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tv   U.S. Senate Debates Court of Appeals Nomination  CSPAN  July 20, 2017 10:00am-10:04am EDT

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with john bush, the judge on the sixth circuit court and that 145 able to advance the nomination of david bernhardt to the deputy interior secretary. may also be speeches about senator john mccain cancer diagnosis and healthcare. live coverage of the usa you're now on c-span2. >> the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. o god our shield, look with favor upon us. lord, you have told us in james chapter 4 verse 2 that we have
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not because we ask not. we, therefore, continue to ask you to place your healing hand on senator john mccain. astound us with your power. today we also pray that you would guide our lawmakers around the obstacles that hinder their progress, uniting them for the common good of this great land. lord, enable them to go from strength to strength, as they fulfill your purposes for their
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lives. striving to please you, help them to stand for right and leave the consequences to you. we pray in your powerful name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to our flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington d.c, july 20, 2017, to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable luther strange, a senator from the state of alabama, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: orrin g.hatch, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: in my capacity as a senator from the state of alabama, i ask the senate remain in recess subject to the call of the chair. without objection. recess:

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