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Senate Floor Activity - Monday, March 23, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 12 noon, 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 Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Thursday, March 19, 2015, 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 Thursday, March 19, 2015, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Monday, March 23)

S.Con.Res. 11 (Sen. Enzi): An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
S.Amdt. 323 (Sen. Sanders): To create millions of middle class jobs by investing in our nation's infrastructure paid for by raising revenue through closing loopholes in the corporate and international tax system .
-- Amendment SA 323 proposed by Senator Sanders.

Executive Business (Monday, March 23)

PN130: William P. Doyle, of Pennsylvania, to be a Federal Maritime Commissioner for a term expiring June 30, 2018
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 3/23/2015.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 0. Record Vote Number: 77


Under the authority of the order of today, at 7:00 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Lankford in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow .