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Senate Floor Activity - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mr. Dean Heller, from the State of Nevada, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Pastor Ken Carney, of First Church of the Nazarene, in Hot Springs, Arkansas offered a prayer, and Mr. Heller 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 (Thursday, July 23)

H.R. 22 (Rep. Davis): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

H.R. 23 (Rep. Neugebauer): To reauthorize the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1626 (Rep. Hurd): To reduce duplication of information technology at the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes .
-- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 2499 (Rep. Chabot): To amend the Small Business Act to increase access to capital for veteran entrepreneurs, to help create jobs, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2326 (Sen. Vitter): To improve the bill.
-- Amendment SA 2326 proposed by Senator Sullivan for Senator Vitter.
-- Amendment SA 2326 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 229 (Sen. Warner): A resolution designating July 26, 2015, as "United States Intelligence Professionals Day".
-- 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. Sullivan, at 8:07 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9 a.m. tomorrow.