The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 2 p
.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 JournalPursuant to the order of Friday, February 27, 2015, the Journal
of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Friday, February 27, 2015,
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 Friday, February 27, 2015,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Monday, March 2)
H.R. 240 (Rep. Rogers)
Making appropriations for the Department of
Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for
Considered by Senate (Message from the House considered).
Cloture motion on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill,
agree to request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to
appoint conferees presented in Senate.
Cloture on the motion to insist on Senate amendment to House bill, agree to
request for conference, and authorize the Presiding Officer to appoint
conferees not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 43. Record Vote
Motion to table the message from the House with respect to H.R. 240 agreed
to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 31. Record Vote Number:
H.R. 431 (Rep. Sewell)
To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot
Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or the final
Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a
catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 1 (Sen. Hoeven)
To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline
Cloture motion on veto message presented in Senate.
AdjournmentUnder the authority of the order of today, at 6:28 p.m,
the Presiding Officer (Mr. Lankford in the chair) declared the
Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:45 a.m.