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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., Father Patrick Conroy, Chaplain of the House of Representatives offered a prayer, and Mr. Leahy led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, February 25)

H.R. 2431 (Rep. Hall): To reauthorize the National Integrated Drought Information System.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 1982 (Sen. Sanders): To improve the provision of medical services and benefits to veterans, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 44

Executive Business (Tuesday, February 25)

PN1193 : James Donato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 52. Record Vote Number: 40
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 5. Record Vote Number: 41
PN1194 : Beth Labson Freeman, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 42. Record Vote Number: 42
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 91 - 7. Record Vote Number: 43
PN1203 : James Maxwell Moody, Jr., of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 95 - 4. Record Vote Number: 39

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Schatz, at 6:34 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.