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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mr. Dean Heller, from the State of Nevada, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Heller 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, March 8)

H.R. 1177 (Rep. Poliquin): To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to release on behalf of the United States the condition that certain lands conveyed to the City of Old Town, Maine, be used for a municipal airport, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 2155 (Sen. Crapo): To promote economic growth, provide tailored regulatory relief, and enhance consumer protections, and for other purposes .
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2151 (Sen. Crapo): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on amendment SA 2151 as modified presented in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2152 (Sen. Crapo): To improve the bill.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.


Executive Business (Thursday, March 8)

PN1373: Kevin K. McAleenan, of Hawaii, to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security
-- Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII waived.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 4:35 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 3 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018.