The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 9:30
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.
Legislative Business (Wednesday, September
H.R. 719 (Rep. Katko)
To require the Transportation Security
Administration to conform to existing Federal law and regulations regarding
criminal investigator positions, and for other purposes.
Considered by Senate (Message from the House).
Senate concurred in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill
(H.R. 719) with an amendment (SA 2689) Yea-Nay Vote. 78 - 20. Record Vote
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.Amdt. 2689 (Sen. Cochran)
Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal
year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.
Amendment pending in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2690 (Sen. McConnell)
To change the enactment date.
Amendment pending in Senate.
Proposed amendment SA 2690 withdrawn in Senate.
H.R. 1735 (Rep. Thornberry)
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016
for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military
construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to
prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other
Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk
H.R. 2029 (Rep. Dent)
Making appropriations for military construction,
the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year
ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
H.R. 2617 (Rep. Radewagen)
To amend the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 to
reduce a scheduled increase in the minimum wage applicable to American Samoa
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous
S.Amdt. 2705 (Sen. Isakson)
To reduce an increase in the minimum wage for
American Samoa, to adjust the reporting requirements of the Government
Accountability Office regarding the proposed minimum wage increases for
American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and
for other purposes.
Amendment SA 2705 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Isakson.
Amendment SA 2705 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Amendment SA 2706 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Isakson.
Amendment SA 2706 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S. 2078 (Sen. Corker)
An original bill to reauthorize the United States
Commission on International Religious Freedom, and for other purposes
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 266 (Sen. Wyden)
A resolution designating September 2015 as
"National Kinship Care Month".
Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by