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Monday, January 9, 2017

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 2 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 Journal

Pursuant to the order of Friday, January 6, 2017, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Friday, January 6, 2017, 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 Friday, January 6, 2017, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Monday, January 9)

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. 1 (Sen. Paul): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 1 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 14 - 83. Record Vote Number: 3
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.
S.Amdt. 20 (Sen. Hirono): To protect the Medicare and Medicaid programs .
-- 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 20.
-- Motion to waive section 305(b)(2) of the CBA with respect to amendment SA 20 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 47. Record Vote Number: 4
-- Amendment SA 20 ruled out of order by the chair.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 12:16 a.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Sasse in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 12 noon tomorrow .