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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 9:30 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, March 26)

H.R. 1092 (Rep. Wilson): To designate the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.R. 1527 (Rep. Jeffries): To accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of New York Police Department Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, and for other purposes.
-- Received in the Senate, read twice.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.J.Res. 10 (Rep. Johnson): A joint resolution providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
-- Received in the Senate, read twice.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.Con.Res. 31:
-- Received in the Senate.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
H.Con.Res. 32:
-- Received in the Senate.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 535 (Sen. Portman): To promote energy efficiency.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
S.Res. 105 (Sen. Menendez): A resolution recognizing the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.
-- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 125 (Sen. Markey): A resolution designating the first week of April 2015 as "National Asbestos Awareness Week".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 126 (Sen. Blunt): A resolution providing for members on the part of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 127 (Sen. Casey): A resolution recognizing the 250th anniversary of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 128 (Sen. Enzi): A resolution supporting the designation of March 2015, as "National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 129 (Sen. Booker): A resolution designating May 4, 2015, as National Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Awareness Day .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Con.Res. 11 (Sen. Enzi): An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 321 (Sen. Isakson): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to establishing a biennial budget and appropriations process .
-- Amendment SA 321 proposed by Senator Isakson.
S.Amdt. 339 (Sen. Rounds): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing mortgage lending to rural areas.
-- Amendment SA 339 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Rounds.
-- Amendment SA 339 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 341 (Sen. Cassidy): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the promotion of United States offshore energy production .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 341 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 342 (Sen. Schatz): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the National Guard State Partnership Program .
-- Amendment SA 342 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Schatz.
-- Amendment SA 342 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 343 (Sen. Coons): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to preserving mandatory appropriations for agricultural conservation programs.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 343 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 345 (Sen. Durbin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for Federal investments in biomedical and basic scientific research.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 345 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 346 (Sen. Collins): To modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting jobs in the United States through international trade to include the reauthorization or extension of trade adjustment assistance programs.
-- Amendment SA 346 proposed by Senator Collins.
-- Amendment SA 346 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 348 (Sen. Boozman): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 348 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Boozman.
-- Amendment SA 348 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 352 (Sen. Roberts): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to Federal employee performance awards.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 352 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 356 (Sen. Moran): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing health care to veterans who reside more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides the care sought by the veteran .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 356 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 99
S.Amdt. 360 (Sen. McCain): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to deterring the migration of unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 360 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 42. Record Vote Number: 124
S.Amdt. 364 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improve oral health care for children and pregnant women under Medicaid.
-- Amendment SA 364 proposed by Senator Cardin.
-- Amendment SA 364 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 367 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing a funding stream for a voter reinfranchisement initiative.
-- Amendment SA 367 proposed by Senator Cardin.
-- Amendment SA 367 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 51. Record Vote Number: 133
S.Amdt. 368 (Sen. Coats): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing States the Medicaid flexibility they need to implement innovative reforms to improve care and enhance access for our Nation's most vulnerable.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 368 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 374 (Sen. Inhofe): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing coverage of virtual colonoscopies as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
-- Amendment SA 374 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Inhofe.
-- Amendment SA 374 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 380 (Sen. Inhofe): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to assist the States in carrying out drought prevention plans .
-- Amendment SA 380 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Inhofe.
-- Amendment SA 380 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 387 (Sen. Daines): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to postal reform.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 387 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 388 (Sen. Daines): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the designation of national monuments.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 388 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 389 (Sen. Daines): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to holding Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives accountable for failing to pass a balanced budget.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 389 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 391 (Sen. Coons): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the expansion of access to the income tax credit for employee health insurance expenses of small employers.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 391 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 392 (Sen. Coons): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting the use of college savings accounts while students are in elementary school and secondary school.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 392 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 394 (Sen. Coons): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to special treatment of the income tax credit for research expenditures for startup companies.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 394 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 402 (Sen. Johnson): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving information sharing by the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to investigations relating to substandard health care, delayed and denied health care, patient deaths, other findings that directly relate to patient care, and other management issues of the Department.
-- Amendment SA 402 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Johnson.
-- Amendment SA 402 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 404 (Sen. Fischer): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the modernization of the nuclear command, control, and communications architecture of the United States.
-- Amendment SA 404 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Fischer.
-- Amendment SA 404 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 412 (Sen. Rounds): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from engaging in closed-door settlement agreements that ignore impacted States and counties.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 412 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 415 (Sen. Capito): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to a requirement that any new environmental agreement sign by the United States with any foreign country or countries not result in serious harm to the economy of the United States.
-- Amendment SA 415 proposed by Senator Capito.
-- Proposed amendment SA 415 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 416 (Sen. Capito): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting the reliability of the electricity grid .
-- Amendment SA 416 proposed by Senator Capito.
-- Amendment SA 416 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 420 (Sen. Capito): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 420 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Capito.
-- Amendment SA 420 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 422 (Sen. Thune): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that the conservation of northern long-eared bat populations and local economic development are compatible .
-- Amendment SA 422 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Thune.
-- Amendment SA 422 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 423 (Sen. Rubio): To increase new budget authority fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and modify outlays for fiscal years 2016 through 2022 for National Defense (budget function 050).
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 312(b) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 423, as modified.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 423, as modified, rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 32 - 68. Record Vote Number: 96
-- Amendment SA 423, as modified, ruled out of order by the chair.
S.Amdt. 425 (Sen. Collins): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving retirement security.
-- Amendment SA 425 proposed by Senator Collins.
-- Amendment SA 425 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 426 (Sen. Collins): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting economic growth and job creation for small businesses .
-- Amendment SA 426 proposed by Senator Collins.
-- Amendment SA 426 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 427 (Sen. Collins): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to investment in Alzheimer's disease research.
-- Amendment SA 427 proposed by Senator Collins.
S.Amdt. 431 (Sen. Gillibrand): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to medical treatment and compensation for first responders, survivors, and their families injured and made ill by the 9/11 attacks .
-- Amendment SA 431 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Gillibrand.
-- Amendment SA 431 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 432 (Sen. Baldwin): To provide additional resources to create the opportunity for more Americans to obtain a higher education and advanced job skills by supporting two free years of community college paid for by raising revenue through requiring millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 432 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 55. Record Vote Number: 100
S.Amdt. 434 (Sen. Wyden): To provide for an adjustment to committee allocations for wildfire suppression funding.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 434 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 435 (Sen. Menendez): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to support for Ukraine, which should include the provision of lethal defensive articles.
-- Amendment SA 435 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Menendez.
-- Amendment SA 435 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 436 (Sen. Baldwin): To preserve the point of order against reconciliation legislation that would increase the deficit or reduce a surplus.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 436 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 437 (Sen. Peters): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to enhancing and improving the United States Patent and Trademark Office in order to reduce the patent application backlog .
-- Amendment SA 437 proposed by Senator Peters.
-- Amendment SA 437 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 439 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to mandating a higher threshold that the Small Business Administration may guarantee, through the Surety Bond Guarantee Program, of the bonds that small businesses are required to obtain so that they may be able to better compete successfully for Federal Government contracts .
-- Amendment SA 439 proposed by Senator Cardin.
-- Amendment SA 439 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
-- Proposed amendment SA 439 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 440 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the Family Funds limit of the Small Business Investment Company Program from $225,000,000 to $350,000,000, as passed by the Committee in 2013, which is zero subsidy and funded entirely through fees paid by investors and businesses.
-- Amendment SA 440 proposed by Senator Cardin.
-- Proposed amendment SA 440 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 442 (Sen. Collins): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to restore a sensible definition of full-time employee for purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
-- Amendment SA 442 proposed by Senator Collins.
-- Amendment SA 442 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 443 (Sen. Gardner): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting privately held water rights and permits .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 443 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 - 41. Record Vote Number: 118
S.Amdt. 445 (Sen. Gardner): To prevent labor disputes at seaports in the United States from causing national economic disruptions and crippling businesses across the United States.
-- Amendment SA 445 proposed by Senator Gardner.
S.Amdt. 448 (Sen. Gardner): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to encouraging expedited approval of liquefied natural gas export applications at the Department of Energy.
-- Amendment SA 448 proposed by Senator Gardner.
S.Amdt. 449 (Sen. Gardner): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to support efficient resourcing for the Asia rebalance policy .
-- Amendment SA 449 proposed by Senator Gardner.
-- Amendment SA 449 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 452 (Sen. Heller): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that the Secretary of the Interior enters into candidate conservation agreements with each of the relevant 11 Western States before the United States Fish and Wildlife Service makes a listing determination on the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 452 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 453 (Sen. Heller): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that the Secretary of Transportation prioritizes the construction of projects that are of national and regional significance and projects in high priority corridors on the National Highway System, which will improve the safe, secure, and efficient movement of people and goods through the United States and facilitate economic development and create jobs in the United States.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 453 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 456 (Sen. Heller): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs meet the privacy, dignity, and safety needs of women veterans .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 456 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 457 (Sen. Heller): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibition of Veterans Benefits Administration executive bonuses until the backlog of disability claims for veterans in eliminated .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 457 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 458 (Sen. Burr): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 458 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Burr.
-- Amendment SA 458 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 462 (Sen. Roberts): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to over-the-counter medications.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 462 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 465 (Sen. Daines): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to Second Amendment rights.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 465 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 467 (Sen. Blunt): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the direct provision of defense articles, defense services, and related training to the Kurdistan Regional Government.
-- Amendment SA 467 proposed by Senator Moran for Senator Blunt.
S.Amdt. 468 (Sen. Blunt): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to military aid to Israel.
-- Amendment SA 468 proposed by Senator Moran for Senator Blunt.
S.Amdt. 473 (Sen. Menendez): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing funding to combat anti-Semitism in Europe .
-- Amendment SA 473 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Menendez.
-- Amendment SA 473 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 475 (Sen. Sanders): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the United States Postal Service by establishing a moratorium to protect mail processing plants, reinstating overnight delivery standards, and protecting rural service.
-- Amendment SA 475 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Sanders.
-- Amendment SA 475 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 482 (Sen. Gardner): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to encouraging the increased use of performance contracting in Federal facilities.
-- Amendment SA 482 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Gardner.
-- Amendment SA 482 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 485 (Sen. Ayotte): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide equity in the tax treatment of public safety officer death benefits .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 485 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 490 (Sen. Ayotte): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address the disproportionate regulatory burdens on community banks and credit unions.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 490 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 491 (Sen. Ayotte): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the Corporation for National and Community Service .
-- Amendment SA 491 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Ayotte.
-- Amendment SA 491 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 504 (Sen. Sullivan): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to limiting the ability of Environmental Protection Agency personnel to carry guns.
-- Amendment SA 504 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Sullivan.
S.Amdt. 505 (Sen. Sullivan): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting programs related to the ground-based midcourse defense and the long-range discrimination radar programs of the Department of Defense.
-- Amendment SA 505 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Sullivan.
S.Amdt. 506 (Sen. Sullivan): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting vulnerable families from job killing regulations .
-- Amendment SA 506 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Sullivan.
S.Amdt. 515 (Sen. Vitter): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to requiring the Federal Government to allow states to opt out of Common Core without penalty.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 515 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 46. Record Vote Number: 105
S.Amdt. 520 (Sen. Gillibrand): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to sexual assault at institutions of higher education, which may include the implementation of an independent and standardized online survey tool developed and administered by the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Justice, to measure the prevalence of sexual assault at institutions of higher education.
-- Amendment SA 520 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Gillibrand.
-- Amendment SA 520 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 521 (Sen. Peters): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to investing in science, technology, and basic research in the United States.
-- Amendment SA 521 proposed by Senator Peters.
-- Proposed amendment SA 521 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 523 (Sen. Stabenow): To prevent United States companies from getting tax benefits for moving jobs overseas, to end offshore tax loopholes including inversions, and to provide incentives for United States companies to relocate overseas jobs to the United States.
-- Amendment SA 523 proposed by Senator Stabenow.
-- Amendment SA 523 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 94
S.Amdt. 533 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that Department of Justice attorneys comply with disclosure obligations in criminal prosecutions.
-- Amendment SA 533 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
-- Amendment SA 533 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 534 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to preventing access to marijuana edibles by children in States that have decriminalized marijuana.
-- Amendment SA 534 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
-- Amendment SA 534 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 535 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to balancing the Federal budget.
-- Amendment SA 535 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
S.Amdt. 538 (Sen. Risch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the Family Funds limit of the Small Business Investment Company Program from $225,000,000 to $350,000,000, as passed by the Committee in 2013, which is zero subsidy and funded entirely through fees paid by investors and businesses.
-- Amendment SA 538 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Risch.
-- Amendment SA 538 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 539 (Sen. Cassidy): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving Medicaid based on successful and bipartisan State demonstration projects.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 539 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 545 (Sen. Kirk): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to reimposing waived sanctions and imposing new sanctions against Iran for violations of the Joint Plan of Action or a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 545 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 109
S.Amdt. 552 (Sen. Rubio): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
-- Amendment SA 552 proposed by Senator Rubio.
-- Amendment SA 552 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 562 (Sen. Rubio): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to establishing a new outcomes-based process for authorizing innovative higher education providers.
-- Amendment SA 562 proposed by Senator Rubio.
S.Amdt. 565 (Sen. Rubio): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that Medicare is not raided to bailout insurance companies under the President's health care overhaul.
-- Amendment SA 565 proposed by Senator Rubio.
S.Amdt. 569 (Sen. Tester): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to investing in rural and tribal water infrastructure .
-- Amendment SA 569 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Tester.
-- Amendment SA 569 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 573 (Sen. Markey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting the repair and replacement of natural gas distribution pipelines and infrastructure no longer fit for service .
-- Amendment SA 573 proposed by Senator Markey.
S.Amdt. 578 (Sen. Manchin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to addressing methamphetamine abuse in the United States .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 578 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 580 (Sen. Manchin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing adequate funding for the Contract Tower Program of the Federal Aviation Administration.
-- Amendment SA 580 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Manchin.
-- Amendment SA 580 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 585 (Sen. Manchin): To modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund for veterans and servicemembers to improve outreach, access, and services for rural veterans.
-- Amendment SA 585 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Manchin.
-- Amendment SA 585 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 586 (Sen. Manchin): To modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund for veterans and servicemembers to address specifically the growing backlog of appeals of decisions regarding claims for disability compensation .
-- Amendment SA 586 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Manchin.
-- Amendment SA 586 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 588 (Sen. Schatz): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the number of U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at air ports of entry.
-- Amendment SA 588 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Schatz.
S.Amdt. 590 (Sen. Rubio): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting the Medicare Advantage program.
-- Amendment SA 590 proposed by Senator Rubio.
S.Amdt. 593 (Sen. Menendez): To require consideration of long-term deficits for any legislation relating to repealing or replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care-related provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
-- Amendment SA 593 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Menendez.
S.Amdt. 595 (Sen. Coats): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve cybersecurity.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 595 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 596 (Sen. Johnson): To convey clear information in graphic form about projected deficits.
-- Amendment SA 596 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Johnson.
S.Amdt. 597 (Sen. Johnson): To convey clear information to Congress and the public about projected Federal outlays, revenues, surpluses, and deficits .
-- Amendment SA 597 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Johnson.
-- Amendment SA 597 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 604 (Sen. Coats): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 604 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Coats.
-- Amendment SA 604 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 607 (Sen. Thune): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow for the permanent elimination of the Federal estate tax .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 607 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 46. Record Vote Number: 114
S.Amdt. 611 (Sen. Isakson): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to subject all fees collected by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to the annual appropriations process.
-- Amendment SA 611 proposed by Senator Isakson.
S.Amdt. 620 (Sen. Wicker): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to expedite awards under the Internal Revenue Service whistleblower program .
-- Amendment SA 620 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Wicker.
-- Amendment SA 620 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 624 (Sen. Alexander): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to improve the competitiveness of the United States.
-- Amendment SA 624 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Alexander.
-- Amendment SA 624 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 625 (Sen. Lankford): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal regulatory process.
-- Amendment SA 625 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lankford.
-- Amendment SA 625 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 632 (Sen. Casey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 632 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 100 - 0. Record Vote Number: 113
S.Amdt. 633 (Sen. Casey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to enhancing the child and dependent care tax credit .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 633 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 636 (Sen. Warner): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting the personal information of consumers from data breaches.
-- Amendment SA 636 proposed by Senator Warner.
-- Amendment SA 636 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 638 (Sen. Warner): To establish a deficit-reduction reserve fund reserve fund for Government reform and efficiency.
-- Amendment SA 638 proposed by Senator Warner.
-- Amendment SA 638 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 639 (Sen. Peters): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting trade and travel at ports of entry .
-- Amendment SA 639 proposed by Senator Peters.
-- Amendment SA 639 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 642 (Sen. Heitkamp): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the establishment of a commission on Native children .
-- Amendment SA 642 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Heitkamp.
-- Amendment SA 642 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 643 (Sen. Heitkamp): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to training and resources for first responders responding to hazardous materials incidents on railroads.
-- Amendment SA 643 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Heitkamp.
-- Amendment SA 643 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 645 (Sen. Manchin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to underground and surface coal mining safety and health research .
-- Amendment SA 645 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 647 (Sen. Hoeven): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 647 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hoeven.
-- Amendment SA 647 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 648 (Sen. Hoeven): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving the nuclear forces and missions of the Air Force .
-- Amendment SA 648 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hoeven.
-- Amendment SA 648 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 649 (Sen. Inhofe): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting funding of international organizations during the implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty prior to Senate ratification and adoption of implementing legislation.
-- Amendment SA 649 proposed by Senator Inhofe.
-- Amendment SA 649 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 - 41. Record Vote Number: 108
S.Amdt. 651 (Sen. Hoeven): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 651 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hoeven.
-- Amendment SA 651 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 659 (Sen. Cotton): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting the designation of critical habitat .
-- Amendment SA 659 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Cotton.
-- Amendment SA 659 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 42. Record Vote Number: 128
S.Amdt. 664 (Sen. Cotton): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to construction of new facilities and improvements to existing facilities at the detention facilities at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
-- Amendment SA 664 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Cotton.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 305(b) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 664.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 664 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 48. Record Vote Number: 129
-- Amendment SA 664 ruled out of order by the chair.
S.Amdt. 665 (Sen. Flake): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting awarding of construction contracts based on awardees entering or not entering into agreements with labor organizations .
-- Amendment SA 665 proposed by Senator Flake.
-- Amendment SA 665 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 120
S.Amdt. 666 (Sen. Flake): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to reducing the level of Federal premium support for crop insurance policies, which may include eliminating premium support for crop insurance for agricultural producers with an adjusted gross income of more than $750,000 in fiscal year 2016.
-- Amendment SA 666 proposed by Senator Flake.
S.Amdt. 667 (Sen. Flake): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that individuals do not simultaneously receive unemployment compensation and disability insurance benefits .
-- Amendment SA 667 proposed by Senator Flake.
S.Amdt. 668 (Sen. Flake): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to government reform and efficiency.
-- Amendment SA 668 proposed by Senator Flake.
S.Amdt. 677 (Sen. Flake): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to preventing political targeting by the Internal Revenue Service of individuals and social welfare organizations exercising free-speech rights.
-- Amendment SA 677 proposed by Senator Flake.
S.Amdt. 678 (Sen. Flake): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to prosecution of first-time illegal border crossers .
-- Amendment SA 678 proposed by Senator Flake.
S.Amdt. 681 (Sen. Portman): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to demolishing vacant and abandoned homes.
-- Amendment SA 681 proposed by Senator Portman.
-- Proposed amendment SA 681 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 689 (Sen. Portman): To improve the dynamic scoring provision .
-- Amendment SA 689 proposed by Senator Portman.
-- Amendment SA 689 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 59 - 41. Record Vote Number: 112
S.Amdt. 692 (Sen. Scott): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to transparency in health premium billing.
-- Amendment SA 692 proposed by Senator Scott.
-- Amendment SA 692 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 44. Record Vote Number: 102
S.Amdt. 693 (Sen. Rounds): To modify section 431 relating to oversight of Government performance.
-- Amendment SA 693 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Rounds.
-- Amendment SA 693 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 694 (Sen. Manchin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to investing in advanced fossil energy technology research and development.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 694 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 697 (Sen. Murray): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation that reforms and strengthens elementary and secondary education .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 697 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 700 (Sen. Whitehouse): To ensure high-income earners pay a fair share in taxes and to use the revenue to invest in repairing our Nation's bridges, coastal infrastructure, and damage from wildfires.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 700 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 705 (Sen. Menendez): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to Indo-Pacific partner capacity building and strategy .
-- Amendment SA 705 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Menendez.
-- Amendment SA 705 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 707 (Sen. Markey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to reducing overdose deaths.
-- Amendment SA 707 proposed by Senator Markey.
S.Amdt. 708 (Sen. Wyden): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to simplifying and expanding tax incentives for higher education to boost student attendance and completion.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 708 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 713 (Sen. Murphy): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to comprehensive mental health reform.
-- Amendment SA 713 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Murphy.
-- Amendment SA 713 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 715 (Sen. Bennet): To create clean energy jobs through predictable and fair incentives for renewable energy.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 715 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 720 (Sen. Booker): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting workforce development through apprenticeship programs.
-- Amendment SA 720 proposed by Senator Booker.
-- Amendment SA 720 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 721 (Sen. Booker): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to encourage freight planning and investment that incorporates all modes of transportation, including rail, waterways, ports, and highways to promote national connectivity.
-- Amendment SA 721 proposed by Senator Booker.
-- Amendment SA 721 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 722 (Sen. Booker): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting payments for conversion therapy or treatments that purport to change the gender identity or sexual orientation of an individual under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
-- Amendment SA 722 proposed by Senator Booker.
S.Amdt. 724 (Sen. Kaine): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing United States exports and improving the competitiveness of United States businesses.
-- Amendment SA 724 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Kaine.
S.Amdt. 729 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to invest in surface transportation projects.
-- Amendment SA 729 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Cardin.
S.Amdt. 743 (Sen. Thune): To reduce funding for the General Services Administration by $1,000,000 until 50 percent of countries in nonattainment for the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone as of January 30, 2015, achieve the air quality standard set forth in the 1997 NAAQS, and direct those funds to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for the purpose of helping municipalities reach attainment with the 2008 NAAQS for ground-level ozone, acknowledging that (1) given limited State and Federal resources and the delay of the Administrator in issuing to States implementation guidance for the 2008 ground-level ozone NAAQS, priority should be given to achieving the 2008 standard, (2) the Administrator has not sufficiently implemented that standard, (3) focusing by the Administrator on the most polluted areas that are in nonattainment with that standard would benefit public health, and (4) promulgating a lower standard at this time would impose undue costs on the economy and workforce of the United States.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 743 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 749 (Sen. Lee): To ensure that the reserve fund relating to affordable healthcare choices for all is used to repeal and not further empower the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
-- Amendment SA 749 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
S.Amdt. 750 (Sen. Lee): To modify the spending-neutral reserve fund reauthorizing funding for payments to counties and other units of local government to include the option of payment at levels roughly equivalent to property tax revenues lost due to the presence of Federal land .
-- Amendment SA 750 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
-- Amendment SA 750 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 43. Record Vote Number: 126
S.Amdt. 752 (Sen. Lee): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to encouraging the United States' NATO allies to reverse declines in defense spending and bear a more proportionate burden for ensuring the security of NATO.
-- Amendment SA 752 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
-- Amendment SA 752 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 759 (Sen. Lee): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to clarifying Federal jurisdiction with respect to intrastate species.
-- Amendment SA 759 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
S.Amdt. 763 (Sen. Graham): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to subjecting all Federal spending to sequestration .
-- Amendment SA 763 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Graham.
-- Proposed amendment SA 763 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 765 (Sen. Graham): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 765 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Graham.
-- Amendment SA 765 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 770 (Sen. Murkowski): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the construction of Arctic polar icebreakers .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 770 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 780 (Sen. Cornyn): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 780 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Cornyn.
-- Amendment SA 780 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 781 (Sen. Rubio): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to reducing foreign assistance to the Palestinian Authority and certain United Nations agencies and increasing foreign assistance for Israel.
-- Amendment SA 781 proposed by Senator Rubio.
S.Amdt. 791 (Sen. Wyden): To strike reconciliation instructions to the Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Finance and require regular order.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 791 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 792 (Sen. Bennet): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to innovation in higher education.
-- Amendment SA 792 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Bennet.
-- Amendment SA 792 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 793 (Sen. Franken): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to construction of Native American schools.
-- Amendment SA 793 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Franken.
-- Amendment SA 793 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 795 (Sen. Cassidy): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to authorizing Federal permitting for manufacturing and energy construction projects relating to national primary or secondary ambient air quality standard for ozone lower than a certain existing standard .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 795 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 798 (Sen. Murray): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to allow Americans to earn paid sick time.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 798 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 61 - 39. Record Vote Number: 98
S.Amdt. 800 (Sen. Cantwell): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to a comprehensive approach to crude-by-rail safety .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 800 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 802 (Sen. Coons): To offset the costs of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 802 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 803 (Sen. Franken): To ensure that the deficit-neutral reserve fund for infrastructure includes investment in rural broadband deployment .
-- Amendment SA 803 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Franken.
-- Amendment SA 803 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 810 (Sen. Collins): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing access to higher education for low-income Americans through the Federal Pell Grant program.
-- Amendment SA 810 proposed by Senator Collins.
-- Amendment SA 810 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 811 (Sen. Vitter): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ending Washington's illegal exemption from Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 811 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 46. Record Vote Number: 130
S.Amdt. 812 (Sen. Murray): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide women with affordable access to comprehensive health care, including preventive services (such as contraception and breast cancer screenings), improve maternal health, and ensure that a woman has the same benefits and services no matter what part of the United States she lives in , all of which is critical to improving the health and well-being of women, children, their families, and society as a whole, and is an essential part of a woman's economic security and opportunity.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 812 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 817 (Sen. Durbin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide tax benefits to patriot employers that invest in American jobs and provide fair pay and benefits to workers and to eliminate tax benefits for corporations that ship jobs overseas.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 817 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 104
S.Amdt. 822 (Sen. Flake): To eliminate Federal duplication and consolidate the 94 Federal green building programs spread across 11 different Federal agencies.
-- Amendment SA 822 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Flake.
-- Amendment SA 822 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 825 (Sen. Blumenthal): To expand the deficit-neutral reserve fund for veterans and servicemembers.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 825 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 827 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to reforming the Federal regulatory process by enabling retrospective review of existing regulations, improving the process by which new regulations are created, ensuring fair and effective judicial review, and securing an effective role for Congress in the Federal regulatory process through legislation and oversight.
-- Amendment SA 827 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
-- Amendment SA 827 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 828 (Sen. Franken): To provide additional resources to save student financial aid and keep college affordable for more than 8,000,000 low- and middle-income students by restoring the $89,000,000,000 in cuts to Federal Pell Grants in the Republican budget.
-- Amendment SA 828 proposed by Senator Franken.
-- Amendment SA 828 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 101
S.Amdt. 830 (Sen. Moran): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to researching health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces .
-- Amendment SA 830 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Moran.
-- Amendment SA 830 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 836 (Sen. McConnell): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency of greenhouse gas emissions, which may include a prohibition on withholding highway funds from States that refuse to submit State Implementation Plans required under the Clean Power Plan of the Agency.
-- Amendment SA 836 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator McConnell.
-- Amendment SA 836 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 43. Record Vote Number: 116
S.Amdt. 838 (Sen. Murkowski): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the disposal of certain Federal land.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 838 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 106
S.Amdt. 839 (Sen. Isakson): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting United States citizens held hostage in the United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, between November 3, 1979, and January 20, 1981.
-- Amendment SA 839 proposed by Senator Isakson.
-- Amendment SA 839 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 842 (Sen. Merkley): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to consumer fiancial protection.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 842 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 117
S.Amdt. 843 (Sen. Merkley): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to restoring reductions in the Republican budget to the Stafford loan program that would mandate that students currently in college pay interest on their loans before they have received their education benefits, to make college more affordable, to reduce the debt burden of students, and to help graduates afford to pay back student loans.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 843 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 852 (Sen. Ayotte): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing small business regulatory relief and preventing duplicative regulations for investment advisors.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 852 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 855 (Sen. Lee): To prohibit increasing the public debt limit under reconciliation.
-- Amendment SA 855 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
-- Amendment SA 855 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 44. Record Vote Number: 132
S.Amdt. 856 (Sen. Lee): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund to support legislation preventing the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband providers as common carriers under title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and from implementing other "net neutrality" provisions
-- Amendment SA 856 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
S.Amdt. 865 (Sen. Johnson): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund to accommodate legislation that would stop the Federal government from forcing States to pay unemployment compensation benefits to millionaires .
-- Amendment SA 865 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Johnson.
S.Amdt. 866 (Sen. Murray): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for the Department of Transportation for the TIGER discretionary grant program.
-- Amendment SA 866 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 867 (Sen. Whitehouse): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to making it more difficult for corporations and billionaires to secretly influence elections by making unlimited undisclosed campaign expenditures, and to prevent such entities from evading campaign finance law, including through making false statements to government agencies .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 867 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 52. Record Vote Number: 107
S.Amdt. 870 (Sen. Wyden): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to extending tax provisions expiring in 2013 or 2014 for 2 years, such as those contained in the EXPIRE Act of 2014.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 870 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 877 (Sen. Hirono): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing college completion, which may include expanding Federal Pell Grant eligibility by allowing college students to use Federal Pell Grants for more than 2 semesters in an academic year .
-- Amendment SA 877 proposed by Senator Hirono.
-- Amendment SA 877 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 878 (Sen. Hirono): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to investing in clean energy and preserving the environment .
-- Amendment SA 878 proposed by Senator Hirono.
S.Amdt. 881 (Sen. Sanders): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting a substantial increase in the minimum wage .
-- Amendment SA 881 proposed by Senator Sanders.
-- Amendment SA 881 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 52. Record Vote Number: 93
S.Amdt. 882 (Sen. Carper): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving prevention and treatment measures to mitigate agricultural impacts from virus outbreaks, such as impacts seen from the avian influenza poultry outbreak.
-- Amendment SA 882 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Carper.
-- Amendment SA 882 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 885 (Sen. Hoeven): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 885 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hoeven.
-- Amendment SA 885 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 895 (Sen. Whitehouse): To prohibit budget resolutions that support cutting over $1,000,000,000,000 in spending without identifying specific programmatic effects.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 895 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 896 (Sen. Markey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving the safety of offshore oil drilling in the United States.
-- Amendment SA 896 proposed by Senator Markey.
S.Amdt. 897 (Sen. Markey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting consumers in the United States from price increases due to large-scale natural gas exports.
-- Amendment SA 897 proposed by Senator Markey.
S.Amdt. 899 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the importance of financial literacy education to allow individuals to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources.
-- Amendment SA 899 proposed by Senator Cardin.
-- Amendment SA 899 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 900 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the importance of civics and government education .
-- Amendment SA 900 proposed by Senator Cardin.
-- Proposed amendment SA 900 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 918 (Sen. Reed): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 918 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Reed.
-- Amendment SA 918 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 919 (Sen. Reed): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to eliminating deductions for corporate compensation in excess of $1,000,000.
-- Amendment SA 919 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Reed.
-- Amendment SA 919 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 44 - 54. Record Vote Number: 127
S.Amdt. 925 (Sen. Tillis): To establish a deficit-neural reserve fund relating to the United States civil courts system.
-- Amendment SA 925 proposed by Senator Tillis.
S.Amdt. 926 (Sen. Tillis): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude .
-- Amendment SA 926 proposed by Senator Tillis.
S.Amdt. 928 (Sen. Blunt): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United States from an energy tax.
-- Amendment SA 928 proposed by Senator Blunt.
-- Amendment SA 928 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 42. Record Vote Number: 103
S.Amdt. 931 (Sen. Fischer): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to strengthen waterborne commerce in our ports and harbors, which may include increasing the percentage of the amounts expended from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that are dedicated to port infrastructure and maintenance.
-- Amendment SA 931 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Fischer.
-- Amendment SA 931 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 932 (Sen. Cochran): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to establishing a biennial budget resolution process .
-- Amendment SA 932 proposed by Senator Cochran.
S.Amdt. 940 (Sen. Paul): To increase new budget authority for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and modify outlays for fiscal years 2016 through 2022 for National Defense (budget function 050) with offsets.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 312(b) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 940, as modified.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 940, as modified, rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 4 - 96. Record Vote Number: 97
-- Amendment SA 940, as modified, ruled out of order by the chair.
S.Amdt. 944 (Sen. Nelson): To create a point of order against legislation that would use tax dollars to censor publicly-funded climate science .
-- Amendment SA 944 proposed by Senator Nelson.
-- Point of order that the amendment violates section 305(b) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 944.
-- Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to amendment SA 944 rejected in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 49. Record Vote Number: 123
-- Amendment SA 944 ruled out of order by the chair.
S.Amdt. 947 (Sen. Bennet): To ensure that small businesses are provided relief as part of tax reform by permanently increasing the maximum amount of the section 179 small business expensing allowance to $1,000,000 and the investment limitation to $2,500,000 and indexing them both for inflation .
-- Amendment SA 947 proposed by Senator Bennet.
-- Amendment SA 947 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 950 (Sen. McConnell): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting the return of children who have been legally adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and are only a plane ride away from becoming United States citizens to their American citizen parents residing in the United States.
-- Amendment SA 950 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator McConnell.
-- Amendment SA 950 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 951 (Sen. Murray): To establish and fund a new Federal-State partnership to expand access to high-quality preschool programs for children from low- and moderate-income families, offset with revenue from closing loopholes.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Amendment SA 951 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 119
S.Amdt. 952 (Sen. Merkley): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to establishing a more level playing field in trade agreements .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 952 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 953 (Sen. Merkley): To save student financial aid and reduce the student loan debt levels in the Republican budget by 15 percent by eliminating new mandated interest charged while students are still in school.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Proposed amendment SA 953 withdrawn in Senate.
S.Amdt. 966 (Sen. Coons): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to offsetting the costs of operations against the Islamic State .
-- Amendment SA 966 proposed by Senator Coons.
-- Amendment SA 966 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 110
S.Amdt. 967 (Sen. Markey): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to domestic medical isotope production.
-- Amendment SA 967 proposed by Senator Markey.
S.Amdt. 968 (Sen. Wyden): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to enacting middle class tax relief, including extending and expanding refundable tax credits, such as tax provisions and policies included in legislation like the Working Families Tax Relief Act, American Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation Act, Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act, or the 21st Century Worker Tax Cut Act, among other legislation.
-- Amendment SA 968 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Wyden.
-- Amendment SA 968 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 73 - 27. Record Vote Number: 125
S.Amdt. 983 (Sen. Sanders): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to supporting programs that keep low-income older individuals healthy and able to live at home, such as those programs funded through the Older Americans Act of 1965.
-- Amendment SA 983 proposed by Senator Sanders.
-- Amendment SA 983 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 984 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that patients, including military members and veterans , have access to new antibacterial drugs that treat serious or life-threatening infections through the creation by the Food and Drug Administration of a limited population approval pathway for antibacterial drugs.
-- Amendment SA 984 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
S.Amdt. 986 (Sen. Reed): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 986 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Reed.
-- Amendment SA 986 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 991 (Sen. Warner): To restore program integrity funding to combat waste, fraud, and abuse.
-- Amendment SA 991 proposed by Senator Warner.
S.Amdt. 993 (Sen. Menendez): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the national do-not-call registry .
-- Amendment SA 993 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Menendez.
-- Amendment SA 993 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 994 (Sen. Brown): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to end "too big to fail" bailouts for Wall Street mega-banks (over $500 billion in total assets).
-- Amendment SA 994 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Brown.
-- Amendment SA 994 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 1002 (Sen. Cantwell): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the National Park Service Centennial.
-- Amendment SA 1002 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Cantwell.
-- Amendment SA 1002 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1003 (Sen. Tester): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to authorizing children who are eligible to receive health care furnished under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain such eligibility until age 26.
-- Amendment SA 1003 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Tester.
-- Amendment SA 1003 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1005 (Sen. Murphy): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to expanding United States counter-propaganda communications to combat misinformation from the Russian Federation or terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda.
-- Amendment SA 1005 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Murphy.
-- Amendment SA 1005 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1011 (Sen. Sullivan): To establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to providing an exemption from certain permitting requirements for routine maintenance activities relating to transportation infrastructure .
-- Amendment SA 1011 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Sullivan.
S.Amdt. 1012 (Sen. Wyden): To strike more than $1.2 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, preserving a critical source of comprehensive, affordable health and long-term care coverage for millions of otherwise uninsured low-income adults, parents, and seniors, including millions of nonelderly low-income adults in States that expanded Medicaid as part of health reform .
-- Amendment SA 1012 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Wyden.
-- Amendment SA 1012 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 53. Record Vote Number: 95
S.Amdt. 1013 (Sen. Heinrich): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the economy by accelerating the transfer of technologies from laboratories of the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense to the marketplace.
-- Amendment SA 1013 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1014 (Sen. Bennet): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to responding to the economic and national security threats posed by human-induced climate change, as highlighted by the Secretary of Defense , the Director of National Intelligence, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
-- Amendment SA 1014 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Bennet.
-- Amendment SA 1014 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 115
S.Amdt. 1024 (Sen. Heinrich): To create a point of order against legislation that would provide for the sale of Federal land to reduce the Federal deficit.
-- Amendment SA 1024 proposed by Senator Heinrich.
S.Amdt. 1025 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to H-1B visas.
-- Amendment SA 1025 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
S.Amdt. 1026 (Sen. Murray): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to transparency health premium billing.
-- Amendment SA 1026 proposed by Senator Wyden for Senator Murray.
-- Amendment SA 1026 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 1027 (Sen. Thune): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to preserve and protect the open Internet in a manner that provides clear and certain rules and does not jeopardize public safety, universal service, privacy, competition, innovation, or investment.
-- Amendment SA 1027 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Thune.
-- Amendment SA 1027 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1028 (Sen. Vitter): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing access to necessary equipment for Medicare beneficiaries.
-- Amendment SA 1028 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Vitter.
-- Amendment SA 1028 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1029 (Sen. Hatch): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to prevent American jobs from being moved overseas by reducing the corporate income tax rate.
-- Amendment SA 1029 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Hatch.
-- Amendment SA 1029 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
S.Amdt. 1033 (Sen. Booker): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the prioritization of broad-based criminal justice reform .
-- Amendment SA 1033 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1038 (Sen. Kirk): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to increase wages for American workers.
-- Amendment SA 1038 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Kirk.
-- Amendment SA 1038 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 43. Record Vote Number: 122
S.Amdt. 1039 (Sen. Barrasso): To provide the Indian Health Service an additional $25,000,000 for contract support costs and to provide to the Bureau of Indian Affairs an additional $26,000,000 for contract support costs .
-- Amendment SA 1039 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Barrasso.
-- Amendment SA 1039 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1044 (Sen. Cardin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to imposing sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights or significant acts of corruption.
-- Amendment SA 1044 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Cardin.
-- Amendment SA 1044 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1047 (Sen. Kaine): To provide for sequestration replacement .
-- Amendment SA 1047 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 50 - 48. Record Vote Number: 134
S.Amdt. 1063 (Sen. Schatz): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring all legally married same-sex spouses have equal access to the Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned and receive equal treatment under the law pursuant to the Constitution of the United States.
-- Amendment SA 1063 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Schatz.
-- Amendment SA 1063 as modified agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 43. Record Vote Number: 121
S.Amdt. 1067 (Sen. Warren): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to supporting at-sea and dockside monitoring for fisheries that have received economic disaster assistance.
-- Amendment SA 1067 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Warren.
-- Amendment SA 1067 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1072 (Sen. Stabenow): To provide additional resources to reject the Senate Republicans' proposed $435 billion in cuts to Medicare .
-- Amendment SA 1072 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Stabenow.
-- Amendment SA 1072 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 54. Record Vote Number: 111
S.Amdt. 1073 (Sen. Lee): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the investigation and recovery of missing weapons and military equipment provided to the Government of Yemen by the United States Government.
-- Amendment SA 1073 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Lee.
-- Amendment SA 1073 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1081 (Sen. Feinstein): No Statement of Purpose on File .
-- Amendment SA 1081 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Feinstein.
-- Amendment SA 1081 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1091 (Sen. Franken): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing students and families with transparent, easily understood information about postsecondary education financial aid .
-- Amendment SA 1091 proposed by Senator Sanders for Senator Franken.
-- Amendment SA 1091 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1094 (Sen. Warren): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to expanding social security.
-- Amendment SA 1094 proposed by Senator Warren.
-- Amendment SA 1094 not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 42 - 56. Record Vote Number: 131
S.Amdt. 1099 (Sen. Moran): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support investments in precision medicine, biomedical research, and the National Institutes of Health.
-- Amendment SA 1099 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Moran.
-- Amendment SA 1099 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1101 (Sen. Durbin): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to support investments in research and development and to improve the competitiveness of the United States.
-- Amendment SA 1101 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1104 (Sen. Wicker): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve funds relating to imposing sanctions with respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights or significant acts of corruption and to encourage the Secretary of State to add additional names to the Magnitsky List.
-- Amendment SA 1104 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Wicker.
-- Amendment SA 1104 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1105 (Sen. Feinstein): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving community relations with law enforcement officers .
-- Amendment SA 1105 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1110 (Sen. Rubio): To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving higher education data and transparency .
-- Amendment SA 1110 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Rubio.
-- Amendment SA 1110 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, March 26)

PN38: Michael D. Kennedy, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2018
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN39: David Avren Jones, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2018
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN54: Mary Lucille Jordan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2020
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN55: Michael Young, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 2020
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN69: 6 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Joyce A. Barr and ending with Nancy E. McEldowney
-- Reported by Senator Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. DESK.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN70: 5 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Karen L. Freeman and ending with Monica Stein-Olson
-- Reported by Senator Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. DESK.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN71-1: 37 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Jeffrey N. Bakken and ending with Ellen Marie Zehr
-- Reported by Senator Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. DESK.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN72-1: 177 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Gregory Adams and ending with Todd R. Ziccarelli
-- Reported by Senator Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. DESK.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN95-1: 125 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Korey E. Amundson and ending with Christopher L. Young
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN157: 26 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Brig . Gen. Nina M. Armagno and ending with Brig. Gen. Sarah E. Zabel
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN158: Col. Randall Reed, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN159: Col. Christopher A. Coffelt, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN160: Col. Jeffrey A. Kruse, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN161: 10 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Brig . Gen. Abel Barrientes and ending with Brig. Gen. Richard W. Scobee
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN163: Brig. Gen. Dixie A. Morrow, in the Air Force, to be Major General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN164: 3 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Brig. Gen. Leonard W. Isabelle, Jr. and ending with Brig. Gen. Sami D. Said
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN165: Col. Jay N. Selanders, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN166: Col. Todd M. Audet, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN167: Col. Arthur E. Jackman, Jr., in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN168: 18 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Col. Vito E. Addabbo and ending with Col. John B. Williams
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN169: 3 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Col. Johnny S. Lizama and ending with Col. Scott A. Young
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN170: Col. Brian J. Mennes, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN194: Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, in the Air Force, to be General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN195: Col. William M. Knight, in the Air Force, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN196: Maj. Gen. John B. Cooper, in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN197: Maj. Gen. Mark A. Ediger, in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN198: Brig. Gen. John L. Dolan, in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN199: Maj. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN215: Gen. Robin Rand, in the Air Force, to be General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN216: Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Clark, in the Army, to be Major General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN218: Col. Ronald J. Place, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN220: Jacinto Zambrano, Jr., in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN221: 4 nominations in the Army beginning with Cheryl D. Anderson and ending with Carlton G. Smith
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN222: 7 nominations in the Army beginning with Eugene S. Alkire and ending with Patrick R. Staresina
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN224: 2 nominations in the Navy beginning with Sean M. Miller and ending with Joseph B. Powell
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN225: 4 nominations in the Marine Corps beginning with Andrew J. Copeland and ending with Brian A. Lionbarger
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN230-1: 143 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Alexious Butler and ending with Naida Zecevic Bean
-- Reported by Senator Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. DESK.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN231: 6 nominations in the Foreign Service beginning with Adam Michael Branson and ending with Marc C. Gilkey
-- Reported by Senator Corker, Committee on Foreign Relations, without printed report.
-- Placed on Senate Executive Calendar. Calendar No. DESK.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN243: Brig. Gen. Burke W. Whitman, in the Marine Corps, to be Major General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN244: Col. Michael F. Fahey III, in the Marine Corps, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN245: 5 nominations in the Marine Corps beginning with Brig. Gen. Craig C. Crenshaw and ending with Brig. Gen. Craig Q. Timberlake
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN246: 2125 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Christopher M. Abbott and ending with Christopher G. Zummo
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN247: 22 nominations in the Air Force beginning with Nicole H. Armitage and ending with Shannon G. Womble
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN253: Jacob A. Johnson, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN254: Patrick Mascarenhas, in the Army, to be Major
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN255: Debra Mayers, in the Army, to be Major
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN256: Dwaipayan Chakraborti, in the Army, to be Major
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN257: 4 nominations in the Army beginning with Eric B. Hintz and ending with Bart D. Wilkison
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN258: Kathryn A. Spletstoser, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN263: Col. Paul K. Hurley, in the Army, to be Major General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN265: Maj. Gen. Timothy J. Kadavy, in the Army, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN266: Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, in the Army, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN267: Col. Tammy L. Miracle, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN268: Col. Maria C. Powers, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN269: Capt. John G. Hannink, in the Navy, to be Rear Admiral
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN290: Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN291: Lt. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, in the Air Force, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN292: Vice Adm. James F. Caldwell, Jr., in the Navy, to be Vice Admiral
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN293: Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken, in the Navy, to be Vice Admiral
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN305: Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, in the Army, to be Lieutenant General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN306-1: 28 nominations in the Army beginning with Brig. Gen . John W. Baker and ending with Brig. Gen. Flem B. Walker, Jr .
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN307: Col. Ronald P. Clark, in the Army, to be Brigadier General
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN309: Rachel S. Theisen, in the Army, to be Major
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN310: 3 nominations in the Army beginning with Robert A. Blessing and ending with Paul L. Minor
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN311: 4 nominations in the Army beginning with Joanne S. Martindale and ending with Charles Yost
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.
PN312: James L. Boggess, in the Army, to be Colonel
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Portman, at 4:24 a.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015.