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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mr. Tom Cotton, from the State of Arkansas, called the Senate to order at 10:01 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Cotton 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 13)

H.Con.Res. 7 (Rep. Comstock): A concurrent resolution providing for a joint session of Congress to receive a message from the President .
-- Received in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 1 (Sen. Hoeven): To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline .
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
S.Amdt. 2 (Sen. Murkowski): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment SA 2 proposed by Senator Murkowski.

S.Amdt. 3 (Sen. Portman): To promote energy efficiency.
-- Amendment SA 3 proposed by Senator Portman to Amendment SA 2.

S.Amdt. 13 (Sen. Markey): To ensure that oil transported through the Keystone XL pipeline into the United States is used to reduce United States dependence on Middle Eastern oil.
-- Amendment SA 13 proposed by Senator Markey to Amendment SA 2.

S.Amdt. 17 (Sen. Franken): To require the use of iron, steel, and manufactured goods produced in the United States in the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline and facilities.
-- Amendment SA 17 proposed by Senator Cantwell for Senator Franken to Amendment SA 2.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:36 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015.