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Senate Floor Activity - Thursday, February 9, 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 Monday, February 6, 2017, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Monday, February 6, 2017, 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 Monday, February 6, 2017, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Thursday, February 9)

S.Res. 57 (Sen. McConnell): A resolution to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, February 9)

PN26: Steven T. Mnuchin, of California, to be Secretary of the Treasury
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum under Rule XXII waived.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 46. Record Vote Number: 62
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 02/13/2017.

PN33: Thomas Price, of Georgia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 47. Record Vote Number: 61


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Portman, at 2:31 a.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.