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 JournalPursuant to the order of Thursday, March 10, 2016, the Journal
of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Thursday, March 10, 2016,
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 Thursday, March 10, 2016,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Monday, March 14)
S. 764 (Sen. Wicker)
To reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant
College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Motion by Senator McConnell to concur in the House amendment to the bill (S
. 764) with an amendment (SA 3450) made in Senate.
Cloture motion on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill
(S. 764) with an amendment (SA 3450) presented in Senate.
Motion by Senator McConnell to refer to Senate Committee on Commerce,
Science, and Transportation the House message to accompany the bill (S.
764) made in Senate.
Amendment SA 3450 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Roberts.
S.Res. 398 (Sen. Grassley)
A resolution designating March 15, 2016, as
"National Speech and Debate Education Day".
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and
with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
Executive Business (Monday, March 14)
John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of
Considered by Senate.
Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 40. Record Vote Number:
AdjournmentUnder the authority of the order of today, at 7:52 p.m,
the Presiding Officer (Mr. Daines in the chair) declared the
Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 10 a.m. tomorrow