Skip Content
U.S. Flag
  
  

Today's Senate Floor Activity


Thursday, May 18, 2017

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .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 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, May 18)

S.Res. 172 (Sen. Collins): A resolution designating May 2017 as "Older Americans Month".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 173 (Sen. Grassley): A resolution designating the week of May 15 through May 21, 2017, as "National Police Week".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, May 18)

PN52: Terry Branstad, of Iowa, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 12. Record Vote Number: 132
-- Considered by Senate.

PN57: Rachel L. Brand, of Iowa, to be Associate Attorney General
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 46. Record Vote Number: 131

PN83: Todd Philip Haskell, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 05/18/2017.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN84: Tulinabo Salama Mushingi, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 05/18/2017.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN116: Alexander Dickie IV, in the Foreign Service
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN350: John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum under Rule XXII waived.

PN353: 201 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Joel Justin Agalsoff and ending with Iva Ziza
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN354-1: 96 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Edward Francis Acevedo and ending with Benjamin D. Zinner
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN355-1: 19 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Jim Nelson Barnhart, Jr. and ending with Anne N. Williams
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN356: 9 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Jeanne F. Bailey and ending with Robert Henry Hanson
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN357-1: 20 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Jeffery S. Austin and ending with Jeffrey G. Willnow
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN358-1: Scott S. Sindelar, in the Foreign Service
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 2:24 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 3 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017.