Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION AND CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT
(Senate - January 03, 2018)
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[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 1 (Wednesday, January 3, 2018)] [Page S1] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION AND CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT The VICE PRESIDENT. The Chair lays before the Senate the certificate of election to fill the unexpired term for the State of Alabama and the certificate of appointment to fill the unexpired term for the State of Minnesota. The certificates, the Chair is advised, are in the form suggested by the Senate or contain all the essential requirements of the form suggested by the Senate. If there be no objection, the reading of the certificates will be waived and they will be printed in full in the Record. There being no objection, the certificates were ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows: State of Alabama CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION FOR UNEXPIRED TERM To the President of the Senate of the United States: This is to certify that on the 12th day of December, 2017, Doug Jones was duly chosen by the qualified electors of the State of Alabama a Senator for the unexpired term ending at noon on the 3rd day of January, 2021, to fill the vacancy in the representation from said State in the Senate of the United States caused by the appointment of the Honorable Jeff Sessions to the position of United States Attorney General. Witness: Her Excellency our Governor Kay Ivey, and our seal hereto affixed at 1:10 PM this 28th day of December, in the year of our Lord 2017. By the Governor: Kay Ivey, Governor. Attest: John H. Merrill, Secretary of State. [State Seal Affixed] ____ State of Minnesota Executive Department CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT OF UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM MINNESOTA To the President of the Senate of the United States: This is to certify that, pursuant to the power vested in me by the Constitution of the United States and the laws of the State of Minnesota, I, Mark B. Dayton, the Governor of said State, do hereby appoint Tina Smith a Senator from said State to represent said State in the Senate of the United States until the vacancy therein, caused by the resignation of Al Franken, is filled by election as provided by law. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol, in Saint Paul, Minnesota this 2nd day of January, 2018. Mark Dayton, Governor. Steve Simon, Secretary of State. [State Seal Affixed] ____________________