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Senate Floor Activity - Monday, October 26, 2015

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 Journal

Pursuant to the order of Thursday, October 22, 2015, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant 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 Business

Pursuant 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 Unanimous Consent.
-- 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)

PN154: Lawrence Joseph Vilardo, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of New York
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 88 - 0. Record Vote Number: 284


Under 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 .