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Senate Floor Activity - Thursday, July 30, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .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 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 30)

H.R. 22 (Rep. Davis): To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes .
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 65 - 34. Record Vote Number: 260
S.Amdt. 2542 (Sen. McConnell): To amend the title.
-- Amendment SA 2542 proposed by Senator McConnell.
-- Amendment SA 2542 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 3236 (Rep. Shuster): To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway Trust Fund, to provide resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services, and for other purposes .
-- Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed (under the order of 7/29/15, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative) without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 91 - 4. Record Vote Number: 261
-- Message on Senate action sent to the House.

S. 1172 (Sen. Carper): To improve the process of presidential transition .
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee amendments agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2543 (Sen. Carper): To improve the bill.
-- Amendment SA 2543 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Carper.
-- Amendment SA 2543 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

S. 1881 (Sen. Ernst): To prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.

S.Res. 236 (Sen. Grassley): A resolution designating July 30, 2015, as "National Whistleblower Appreciation 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. McConnell, at 5:51 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.