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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Wednesday, December 6, 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 (Wednesday, December 6)

H.R. 1 (Rep. Brady): To provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018 .
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees made in Senate.
-- Motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 47. Record Vote Number: 306
-- Senate insists on its amendment, agrees to request for conference, and authorizes the Presiding Officer to appoint conferees.
-- Motion by Senator King to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
-- Motion by Senator King to instruct Senate conferees (Federal budget deficit) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 50. Record Vote Number: 307
-- Motion by Senator Stabenow to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
-- Motion by Senator Stabenow to instruct Senate conferees (corporate tax rate) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 54. Record Vote Number: 308
-- Motion by Senator Rubio to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
-- Motion by Senator Booker to instruct Senate conferees made in Senate.
-- Motion by Senator Rubio to instruct Senate conferees (child tax credit) agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Motion by Senator Booker to instruct Senate conferees (health insurance) rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 51. Record Vote Number: 309

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Grassley, at 6:46 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.