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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mr. Rand Paul, from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Paul 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 (Wednesday, March 4)

S. 1 (Sen. Hoeven): To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline .
-- Veto Message considered in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on veto message withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 62 - 37. Record Vote Number: 68
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 625 (Sen. McConnell): To provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran's nuclear program, and for other purposes .
-- Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 27.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

S.J.Res. 8 (Sen. Alexander): A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 46. Record Vote Number: 67
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S.Res. 98 (Sen. Casey): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness 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 6:02 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015.