The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 3 p
.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 JournalPursuant to the order of Thursday, October 22, 2015, the
Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Thursday, October 22, 2015,
the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition
of the two leaders being reserved.
Transaction of Morning BusinessPursuant to the order of Thursday, October 22, 2015,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Monday, October 26)
H.R. 313 (Rep. Lynch)
To amend title 5, United States Code, to provide
leave to any new Federal employee who is a veteran with a service-connected
disability rated at 30 percent or more for purposes of undergoing medical
treatment for such disability, 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. 639 (Rep. Pitts)
To amend the Controlled Substances Act with respect
to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human
Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and distributors
seeking to conduct clinical testing.
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2748 (Sen. Alexander)
In the nature of a substitute.
Amendment SA 2748 proposed by Senator Portman for Senator Alexander.
Amendment SA 2748 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 297 (Sen. Klobuchar)
A resolution congratulating the Minnesota Lynx on
their victory in the 2015 Women's National Basketball Association Finals
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and
with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
Executive Business (Monday, October 26)
Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, of New York, to be United
States District Judge for the Western District of New
Considered by Senate.
Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 0. Record Vote Number:
AdjournmentUnder the authority of the order of today, at 6:13 p.m,
the Presiding Officer (Mrs. Ernst in the chair) declared the
Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow