Skip Content
U.S. Flag

Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, May 23, 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.

Executive Business (Tuesday, May 23)

PN104: Courtney Elwood, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency
-- Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Cloture motion presented in Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum under Rule XXII waived.

PN350: John J. Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Deputy Secretary of State
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 6. Record Vote Number: 134
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 05/24/2017.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 6:18 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Rubio in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .