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, December
H.R. 1 (Rep. Brady)
To provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II
and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Motion to proceed to consideration of the conference report agreed to in
Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number:
Conference report considered in Senate.
Points of order against the conference report to accompany H.R.1 raised in
Motion to waive all applicable budget resolutions with respect to the
conference report to accompany H.R. 1 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote.
51 - 48. Record Vote Number:
Points of order were sustained against the applicable provisions within the
conference report, and the language was stricken.
Senate defeated conference report pursuant to the points of order raised
under the Budget Act.
Senate receded from its amendment and concurred with an amendment (SA 1863)
by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number:
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Amendment SA 1863 proposed by Senator Enzi.
Amendment SA 1863 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record
S. 1519 (Sen. McCain)
An original bill 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 consideration of measure made in Senate.
S.Con.Res. 31 (Sen. Roberts)
A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the
rotunda of the Capitol for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal
to Bob Dole.
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by
Executive Business (Tuesday, December 19)
Jennifer Gillian Newstead, of New York, to be Legal
Adviser of the Department of State
Considered by Senate.
Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 11. Record Vote Number:
AdjournmentBy unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at
12:53 a.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until
11 a.m. tomorrow.