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Senate Floor Activity - Friday, February 3, 2017

Mr. Ron Johnson, from the State of Wisconsin, called the Senate to order at 6:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Johnson 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 (Friday, February 3)

H.J.Res. 41 (Rep. Huizenga): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to "Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers".
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 51
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 305 (Sen. Toomey): To amend title 4, United States Code, to encourage the display of the flag of the United States on National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
-- Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

Executive Business (Friday, February 3)

PN37: Elisabeth Prince DeVos, of Michigan, to be Secretary of Education
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 48. Record Vote Number: 52
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 02/06/2017.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 1:30 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Kennedy in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 12 noon on Monday, February 6, 2017.