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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, August 4, 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 (Tuesday, August 4)

H.R. 1138 (Rep. Simpson): To establish certain wilderness areas in central Idaho and to authorize various land conveyances involving National Forest System land and Bureau of Land Management land in central Idaho, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 267 (Sen. Toomey): To authorize the transfer of certain items under the control of the Omar Bradley Foundation to the descendants of General Omar Bradley.
-- Senate Committee on Armed Services discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 754 (Sen. Burr): An original bill to improve cybersecurity in the United States through enhanced sharing of information about cybersecurity threats, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

S. 1297 (Sen. Cruz): To update the Commercial Space Launch Act by amending title 51, United States Code, to promote competitiveness of the U.S . commercial space sector, and for other purposes.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 232 (Sen. Boozman): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that August 30, 2015, be observed as "1890 Land-Grant Institutions Quasquicentennial Recognition Day".
-- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry 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. Rounds, at 7:14 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.