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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 9:50 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore 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, June 25)

H.R. 893 (Rep. Fortenberry): To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the centennial of Boys Town, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
H.R. 1735 (Rep. Thornberry): To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
-- Message received in Senate: Returned to the Senate pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 340.
-- Section 636 was stricken by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
-- Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House requests a conference.
S. 230 (Sen. Murkowski): To provide for the conveyance of certain property to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation located in Bethel, Alaska .
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 2077 (Sen. Murkowski): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment SA 2077 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Murkowski.
-- Amendment SA 2077 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 215 (Sen. Heitkamp): A resolution designating the month of June 2015 as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month" and June 27, 2015, as "National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day" .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.