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the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 6/15 ~~ the House


demsVrepubThe Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1735, NDAA.

As a reminder, during Thursday’s session of the Senate, Senator McConnell filed cloture on McCain substitute amendment #1463 and the underlying bill, H.R.1735, NDAA. The filing deadline for all first degree amendments to both H.R.1735 and the McCain substitute amendment is Monday at 4:00pm. If cloture is invoked, amendments must be germane and timely filed to be considered in order post-cloture. If your senator has an amendment, please send a signed copy of the amendment to the cloakroom so that we may file it at the desk for you. If you have already filed, there is no need to re-file.

At 5:00pm, the Senate will enter Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #131, Matthew McGuire, to be US Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Executive Calendar #132, Gentry Smith, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to a vote on the nominations in the order listed.

 Monday at 5:30pm – 1 roll call vote, 1 voice vote expected:

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #131, Matthew McGuire, to be US Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (roll call vote expected)
  2. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #132, Gentry Smith, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions (voice vote expected)

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #131, Matthew McGuire, to be US Executive Director of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development; confirmed: 62-24.

Legislative Business

Passed S.565, Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act.

Adopted S.Res.201, Juneteenth Independence Day.

Adopted S.Res.202, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

Executive Business

Confirmed by voice vote Executive Calendar #132, Gentry Smith, to be Director of the Office of Foreign Missions

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Last Floor Action:
7:00:39 P.M. -H.R. 2559
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 365 – 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

Last Floor Action: 6/12
3:14:38 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 15, 2015

12:00:16 P.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
12:00:22 P.M. The Speaker designated the Honorable Luke Messer to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
12:00:44 P.M. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2 p.m. for the start of legislative business.
12:24:31 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.
2:00:42 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 15.
2:00:53 P.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
2:01:44 P.M. The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.
2:01:47 P.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of CA to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
2:02:19 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.
2:08:28 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
4:03:05 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 15.
4:03:10 P.M. The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.
4:03:20 P.M. H.R. 2131 Mr. Crawford moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2131 — “To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, as the “J. Waties Waring Judicial Center”.”
4:03:43 P.M. H.R. 2131 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:03:47 P.M. H.R. 2131 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2131.
4:08:48 P.M. H.R. 2131 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
4:08:50 P.M. H.R. 2131 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
4:09:00 P.M. H.R. 2559 Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 2559 — “To designate the “PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas.”
4:09:17 P.M. H.R. 2559 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:09:19 P.M. H.R. 2559 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2559.
4:17:44 P.M. H.R. 2559 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:18:33 P.M. H. Res. 233 Mr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 233 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens that it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders.”
4:18:47 P.M. H. Res. 233 Considered under suspension of the rules.
4:18:49 P.M. H. Res. 233 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 233.
4:54:44 P.M. H. Res. 233 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
4:55:14 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
5:05:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 15.
5:06:02 P.M. H.R. 891 Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 891 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 141 Paloma Drive in Floresville, Texas, as the “Floresville Veterans Post Office Building”.”
5:06:51 P.M. H.R. 891 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:06:53 P.M. H.R. 891 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 891.
5:13:33 P.M. H.R. 891 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:13:35 P.M. H.R. 891 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:14:01 P.M. H.R. 1326 Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1326 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2000 Mulford Road in Mulberry, Florida, as the “Sergeant First Class Daniel M. Ferguson Post Office”.”
5:14:13 P.M. H.R. 1326 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:14:16 P.M. H.R. 1326 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1326.
5:19:20 P.M. H.R. 1326 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:19:22 P.M. H.R. 1326 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:20:12 P.M. H.R. 1350 Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1350 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in Bronx, New York, as the “Herman Badillo Post Office Building”.”
5:20:36 P.M. H.R. 1350 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:20:38 P.M. H.R. 1350 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1350.
5:29:13 P.M. H.R. 1350 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:29:15 P.M. H.R. 1350 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:30:01 P.M. H.R. 728 Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 728 — “To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7050 Highway BB in Cedar Hill, Missouri, as the “Sergeant First Class William B. Woods, Jr. Post Office”.”
5:30:16 P.M. H.R. 728 Considered under suspension of the rules.
5:30:17 P.M. H.R. 728 DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 728.
5:34:31 P.M. H.R. 728 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
5:34:33 P.M. H.R. 728 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
5:34:45 P.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.
6:30:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of June 15.
6:30:30 P.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
6:31:09 P.M. H. Res. 233 Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 233 — “Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Iran should immediately release the three United States citizens that it holds, as well as provide all known information on any United States citizens that have disappeared within its borders.”
6:59:36 P.M. H. Res. 233 On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): (Roll no. 364).
7:00:22 P.M. H.R. 2559 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2559 — “To designate the “PFC Milton A. Lee Medal of Honor Memorial Highway” in the State of Texas.”
7:00:39 P.M. H.R. 2559 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 365 – 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

7:07:06 P.M. H.R. 2559 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 389 – 0 (Roll no. 365).
7:07:06 P.M. H.R. 2559 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
7:07:32 P.M. Ms. Granger filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 2772.
7:08:00 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
7:22:42 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
8:44:00 P.M. Mr. Collins (GA) filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 315.
8:44:21 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House resumed Special Order speeches.
9:49:27 P.M. Mr. Russell moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:49:52 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:49:53 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on June 16, 2015.

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