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The Senate proceeded with a period of Morning Business. H. Con. Res 21 (Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the Greater Washington Soapbox Derby). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 25 (Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service). Agreed to by unanimous consent. H. Con. Res. 3 (A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I). Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 149. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 150. Agreed to by unanimous consent. S. Res. 151. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday April 27, 2015. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1191 (The legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) for debate only. At 5:00 PM the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #75 (Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). At 5:30 PM the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:48 PM.

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SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed to an Executive Session to consider the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. There will be two hours of debate followed by a vote on the Motion to Invoke Cloture on Cal. #21 (Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General) at 11:30 AM. If cloture is invoked, there will be two hours of post-cloture debate, followed by a vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 1:45 PM.

The Senate convened and proceeded to an Executive Session.

Cal. #21 (Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General). Motion to Invoke Cloture. Yeas and nays ordered. The cloture motion was invoked by a vote of 66-34.

Cal. #21 (Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General). Yeas and nays ordered. The nomination was confirmed by a vote of 56-43.

The Senate proceeded to a period of Morning Business.

Motion to Proceed to H.R. 1191 (The legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act). The Motion to Proceed to the bill was agreed to by unanimous consent.

H.R. 1191 (The legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act).

Corker amend #1140 (The text of S. 615, the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act).

The Senate proceeded with a period of Morning Business.

H. Con. Res 21 (Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the Greater Washington Soapbox Derby). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H. Con. Res. 25 (Authorizing the use of the Capitol grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

H. Con. Res. 3 (A concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I). Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 149. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 150. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

S. Res. 151. Agreed to by unanimous consent.

The Senate will convene at 3:00 PM on Monday April 27, 2015. Following Leader Remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 1191 (The legislative vehicle for the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act) for debate only. At 5:00 PM the Senate will proceed to an Executive Session to consider Cal. #75 (Dava J. Newman, of Massachusetts, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). At 5:30 PM the Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination.

The Senate adjourned at 5:48 PM.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015

The Senate will convene at 9:30 AM and will proceed with Leader remarks. The Senate will then resume consideration of S. 178 (Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015) and will proceed to one hour of debate on Cornyn amend #1124 (Amendments to strengthen the bill) and Leahy amend #301 (Improve the bill). The Senate will then vote on adoption of the two amendments with a 60-yea vote threshold. If the Cornyn amend is agreed to, the Senate will proceed to votes, at 2:00 PM, on the following amendments: Cornyn amend #1127, Leahy amend #290, Brown amend #311, Burr amend #1121, and Kirk amend #273. All five votes will be subject to a 60-yea vote threshold. Upon conclusion of the previous votes, the Senate will proceed to votes (expected voice votes) on the following amendments: Klobuchar amend #296, Hoeven amend #299, Sullivan amend #279, Wicker amend #1126, Flake amend #294, Cassidy amend #308, Portman amend #1128, Brown amend #310, Brown amend #312, Heller amend #1122, and Shaheen amend #303. The Senate will then adopt the committee-reported substitute, as amended and read the bill for a third time, followed by a vote on final passage.

The Senate convened and proceeded with Leader remarks.

S. 1035 (Extend authority relating to roving surveillance). The second reading of the bill was agreed to. Further consideration was objected to.

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