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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015

The Senate will convene at 11:00 AM and will resume consider post-cloture debate on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate convened and proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

The Senate recessed from 12:40-1:45 PM.

The Senate convened at 1:45 PM and resumed a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

S. Res. 88 (Celebrating Black History Month). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

S. 527 (Award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

S. Res. 76 (Welcoming the Prime Minister of Israel to the United States for his address to a joint session of Congress). Agreed to by unanimous consent, as amended.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). All post-cloture time was yielded back. The Motion to Proceed to the bill was agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

Cochran amend #255 (Clean DHS Funding). Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell second degree amend #256 (Of a perfecting nature) to Cochran amend #255 (Of a perfecting nature).

McConnell amend #277 (Of a perfecting nature) to the language to be stricken. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell second degree amend #258 (Of a perfecting nature) to McConnell amend #257 (Of a perfecting nature).

McConnell Motion to Commit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back with McConnell amend #259 (Of a perfecting nature).

McConnell amend #260 (Of a perfecting nature) to the Motion to Instruct. Yeas and nays ordered.

McConnell second degree amend #261 (Of a perfecting nature) to McConnell amend #260 (Of a perfecting nature).

McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 254 (Prohibit funds from being used to carry out such executive actions).

The following resolutions were considered en bloc:
S. Res. 89 (Congratulating the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on its 80th year). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. Res. 90 (Designating February 2015 as “Americans Heart Month” and February 6, 2015 as “National Wear Red Day”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.
S. Res. 91 (Designating March 2, 2015 as “Read Across America Day”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

 

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Friday, February 27, 2015. The Senate will immediately resume consideration of H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). At 10:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to the following roll call votes:
Cloture on H. R.240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).
Sen. Lee MAY be recognized to move to table one of the amendments to the bill for the purpose of offering an amendment.
Adoption of Cochran amendment #255 (Clean DHS Funding).
Passage of H. R.240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).
Cloture on the motion to proceed to S. 534 (Prohibit funds from being used to carry out certain Executive actions related to immigration).

The Senate adjourned at 7:19 PM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed with a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

At 10:28 AM, the Senate recessed subject to the Call of the Chair.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

The Senate recessed at 12:51 PM until 2:00 PM.

McConnell Motion to Proceed to the Motion to Reconsider the Vote by which Cloture was not invoked on H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Agreed to by voice vote.

McConnell Motion to Reconsider the Vote by which Cloture was not invoked on H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Agreed to by voice vote.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture was agreed to by a vote of 98-2.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 86 (Centennial of the Navy Reserve). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 26, 2015 and will resume consider post-cloture debate on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate adjourned at 6:23 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed with Morning Business until 12:30 PM. The Senate will then recess for Party Caucuses until 2:15 PM. Votes are possible during today’s session.

The senate proceeded with a Legislative session.

S. 534 (Prohibit funds from being used to carry out certain Executive actions related to immigration). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

S. 535 (A bill to promote energy efficiency). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate recessed at 12:30 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded with Morning Business.

The Senate received a Message from the President of the United States. The Message was the Veto Message to accompany S. 1 (Keystone XL Pipeline). McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Message be considered as having been read, that it be printed in the record and spread in full upon the journal and held at the desk and that the Senate proceed to its consideration at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader in consultation with the Democratic leader but no later than March 3. The unanimous consent request was agreed to.

S. Res. 65 (A resolution supporting efforts to bring an end to violence perpetrated by Boko Haram, and urging the Government of Nigeria to conduct transparent, peaceful, and credible elections) as amended. Agreed to by voice vote.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and will proceed with a period of Morning Business. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 7:05 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and following Leader Remarks, Sen. Hoeven will be recognized to give Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, the Senate will then recess until 4:30 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader Remarks.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Sen. Hoeven was recognized to give Washington’s Farewell Address.

The Senate recessed until 4:30 PM.

The Senate reconvened and proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill was not agreed to by a vote of 47-46.

S. 534 (Prohibit funds from being used to carry out certain Executive actions related to immigration). The bill was read for the first time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

S. 535 (A bill to promote energy efficiency). The bill was read for the first time. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. There will be a period of Morning Business until 12:30 PM. The Senate will then recess for Party Caucuses until 2:15 PM. While votes are possible none are scheduled.

The Senate adjourned at 7:09 PM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015

 The Senate convened at 10:00 AM for a Pro Forma Session only.

The Senate will then convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 23, 2015 and following Leader Remarks, Sen. Hoeven will be recognized to give Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, the Senate will then recess until 4:30 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate adjourned at 10:01 AM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015

The Senate will convene at 4:45 PM for a Pro Forma Session only.

The Senate convened for a Pro Forma Session only.

The Senate will convene for a Pro Forma Session only on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The Senate will then convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 23, 2015 and following Leader Remarks, Sen. Hoeven will be recognized to give Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, the Senate will then recess until 4:30 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate adjourned at 4:45 PM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and will proceed with one hour of Morning Business. At 10:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #12 (Ashton B. Carter to be Secretary of Defense), followed by a confirmation vote on the nomination at 2:00 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #12 (Ashton B. Carter to be Secretary of Defense). Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 93-5.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill). Sen. McConnell filed a Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill.

S. Res. 73 (Authorizes expenditures of the committees of the Senate). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 52 (Calling for release of Ukrainian fighter pilot). Cardin amendment agreed to by Unanimous Consent. The resolution, as amended, is agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were considered en bloc:
S. Res. 78 (Jerry Tarkanian).
S. Res. 79 (Dean Smith).
S. Res. 80 (Lunar New Year).
S. Res. 81 (Trafficking).
Agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.

S. Res. 82 (Kathleen Alvarez Tritak on her services to the U.S. Senate). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The Senate will convene for pro forma only session on the following dates:
Monday, February 16th at 4:45 PM
Thursday, February 19th at 10:00 AM

The Senate will then convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 23, 2015 and following Leader Remarks, Sen. Hoeven will be recognized to give Washington’s Farewell Address. Following the address, the Senate will then recess until 4:30 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate adjourned at 6:33 PM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed with one hour of Morning Business. Votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

At approx. 3:45 PM, the Senate will vote on S. 295 (Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015).

Hatch amend # (Technical amendment). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 295 (Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2015) as amended. Yeas and nays ordered. The bill passed by a vote of 98-0.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and will proceed with one hour of Morning Business. At 10:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #12 (Ashton B. Carter to be Secretary of Defense), followed by a confirmation vote on the nomination at 2:00 PM.

The Senate adjourned at 5:09 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business. The Senate will recess from 12:30 – 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate recessed from 12:30-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus lunches.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM and has resumed a period of Morning Business.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 and will proceed with one hour of Morning Business. Votes are possible during Wednesday’s session.

The Senate adjourned at 6:19 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM and will proceed with two hours of Morning Business. The Senate will then proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Cal. #10, Michael P. Botticelli to be Director of National Drug Control Policy. There will be 30 minutes of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination at 5:30 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

S. 405 (Protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration was objected to. The bill was placed on the Calendar.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #10, Michael P. Botticelli to be Director of National Drug Control Policy. Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 92-0.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 and will be in a period of Morning Business.  The Senate will recess from 12:30 – 2:15 PM for the weekly party caucus lunches. There are no votes scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 6:20 PM.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

The Senate will convene at 10:30 AM and will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate convened and proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

H. R. 596 (Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to and the bill was placed on the Senate Calendar.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

McConnell Motion to Agree to the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015) was objected to by Reid.

Reid Motion that after the enactment of the text of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2015, at a time to be determined by Sen McConnell and Sen. Reid, but no later than Monday, March 16, the Senate proceed to the consideration of the Border Security Act as passed by the Senate by a vote of 68-32 in the year 2013 the text of which is at the desk was objected to by McConnell.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).  Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed.  Yeas and nays ordered.  The cloture motion was not agreed to by a vote of 52-47. McConnell entered a Motion to Reconsider the Vote.

Burr asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, the Senate proceed to S. 338 (A bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund), and that the bill be read three times and passed. Lee objected.

S. Res. 71 (Designating the week of Feb 8 – 15, 2015 as “Internet Governance Awareness Week”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. 405 (Protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday, February 9, 2015 and will proceed with two hours of Morning Business. The Senate will then proceed to Executive Session to consider the nomination of Cal. #10, Michael P. Botacelli to be Director of National Drug Control Policy. There will be 30 minutes of debate followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:58 PM.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will be in a period of Morning Business. From 12:30 to 2:00 PM, the Senate will recess for the bipartisan policy luncheon. No votes are scheduled at this time.

The Senate convened and proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate recessed from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM for a bipartisan policy luncheon.

Shortly after 2:45 PM, the Senate is expected to vote on the reconsidered cloture vote on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate reconvened at 2:00 PM.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

McConnell Motion to Reconsider the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240. The Motion was agreed to by voice vote.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Motion to invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to the bill. Yeas and nays ordered. The cloture motion was not agreed to by a vote of 53-47.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

S. Res. 63 (Congratulating New England Patriots). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H. Con. Res. 12 (Authorizing the use of the Rotunda for the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 596 (Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The bill was read for the first time. Further readings were objected to and the bill will be read for a second time on the next legislative day.

The Senate will convene at 10:30 AM on Thursday, February 5th and will resume consideration of the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).. At 11:30 AM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate adjourned at 6:06 PM.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2015

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM and will proceed with one hour of Morning Business. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H. R. 203 (Clay Hunt SAV Act) and vote on final passage at 12:00 PM. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for Party Caucuses. At 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate convened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The following bills were read for a second time, en bloc:
S. 338 (Permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund).
S. 339 (Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act entirely).
Further readings were objected to and the bills will be placed on the calendar.

The Senate proceeded to a Legislative Session.

H.R. 203 (Clay Hunt SAV Act). The bill was read for a third time. Final Passage. Yeas and nays ordered. The bill passed by a vote of 99-0.

The Senate recessed from 12:32-2:15 PM for weekly party caucus luncheons.

The Senate reconvened at 2:15 PM.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed. Yeas and nays ordered. The cloture motion on the Motion to Proceed was not agreed to by a vote of 51-48. McConnell Motion to Reconsider the vote.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

McConnell filed cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). This is to set up a third cloture vote for Thursday, February 5, 2015. The second cloture vote is expected to occur tomorrow.

S. Res. 64 (National School Counseling Week). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and will be in a period of Morning Business. From 12:30 to 2:00 PM, the Senate will recess for bipartisan conference meetings. No votes are scheduled at this time.

The Senate adjourned at 6:19 PM.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015

The Senate will convene at 4:00 PM and will be in a period of Morning Business for 30 minutes. At 4:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to consideration of H.R. 203 (Clay Hunt SAV Act) for one hour of debate, followed by final passage of the bill at 5:30 PM. On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). The 5:30 PM vote has been postponed until 12:00 PM on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

The Senate convened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015). Laid aside.

H.R. 203 (Clay Hunt SAV Act).

S. Res. 62 (Designating the week beginning on February 8, 2015 as “National Tribal Colleges and Universities Week”). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The following two bills were considered en bloc:
S. 338 (Permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.
S. 339 (Repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act entirely). The first reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration of the bill was objected to.

The Senate will convene at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 and will proceed with one hour of Morning Business. At 11:00 AM, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H. R. 203 (Clay Hunt SAV Act) and vote on final passage at 12:00 PM. The Senate will recess from 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM for Party Caucuses. At 2:30 PM, the Senate will vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H. R. 240 (Department of Homeland Security Appropriations 2015).

The Senate adjourned at 7:06 PM.

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