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H.R. 83 (To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 594 (Federal Research on Muscular Dystrophy). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 2600 (To amend the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act to clarify how the Act applies to condominiums). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 3043 (Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 3716 (Water Settlement Agreement). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 4994 (Provide for Post-Care Assessment Data). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 5062 (Amend Consumer Financial Protection Act). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 5404 (Extend Provisions of Law by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 1611 (Develop Data Center consolidation plans for certain agencies) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 1691 (Improve Security of the United States Border and Improve Pay for Border Patrol Agents) as amended. Agreed to by voice vote. S. 2040 (Exchange Trust and Fee Land for Land Disputes) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 2061 (Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013) as amended. Agreed to by voice vote. S. 2583 (To reauthorize the matching grant program for school security in the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 2673 (Enhance Strategic Partnership between U.S. and Israel) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 2778 (Awards for Information on the ISIS assassins). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 2793 (Medal of Honor to Henry Johnson). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H.R. 4980 (Prevent Sex Trafficking and to Improve Support Recovery for Victims). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. 1360 (Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 420 (Week of October 6th as Naturopathic Health Care Week). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 479 (Recognizing Veterans Day as a Welcome Home Celebration for Soldiers who have served since September 11, 2001). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 529 (100th Anniversary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 530 (SoS on the current situation in Iraq) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 541 (Recognizing the severe threat of the Ebola outbreak) as amended. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 2912 (Don’t Tax our Fallen Public Heroes).Agreed to by unanimous consent.


The following resolutions were agreed to en bloc by unanimous consent:
S.Res.571: US-India Partnership Day
S.Res.572: Ballistic Missile Sub Deterrent Patrols
S.Res.573: 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act
S.Res.574: National Estuaries Week
S.Res.575: Prostate Cancer Awareness
  S. Con. Res. 44 (Adjournment Resolution). Agreed to by voice vote.

The Senate will convene for pro forma sessions with no business conducted on the following dates and times and that following each pro forma session, the Senate will adjourn until the next pro forma session, unless the Senate receives a message from the House that it has adopted S. Con. Res. 44, the adjournment resolution: Monday, September 22, at 4:00 PM; Thursday, September 25, at 12:00 noon; Monday, September 29, at 12:00 noon; Thursday, October 2, at 12:00 noon; Monday, October 6, at 12 noon; Thursday, October 9 at 12:00 noon;  Monday, October 13, at 12 noon; October 16, at 12 noon; Monday, October 20, at 10:15 AM; Thursday, October 23 at 12 noon; Monday, October 27 at 12 noon; Thursday October 30 at 12 noon; Monday, November 3 at 12 noon, Thursday November 6 at 12 noon, and Monday November 10 at 12 noon.

The Senate will then convene on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM. At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to vote on cloture on Cal. #853, Randolph Moss to be U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia and cloture on Cal. #855 Leigh Martin May, to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Georgia. If cloture is invoked on the nominations, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nominations at 2:15 PM on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Senate adjourned at 10:30 PM.

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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will then recess Subject to the Call of the Chair for a Joint Congressional Session. At 1:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to the consideration of H. J. Res. 124 (Continuing Appropriations Resolution) with four and one half hours of debate. At approximately 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to votes on and in relation to the resolution (Motion to offer a Sessions amendment, Motion to Invoke Cloture and final passage). Upon conclusion of the consideration of H. J. Res.124 votes, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to vote on the following nominations (Voice Votes are expected):

Cal. #893, Mark William Lippert to be Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.
Cal. #524, Adam M. Scheinman to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador.
Cal. #959, Kevin F. O’Malley to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland.
Cal. #702, Bathsheba Nell Crocker to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs).
Cal. #1002, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall to be Deputy Secretary of Energy.
Cal. #997, Robert W. Holleyman II to be a Deputy United States Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador.
Cal. #708, Eric Rosenbach to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Cal. #996, D. Nathan Sheets to be an Under Secretary of the Treasury.
PN #1917, Charles H. Fulghum to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Homeland Security.
 

The Senate convened at 9:30 AM.

Motion to Proceed to S. 2432 (Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act).

The Senate recessed Subject to the Call of the Chair in order to allow His Excellency Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, to address a Joint Meeting of Congress from the Hall of the House of Representatives.

At 11:10 AM, the Senate reconvened and proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

Cruz motion to proceed to S. 2779 (Expatriate Terrorists Act) and pass the bill was objected to by Hirono.

The Senate proceeded with a Legislative Session.

H. J. Res. 124 (Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015).

Reid amend #3851. Yeas and nays ordered.

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