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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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.

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 (Wednesday, October 21)

H.R. 208 (Rep. Velazquez): To improve the disaster assistance programs of the Small Business Administration.
-- Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2747 (Sen. Vitter): To improve the bill.
-- Amendment SA 2747 proposed by Senator Vitter.
-- Amendment SA 2747 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 774 (Rep. Bordallo): To strengthen enforcement mechanisms to stop illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, to amend the Tuna Conventions Act of 1950 to implement the Antigua Convention, and for other purposes .
-- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 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.
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 2548 (Sen. Heller): To protect information that is reasonably believed to be personal information or information that identifies a specific person .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2552 (Sen. Coons): To modify section 5 to require DHS to review all cyber threat indicators and countermeasures in order to remove certain personal information.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2557 (Sen. Mikulski): To provide amounts necessary for accelerated cybersecurity in response to data breaches.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2564 (Sen. Paul): To prohibit liability immunity to applying to private entities that break user or privacy agreements with customers .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2581 (Sen. Cotton): To exempt from the capability and process within the Department of Homeland Security communication between a private entity and the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the United States Secret Service regarding cybersecurity threats.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2582 (Sen. Flake): To terminate the provisions of the Act after six years.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2587 (Sen. Leahy): To strike the FOIA exemption.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2612 (Sen. Franken): To improve the definitions of cybersecurity threat and cyber threat indicator.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2621 (Sen. Wyden): To improve the requirements relating to removal of personal information from cyber threat indicators before sharing .
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2626 (Sen. Whitehouse): To amend title 18, United States Code, to protect Americans from cybercrime.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2716 (Sen. Burr): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Res. 108 (Sen. Durbin): A resolution commemorating the discovery of the polio vaccine and supporting efforts to eradicate the disease .
-- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 291 (Sen. Rubio): A resolution honoring the lives of the 33 crew members aboard the El Faro.
-- 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 7:01 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.