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 JournalPursuant to the order of Thursday, March 30, 2017, the Journal
of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant 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 BusinessPursuant 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
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 85 - 12. Record Vote
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)
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.
AdjournmentBy 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.