The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 2 p
.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
The JournalPursuant to the order of Thursday, September 11, 2014, the
Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Thursday, September 11, 2014,
the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition
of the two leaders being reserved.
Transaction of Morning BusinessPursuant to the order of Thursday, September 11, 2014,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Monday, September
H.R. 5134 (Rep. Foxx)
To extend the National Advisory Committee on
Institutional Quality and Integrity and the Advisory Committee on Student
Financial Assistance for one year.
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 1086 (Sen. Mikulski)
To reauthorize and improve the Child Care and
Development Block Grant Act of 1990, and for other purposes
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to
S. 2199 (Sen. Mikulski)
To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to
provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment
of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
Cloture on the bill not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 40. Record
S. 2432 (Sen. Warren)
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to
provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans, and for other
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
S.Res. 544 (Sen. Klobuchar)
A resolution designating the year of 2014 as the
"International Year of Family Farming".
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and
with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
Executive Business (Monday, September 15)
Jeffery Martin Baran, of Virginia, to be a Member
of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the remainder of the term expiring
June 30, 2015
Considered by Senate.
Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 39. Record Vote Number:
Stephen G. Burns, of Maryland, to be a Member of
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the term of five years expiring June
Considered by Senate.
Cloture invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 54 - 37. Record Vote Number:
AdjournmentBy unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Harry Reid,
at 7:06 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today,
until 10 a.m. tomorrow.