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 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.
Legislative Business (Tuesday, September
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
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
Executive Business (Tuesday, September 12)
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:
AdjournmentBy 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.