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Senate - January 4, 2007

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Daily Summary
Senate - January 4, 2007 - week 1
110th - United States Congress
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell
Previous 109th Congress
Next Monday - January 8, 2007

This is the Daily Summary of the actions in United States Senate in the 110th United States Congress for January 4, 2007 during week 1 of the 1st term of this Congress. For a summary of the actions in the House click here, and for Congress as a whole on this date, click here.


Senate Daily Summary

The Senate began its largely perfunctory first day in the opening session of the 110th Congress at 12:02 p.m. with President of the Senate, Vice-President Dick Cheney, calling the chamber to order and beginning with the usual opening actions of the opening prayer, pledge of allegiance. The election certification of the newly elected and re-elected Senators of class I were entered into the record, then in groups of three the elected Senators administered the oath of office by the Senate President.

After the swearing in of the Senators, the chamber undertook passage of a series of housekeeping Senate resolutions. First agreeing to S. Res. 3, to elect Robert Byrd from West Virginia, to be President Pro Tempore of the Senate, passage of resolutions notfying the President of the United States of the Senate assmebling, election of Senator Byrd as President Pro Tempore, notfying the House of the Senate holding a quroum, passage of a cerimonial resolution thanking Ted Stevens of Alaska for his service as the previous President Pro Tempore in the previous Congress and to him as President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the Senate. and fixing the hour of the daily meeting of the Senate.

Other housekeeping resolutions passed were electing Nancy Erickson as Secretary of the Senate and notifying the President and the House of her election, the Senate electing Terrance W. Gainer as the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate and notfying the President and the House of it.

The Senate elected Martin Paone of Virginia as Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, elected David Schiappa of Maryland as Secretary for the Minority of the Senate. The Senate also agreed to S. Res. 16 to make effective appointment of Morgan J. Frankel, of the District of Columbia, as Senate Legal Counsel, until the end of the 111th Congress and to S. Res. 17 appointing Patricia Mack Bryan, of Virginia as Deputy Senate Legal Counsel to the same term of service.

The Senate then took up and passed the minor bill S. 159, which would redesignate the White Rocks National Recreation Area in Vermont as the "Robert T. Stafford White Rocks National Recreation Area.

The Senate then took up a seres of housekeeping measures to modify points in how the Senate would operate in the 110th Congress:

A unanimous-consent agreement was then reached providing that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate on Friday, January 5, 2007, that S. 1, to provide greater transparency in the legislative process, be considered to have received its second reading.

The Senate then adjourned at 6:28 p.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2006.

On the Floor

The above link is to the consolidated congressional record of what occured on the floor of the Senate on this date.

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In the Committees

There were no Senate committee meetings held on this day.


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This page was last modified 03:49, 14 February 2007 by dKosopedia user Abou Ben Adhem. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Lestatdelc. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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