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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., the Chaplain 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, July 29)

H.R. 4028 (Rep. Meng): To amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the many forms of violations of the right to religious freedom.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.R. 5021 (Rep. Camp): To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate, pursuant to the order of 7/23/2014, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 18. Record Vote Number: 248
S.Amdt. 3582 (Sen. Wyden): To modify the provisions relating to revenue .
-- Amendment SA 3582 proposed by Senator Wyden.
-- Amendment SA 3582, under the order of 7/23/2014, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 71 - 26. Record Vote Number: 244
S.Amdt. 3583 (Sen. Carper): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment SA 3583 proposed by Senator Carper.
-- Amendment SA 3583, under the order of 7/23/2014, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 66 - 31. Record Vote Number: 245
S.Amdt. 3584 (Sen. Lee): To empower States with authority for most taxing and spending for highway programs and mass transit programs .
-- Amendment SA 3584 proposed by Senator Lee.
-- Amendment SA 3584, under the order of 7/23/2014, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 28 - 69. Record Vote Number: 246
S.Amdt. 3585 (Sen. Toomey): To ease Federal burdens on State and local governments recovering from catastrophic events.
-- Amendment SA 3585 proposed by Senator Toomey.
-- Amendment SA 3585, under the order of 7/23/2014, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 50. Record Vote Number: 247
H.Con.Res. 103 (Rep. Norton): A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.Con.Res. 106 (Rep. Shuster): A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to award Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 .
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.Con.Res. 108 : A concurrent resolution providing for the correction of the enrollment of H.R. 5021.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate, pursuant to the order of 7/23/2014, without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 2577 (Sen. Cruz): To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards totaling up to $5,000,000 for information on the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, a dual United States-Israeli citizen, that began on June 12, 2014.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 2648 (Sen. Mikulski): Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes .
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
S.Res. 521 (Sen. Warner): A resolution designating July 26, 2014, as "United States Intelligence Professionals Day".
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 526 (Sen. Reid): A resolution supporting Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas, and for other purposes.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 527 (Sen. Landrieu): A resolution congratulating the members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. for 100 years of service throughout the United States and the world, and commending Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. for exemplifying the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service while upholding the motto "Culture for Service and Service for Humanity" .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 528 (Sen. Hoeven): A resolution commemorating the 125th anniversary of North Dakota's Statehood.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Tuesday, July 29)

PN1137 : Michael Stephen Hoza, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1152 : Larry Edward Andre, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1709 : Joan A. Polaschik, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN1833 : Robert Alan McDonald, of Ohio, to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 0. Record Vote Number: 243

Adjournment

Under the authority of the order of today, at 8:51 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Donnelly in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.