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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Thursday, June 15, 2017

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 9:30 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, June 15)

S. 722 (Sen. Corker): An Act to Provide Congressional Review and to Counter Iranian and Russian Governments' Aggression.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 98 - 2. Record Vote Number: 147
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 240 (Sen. Graham): To reaffirm the strategic importance of Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty to the member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and its contribution to maintaining stability throughout the world.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 240 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 146

S.Amdt. 250 (Sen. Gardner): To provide an exception for activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 250 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 6 . Record Vote Number: 145

S.Amdt. 255 (Sen. Corker): To amend the title.
-- Amendment SA 255 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Corker.
-- Amendment SA 255 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


S. 782 (Sen. Cornyn): To reauthorize the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 191 (Sen. Alexander): A resolution designating June 20, 2017, as "American Eagle Day" and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 192 (Sen. Feinstein): A resolution congratulating the Golden State Warriors for their historic championship victory in the 2017 National Basketball Association Finals.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 193 (Sen. Kaine): A resolution commending the bravery of the United States Capitol Police, the Police Department of Alexandria, Virginia, and all first responders who protected Members of Congress, their staff, and others during the shooting on June 14, 2017, at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, June 15)

PN179: Michael W. Preczewski, in the Army, to be Major
-- Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII waived.

PN366: Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury
-- Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII waived.

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 5:41 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Blunt in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 4 p.m. on Monday, June 19, 2017.