Mrs. Joni Ernst, from the State of Iowa, called the Senate to
order at 3 p.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mrs. Ernst led the
Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United
States of America.
The JournalPursuant to the order of Friday, December 1, 2017, the Journal
of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Friday, December 1, 2017,
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 Friday, December 1, 2017,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Monday, December 4)
S. 371 (Sen. Corker)
To make technical changes and other improvements to
the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017
Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate bill by Unanimous
Executive Business (Monday, December 4)
Kirstjen Nielsen, of Virginia, to be Secretary of
Considered by Senate.
Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 - 33. Record Vote Number:
By unanimous consent agreement, debate 12/5/2017.
AdjournmentUnder the authority of the order of today, at 6:42 p.m,
the Presiding Officer (Mr. Lankford in the chair) declared the
Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow