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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 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 (Tuesday, January 28)

S. 1302 (Sen. Harkin): To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for cooperative and small employer charity pension plans.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 2701 (Sen. Harkin): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment SA 2701 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Harkin.
-- Amendment SA 2701 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1926 (Sen. Menendez): To delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and to reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

S.Res. 334 (Sen. Vitter): A resolution recognizing the goals of Catholic Schools Week and honoring the valuable contributions of Catholic schools in the United States.
-- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 10:27 p.m, the Presiding Officer ( in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .