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 JournalPursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the
proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant 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 BusinessPursuant to the order of yesterday,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Executive Business (Tuesday, May 23)
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.
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:
By unanimous consent agreement, debate 05/24/2017.
AdjournmentUnder 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