Thursday, January 17, 2019
The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 4 p .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 (Thursday, January 17)
H.R. 259 (Rep. Pallone)
To extend the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Rebalancing demonstration, to extend protection for Medicaid recipients of home and community-based services against spousal impoverishment, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
S. 109 (Sen. Wicker)
To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions .
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 47. Record Vote Number: 7
S.Res. 10 (Sen. Cornyn)
A resolution honoring the life of Richard Arvin Overton.
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 21 (Sen. Schumer)
A resolution to constitute the minority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
AdjournmentBy unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:32 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.