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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Mr. Ted Cruz, from the State of Texas, called the Senate to order at 12 noon, the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the Acting President pro tempore led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant 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 Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, January 10)

S.Con.Res. 3 (Sen. Enzi): A concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2017 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2018 through 2026.
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 19 (Sen. Sanders): To prevent the Senate from breaking Donald Trump's promise that "there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid".
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 305(b)(2) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 19.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 19 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 49. Record Vote Number: 6
-- Amendment SA 19 ruled out of order by the chair.
S.Amdt. 52 (Sen. Flake): To strengthen Social Security and Medicare without raiding it to pay for new Government programs, like Obamacare, that have failed Americans by increasing premiums and reducing affordable health care options, to reform Medicaid without prioritizing able-bodied adults over the disabled, and to return regulation of insurance to State governments .
-- Amendment SA 52 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Flake.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 305(b)(2) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 52.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 52 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 31 - 67. Record Vote Number: 5
-- Amendment SA 52 ruled out of order by the chair.

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 6:30 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Rubio in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 12 noon tomorrow .