Mrs. Deb Fischer, from the State of Nebraska, called the
Senate to order at 12:30 p.m., the Pastor Bill Ewing of Christian Life
Ministries, Rapid City, South Dakota offered a prayer, and Mrs. Fischer
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 (Thursday, July 13)
William Francis Hagerty IV, of Tennessee, to be
Ambassador to Japan
Considered by Senate.
Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 86 - 12. Record Vote Number:
Patrick M. Shanahan, of Washington, to be Deputy
Secretary of Defense
Motion to proceed to executive session to consideration of nomination
agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
Cloture motion presented in Senate.
By unanimous consent agreement, mandatory quorum required under Rule XXII
AdjournmentBy unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at
5:57 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until
3 p.m. on Monday, July 17, 2017.