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Senate Floor Activity - Thursday, July 13, 2017

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 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 (Thursday, July 13)

PN117: 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: 160

PN583: 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 waived.


By 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.