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.
Legislative Business (Tuesday, October 17)
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
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Senate insists on its amendment, agrees to request for a conference,
appoints conferees McCain; Inhofe; Wicker; Fischer; Cotton; Rounds; Ernst;
Tillis; Sullivan; Perdue; Cruz; Graham; Sasse; Strange; Reed; Nelson;
McCaskill; Shaheen; Gillibrand; Blumenthal; Donnelly; Hirono; Kaine; King;
Heinrich; Warren; Peters by Voice Vote.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
H.Con.Res. 71 (Rep. Black)
A concurrent resolution establishing the
congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018
and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by
Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 47. Record Vote Number:
Measure laid before Senate by motion.
Amendment SA 1116 proposed by Senator Enzi.
Executive Business (Tuesday, October 17)
David Joel Trachtenberg, of Virginia, to be a
Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
Considered by Senate.
Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 17. Record Vote Number:
AdjournmentBy unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Enzi, at
7:04 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until
9:30 a.m. tomorrow.