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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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 (Wednesday, September 14)

S. 2848 (Sen. Inhofe): To provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, and for other purposes.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94 - 3. Record Vote Number: 140
S.Amdt. 4979 (Sen. Inhofe): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 201(a) of S.Con.Res. 21, 110th Congress, raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 4979.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 4979 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote Number: 139
-- Amendment SA 4979 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S.Res. 559 (Sen. Cardin): A resolution designating the week of September 12, 2016, as "National Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week" .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Wednesday, September 14)

Treaty Doc. 112-6: The Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary (the "Convention") , done at The Hague on July 5, 2006, and signed by the United States on that same day
-- Committee on Foreign Relations filed written report Ex. Rept.114-15.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:33 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.