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Thursday, February 26, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 11 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 (Thursday, February 26)

H.R. 240 (Rep. Rogers): Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
-- Measure laid before Senate by motion.
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to commit to Senate Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back forthwith with amendment SA 259 made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
S.Amdt. 255 (Sen. Cochran): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 255 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Cochran.
S.Amdt. 256 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 256 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 255.
S.Amdt. 257 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 257 proposed by Senator McConnell to language proposed to be stricken by amendment no. 255.
S.Amdt. 258 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 258 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 257.
S.Amdt. 259 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 259 proposed by Senator McConnell.
S.Amdt. 260 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 260 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 259 (the instructions of the motion to commit).
S.Amdt. 261 (Sen. McConnell): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment SA 261 proposed by Senator McConnell to Amendment SA 260.
S. 527 (Sen. Sessions): To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S. 534 (Sen. Collins): To prohibit funds from being used to carry out certain Executive actions related to immigration 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.Res. 76 (Sen. Cornyn): A resolution welcoming the Prime Minister of Israel to the United States for his address to a joint session of Congress .
-- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 262 (Sen. Cornyn): To make a technical correction .
-- Amendment SA 262 proposed by Senator Cornyn.
-- Amendment SA 262 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 263 (Sen. Cornyn): To amend the title.
-- Amendment SA 263 proposed by Senator Cornyn.
-- Amendment SA 263 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 88 (Sen. Booker): A resolution celebrating Black History Month .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 89 (Sen. Wyden): A resolution congratulating the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on its 80th year.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 90 (Sen. Hirono): A resolution designating February 2015 as "American Heart Month" and February 6, 2015, as "National Wear Red Day" .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 91 (Sen. Collins): A resolution designating March 2, 2015, as "Read Across America Day".
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 7:19 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.