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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, September 21, 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 21)

H.R. 5325 (Rep. Graves): Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes .
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

S.J.Res. 39 (Sen. Paul): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of M1A1/A2 Abrams Tank structures and other major defense equipment .
-- Motion to discharge Senate Committee on Foreign Relations made.
-- Motion to table the motion to discharge Committee on Foreign Relations agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 71 - 27. Record Vote Number: 145


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Lee, at 6:31 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.