other than 
                through an application by such person for a 
                specific Government financial or other benefit, 
                and is required to be kept secret in order to 
                prevent undue injury to the competitive 
                position of such person; or
        (F) may divulge matters required to be kept 
        confidential under the provisions of law or Government 
        regulations. (Paragraph 5(b) of rule XXVI of the 
        Standing Rules.)
    3. Written notices of committee meetings will normally be 
sent by the committee's staff director to all Members of the 
committee at least a week in advance. In addition, the 
committee staff will telephone or e-mail reminders of committee 
meetings to all Members of the committee or to the appropriate 
assistants in their offices.
    4. A copy of the committee's intended agenda enumerating 
separate items of legislative business and committee business 
will normally be sent to all Members of the committee and 
released to the public at least 1 day in advance of all 
meetings. This does not preclude any Member of the committee 
from discussing appropriate non-agenda topics.
    5. After the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member, 
speaking order shall be based on order of arrival, alternating 
between Majority and Minority Members, unless otherwise 
directed by the Chairman.
    6. Any witness who is to appear before the committee in any 
hearing shall file with the clerk of the committee at least 3 
business days before the date of his or her appearance, a 
written statement of his or her proposed testimony and an 
executive summary thereof, in such form as the chairman may 
direct, unless the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member 
waive such requirement for good cause.
    7. In general, testimony will be restricted to 5 minutes 
for each witness. The time may be extended by the Chairman, 
upon the Chair's own direction or at the request of a Member. 
Each round of questions by Members will also be limited to 5 
minutes.

                           TITLE II--QUORUMS

    1. Pursuant to paragraph 7(a)(1) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules, a majority of the Members of the committee 
shall constitute a quorum for the reporting of legislative 
measures.
    2. Pursuant to paragraph 7(a)(1) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules, one-third of the Members of the committee shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, including 
action on amendments to measures prior to voting to report the 
measure to the Senate.
    3. Pursuant to paragraph 7(a)(2) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules, 2 Members of the committee shall constitute a 
quorum for the purpose of taking testimony under oath and 1 
Member of the committee shall constitute a quorum for the 
purpose of taking testimony not under oath; provided, however, 
that in either instance, once a quorum is established, any one 
Member can continue to take such testimony.
    4. Under no circumstances may proxies be considered for the 
establishment of a quorum.

                           TITLE III--VOTING

    1. Voting in the committee on any issue will normally be by 
voice vote.
    2. If a third of the Members present so demand a roll call 
vote instead of a voice vote, a record vote will be taken on 
any question by roll call.
    3. The results of roll call votes taken in any meeting upon 
any measure, or any amendment thereto, shall be stated in the 
committee report on that measure unless previously announced by 
the committee, and such report or announcement shall include a 
tabulation of the votes cast in favor of and the votes cast in 
opposition to each such measure and amendment by each Member of 
the committee. (Paragraph 7(b) and (c) of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules.)
    4. Proxy voting shall be allowed on all measures and 
matters before the committee. However, the vote of the 
committee to report a measure or matter shall require the 
concurrence of a majority of the Members of the committee who 
are physically present at the time of the vote. Proxies will be 
allowed in such cases solely for the purpose of recording a 
Member's position on the question and then only in those 
instances when the absentee committee Member has been informed 
of the question and has affirmatively requested that he be 
recorded. (Paragraph 7(a)(3) of rule XXVI of the Standing 
Rules.)

                          TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS

    1. Provided at least five business days' notice of the 
agenda is given, and the text of the proposed bill or 
resolution has been made available at least five business 
calendar days in advance, it shall not be in order for the 
Committee to consider any amendment in the first degree 
proposed to any measure under consideration by the Committee 
unless such amendment has been delivered to the office of the 
Committee and circulated via e-mail to each of the offices by 
at least 5:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled start of the 
meeting.
    2. In the event the Chairman introduces a substitute 
amendment or a Chairman's mark, the requirements set forth in 
Paragraph 1 of this Title shall be considered waived unless 
such substitute amendment or Chairman's mark has been made 
available at least five business days in advance of the 
scheduled meeting.
    3. It shall be in order, without prior notice, for a Member 
to offer a motion to strike a single section of any bill, 
resolution, or amendment under consideration.
    4. This section of the rule may be waived by agreement of 
the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member.

         TITLE V--DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

    1. The Chairman is authorized to sign himself or by 
delegation all necessary vouchers and routine papers for which 
the committee's approval is required and to decide in the 
committee's behalf all routine business.
    2. The Chairman is authorized to engage commercial 
reporters for the preparation of transcripts of committee 
meetings and hearings.
    3. The Chairman is authorized to issue, on behalf of the 
committee, regulations normally promulgated by the committee at 
the beginning of each session.

  TITLE VI--DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING 
                            MINORITY MEMBER

    The Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, acting jointly, 
are authorized to approve on behalf of the committee any rule 
or regulation for which the committee's approval is required, 
provided advance notice of their intention to do so is given to 
Members of the committee.

                          Legislative Activity

                       *passed Senate; +obviated

Bills and Resolutions Considered by the Senate
    S. S. 2162, Librarian of Congress Succession Modernization 
Act of 2015. Public Law No. 114-86.
    S. S. 2755, Fallen Heroes Flag Act of 2016. Public Law No. 
114-156.
    S. S. 2893, Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film 
Preservation Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016. Public Law 
No. 114-217
    S. 3419, Gold Star Families Voices Act of 2016. Public Law 
No. 114-663.
    S. Con. Res. 3, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use 
of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event 
to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I. *
    S. Con. Res. 7, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use 
of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a 
ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the World War 
II members of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. *
    S. Con. Res. 21, a concurrent resolution authorizing the 
use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a 
ceremony to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the 
ratification of the 13th Amendment. *
    S. Con. Res. 24, a concurrent resolution authorizing the 
use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the 
unveiling of the marble bust of Vice President Richard Cheney 
on December 3, 2015. *
    S. Res. 126, a resolution providing for members on the part 
of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint 
Committee of Congress on the Library. *
     S. Res. 234, a resolution to authorize the printing of a 
collection of the rules of the committees of the Senate. *
    S. Res. 527, a resolution recognizing the 75th anniversary 
of the opening of the National Gallery of Art. *
    H.R. 1213, Office of Compliance Administrative and 
Technical Corrections Act of 2015. Public Law No. 114-6.
    H.R. 1670, National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015. Public 
Law No. 114-147.
    H.R. 4511, To amend the Veterans' Oral History Project Act 
to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of 
biographical histories by immediate family members of members 
of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service 
during a period of war. Public Law No. 114-246.
    H.J. Res. 10, providing for the reappointment of David M. 
Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the 
Smithsonian Institution. Public Law No. 114-9.
    H. Con. Res. 9, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in 
the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony as part of the 
commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust. *
    H. Con. Res. 12, authorizing the use of the rotunda of the 
United States Capitol for a ceremony to present the 
Congressional Gold Medal to Jack Nicklaus. *
    H. Con. Res. 34, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the 
Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces. *
    H. Con Res. 43, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds, 
the rotunda of the Capitol, and Emancipation Hall in the 
Capitol Visitor Center for official Congressional events 
surrounding the visit of his Holiness Pope France to the United 
States Capitol.
    H. Con. Res. 48, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to commemorate the 
50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. *
    H. Con. Res. 54, authorizing the reprinting of the 25th 
edition of the pocket version of the United States 
Constitution. *
    H. Con. Res. 64, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the 
Congressional Gold Medal to the Monuments Men. *
    H. Con. Res. 93, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to commemorate the 
150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment. *
    H. Con. Res. 109, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the 
Congressional Gold Medal to the foot soldiers who participated 
in the 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches. *
    H. Con. Res. 111, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony as part of the 
commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the 
Holocaust. *
    H. Con. Res 113, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to present the 
Congressional Gold Medal collectively to the 65th Infantry 
Regiment, known as the ``Borinqueneers''. *
    H. Con. Res 115, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall 
in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the 
birthday of King Kamehameha I. *
Original Resolutions from the Committee
    S. Res. 54, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Rules and Administration. +
    S. Res. 73, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by committees of the Senate for the periods March 1, 2015 
through September 30, 2015, October 1, 2015 through September 
30, 2016, and October 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017. *
Resolutions Related to Committee Funding
    S. Res. 28, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. +
    S. Res. 31, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Environment and Public Works. +
    S. Res. 32, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. +
    S. Res. 33, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. 
+
    S. Res. 34, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Finance. +
    S. Res. 36, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on the Judiciary. +
    S. Res. 39, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. +
    S. Res. 42, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. +
    S. Res. 44, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. +
    S. Res. 45, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. +
    S. Res. 46, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Special Committee on Aging. +
    S. Res. 47, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Foreign Relations. +
    S. Res. 48, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. +
    S. Res. 49, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. +
    S. Res. 53, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on Armed Services. +
    S. Res. 55, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Select Committee on Intelligence. +
    S. Res. 57, an original resolution authorizing expenditures 
by the Committee on the Budget. +
Bills and Resolutions Referred to Committee
    S. 6, We the People Act of 2016
    S. 18, a bill to prohibit authorized committees and 
leadership PACs from employing the spouse or immediate family 
members of any candidate or Federal office holder connected to 
the committee.
    S. 109, Enumerated Powers Act
    S. 212, LINE Act of 2015
    S. 229, Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On 
Spending in Elections Act of 2015
    S. 252, Tax Transparency Act of 2015
    S. 309, Earmark Elimination Act of 2015
    S. 366, Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act
    S. 885, National POW/MIA Remembrance Act of 2015 +
    S. 1088, Voter Registration Modernization Act
    S. 1139, Same Day Registration Act
    S. 1176, EMPOWER Act of 2015
    S. 1480, Lobbying and Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2015
    S. 1569, a bill to require a review of the adequacy of 
existing procedures to ensure at least one employee of the 
personal office of each Senator serving on a committee that 
requires access to top secret and sensitive compartmented 
information may obtain the security clearances necessary for 
the employee to have access to such information.
    S. 1571, Read the Bills Act
    S. 1572, One Subject at a Time Act
    S. 1779, Financial Conflict of Interest Act
    S. 1838, Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act
    S. 1950, a bill to amend the National Voter Registration 
Act of 1993 to provide for online voter registration and for 
other purposes.
    S. 1951, a bill to amend the Help America Vote Act of 2002 
to require the availability of early voting or no-excuse 
absentee voting.
    S. 1952, a bill to amend the National Voter Registration 
Act of 1993 to modify the procedures for change of address.
    S. 1970, Raising Enrollment with a Government Initiated 
System for Timely Electoral Registration (REGISTER) Act of 2015
    S. 2057, a bill providing for additional space for the 
protection and preservation of national collections held by the 
Smithsonian Institution.
    S. 2212, Real Time Transparency Act
    S. 2611, Federal Election Administration Act of 2016.
    S. 2639, Equal Access to Congressional Research Service 
Reports Act of 2016.
    S. 2979, Presidential Tax Transparency Act
    S. 3214, Vote By Mail Act of 2016
    S. 3250, Empowering Citizens Act
    S. 3252, Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016
    S. 3309, Voter Empowerment Act of 2015
    S. 3314 Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act
    S. 3327, Pay for Printing Act
    S. 3488, a bill to protect freedom of speech in America's 
electoral process and ensure transparency in campaign finance.
    S. 3499, a bill to establish the Daniel Webster 
Congressional Clerkship Program.
    S. 3526, a bill to provide incentives for States to invest 
in practices and technology that are designed to expedite 
voting at the polls and to simplify voter registration.
    S.J. Res. 3, a joint resolution providing for the 
reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the 
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. +
    S. Con. Res. 13, a concurrent resolution authorizing the 
use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a 
ceremony to present the Congressional Gold Medal to the 
American Fighter Aces.
    S. Con. Res. 17, Regulation Sensibility Through Oversight 
Restoration Resolution of 2015
    S. Res. 67, a resolution amending rule XXII of the Standing 
Rules of the Senate to revise the number of affirmative votes 
required to end debate on nominations.
    S. Res. 100, a resolution to provide sufficient time for 
legislation to be read.
    S. Res. 101, Shutdown Accountability Resolution.
    S. Res. 102, Congressional Oversight to Start Taxpayer 
Savings Resolution.
    S. Res. 118, a resolution amending rule XXXI of the 
Standing Rules for the Senate, to provide for timely 
consideration of nominations.
    S. Res. 119, a resolution amending rule XXVIII of the 
Standing Rules for the Senate to provide for timely 
establishment of conference committees.
    S. Res. 120, a resolution modifying extended debate in the 
Senate to improve the legislative process.
    S. Res. 121, a resolution amending rule XV of the Standing 
Rules of the Senate to provide for consideration of a minimum 
number of amendments.
    S. Res. 122, a resolution amending rule XXII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate to limit debate on motions to 
proceed.
    S. Res. 123, a resolution providing for consideration of 
changes to rules for the proceedings of the Senate.
    S. Res. 192, a resolution requiring that legislation 
considered by the Senate be confined to a single issue.
    S. Res. 344, a resolution expressing the Sense of the 
Senate regarding the use of electronic devices on the floor of 
the Senate.
    S. Res. 474, a resolution prohibiting consideration of 
appropriations that are not authorized.
    S. Res. 581, a resolution prohibiting the Senate from 
adjourning, recessing, or convening in a pro forma session 
unless the Senate has a hearing and a vote on the pending 
nomination to the position of justice of the Supreme Court of 
the United States.
    S. Res. 583, a resolution amending the Standing Rules of 
the Senate to ensure that the Senate votes on whether to 
confirm judicial nominees.

                Committee Hearings and Business Meetings

    January 29, 2015--Organizational Meeting of the Committee 
on Rules and Administration.
    Adoption of the Committee Rules of Procedure and reported 
S. Res. 54, an original resolution authorizing expenditures by 
the Rules Committee from March 1, 2015 until February 28, 2017.
    February 12, 2015--Business Meeting to Consider S. Res. 73.
    Reported S. Res. 73, an original resolution authorizing 
expenditures of Senate Committees from March 1, 2017 until 
February 28, 2019.
    April 20, 2016--Nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden to be 
Librarian of Congress
    June 9, 2016--Business Meeting to Consider the Nomination 
of Dr. Carla D. Hayden to be Librarian of Congress.
    Reported favorably the nomination of Dr. Carla D. Hayden to 
be Librarian of Congress for a term of ten years, with the 
recommendation that the nomination be confirmed.

                              Nominations

    PN1406 Kathleen Marie Marshall, of Nevada, to be a Member 
of the Election Assistance Commission for a term expiring 
December 12, 2019, vice Rosemary E. Rodriguez, term expired.
    Latest Action: January 03, 2017--Returned to the President 
under the provisions of Senate Rule XXXI, paragraph 6 of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate.
    PN1180 Carla D. Hayden, of Maryland, to be Librarian of 
Congress for a term of ten years, vice James H. Billington.
    Latest Action: July 13, 2016--Confirmed by the Senate by 
Yea-Nay Vote. 74-18. Record Vote Number: 128.

                         Committee Publications

    S. Prt. 114-1--Expenditure Authorizations and Requirements 
for Senate Committees
    S. Prt. 114-7--Congressional Pictorial Directory
    S. Rept. 114-11--Review of Legislative Activity during the 
113th Congress
    S. Rept. 114-112--Authorizing Expenditures of the 
Committees of the Senate
    S. Pub. 114-1--The Congressional Directory
    S. Doc. 114-6--Authority and Rules of Senate Committtees, 
2015-2016
    S. Doc. 113-28--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Tom Coburn, 
United States Congressman--1995-2001, United States Senator--
2005-2015
    S. Doc. 113-29--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Kay R. 
Hagan, United States Senator--2009-2015
    S. Doc. 113-30--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Tom Harkin, 
United States Congressman--1975-1985, United States Senator--
1985-2015
    S. Doc. 113-31--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Mike 
Johanns, United States Senator--2009-2015
    S. Doc. 113-32--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Tim 
Johnson, United States Congressman--1987-1997, United States 
Senator--1997-2015
    S. Doc. 113-33--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Mary L. 
Landrieu, United States Senator--1997-2015
    S. Doc. 113-34--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Carl Levin, 
United States Senator--1979-2015
    S. Doc. 113-35--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Mark L. 
Pryor, United States Senator--2003-2015
    S. Doc. 113-36--Tributes Delivered in Congress: John D. 
Rockefeller IV, United States Senator--1985-2015
    S. Doc. 113-37--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Mark Udall, 
United States Congressman--1999-2009, United States Senator--
2009-2015
    S. Doc. 113-38--Tributes Delivered in Congress: John E. 
Walsh, United States Senator--2014-2015
    S. Doc. 113-39--Tributes Delivered in Congress: John F. 
Kerry, United States Senator--1985-2013
    S. Doc. 113-40--Tributes Delivered in Congress: Max Baucus, 
United States Congressman--1975-1978, United States Senator--
1978-2014

                        Executive Communications

    POM132 Senate Rules and Administration (March 03, 2016)
    A petition from a citizen of the State of Minnesota 
relative to the election of a Senator; to the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    EC7951 Senate Rules and Administration (December 09, 2016)
    A communication from the Chairman of the Federal Election 
Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
thirteen legislative recommendations; to the Committee on Rules 
and Administration.
    EC7522 Senate Rules and Administration (November 16, 2016)
    A communication from the Chairman, Board of Trustees, and 
the President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the 
Center's financial statements, supplemental schedules of 
operations, and independent auditor's report for years ended 
September 27, 2015, and September 28, 2014, and a report 
relative to the Center's schedule of expenditures of federal 
awards and independent auditor's reports for the year ended 
September 27, 2015; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC6676 Senate Veterans' Affairs and other committees ... 
(September 06, 2016)
    A communication from the Director, Office of Management and 
Budget, Executive Office of the President, transmitting, 
pursuant to law, a report entitled ``OMB Sequestration Update 
Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2017''; to 
the Special Committee on Aging; Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry; Appropriations; Armed Services; Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs; the Budget; Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation; Energy and Natural Resources; Environment and 
Public Works; Select Committee on Ethics; Finance; Foreign 
Relations; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Health, 
Education, Labor, and Pensions; Indian Affairs; Select 
Committee on Intelligence; the Judiciary; Rules and 
Administration; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and 
Veterans' Affairs.
    EC5099 Senate Rules and Administration (April 12, 2016)
    A communication from the Chairman, Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Memorial Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
relative to the memorial construction; to the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    EC4848 Senate Rules and Administration (April 05, 2016)
    A communication from the Co-Chief Privacy Officers, Federal 
Election Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
Commission's Privacy Report for fiscal year 2015; to the 
Committee on Rules and Administration.
    EC4847 Senate Rules and Administration (April 05, 2016)
    A communication from the Senior Advisor to the Under 
Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, transmitting, 
pursuant to law, the Federal Voting Assistance Program's 2015 
Annual Report to Congress; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC4125 Senate Rules and Administration (January 19, 2016)
    A communication from the Assistant Attorney General, Office 
of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice, transmitting, 
pursuant to law, the annual report from the Attorney General to 
Congress relative to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens 
Absentee Voting Act; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC4065 Senate Rules and Administration (January 12, 2016)
    A communication from the Director, Office of Congressional 
Affairs, Federal Election Commission, transmitting, pursuant to 
law, a report relative to the Commission's competitive sourcing 
efforts during fiscal year 2015; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC4000 Senate Rules and Administration (January 11, 2016)
    A communication from the Chair, Federal Election 
Commission, transmitting proposed legislation; to the Committee 
on Rules and Administration.
    EC3476 Senate Rules and Administration (November 05, 2015)
    A communication from the Chairman, Board of Trustees, and 
the President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 
transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the 
Center's financial statements, supplemental schedules of 
operations, and independent auditor's report for years ended 
September 28, 2014, and September 29, 2013, and a report 
relative to the Center's schedule of expenditures of federal 
awards and independent auditor's reports for the year ended 
September 28, 2014; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC3014 Senate Rules and Administration (September 24, 2015)
    A communication from the Chair, Federal Election 
Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to 
its budget request for fiscal year 2017; to the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    EC2921 Senate Rules and Administration (September 17, 2015)
    A copy of a complaint as required by section 403(a)(2) of 
the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 relative to the case 
of Republican Party of Louisiana, Jefferson Parish Republican 
Parish Executive Committee, and Orleans Parish Republican 
Executive Committee v. FEC; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC2658 Senate Veterans' Affairs and other committees ... 
(September 08, 2015)
    A communication from the Director, Office of Management and 
Budget, Executive Office of the President, transmitting, 
pursuant to law, a report entitled ``OMB Sequestration Update 
Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2016''; to 
the Special Committee on Aging; Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry; Appropriations; Armed Services; Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs; the Budget; Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation; Energy and Natural Resources; Environment and 
Public Works; Select Committee on Ethics; Finance; Foreign 
Relations; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs; Indian Affairs; Select 
Committee on Intelligence; the Judiciary; Rules and 
Administration; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and 
Veterans' Affairs.
    EC2508 Senate Rules and Administration (August 04, 2015)
    A communication from the Acting Deputy Under Secretary of 
Defense (Personnel and Readiness), transmitting, pursuant to 
law, the Federal Voting Assistance Program's 2014 Post-Election 
Survey Report; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    EC1283 Senate Rules and Administration (April 15, 2015)
    A communication from the Under Secretary of Defense 
(Personnel and Readiness), transmitting a report relative to 
the Federal Voting Assistance Program's (FVAP) Annual Report to 
Congress; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    EC1282 Senate Rules and Administration (April 15, 2015)
    A communication from the Chairman, Dwight D. Eisenhower 
Memorial Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report 
relative to the memorial construction; to the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    EC1062 Senate Rules and Administration (April 13, 2015)
    A communication from the Co-Chief Privacy Officers, Federal 
Election Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, the 
Commission's Privacy Report for fiscal year 2014; to the 
Committee on Rules and Administration.
    EC1017 Senate Veterans' Affairs and other committees ... 
(April 13, 2015)
    A communication from the Director, Office of Management and 
Budget, Executive Office of the President, transmitting, 
pursuant to law, a report relative to the Department of 
Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015, and requirements 
for a ``Within-Session Sequestration Report to the President 
and Congress''; to the Special Committee on Aging; Agriculture, 
Nutrition, and Forestry; Appropriations; Armed Services; 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Budget; Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation; Energy and Natural Resources; 
Environment and Public Works; Select Committee on Ethics; 
Finance; Foreign Relations; Health, Education, Labor, and 
Pensions; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Indian 
Affairs; Select Committee on Intelligence; the Judiciary; Rules 
and Administration; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and 
Veterans' Affairs.
    EC371 Senate Veterans' Affairs and other committees ... 
(January 26, 2015)
    A communication from the Director, Office of Management and 
Budget, Executive Office of the President, transmitting, 
pursuant to law, a report entitled ``OMB Final Sequestration 
Report to the President and Congress for Fiscal Year 2015''; to 
the Special Committee on Aging; Agriculture, Nutrition, and 
Forestry; Appropriations; Armed Services; Banking, Housing, and 
Urban Affairs; the Budget; Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation; Energy and Natural Resources; Environment and 
Public Works; Select Committee on Ethics; Finance; Foreign 
Relations; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs; Indian Affairs; Select 
Committee on Intelligence; the Judiciary; Rules and 
Administration; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and 
Veterans' Affairs.
    EC228 Senate Rules and Administration (January 12, 2015)
    A communication from the Chief Operating Officer and Acting 
Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 
transmitting, pursuant to law, a report entitled ``Fiscal Year 
2013 Activities''; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC177 Senate Rules and Administration (January 09, 2015)
    A communication from the Director, Office of Congressional 
Affairs, Federal Election Commission, transmitting, pursuant to 
law, a report relative to the Commission's competitive sourcing 
efforts during fiscal year 2014; to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    EC176 Senate Rules and Administration (January 09, 2015)
    A communication from the Chairman, Federal Election 
Commission, transmitting, pursuant to law, a report of proposed 
legislation; to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

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