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The Senate adjourned at 1:54 PM on Friday, February 17th, 2017.

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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Thursday, February 16th and will proceed to Leader remarks.  The Senate will then proceed to an Executive Session to consider the nomination of Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, with a confirmation vote expected at approximately 10:30 AM.  The Senate will then proceed to vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #15, Scott Pruitt, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  If cloture is invoked, post-cloture time will be counted as if cloture was invoked at 7:00 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Mick Mulvaney to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 51-49.

Scott Pruitt, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Motion to Invoke Cloture on the nomination. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 54-46. Under a previous unanimous consent agreement, 30 hours of post-cloture debate time will be counted as if cloture was invoked at 7:00 AM on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

At 12:30 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017, the Senate will proceed to up to 4 roll call votes on the following:

  • Merkley motion to extend debate on the Pruitt nomination for an additional 248 hours.
  • Confirmation of Executive Calendar #15, Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Motion to table the motion to reconsider Executive Calendar #15, Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #3, Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., of Florida, to be Secretary of Commerce.

Motion to extend debate on the Pruitt nomination for an additional 248 hours.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Motion was not agreed to by a vote of 47-51.

Cal. #15, Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 52-46.

Motion to table the motion to reconsider Executive Calendar #15, Scott Pruitt, of Oklahoma, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.  The Motion was agreed to by Voice Vote.

Cal. #3, Wilbur Ross to be Secretary of Commerce.  Motion to Invoke Cloture.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The Cloture Motion was agreed to by a vote of 66-31.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. 442 (To authorize the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 609 (Department of Veterans Affairs health care center in Center Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania, as the “Abie Abraham VA Clinic”).  Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H. Con. Res. 23 (Joint Session of Congress to receive a message from the President). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 55 (100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Denali National Park and Reserve in Alaska). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 65 (National Speech and Debate Education Day). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

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