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Senate Floor Activity - Monday, April 3, 2017

Mr. Todd Young, from the State of Indiana, called the Senate to order at 3:01 p.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Young 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 Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Thursday, March 30, 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 Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Monday, April 3)

S. 89 (Sen. McCaskill): To amend title 46, United States Code, to exempt old vessels that only operate within inland waterways from the fire-retardant materials requirement if the owners of such vessels make annual structural alterations to at least 10 percent of the areas of the vessels that are not constructed of fire-retardant materials and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote Number: 102

S. 544 (Sen. Tester): To amend Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the termination date for the Veterans Choice Program, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

Executive Business (Monday, April 3)

PN59: Elaine C. Duke, of Virginia, to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 04/04/2017.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 7:02 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.