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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., the Reverend Adam Briddell, Associate Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. 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, March 10)

S. 178 (Sen. Cornyn): To provide justice for the victims of trafficking .
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
S.Amdt. 270 (Sen. Portman): To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to enable State child protective services systems to improve the identification and assessment of child victims of sex trafficking, and for other purposes.
-- Amendment SA 270 proposed by Senator Portman.

S.Amdt. 271 (Sen. Portman): To amend the definition of "homeless person" under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth, and for other purposes.
-- Amendment SA 271 proposed by Senator Portman.

S.Res. 93 (Sen. Johnson): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the courageous work and life of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, and calling for a swift and transparent investigation into his tragic murder in Moscow on February 27, 2015.
-- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:03 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.