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Senate Floor Activity - Monday, November 9, 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, November 5, 2015, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Thursday, November 5, 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, November 5, 2015, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Monday, November 9)

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.
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 2763 (Sen. Kirk): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2764 (Sen. Kirk): To clarify the term "congressional defense committees."
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2766 (Sen. Heller): To prohibit the use of funds to transfer amounts from the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation Fund to any other account in the Treasury of the United States.
-- Amendment SA 2766 proposed by Senator Kirk for Senator Heller to Amendment SA 2763.
-- Amendment SA 2766 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S.Amdt. 2772 (Sen. Shaheen): To require the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct audits relating to the timely access of veterans to hospital care, medical services, and other health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
-- Amendment SA 2772 proposed by Senator Tester for Senator Shaheen to Amendment SA 2763.
-- Amendment SA 2772 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

S. 1004 (Sen. Kirk): To amend title 36, United States Code, to encourage the nationwide observance of two minutes of silence each Veterans Day .
-- Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Monday, November 9)

PN569: Scott Allen, of Maryland, to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 0. Record Vote Number: 300


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 7:00 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow.