The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 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 JournalPursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the
proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant 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 BusinessPursuant to the order of yesterday,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Tuesday, December
S. 1177 (Sen. Alexander)
An original bill to reauthorize the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves
Conference report considered in Senate.
Cloture on the conference report to accompany S.1177 invoked in Senate by
Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 12. Record Vote Number:
S. 1719 (Sen. Collins)
To provide for the establishment and maintenance of
a National Family Caregiving Strategy, and for other purposes
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 207 (Sen. Casey)
A resolution recognizing threats to freedom of the
press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press
as a priority in efforts of the United States Government to promote
democracy and good governance.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by
Amendment SA 2921 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Casey.
Amendment SA 2921 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 331 (Sen. Collins)
A resolution designating December 12, 2015, as
"Wreaths Across America Day".
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 6:26 p.m,
the Presiding Officer (Mr. Gardner in the chair) declared the
Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow