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S. 535 (A bill to promote energy efficiency).

The bill is read for a third time. Final passage. The bill passed by Voice Vote.

The Senate proceeded to an Executive Session.

The following nominations were considered en bloc: Cal. #8 (Mary Jordan to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission).

The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote. Cal. #9 (Michael Young to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission).

The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote. Cal. #13 (Michael Kennedy to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board).

The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote. Cal. #14 (David Jones to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board).

The nomination was confirmed by Voice Vote.

The following nominations were considered, en bloc: Cal. #32 (Air Force Maj. Generals). Cal. #33 (Col. Christoper Coffelt to be Brig. General, US Air Force). Cal. #34 (Col. Jeffrey Kruse to be Brig. General, US Air Force). Cal. #35 (Air Force Reserve Major Generals). Cal. #36 (Brig. General Dixie Morrow to be Major General, Air Force Reserves). Cal. #37 (Air Force Reserve Major Generals). Cal. #38 (Col. Jay Selanders to be Brig. General, Air National Guard). Cal. #39 (Col. Todd Audet to be Brig. General, Air Force Reserve). Cal. #40 (Col. Arthur Jackman Jr. to be Brig. General, Air Force Reserve). Cal. #41 (Brig. Generals, Air Force Reserves). Cal. #42 (Brig. Generals, Air Force Reserves). Cal. #43 (Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski to be General, US Air Force). Cal. #44 (Col. William Knight to be Brig. General, US Air Force). Cal. #45 (Maj. Gen. John Cooper to be Lt. General, US Air Force). Cal. #46 (Brig. Gen. John Dolan to be Lt. General, US Air Force). Cal. #47 (Maj. Gen. Lee Levy II to be Lt. General, US Air Force). Cal. #52 (Col. Randall Reed to be Brig. Genreal, US Air Force). Cal. #53 (Col. Brian Mennes to be Brig. General, US Army Cal. #54 (Maj. Gen. Mark Ediger to be Lt. General, Surgeon Gen. of the Air Force). Cal. #55 (Gen. Robin Rand to be General, US Air Force). Cal. #56 (Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Clark to be Maj. General, US Army Medical Corps). Cal. #57 (Col. Ronald Place to be Brig. General, US Army Medical Corps). Cal. #58 (Brig Gen. Burke Whitman to be Maj. General, US Marine Corps Reserve). Cal. #59 (Col. Michael Fahey III to be Brig. General, US Marine Corps Reserve). Cal. #60 (Maj. Generals in US Marine Corps). Cal. #61 (Col. Paul Hurley to be Maj. General in the US Army). Cal. #62 (Maj. Gen. Timothy Kadavy to be Lt. General, Army National Guard). Cal. #63 (Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend to be Lt. General, US Army). Cal. #64 (Col. Tammy Miracle to be Brig. General, Army National Guard). Cal. #65 (Col Maria Powers to be Brig. General, Army National Guard). Cal. #66 (Capt. John Hannink to be Rear Admiral, Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy). Cal. #67 (Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. to be Lt. General, US Air Force). Cal. #68 (Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson to be Lt. General, US Air Force). Cal. #69 (Vice Adm. James Caldwell Jr. to be Vice Admiral, US Navy). Cal. #70 (Rear Adm. Michael Franken to be Vice Admiral, US Navy). Cal. #71 (Maj. Gen. Joseph DiSalvo to be Lt. General, US Army). Cal. #72 (Major Generals except for Funkhauser, Jackson and Sover nominations, US Army). All nominations placed on the Secretary’s Desk in the Foreign Service, Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy. H.R. 1092 (Federal building naming). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent. H.R. 1527 (Accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable contributions). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent. S. J. Res. 10 (Reappointment of David Rubenstein). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent. S. Res. 105 (194th Anniversary of the independence of Greece). Agreed to by Unanimous Consent.

The following resolutions were considered en bloc: S. Res. 125 S. Res. 126 S. Res. 127 S. Res. 128 S. Res. 129

The resolutions were agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.  

The following resolutions were considered en bloc: H. Con. Res. 31 (Providing for a conditional adjournment for the House H. Con. Res. 32 (Providing for a conditional adjournment or a recess for the Senate). Agreed to, en bloc, by Unanimous Consent.  

The Senate will convene at 2:00 PM on Monday, April 13, 2015 and will be in a period of Morning Business. At 5:00 PM, the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #23 (Alfred Bennett to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas). At 5:30 PM, the Senate will proceed to a vote on the nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 4:23 AM on Friday, March 27, 2015.

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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will resume consideration of S. Con. Res. 11 (Budget Resolution for fiscal year 2015). At 12:00 PM, the Senate will begin the “vote-a-rama” on pending amendments to the resolution.

The Senate convened and proceeded with a Legislative Session.

S. Con. Res. 11 (Budget Resolution for fiscal year 2015).

Sanders amend #881 (Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting a substantial increase in the minimum Wage). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 48-52.

Stabenow amend #523 (Prevent U.S. companies from getting tax benefits for moving jobs overseas). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 46-54.

Wyden amend #1012 (Regarding Medicaid benefits). The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 47-53.

Rubio amend #423 (Increase new budget authority and outlays for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 for National Defense (budget function 050). Sanders Point of Order that the amendment violates the Budget Act. Rubio Motion to Waive all applicable sections of the Budget act. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Waive the Budget Act was not agreed to by a vote of 32-68. The Point of Order is sustained and the amendment falls.

Paul amend #940 (Increase new budget authority for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and modify outlays for fiscal years 2016 through 2022 for National Defense (budget function 050). Sanders Point of Order that the amendment violates the Budget Act. Paul Motion to Waive all applicable sections of the Budget Act. Yeas and nays ordered. The Motion to Waive the Budget Act was not agreed to by a vote of 4-96. The Point of Order is sustained and the amendment falls.

Murray amend #798 (Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to allow Americans to earn paid sick time). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 59-41.

Moran amend #356 (Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing health care to veterans who reside more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides the care sought by the veteran). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 100-0.

Baldwin amend #432 (Provide additional resources to create the opportunity for more Americans to obtain a higher education and advanced job skills by supporting two free years of community college paid for by raising revenue through requiring millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 45-55.

Collins amend #810 (Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to increasing access to higher education for low-income Americans through the Federal Pell Grant programs). Laid aside. Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.

Franken amend #828 (Provide additional resources to save student financial aid and keep college affordable). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 46-54.

Wyden amend #1026 (Transparency health premium billing). Agreed to by voice vote.

Scott amend #692 (Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to transparency in health premium billing). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 56-44.

Blunt amend #928 (Establish a deficit-neutral fund to protect the U.S. from an energy tax). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by vote of 58-42.

Durbin amend #817 (establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide tax benefits to patriot employers that invest in American jobs and provide fair pay and benefits to workers and to eliminate tax benefits for corporations that ship jobs overseas). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 46-54.

Vitter amend #515 (Establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to requiring the Federal Government to allow states to opt out of Common Core without penalty). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 54-46.

Bennet amend #947 (Ensure that small businesses are provided relief as part of tax reform by permanently increasing the maximum amount of the section 179 small business expensing allowance). The amendment was agreed to by voice vote.

Murkowski amend #838 (Establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the disposal of certain Federal land). Yeas and nays ordered. The amendment was agreed to by a vote of 51-49.

Whitehouse amend #867 (Establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to making it more difficult for corporations and billionaires to secretly influence elections by making unlimited undisclosed campaign expenditures, and to prevent such entities from evading campaign finance law, including through making false statements to government agencies). The amendment was not agreed to by a vote of 47-52.

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