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The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour, with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Democrats controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.1735, NDAA, post-cloture.

Upon disposition of the NDAA bill, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2685, Department of Defense Appropriations. Senators will be notified when the votes are scheduled.

Roll Call Votes

  1. Passage of H.R.1735, NDAA, as amended; passed: 71-25.
  2. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to R.2685, Department of Defense Appropriations; not invoked: 50-45.

Legislative Business

Passed Calendar #98, S.808: Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.

Adopted S.Res.205, congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2015 Stanley Cup.

Adopted S.Res.206, congratulating the Golden State Warriors for winning the 2015 National Basketball Association Championship.

The Senate agreed to the following amendments by unanimous consent:

Managers Package

McCain S.Amdt.1974, as modified (2047 is a second degree) (Iranian dissidents)

Murkowski SA #2030 (recreational activities)

Vitter SA #1472 as modified (AbilityOne goods)

Daines SA #1890 (basic allowances)

Coats SA #1705 (Taiwan)

Flake SA #1720 (transportation of families)

Gardner SA #1708 (promotion of US interests)

Enzi SA #1908 (small business procurement ombudsman)

Paul SA #1678 (population)

Hatch SA #1811 (sustainment enhancement)

Fischer SA #1825 (Merchant Marine)

King SA #2020 (disposal regs)

Menendez SA #2050, with modification to the instruction line (Cyprus)

Coons SA #1474, as modified (with text of SA#2058)

Murphy SA #1901 (foreign procurements)

Warren SA #1902 (problem gambling behavior)

Blumenthal SA #1563 (e-health records)

Durbin SA #1703 (PTSD training to Ukrainian military forces)

Tester SA #1944, as modified (personnel security)

Casey SA #1747 (security of Afghan women and girls)

Schatz SA #2006 (next of kin travel policy)

Leahy SA #1931 (National Guard Bureau)

Ayotte SA #2011 (tunnels)

Bennet SA #1916 (VA construction)

Executive Business

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Last Floor Action:
2:05:39 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

9:00:01 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:15 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:26 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS ON APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Ms. Foxx demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Ms. Foxx objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the approval of the Journal until a time to be announced.
9:01:45 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Lance to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:06 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:16:01 A.M. H. Res. 321 By direction of the Committeee on Rules, Mr. Sessions called up H. Res. 321 and asked for its immediate consideration.
9:17:47 A.M. H. Res. 321 POINT OF ORDER – Ms. Slaughter raised a point of order against the provisions of H. Res. 321 because it violates the Congressional Budget Act. The Chair announced that the disposition of the point of order would be resolved by the question of consideration on the resolution. The House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the point of order at the end of which the Chair will put the question on consideration.
9:39:02 A.M. H. Res. 321 On consideration of the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:15 A.M. H. Res. 321 DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 321.
10:40:38 A.M. H. Res. 321 The previous question was ordered without objection.
11:09:39 A.M. H. Res. 321 On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 244 – 181 (Roll no. 373).
11:09:40 A.M. H. Res. 321 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11:10:00 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
11:14:58 A.M. H.R. 2146 Mr. Ryan (WI) moved that the House agree with an amendment to the Senate amendment.
11:15:42 A.M. H.R. 2146 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 321, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Ryan (WI) motion to concur in the Senate amendment to H.R. 2146 with the amendment printed in House Report 114-167.
11:59:55 A.M. H.R. 2146 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
12:26:46 P.M. H.R. 2146 On motion that the House agree with an amendment to the Agreed to by recorded vote: 218 – 208 (Roll no. 374).
12:26:47 P.M. H.R. 2146 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:26:50 P.M. H.R. 160 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 160 — “To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices.”
12:34:41 P.M. H.R. 160 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 280 – 140 (Roll no. 375).
12:34:42 P.M. H.R. 160 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12:39:11 P.M. COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE – The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House during the upcoming week.
12:59:22 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on June 19. Agreed to without objection.
12:59:42 P.M. Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent That, when the House adjourns on Friday, June 19, 2015, it adjourn to meet on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, when it shall convene at 12 noon for Morning-Hour Debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Agreed to without objection.
1:00:25 P.M. H.R. 1190 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 319. H.R. 1190 — “To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.”
1:00:30 P.M. H.R. 1190 The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 160 and H.R. 1190. Each bill is closed under the rule, and shall be debatable for 1 hour. The resolution also provides for one motion to recommit with or without instructions for both bills.
1:01:54 P.M. H.R. 1190 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 319, the amendment printed in part B of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted. The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 1190.
1:56:43 P.M. H.R. 1190 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
1:56:44 P.M. H.R. 1190 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair put the question on passage of H.R. 1190 and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Pitts demanded the yeas and nays which were ordered, and pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of passage of H.R. 1190 until a time to be announced.
1:57:08 P.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
2:05:39 P.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
2:58:21 P.M. Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:58:33 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:58:34 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on June 19, 2015.

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