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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, February 14, 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 (Tuesday, February 14)

H.R. 255 (Rep. Esty): To authorize the National Science Foundation to support entrepreneurial programs for women.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 321 (Rep. Comstock): To inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, through mentorship and outreach.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.

H.J.Res. 40 (Rep. Johnson): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.

Executive Business (Tuesday, February 14)

PN48: Linda E. McMahon, of Connecticut, to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 19. Record Vote Number: 65


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 5:59 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.