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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 3 p .m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of Friday, January 4, 2019, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Friday, January 4, 2019, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of Friday, January 4, 2019, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, January 8)

S. 1 (Sen. Rubio): To make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions and to authorize the appropriation of funds to Israel, to reauthorize the United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015, and to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Cloture on the motion to proceed not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 44. Record Vote Number: 1
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 1 was not invoked (Record Vote No. 1) entered in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed presented in Senate.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 9:01 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Daines in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .