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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, December 2, 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, December 2)

H.R. 3762 (Rep. Price): To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 2002 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2016 .
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 2874 (Sen. McConnell): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 2875 (Sen. Johnson): To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to ensure that individuals can keep their health insurance coverage.
-- Amendment SA 2875 proposed by Senator Johnson to Amendment SA 2874.

S.Amdt. 2876 (Sen. Murray): To ensure that this Act does not increase the number of uninsured women or increase the number of unintended pregnancies by establishing a women's health care and clinic security and safety fund .
-- Amendment SA 2876 proposed by Senator Murray to Amendment SA 2874.

S.Res. 324 (Sen. Isakson): A resolution designating December 3, 2015, as "National Phenylketonuria Awareness Day".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 325 (Sen. Isakson): A resolution permitting the collection of clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the holiday season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 6:46 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mrs. Ernst in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.