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Recent Floor Activity


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 12 noon, the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the UnitedStates 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, March 25)

H.R. 748 (Rep. Courtney): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on high cost employer-sponsored health coverage.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
-- Second cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate, under the order of 3/25/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 0. Record Vote Number: 80
S.Amdt. 1577 (Sen. Sasse): To ensure that additional unemployment benefits donot result in an individual receiving unemployment compensation that is more than the amount of wages the individual was earning prior to becoming unemployed.
--Amendment SA 1577 proposed by Senator Sasse to Amendment SA 1578.
--Amendment SA 1577, under the order of 3/25/20, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 48 - 48. Record Vote Number: 79

S.Amdt. 1578 (Sen. McConnell): Providing emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
--Amendment SA 1578 proposed by Senator McConnell.
--Amendment SA 1578 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


Legislative Business (Thursday, March 26)

H.R. 3504 (Rep. Bilirakis): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for improvements to the specially adapted housing program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1579 (Sen. Moran): In the nature of a substitute.
--Amendment SA 1579 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Moran.
--Amendment SA 1579 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


H.R. 4771 (Rep. Cunningham): To amend title 38, United States Code, to permit appellants to appear in cases before the Board of Veterans' Appeals by picture and voice transmission from locations other than facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
-- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S. 3587 (Sen. Casey): A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.
-- Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, March 26)

PN1310: Charles Williams, of Missouri, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

PN1588: William Jordan Gillis, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at12:07 a.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020.