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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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, February 3)

H.R. 203 (Rep. Walz): To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 99 - 0. Record Vote Number: 50
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

H.R. 240 (Rep. Rogers): Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 48. Record Vote Number: 51
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure was not invoked (Record Vote No. 51) entered in Senate.
-- Second cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

S.Res. 64 (Sen. Murray): A resolution designating February 2 through 6, 2015 , as "National School Counseling Week".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:19 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.