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Senate Floor Activity - Monday, May 8, 2017

Mr. Todd Young, from the State of Indiana, called the Senate to order at 2 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 Friday, May 5, 2017, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Friday, May 5, 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 Friday, May 5, 2017, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Monday, May 8)

S. 140 (Sen. Flake): To amend the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2010 to clarify the use of amounts in the WMAT Settlement Fund.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 249 (Sen. Udall): To provide that the pueblo of Santa Clara may lease for 99 years certain restricted land, and for other purposes .
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 159 (Sen. Grassley): A resolution recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Monday, May 8)

PN101: Heather Wilson, of South Dakota, to be Secretary of the Air Force
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 76 - 22. Record Vote Number: 122

PN118: Scott Gottlieb, of Connecticut, to be Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Department of Health and Human Services
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 41. Record Vote Number: 123
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 5/9/2017.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 7:31 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Lankford in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .