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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mr. John E. Walsh, from the State of Montana, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Walsh 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 (Thursday, July 24)

S. 2569 (Sen. Walsh): To provide an incentive for businesses to bring jobs back to America.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
S.Res. 462 (Sen. Rubio): A resolution recognizing the Khmer and Lao/Hmong Freedom Fighters of Cambodia and Laos for supporting and defending the United States Armed Forces during the conflict in Southeast Asia and for their continued support and defense of the United States .
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 3690 (Sen. Rubio): To amend the preamble.
-- Amendment SA 3690 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Rubio.
-- Amendment SA 3690 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 519 (Sen. Murkowski): A resolution designating August 16, 2014, as "National Airborne Day".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, July 24)

PN1491 : Lisa S. Disbrow, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1696 : Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth Circuit
-- Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 41. Record Vote Number: 241
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 7/28/2014.
PN1706 : Victor M. Mendez, of Arizona, to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 7/24/2014.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1707 : Peter M. Rogoff, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 7/24/2014.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1731 : Bruce H. Andrews, of New York, to be Deputy Secretary of Commerce
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 7/24/2014.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Harry Reid, at 6:13 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014.