Mr. Tom Cotton, from the State of Arkansas, called the Senate
to order at 10 a.m., the Patrick J. Conroy, House Chaplain offered a
prayer, and Mr. Crapo led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
to the Flag of the United States of America.
The JournalPursuant to the order of Friday, October 30, 2015, the Journal
of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Friday, October 30, 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 Friday, October 30, 2015,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Tuesday, November
H.R. 2685 (Rep. Frelinghuysen)
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense
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.
S. 1140 (Sen. Barrasso)
To require the Secretary of the Army and the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to propose a regulation
revising the definition of the term "waters of the United States", and for
Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by
Yea-Nay Vote. 57 - 41. Record Vote Number:
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
S.J.Res. 22 (Sen. Ernst)
A joint resolution providing for congressional
disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule
submitted by the Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency
relating to the definition of "waters of the United States" under the
Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by
Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 43. Record Vote Number:
S.Res. 304 (Sen. Vitter)
A resolution recognizing November 28, 2015, as
"Small Business Saturday" and supporting efforts to increase awareness of
the value of locally owned small businesses.
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and
with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
AdjournmentUnder the authority of the order of today, at 7:18 p.m,
the Presiding Officer (Mr. Daines in the chair) declared the
Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow