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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Mr. Patrick J. Toomey, from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, called the Senate to order at 10:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Toomey 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 yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, 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 yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Thursday, February 8)

H.R. 695 (Rep. Schiff): To amend the National Child Protection Act of 1993 to establish a voluntary national criminal history background check system and criminal history review program for certain individuals who, related to their employment, have access to children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
-- Cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 695 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 44. Record Vote Number: 29
S.Amdt. 1922 (Sen. McConnell): To change the enactment date.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).

S.Amdt. 1923 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).

S.Amdt. 1924 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).


H.R. 1892 (Rep. Larson): To amend title 4, United States Code, to provide for the flying of the flag at half-staff in the event of the death of a first responder in the line of duty.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of the House message to accompany H.R. 1892 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
S.Amdt. 1930 (Sen. McConnell): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).

S.Amdt. 1931 (Sen. McConnell): To change the enactment date.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).

S.Amdt. 1932 (Sen. McConnell): To change the enactment date.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).

S.Amdt. 1933 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).

S.Amdt. 1934 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).


H.Con.Res. 102 (Rep. McCarthy): A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass .
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

Recess

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Tillis, at 10:54 p.m., the Senate recessed, under its order of today, until 12:01 a.m. tomorrow.