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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mr. Ben Sasse, from the State of Nebraska, called the Senate to order at 10 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Sasse 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.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, September 12)

H.R. 2810 (Rep. Thornberry): To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2018 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

Executive Business (Tuesday, September 12)

PN457: Kevin Allen Hassett, of Massachusetts, to be Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 81 - 16. Record Vote Number: 194


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:02 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.