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                                           Thursday, March 26, 2015

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                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1959-S2008.
  Senate continued in the session that began on Thursday, March 26, 
2015. See next volume of the Congressional Record.
Measures Introduced: Twenty-seven bills and eight resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 868-894, and S. Res. 116-123. 
                                                      (See next issue.)
Measures Reported:
  S. 125, to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Program through fiscal year 2020.
  S. 665, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans 
throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a 
law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of 
duty, is missing in connection with the officer's official duties, or 
an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the 
serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer is received. 
                                                      (See next issue.)
Measures Considered:
Budget Resolution: Senate continued consideration of S. Con. Res. 11, 
setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government 
for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels 
for fiscal years 2017 through 2025, taking action on the following 
amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S1960-S2008, continued next issue.
Adopted:
  By 61 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 98), Sanders (for Murray) Amendment 
No. 798, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to 
allow Americans to earn paid sick time.
Pages S1960, S1986
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 99), Moran Amendment No. 
356, to 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.
Pages S1960, S1987
  Collins Amendment No. 810, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to increasing access to higher education for low-income 
Americans through the Federal Pell Grant program. 
                                               Pages S1969-70, S1987-88
  Wyden (for Murray) Amendment No. 1026, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to transparency health premium billing. 
                                                             Page S1988
  By 56 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 102), Scott Amendment No. 692, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to transparency in 
health premium billing.
Page S1989
  By 58 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 103), Blunt/Thune Amendment No. 928, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United 
States from an energy tax.
Pages S1989-90
  By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 105), Vitter Amendment No. 515, to 
establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to requiring the 
Federal Government to allow states to opt out of Common Core without 
penalty.
Pages S1990-91
  Bennet Amendment No. 947, to 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 to 
$1,000,000 and the investment limitation to $2,500,000 and indexing 
them both for inflation.
Page S1991
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 106), Murkowski/Sullivan Amendment 
No. 838, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
disposal of certain Federal land.
Pages S1991-92
  By 59 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 108), Inhofe/Moran Modified Amendment 
No. 649, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to 
prohibiting funding of international organizations during the 
implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty prior to Senate 
ratification and adoption of implementing legislation.
Page S1993
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 109), Enzi (for Kirk) 
Modified Amendment No. 545, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reimposing waived sanctions and imposing new sanctions 
against Iran for violations of the Joint Plan of Action or a 
comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Pages S1993-94

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  Isakson/Menendez Amendment No. 839, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to supporting United States citizens held hostage 
in the United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, between November 3, 1979, 
and January 20, 1981.
Pages S1978, S1998-99
  By 59 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 112), Portman Amendment No. 689, to 
improve the dynamic scoring provision.
Pages S1963-64, S1999-S2000
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 113), Casey Amendment No. 
632, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing 
reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.
Page S2000
  By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 114), Murkowski (for Thune) Amendment 
No. 607, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow for the 
permanent elimination of the Federal estate tax.
Pages S2000-01
  By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 115), Enzi (for Bennet) Amendment No. 
1014, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
responding to the economic and national security threats posed by 
human-induced climate change, as highlighted by the Secretary of 
Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Administrator of 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the 
Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 
                                                             Page S2001
  By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 116), Enzi (for McConnell/Paul) 
Amendment No. 836, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating 
to the regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency of greenhouse 
gas emissions, which may include a prohibition on withholding highway 
funds from States that refuse to submit State Implementation Plans 
required under the Clean Power Plan of the Agency. 
                                                  Pages S1995, S2001-02
  By 59 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 118), Gardner Amendment No. 443, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting 
privately held water rights and permits.
Pages S2002-03
  Blumenthal Amendment No. 825, to expand the deficit-neutral reserve 
fund for veterans and servicemembers.
Page S2003
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 120), Flake/Vitter Amendment No. 665, 
to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting 
awarding of construction contracts based on awardees entering or not 
entering into agreements with labor organizations. 
                                                  Pages S1976, S2003-04
  Enzi (for Sanders) Amendment No. 475, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to strengthening the United States Postal Service 
by establishing a moratorium to protect mail processing plants, 
reinstating overnight delivery standards, and protecting rural service.
                                                  Pages S1995-96, S2004
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 1029, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to prevent American jobs from being moved overseas by 
reducing the corporate income tax rate.
Pages S1996, S2005
  By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 121), Enzi (for Schatz) Modified 
Amendment No. 1063, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring all legally married same-sex spouses have equal 
access to the Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned 
and receive equal treatment under the law pursuant to the Constitution 
of the United States.
Pages S1996, S2005-06
  By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 122), Enzi (for Kirk) Amendment No. 
1038, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to increase wages for 
American workers.
Pages S1996, S2006
  By 58 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 124), McCain/Flake Modified Amendment 
No. 360, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
deterring the migration of unaccompanied children from El Salvador, 
Guatemala, and Honduras.
Page S2007
  By 73 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 125), Enzi (for Wyden) Amendment No. 
968, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to enacting 
middle class tax relief, including extending and expanding refundable 
tax credits, such as tax provisions and policies included in 
legislation like the Working Families Tax Relief Act, American 
Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation Act, Helping 
Working Families Afford Child Care Act, or the 21st Century Worker Tax 
Cut Act, among other legislation.
Pages S1996, S2007-08
  By 56 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 126), Enzi (for Lee) Modified 
Amendment No. 750, to modify the spending-neutral reserve fund 
reauthorizing funding for payments to counties and other units of local 
government to include the option of payment at levels roughly 
equivalent to property tax revenues lost due to the presence of Federal 
land.
Pages S1979, S1995, S2008
  By 52 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 128), Enzi (for Cotton) Amendment No. 
659, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to 
prohibiting the designation of critical habitat. 
                                    Pages S1996, (continued next issue)
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 993, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the national do-not-call 
registry.
Page S1976
Rejected:
  By 48 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 93), Sanders/Murray Amendment No. 
881, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting 
a substantial increase in the minimum wage.
Pages S1982, S1983-84

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  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 94), Stabenow Amendment No. 523, to 
prevent United States companies from getting tax benefits for moving 
jobs overseas, to end offshore tax loopholes including inversions, and 
to provide incentives for United States companies to relocate overseas 
jobs to the United States.
Pages S1971-72, S1984
  By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 95), Sanders (for Wyden) Amendment 
No. 1012, to strike more than $1.2 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, 
preserving a critical source of comprehensive, affordable health and 
long-term care coverage for millions of otherwise uninsured low-income 
adults, parents, and seniors, including millions of nonelderly low-
income adults in States that expanded Medicaid as part of health 
reform.
Page S1985
  By 45 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 100), Baldwin Amendment No. 432, to 
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.
Page S1987
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 101), Franken Amendment No. 828, to 
provide additional resources to save student financial aid and keep 
college affordable for more than 8,000,000 low- and middle-income 
students by restoring the $89,000,000,000 in cuts to Federal Pell 
Grants in the Republican budget.
Page S1988
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 104), Sanders (for Durbin) Amendment 
No. 817, to 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 or profits overseas.
Page S1990
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 107), Whitehouse/Udall Amendment No. 
867, to 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.
Page S1992
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 110), Coons/Sanders Modified 
Amendment No. 966, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating 
to offsetting the costs of operations against the Islamic State. 
                                                             Page S1994
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 111), Enzi (for Stabenow/Cantwell) 
Amendment No. 1072, to provide additional resources to reject the 
Senate Republicans' proposed $435 billion in cuts to Medicare. 
                                                     Pages S1995, S1999
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 117), Merkley/Coons Amendment No. 
842, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to consumer 
financial protection.
Page S2002
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 119), Sanders (for Murray) Amendment 
No. 951, to establish and fund a new Federal-State partnership to 
expand access to high-quality preschool programs for children from low- 
and moderate-income families, offset with revenue from closing 
loopholes.
Page S2003
  By 44 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 127), Enzi (for Reed/Whitehouse) 
Amendment No. 919, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating 
to eliminating deductions for corporate compensation in excess of 
$1,000,000.
Pages S1996, (continued next issue)
Withdrawn:
  Enzi (for Graham) Amendment No. 763, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to subjecting all Federal spending to 
sequestration.
Pages S1995, S2003
Pending:
  Rounds/Inhofe Amendment No. 412, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service from engaging in closed-door 
settlement agreements that ignore impacted States and counties. 
                                                             Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 388, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the designation of national monuments.
Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 389, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to holding Members of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives accountable for failing to pass a balanced budget. 
                                                             Page S1960
  Roberts/Flake Amendment No. 352, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to Federal employee performance awards. 
                                                             Page S1960
  Roberts Amendment No. 462, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to over-the-counter medications.
Page S1960
  Vitter Amendment No. 811, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ending Washington's illegal exemption from Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Page S1960
  Coats/Warner Amendment No. 595, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to improve cybersecurity.
Page S1960
  Coats Amendment No. 368, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to providing States the Medicaid flexibility they need to 
implement innovative reforms to improve care and enhance access for our 
Nation's most vulnerable.
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  Daines Amendment No. 465, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to Second Amendment rights.
Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 387, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to postal reform.
Page S1960
  Wyden/Crapo Amendment No. 434, to provide for an adjustment to 
committee allocations for wildfire suppression funding.
Page S1960
  Sanders (for Murray/Alexander) Amendment No. 697, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation that reforms and 
strengthens elementary and secondary education.
Page S1960
  Sanders (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 800, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to a comprehensive approach to crude-by-
rail safety.
Page S1960
  Sanders (for Murray) Amendment No. 812, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to provide women with affordable access to 
comprehensive health care, including preventative services (such as 
contraception and breast cancer screenings), improve maternal health, 
and ensure that a woman has the same benefits and services no matter 
what part of the United States she lives in, all of which is critical 
to improving the health and well-being of women, children, their 
families, and society as a whole, and is an essential part of a woman's 
economic security and opportunity.
Page S1960
  Sanders (for Durbin/Coons) Amendment No. 345, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for Federal 
investments in biomedical and basic scientific research.
Page S1961
  Wyden/Bennet Amendment No. 708, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to simplifying and expanding tax incentives for 
higher education to boost student attendance and completion. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Wyden Amendment No. 791, to strike reconciliation instructions to the 
Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Finance and 
require regular order.
Page S1961
  Wyden Amendment No. 870, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to extending tax provisions expiring in 2013 or 2014 for 2 
years, such as those contained in the EXPIRE Act of 2014.
Page S1961
  Heller Amendment No. 453, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to ensuring that the Secretary of Transportation 
prioritizes the construction of projects that are of national and 
regional significance and projects in high priority corridors on the 
National Highway System, which will improve the safe, secure, and 
efficient movement of people and goods through the United States and 
facilitate economic development and create jobs in the United States. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Heller Amendment No. 452, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to ensuring that the Secretary of the Interior enters 
into candidate conservation agreements with each of the relevant 11 
Western States before the United States Fish and Wildlife Service makes 
a listing determination on the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973.
Page S1961
  Heller Amendment No. 457, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to prohibition of Veterans Benefits Administration executive 
bonuses until the backlog of disability claims for veterans is 
eliminated.
Page S1961
  Heller Amendment No. 456, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring that medical facilities of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs meet the privacy, dignity, and safety needs of women 
veterans.
Page S1961
  Coons/Bennet Amendment No. 343, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to preserving mandatory appropriations for 
agricultural conservation programs.
Page S1961
  Coons Amendment No. 391, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the expansion of access to the income tax credit for 
employee health insurance expenses of small employers.
Page S1961
  Coons/Rubio Amendment No. 392, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to promoting the use of college savings accounts while 
students are in elementary school and secondary school.
Page S1961
  Coons Amendment No. 394, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to special treatment of the income tax credit for research 
expenditures for startup companies.
Page S1961
  Coons Amendment No. 802, to offset the costs of the war against the 
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Page S1961
  Baldwin Amendment No. 436, to preserve the point of order against the 
reconciliation legislation that would increase the deficit or reduce a 
surplus.
Page S1961
  Manchin Amendment No. 694, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to investing in advanced fossil energy technology 
research and development.
Page S1961
  Manchin Amendment No. 578, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to addressing methamphetamine abuse in the United States.
                                                             Page S1961
  Whitehouse Amendment No. 700, to ensure high-income earners pay a 
fair share in taxes and to use the revenue to invest in repairing our 
Nation's bridges, coastal infrastructure, and damage from wildfires. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Whitehouse Amendment No. 895, to prohibit budget resolutions that 
support cutting over

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$1,000,000,000,000 in spending without identifying specific 
programmatic effects.
Page S1961
  Casey Amendment No. 633, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to enhancing the child and dependent care tax credit. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Merkley Amendment No. 843, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to restoring reductions in the Republican budget to the 
Stafford loan program that would mandate that students currently in 
college pay interest on their loans before they have received their 
education benefits, to make college more affordable, to reduce the debt 
burden of students, and to help graduates afford to pay back student 
loans.
Page S1961
  Merkley/Brown Amendment No. 952, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to establishing a more level playing field in 
trade agreements.
Page S1961
  Merkley Amendment No. 953, to save student financial aid and reduce 
the student loan debt levels in the Republican budget by 15 percent by 
eliminating new mandated interest charged while students are still in 
school.
Page S1961
  Cassidy Amendment No. 341, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to the promotion of United States offshore energy 
production.
Page S1961
  Cassidy Amendment No. 539, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to improving Medicaid based on successful and bipartisan 
State demonstration projects.
Page S1961
  Cassidy Amendment No. 795, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to authorizing Federal permitting for manufacturing and 
energy construction projects relating to national primary or secondary 
ambient air quality standard for ozone lower than a certain existing 
standard.
Page S1961
  Coons (for Bennet) Amendment No. 715, to create clean energy jobs 
through predictable and fair incentives for renewable energy. 
                                     Page S1961, (continued next issue)
  Murkowski (for Thune) Amendment No. 743, to reduce funding for the 
General Services Administration by $1,000,000 until 50 percent of 
counties in nonattainment for the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone as of January 30, 2015, 
achieve the air quality standard set forth in the 1997 NAAQS, and 
direct those funds to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency for the purpose of helping municipalities reach attainment with 
the 2008 NAAQS for ground-level ozone, acknowledging that (1) given 
limited State and Federal resources and the delay of the Administrator 
in issuing to States implementation guidance for the 2008 ground-level 
ozone NAAQS, priority should be given to achieving the 2008 standard, 
(2) the Administrator has not sufficiently implemented that standard, 
(3) focusing by the Administrator on the most polluted areas that are 
in nonattainment with that standard would benefit public health, and 
(4) promulgating a lower standard at this time would impose undue costs 
on the economy and workforce of the United States.
Page S1961
  Murkowski Amendment No. 770, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to the construction of Arctic polar icebreakers. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Gardner (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 485, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to provide equity in the tax treatment of public 
safety officer death benefits.
Page S1961
  Gardner (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 490, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to address the disproportionate regulatory burdens 
on community bankers.
Page S1961
  Gardner (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 852, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing small business regulatory 
relief and preventing duplicative regulations for investment advisors. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Capito Amendment No. 415, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to a requirement that any new environmental agreement 
signed by the United States with any foreign country or countries not 
result in serious harm to the economy of the United States. 
                                                             Page S1964
  Capito Amendment No. 416, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to protecting the reliability of the electricity grid. 
                                                             Page S1964
  Peters Amendment No. 437, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to enhancing and improving the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office in order to reduce the patent application backlog. 
                                                         Pages S1964-65
  Peters Amendment No. 521, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to investing in science, technology, and basic research in the 
United States.
Page S1965
  Peters Amendment No. 639, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to supporting trade and travel at ports of entry. 
                                                         Pages S1965-66
  Cardin Amendment No. 364, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to improving oral health care for children and pregnant women 
under Medicaid.
Page S1966
  Cardin Amendment No. 367, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to providing a funding stream for a voter reinfranchisement 
initiative.
Page S1966
  Cardin Amendment No. 439, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
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higher threshold that the Small Business Administration may guarantee, 
through the Surety Bond Guarantee Program, of the bonds that small 
businesses are required to obtain so that they may be able to better 
compete successfully for Federal Government contracts.
Page S1966
  Cardin/Risch Amendment No. 440, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to increasing the Family Funds limit of the Small 
Business Investment Company Program from $225,000,000 to $350,000,000, 
as passed by the Committee in 2013, which is zero subsidy and funded 
entirely through fees paid by investors and businesses. 
                                                         Pages S1966-67
  Cardin Amendment No. 899, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the importance of financial literacy education to allow 
individuals to make informed and effective decisions with their 
financial resources.
Pages S1966-67
  Cardin Amendment No. 900, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the importance of civics and government education. 
                                                         Pages S1966-67
  Portman Amendment No. 681, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to demolishing vacant and abandoned homes. 
                                                         Pages S1967-68
  Collins Amendment No. 346, to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to promoting jobs in the United States through international 
trade to include the reauthorization or extension of trade adjustment 
assistance programs.
Page S1969
  Collins Amendment No. 425, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to improving retirement security.
Page S1969
  Collins/Casey Amendment No. 426, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to promoting economic growth and job creation for 
small businesses.
Page S1969
  Collins/Moran Amendment No. 427, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to investment in Alzheimer's disease research. 
                                                             Page S1969
  Collins Amendment No. 442, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to restore a sensible definition of full-time employee for 
purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
                                                             Page S1969
  Hirono Amendment No. 877, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to increasing college completion, which may include expanding 
Federal Pell Grant eligibility by allowing college students to use 
Federal Pell Grants for more than 2 semesters in an academic year. 
                                                             Page S1970
  Hirono Amendment No. 878, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to investing in clean energy and preserving the environment. 
                                                         Pages S1970-71
  Gardner Amendment No. 445, to prevent labor disputes at seaports in 
the United States from causing national economic disruptions and 
crippling businesses across the United States.
Page S1971
  Gardner Amendment No. 448, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to encouraging expedited approval of liquefied natural 
gas export applications at the Department of Energy.
Page S1971
  Gardner/Menendez Amendment No. 449, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to supporting efficient resourcing for the Asia 
rebalance policy.
Page S1971
  Rubio Amendment No. 781, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reducing foreign assistance to the Palestinian Authority 
and certain United Nations agencies and increasing foreign assistance 
for Israel.
Page S1972
  Rubio Amendment No. 565, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring that Medicare is not raided to bailout insurance 
companies under the President's health care overhaul.
Pages S1972-73
  Rubio Amendment No. 562, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to establishing a new outcomes-based process for authorizing 
innovative higher education providers.
Pages S1972-73
  Rubio Amendment No. 552, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to increasing funding for the relocation of the United States 
Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Pages S1972-73
  Rubio Amendment No. 590, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to protecting the Medicare Advantage program.
Pages S1972-73
  Warner Amendment No. 991, to restore program integrity funding to 
combat waste, fraud, and abuse.
Page S1973
  Warner/Crapo Amendment No. 636, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to protecting the personal information of 
consumers from data breaches.
Page S1973
  Warner/Ayotte Amendment No. 638, to establish a deficit-reduction 
reserve fund for Government reform and efficiency.
Pages S1973-75
  Moran (for Blunt) Amendment No. 467, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to the direct provision of defense articles, 
defense services, and related training to the Kurdistan Regional 
Government.
Page S1975
  Moran (for Blunt) Amendment No. 468, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to military aid to Israel.
Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 707, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reducing overdose deaths.
Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 967, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to domestic medical isotope production.
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  Markey Amendment No. 896, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to improving the safety of offshore oil drilling in the United 
States.
Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 897, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to protecting consumers in the United States from price 
increases due to large-scale natural gas exports.
Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 573, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to promoting the repair and replacement of natural gas 
distribution pipelines and infrastructure no longer fit for service. 
                                                             Page S1975
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 435, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to support for Ukraine, which should 
include the provision of lethal defensive articles.
Page S1976
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 473, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing funding to combat anti-
Semitism in Europe.
Page S1976
  Sanders (for Menendez/Stabenow) Amendment No. 593, to require 
consideration of long-term deficits for any legislation relating to 
repealing or replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
and the health care-related provisions of the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010.
Page S1976
  Flake/Roberts Amendment No. 677, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to preventing political targeting by the Internal 
Revenue Service of individuals and social welfare organizations 
exercising free-speech rights.
Pages S1976-77
  Flake/McCain Amendment No. 678, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to prosecution of first-time illegal border 
crossers.
Pages S1967-77
  Flake/Manchin Amendment No. 667, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to ensuring that individuals do not 
simultaneously receive unemployment compensation and disability 
insurance benefits.
Pages S1976-77
  Flake Amendment No. 666, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reducing the level of Federal premium support for crop 
insurance policies, which may include eliminating premium support for 
crop insurance for agricultural producers with an adjusted gross income 
of more than $750,000 in fiscal year 2016.
Pages S1976-77
  Flake Amendment No. 668, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to government reform and efficiency.
Pages S1976-77
  Enzi (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 504, to establish a spending-
neutral reserve fund relating to limiting the ability of Environmental 
Protection Agency personnel to carry guns.
Page S1977
  Enzi (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 505, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to supporting programs related to the ground-
based midcourse defense and the long-range discrimination radar 
programs of the Department of Defense.
Page S1977
  Enzi (for Sullivan/Inhofe) Amendment No. 506, to establish a 
spending-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting vulnerable 
families from job killing regulations.
Pages S1977-78
  Enzi (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 1011, to establish a spending-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing an exemption from certain 
permitting requirements for routine maintenance activities relating to 
transportation infrastructure.
Pages S1977-78
  Isakson/Shaheen Amendment No. 321, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to establishing a biennial budget and 
appropriations process.
Page S1978
  Isakson Amendment No. 611, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to subject all fees collected by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services to the annual appropriations process.
Page S1978
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 855, to prohibit increasing the public 
debt limit under reconciliation.
Page S1979
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 749, to ensure that the reserve fund 
relating to affordable healthcare choices for all is used to repeal and 
not further empower the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
                                                             Page S1979
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 856, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund to support legislation preventing the Federal 
Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband providers as 
common carriers under title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and 
from implementing other ``net neutrality'' provisions.
Page S1979
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 759, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to clarifying Federal jurisdiction with respect 
to intrastate species.
Pages S1979-80
  Tillis Amendment No. 925, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the United States civil courts system.
Page S1980
  Tillis Amendment No. 926, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring that the right of citizens of the United States to 
vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any 
State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. 
                                                             Page S1980
  Sanders (for Cardin) Amendment No. 729, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to invest in surface transportation projects. 
                                                             Page S1980

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  Sanders (for Schatz) Amendment No. 342, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to the National Guard State Partnership 
Program.
                                                             Page S1980
  Sanders (for Schatz) Amendment No. 588, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the number of U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection officers at air ports of entry.
                                                             Page S1980
  Enzi (for Johnson/Baldwin) Amendment No. 402, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to improving information sharing by the 
Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to 
investigations relating to substandard health care, delayed and denied 
health care, patient deaths, other findings that directly relate to 
patient care, and other management issues of the Department. 
                                                         Pages S1980-81
  Enzi (for Johnson) Amendment No. 596, to convey clear information in 
graphic form about projected deficits.
                                                             Page S1981
  Enzi (for Johnson) Amendment No. 597, to convey clear information to 
Congress and the public about projected Federal outlays, revenues, and 
surpluses, and deficits.
                                                             Page S1981
  Enzi (for Johnson) Amendment No. 865, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund to accommodate legislation that would stop the Federal 
government from forcing States to pay unemployment compensation 
benefits to millionaires.
                                                             Page S1981
  Cochran/Mikulski Amendment No. 932, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to establishing a biennial budget resolution 
process.
                                                             Page S1981
  Booker Amendment No. 720, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to supporting workforce development through apprenticeship 
programs.
                                                             Page S1982
  Booker/Fischer Amendment No. 721, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to encourage freight planning and investment that 
incorporates all modes of transportation, including rail, waterways, 
ports, and highways to promote national connectivity.
                                                         Pages S1982-83
  Booker Amendment No. 722, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to prohibiting payments for conversion therapy or treatments 
that purport to change the gender identity or sexual orientation of an 
individual under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
                                                         Pages S1982-83
  Heinrich Amendment No. 1024, to create a point of order against 
legislation that would provide for the sale of Federal land to reduce 
the Federal deficit.
                                                             Page S1983
  Enzi (for Brown/Vitter) Amendment No. 994, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to end ``too big to fail'' bailouts for Wall 
Street mega-banks (over $500 billion in total assets).
                                                         Pages S1996-97
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 827, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to reforming the Federal regulatory process by 
enabling retrospective review of existing regulations, improving the 
process by which new regulations are created, ensuring fair and 
effective judicial review, and securing an effective role for Congress 
in the Federal regulatory process through legislation and oversight. 
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 1025, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to H-1B visas.
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for Hatch/Murkowski) Amendment No. 533, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that Department of Justice 
attorneys comply with disclosure obligations in criminal prosecutions. 
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 984, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to ensuring that patients, including military 
members and veterans, have access to new antibacterial drugs that treat 
serious or life-threatening infections through the creation by the Food 
and Drug Administration of a limited population approval pathway for 
antibacterial drugs.
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 535, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to balancing the Federal budget.
                                                         Pages S1997-98
  Sanders (for Cardin/McCain) Amendment No. 1044, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to imposing sanctions with 
respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of 
internationally recognized human rights or significant acts of 
corruption.
                                                             Page S1998
  Sanders (for Kaine) Amendment No. 1047, to provide for sequestration 
replacement.
                                                             Page S1998
  Sanders (for Kaine) Amendment No. 724, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to increasing United States exports and improving 
the competitiveness of United States businesses.
                                                             Page S1998
  Sanders (for Murphy/Cassidy) Amendment No. 713, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to comprehensive mental health 
reform.
                                                             Page S1998
  Sanders (for Murphy/Graham) Amendment No. 1005, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to expanding United States 
counter-propaganda communications to combat misinformation from the 
Russian Federation or terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. 
                                                             Page S1998
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
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  By 32 yeas to 68 nays (Vote No. 96), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline 
pursuant to Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Rubio Modified Amendment No. 423, to increase new budget 
authority fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and modify outlays for fiscal 
years 2016 through 2022 for National Defense (budget function 050). 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 312(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, 
and the amendment was ruled out of order.
                                                         Pages S1985-86
  By 4 yeas to 96 nays (Vote No. 97), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline 
pursuant to Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Paul Modified Amendment No. 940, to 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) with 
offsets. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 312(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
was sustained, and the amendment was ruled out of order.
                                                             Page S1986
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 123), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with 
respect to Nelson/Schatz Amendment No. 944, to create a point of order 
against legislation that would use tax dollars to censor publicly-
funded climate science. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment was ruled out of 
order.
                                               Pages S1968-69, S2006-07
  By 49 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 129), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with 
respect to Enzi (for Cotton) Amendment No. 664, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to construction of new facilities and 
improvements to existing facilities at the detention facilities at 
United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Subsequently, the 
point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 305(b) of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment 
was ruled out of order.
                                    Pages S1996, (continued next issue)
  Senate continued in the session that began on Thursday, March 26, 
2015. See next volume of the Congressional Record.
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Franklin R. Parker, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of the 
Navy.
  Thomas A. Burke, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Atul Keshap, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic 
Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives.
  Julieta Valls Noyes, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Croatia.
  Alaina B. Teplitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Federal 
Democratic Republic of Nepal.
  John Michael Vazquez, of New Jersey, to be United States District 
Judge for the District of New Jersey.
  Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of Maryland.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
                                                      (See next issue.)
Messages From the House:
  (See next issue.)
Executive Reports of Committees:
  (See next issue.)
Additional Cosponsors:
  (See next issue.)
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  (See next issue.)
Additional Statements:
  (See next issue.)
Amendments Submitted:
  (See next issue.)
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  (See next issue.)
Quorum Calls: One quorum call was taken today. (Total--5) 
                                                      (See next issue.)
Record Votes: Thirty-seven record votes were taken today. (Total--129) 
                       Page S1983-94, S1999-S2008, continued next issue
Evening Session: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and continued in evening 
session. (For complete Digest of today's proceedings, see next volume 
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HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 11, Budget Resolution, as amended.
      Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S1959-S2091.
Measures Introduced: Twenty-eight bills and seventeen resolutions were 
introduced, as follows: S. 868-895, and S. Res. 116-132. 
                                                         Pages S2040-41
Measures Reported:
  S. 125, to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Program through fiscal year 2020.
  S. 665, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans 
throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a 
law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of 
duty, is missing in connection with the officer's official duties, or 
an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the 
serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer is received. 
                                                             Page S2040
Measures Passed:
  Budget Resolution: By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 135), Senate 
agreed to S. Con. Res. 11, setting forth the congressional budget for 
the United States Government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the 
appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025, after 
taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto: 
                                                      Pages S1960-S2022
Adopted:
  By 61 yeas to 39 nays (Vote No. 98), Sanders (for Murray) Amendment 
No. 798, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation to 
allow Americans to earn paid sick time.
Pages S1960, S1986
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 99), Moran Amendment No. 
356, to 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.
Pages S1960, S1987
  Collins Amendment No. 810, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to increasing access to higher education for low-income 
Americans through the Federal Pell Grant program. 
                                               Pages S1969-70, S1987-88
  Wyden (for Murray) Amendment No. 1026, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to transparency health premium billing. 
                                                             Page S1988
  By 56 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 102), Scott Amendment No. 692, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to transparency in 
health premium billing.
Page S1989
  By 58 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 103), Blunt/Thune Amendment No. 928, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect the United 
States from an energy tax.
Pages S1989-90
  By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 105), Vitter Amendment No. 515, to 
establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to requiring the 
Federal Government to allow states to opt out of Common Core without 
penalty.
Pages S1990-91
  Bennet Amendment No. 947, to 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 to 
$1,000,000 and the investment limitation to $2,500,000 and indexing 
them both for inflation.
Page S1991
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 106), Murkowski/Sullivan Amendment 
No. 838, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
disposal of certain Federal land.
Pages S1991-92
  By 59 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 108), Inhofe/Moran Modified Amendment 
No. 649, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to 
prohibiting funding of international organizations during the 
implementation of the United Nations Arms

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Trade Treaty prior to Senate ratification and adoption of implementing 
legislation.
Page S1993
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 109), Enzi (for Kirk) 
Modified Amendment No. 545, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reimposing waived sanctions and imposing new sanctions 
against Iran for violations of the Joint Plan of Action or a 
comprehensive nuclear agreement.
Pages S1993-94
  Isakson/Menendez Amendment No. 839, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to supporting United States citizens held hostage 
in the United States embassy in Tehran, Iran, between November 3, 1979, 
and January 20, 1981.
Pages S1978, S1998-99
  By 59 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 112), Portman Amendment No. 689, to 
improve the dynamic scoring provision.
Pages S1963-64, S1999-S2000
  By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 113), Casey Amendment No. 
632, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing 
reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.
Page S2000
  By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 114), Murkowski (for Thune) Amendment 
No. 607, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to allow for the 
permanent elimination of the Federal estate tax.
Pages S2000-01
  By 53 yeas to 47 nays (Vote No. 115), Enzi (for Bennet) Amendment No. 
1014, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
responding to the economic and national security threats posed by 
human-induced climate change, as highlighted by the Secretary of 
Defense, the Director of National Intelligence, the Administrator of 
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the 
Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 
                                                             Page S2001
  By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 116), Enzi (for McConnell/Paul) 
Amendment No. 836, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating 
to the regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency of greenhouse 
gas emissions, which may include a prohibition on withholding highway 
funds from States that refuse to submit State Implementation Plans 
required under the Clean Power Plan of the Agency. 
                                                  Pages S1995, S2001-02
  By 59 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. 118), Gardner Amendment No. 443, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting 
privately held water rights and permits.
Pages S2002-03
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 120), Flake/Vitter Amendment No. 665, 
to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to prohibiting 
awarding of construction contracts based on awardees entering or not 
entering into agreements with labor organizations. 
                                                  Pages S1976, S2003-04
  Enzi (for Sanders) Amendment No. 475, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to strengthening the United States Postal Service 
by establishing a moratorium to protect mail processing plants, 
reinstating overnight delivery standards, and protecting rural service.
                                                  Pages S1995-96, S2004
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 1029, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to prevent American jobs from being moved overseas by 
reducing the corporate income tax rate.
Pages S1996, S2005
  By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 121), Enzi (for Schatz) Modified 
Amendment No. 1063, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring all legally married same-sex spouses have equal 
access to the Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned 
and receive equal treatment under the law pursuant to the Constitution 
of the United States.
Pages S1996, S2005-06
  By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 122), Enzi (for Kirk) Amendment No. 
1038, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to increase wages for 
American workers.
Pages S1996, S2006
  By 58 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 124), McCain/Flake Modified Amendment 
No. 360, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to 
deterring the migration of unaccompanied children from El Salvador, 
Guatemala, and Honduras.
Page S2007
  By 73 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 125), Enzi (for Wyden) Amendment No. 
968, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to enacting 
middle class tax relief, including extending and expanding refundable 
tax credits, such as tax provisions and policies included in 
legislation like the Working Families Tax Relief Act, American 
Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation Act, Helping 
Working Families Afford Child Care Act, or the 21st Century Worker Tax 
Cut Act, among other legislation.
Pages S1996, S2007-08
  By 56 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 126), Enzi (for Lee) Modified 
Amendment No. 750, to modify the spending-neutral reserve fund 
reauthorizing funding for payments to counties and other units of local 
government to include the option of payment at levels roughly 
equivalent to property tax revenues lost due to the presence of Federal 
land.
Pages S1979, S1995, S2008
  By 52 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 128), Enzi (for Cotton) Amendment No. 
659, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund relating to 
prohibiting the designation of critical habitat. 
                                                  Pages S1996, S2009-10
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 993, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the national do-not-call 
registry.
Pages S1976, S2010
  Enzi (for Brown/Vitter) Amendment No. 994, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to end ``too

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big to fail'' bailouts for Wall Street mega-banks (over $500 billion in 
total assets).
Pages S1996-97, S2011
  By 52 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 130), Vitter Amendment No. 811, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ending 
Washington's illegal exemption from Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act.
Pages S1960, S2011-12
  54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. 132), Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 855, 
to prohibit increasing the public debt limit under reconciliation. 
                                                  Pages S1979, S2012-13
  Rubio Amendment No. 552, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to increasing funding for the relocation of the United States 
Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 
                                               Pages S1972-73, S2013-14
  By 50 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 134), Sanders (for Kaine) Modified 
Amendment No. 1047, to provide for sequestration replacement. 
                                                     Pages S1998, S2014
  Enzi (for McConnell) Amendment No. 950, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to promoting the return of children who 
have been legally adopted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and 
are only a plane ride away from becoming United States citizens to 
their American citizen parents residing in the United States. 
                                                         Pages S2014-15
  Enzi (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 647, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to the development of a new nuclear-capable 
cruise missile by the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear 
Security Administration.
Pages S2014-15
  Gardner (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 485, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to provide equity in the tax treatment of public 
safety officer death benefits.
Pages S1961, S2014
  Enzi (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 780, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to eliminating the backlog of sexual assault 
evidence kits.
Pages S2014-15
  Enzi (for Graham) Amendment No. 765, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to meeting the obligations outlined in the 
Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement.
Pages S2014-15
  Enzi (for Boozman) Amendment No. 348, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to installing watchdogs at Federal agencies with 
extended Inspector General vacancies and strengthening and reforming 
Offices of Inspectors General to ensure that such Offices are 
appropriately prioritizing the investigation of waste, fraud, abuse, 
and misconduct within Federal agencies.
Pages S2014-15
  Collins Amendment No. 425, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to improving retirement security.
Pages S1969, S2014
  Enzi (for Alexander/Coons) Amendment No. 624, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to improve the competitiveness of the United 
States.
Pages S2014-15
  Enzi (for Thune) Amendment No. 422, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to ensuring that the conservation of northern 
long-eared bat populations and local economic development are 
compatible.
Pages S2014-15
  Coats/Warner Amendment No. 595, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to improve cybersecurity.
Pages S1960, S2014
  Enzi (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 651, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration and Federal 
Bureau of Investigation to enter into joint task forces with tribal and 
local law enforcement agencies.
Pages S2014-15
  Enzi (for Coats) Amendment No. 604, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to encouraging cost savings in office space used 
by Federal agencies.
Pages S2014-16
  Enzi (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 885, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to providing technical assistance to small 
businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs through small business 
development centers.
Pages S2014, S2016
  Collins Amendment No. 346, to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to promoting jobs in the United States through international 
trade to include the reauthorization or extension of trade adjustment 
assistance programs.
Pages S1969, S2014
  Heller Amendment No. 456, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring that medical facilities of the Department of 
Veterans Affairs meet the privacy, dignity, and safety needs of women 
veterans.
Pages S1961, S2014
  Enzi (for Johnson) Amendment No. 597, to convey clear information to 
Congress and the public about projected Federal outlays, revenues, and 
surpluses, and deficits.
Pages S1981, S2014
  Gardner/Menendez Amendment No. 449, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to supporting efficient resourcing for the Asia 
rebalance policy.
Pages S1971, S2014
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 534, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to preventing access to marijuana edibles by 
children in States that have decriminalized marijuana. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016
  Enzi (for Rounds) Amendment No. 339, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to providing mortgage lending to rural areas. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016

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  Enzi (for Rounds) Amendment No. 693, to modify section 431 relating 
to oversight of Government performance.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016
  Murkowski Amendment No. 770, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to the construction of Arctic polar icebreakers. 
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014
  Enzi (for Moran/Blumenthal) Amendment No. 830, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to researching health conditions 
of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during 
service in the Armed Forces.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016
  Enzi (for Risch/Cardin) Amendment No. 538, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the Family Funds limit of 
the Small Business Investment Company Program from $225,000,000 to 
$350,000,000, as passed by the Committee in 2013, which is zero subsidy 
and funded entirely through fees paid by investors and businesses. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016
  Enzi (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 380, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to assist the States in carrying out drought 
prevention plans.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016
  Capito Modified Amendment No. 416, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to protecting the reliability of the electricity 
grid.
                                                     Pages S1964, S2014
  Enzi (for Thune/Nelson) Amendment No. 1027, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to preserve and protect the open Internet in a 
manner that provides clear and certain rules and does not jeopardize 
public safety, universal service, privacy, accessibility, consumer 
protection, competition, innovation, or investment. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2016
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 827, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to reforming the Federal regulatory process by 
enabling retrospective review of existing regulations, improving the 
process by which new regulations are created, ensuring fair and 
effective judicial review, and securing an effective role for Congress 
in the Federal regulatory process through legislation and oversight. 
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for lnhofe) Modified Amendment No. 374, to establish a 
spending-neutral reserve fund relating to providing coverage of virtual 
colonoscopies as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare 
program.
                                                  Pages S2014, S2016-17
  Enzi (for Fischer/Boxer) Amendment No. 931, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to strengthen waterborne commerce in our ports and 
harbors, which may include increasing the percentage of the amounts 
expended from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that are dedicated to 
port infrastructure and maintenance.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Fischer) Amendment No. 404, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to the modernization of the nuclear command, 
control, and communications architecture of the United States. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Burr) Modified Amendment No. 458, to protect the American 
people and strengthen our national security by fully funding the 
Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the 
BioShield Special Reserve Fund.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 648, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to improving the nuclear forces and missions of 
the Air Force.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Collins/Casey Amendment No. 426, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to promoting economic growth and job creation for 
small businesses.
                                                     Pages S1969, S2014
  Collins Amendment No. 442, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to restore a sensible definition of full-time employee for 
purposes of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
                                                     Pages S1969, S2014
  Enzi (for Lankford/Heitkamp) Amendment No. 625, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to improving the effectiveness 
and efficiency of the Federal regulatory process.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Wicker) Amendment No. 620, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to expedite awards under the Internal Revenue Service 
whistleblower program.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Barrasso) Amendment No. 1039, to provide to the Indian 
Health Service an additional $25,000,000 for contract support costs and 
to provide to the Bureau of Indian Affairs an additional $26,000,000 
for contract support costs.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Gardner) Amendment No. 482, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to encouraging the increased use of performance 
contracting in Federal facilities.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2017
  Enzi (for Johnson/Baldwin) Amendment No. 402, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to improving information sharing by the 
Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs with respect to 
investigations relating to substandard health care, delayed and denied 
health care, patient deaths, other findings that directly relate to 
patient care, and other management issues of the Department. 
                                                  Pages S1980-81, S2014
  Gardner (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 490, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to address the disproportionate regulatory burdens 
on community bankers.
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014

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  Enzi (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 491, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to protect the Corporation for National and Community 
Service.
                                                  Pages S2014, S2017-18
  Enzi (for Flake) Amendment No. 822, to eliminate Federal duplication 
and consolidate the 94 Federal green building programs spread across 11 
different Federal agencies.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Enzi (for Hatch/Murkowski) Amendment No. 533, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that Department of Justice 
attorneys comply with disclosure obligations in criminal prosecutions. 
                                                     Pages S1997, S2014
  Enzi (for Moran) Amendment No. 1099, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to support investments in precision medicine, biomedical 
research, and the National Institutes of Health.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Enzi (for Capito) Modified Amendment No. 420, to establish a 
spending-neutral reserve fund relating to efforts to combat the 
increase abuse of heroin and methamphetamines in the United States. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Enzi (for Vitter) Amendment No. 1028, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to providing access to necessary equipment for 
Medicare beneficiaries.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Heller Amendment No. 453, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to ensuring that the Secretary of Transportation 
prioritizes the construction of projects that are of national and 
regional significance and projects in high priority corridors on the 
National Highway System, which will improve the safe, secure, and 
efficient movement of people and goods through the United States and 
facilitate economic development and create jobs in the United States. 
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014
  Enzi (for Lee) Modified Amendment No. 752, to establish a spending-
neutral reserve fund relating to encouraging the United States' NATO 
allies to reverse declines in defense spending and bear a more 
proportionate burden for ensuring the security of NATO. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Enzi (for Lee) Modified Amendment No. 1073, to establish a spending-
neutral reserve fund relating to the investigation and recovery of 
missing weapons and military equipment provided to the Government of 
Yemen by the United States Government.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Enzi (for Rubio) Amendment No. 1110, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to improving higher education data and 
transparency.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Sanders Amendment No. 983, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to supporting programs that keep low-income older 
individuals healthy and able to live at home, such as those programs 
funded through the Older Americans Act of 1965.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Sanders (for Heitkamp/Hirono) Amendment No. 642, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the establishment of a 
commission on Native children.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2018
  Warner/Crapo Amendment No. 636, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to protecting the personal information of 
consumers from data breaches.
                                                     Pages S1973, S2014
  Warner/Ayotte Amendment No. 638, to establish a deficit-reduction 
reserve fund for Government reform and efficiency. 
                                                  Pages S1973-75, S2014
  Sanders (for Gillibrand/Ayotte) Amendment No. 431, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to medical treatment and 
compensation for first responders, survivors, and their families 
injured and made ill by the 9/11 attacks.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Sanders (for Franken/Thune) Amendment No. 793, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to construction of Native 
American schools.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 705, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to Indo-Pacific partner capacity building 
and strategy.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Manchin Amendment No. 578, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to addressing methamphetamine abuse in the United States.
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014
  Sanders (for Schatz) Amendment No. 342, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to the National Guard State Partnership 
Program.
                                                     Pages S1980, S2014
  Blumenthal Amendment No. 825, to expand the deficit-neutral reserve 
fund for veterans and servicemembers.
                                                             Page S2003
  Sanders (for Carper) Amendment No. 882, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to improving prevention and treatment 
measures to mitigate agricultural impacts from virus outbreaks, such as 
impacts seen from the avian influenza poultry outbreak. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Cardin Amendment No. 899, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the importance of financial literacy education to allow 
individuals to make informed and effective decisions with their 
financial resources.
                                                  Pages S1966-67, S2014
  Sanders (for Murphy/Cassidy) Amendment No. 713, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to comprehensive mental health 
reform.
                                                     Pages S1998, S2014

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  Sanders (for Cardin) Amendment No. 364, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to improving oral health care for 
children and pregnant women under Medicaid.
                                                     Pages S1966, S2014
  Sanders (for Cantwell/Portman) Amendment No. 1002, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the National Park Service 
Centennial.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Hirono Amendment No. 877, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to increasing college completion, which may include expanding 
Federal Pell Grant eligibility by allowing college students to use 
Federal Pell Grants for more than 2 semesters in an academic year. 
                                                     Pages S1970, S2014
  Booker/Fischer Amendment No. 721, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to encourage freight planning and investment that 
incorporates all modes of transportation, including rail, waterways, 
ports, and highways to promote national connectivity. 
                                                  Pages S1982-83, S2014
  Sanders (for Warren) Amendment No. 1067, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund related to supporting at-sea and dockside 
monitoring for fisheries that have received economic disaster 
assistance.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Sanders (for Heitkamp) Amendment No. 643, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to training and resources for first 
responders responding to hazardous materials incidents on railroads. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Peters Amendment No. 437, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to enhancing and improving the United States Patent and 
Trademark Office in order to reduce the patent application backlog. 
                                                         Pages S1964-65
  Sanders (for Murphy/Graham) Amendment No. 1005, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to expanding United States 
counter-propaganda communications to combat misinformation from the 
Russian Federation or terrorist groups like ISIS and al Qaeda. 
                                                     Pages S1998, S2014
  Sanders (for Murray/Alexander) Amendment No. 697, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation that reforms and 
strengthens elementary and secondary education.
                                                     Pages S1960, S2014
  Sanders (for Tester) Amendment No. 569, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to investing in rural and tribal water 
infrastructure.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2019
  Sanders (for Gillibrand) Amendment No. 520, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund related to sexual assault at institutions of 
higher education, which may include the implementation of an 
independent and standardized online survey tool developed and 
administered by the Department of Education, in consultation with the 
Department of Justice, to measure the prevalence of sexual assault at 
institutions of higher education.
                                                  Pages S2014, S2019-20
  Wyden/Bennet Amendment No. 708, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to simplifying and expanding tax incentives for 
higher education to boost student attendance and completion. 
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014
  Sanders (for Franken/Fischer) Amendment No. 803, to ensure that the 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for infrastructure includes investment in 
rural broadband deployment.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Sanders (for Feinstein/Kirk) Amendment No. 1081, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to detection, investigation, and 
prosecution of the owners and operators of websites who knowingly allow 
such websites to be used to advertise commercial sex with children over 
the Internet.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Sanders (for Tester) Amendment No. 1003, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to authorizing children who are eligible 
to receive health care furnished under laws administered by the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to retain such eligibility until age 26. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Booker Amendment No. 720, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to supporting workforce development through apprenticeship 
programs.
                                                     Pages S1982, S2014
  Sanders (for Booker/Graham) Amendment No. 1033, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the prioritization of broad-
based criminal justice reform.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Sanders (for Gardner) Amendment No. 482, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to encouraging the increased use of 
performance contracting in Federal facilities.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Sanders (for Heinrich) Amendment No. 1013, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to strengthening the economy by 
accelerating the transfer of technologies from laboratories of the 
Department of Energy and the Department of Defense to the marketplace. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Peters Amendment No. 639, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to supporting trade and travel at ports of entry. 
                                                  Pages S1965-66, S2014
  Sanders (for Cardin/McCain) Amendment No. 1044, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to imposing sanctions with 
respect to foreign persons responsible for gross violations of 
internationally recognized human rights or significant acts of 
corruption.
                                                     Pages S1998, S2014
  Wyden/Crapo Amendment No. 434, to provide for an adjustment to 
committee allocations for wildfire suppression funding. 
                                                     Pages S1960, S2014

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  Sanders (for Reed) Amendment No. 918, to include legislation 
concerning weatherization and energy efficiency retrofit programs in a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Sanders (for Reed) Amendment No. 986, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to reforming student loan programs, which may 
include risk-sharing by institutions of higher education. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Sanders (for Murray) Amendment No. 866, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for the Department 
of Transportation for the TIGER discretionary grant program. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2020
  Coons/Rubio Amendment No. 392, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to promoting the use of college savings accounts while 
students are in elementary school and secondary school. 
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014
  Sanders (for Bennet) Amendment No. 792, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to innovation in higher education. 
                                                  Pages S2014, S2020-21
  Sanders (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 1105, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to improving community relations with law 
enforcement officers.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Sanders (for Durbin) Amendment No. 1101, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to support investments in research and development 
and to improve the competitiveness of the United States. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 435, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to support for Ukraine, which should 
include the provision of lethal defensive articles. 
                                                     Pages S1976, S2014
  Sanders (for Menendez) Amendment No. 473, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing funding to combat anti-
Semitism in Europe.
                                                     Pages S1976, S2014
  Sanders (for Franken) Amendment No. 1091, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing students and families with 
transparent, easily understood information about postsecondary 
education financial aid.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Sanders (for Manchin) Amendment No. 580, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing adequate funding for the 
Contract Tower Program of the Federal Aviation Administration. 
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Sanders (for Manchin) Amendment No. 585, to modify the deficit-
neutral reserve fund for veterans and servicemembers to improve 
outreach, access, and services for rural veterans.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Sanders (for Manchin/Capito) Amendment No. 645, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to underground and surface coal 
mining safety and health research.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Manchin Amendment No. 694, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to investing in advanced fossil energy technology 
research and development.
                                                     Pages S1961, S2014
  Enzi (Wicker/Cardin) Amendment No. 1104, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve funds relating to imposing sanctions with respect to 
foreign persons responsible for gross violations of internationally 
recognized human rights or significant acts of corruption and to 
encourage the Secretary of State to add additional names to the 
Magnitsky List.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Sanders (for Manchin) Amendment No. 586, to modify the deficit-
neutral reserve fund for veterans and servicemembers to address 
specifically the growing backlog of appeals of decisions regarding 
claims for disability compensation.
                                                     Pages S2014, S2021
  Coons Amendment No. 394, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to special treatment of the income tax credit for research 
expenditures for startup companies.
                                                  Pages S2014, S2021-22
                                                              Rejected:
  By 48 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 93), Sanders/Murray Amendment No. 
881, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to promoting 
a substantial increase in the minimum wage.
                                                  Pages S1982, S1983-84
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 94), Stabenow Amendment No. 523, to 
prevent United States companies from getting tax benefits for moving 
jobs overseas, to end offshore tax loopholes including inversions, and 
to provide incentives for United States companies to relocate overseas 
jobs to the United States.
                                                  Pages S1971-72, S1984
  By 47 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 95), Sanders (for Wyden) Amendment 
No. 1012, to strike more than $1.2 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, 
preserving a critical source of comprehensive, affordable health and 
long-term care coverage for millions of otherwise uninsured low-income 
adults, parents, and seniors, including millions of nonelderly low-
income adults in States that expanded Medicaid as part of health 
reform.
                                                             Page S1985
  By 45 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 100), Baldwin Amendment No. 432, to 
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.
                                                             Page S1987
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 101), Franken Amendment No. 828, to 
provide additional resources to save student financial aid and keep 
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affordable for more than 8,000,000 low-and middle-income students by 
restoring the $89,000,000,000 in cuts to Federal Pell Grants in the 
Republican budget.
                                                             Page S1988
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 104), Sanders (for Durbin) Amendment 
No. 817, to 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 or profits overseas.
                                                             Page S1990
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 107), Whitehouse/Udall Amendment No. 
867, to 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.
                                                             Page S1992
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 110), Coons/Sanders Modified 
Amendment No. 966, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating 
to offsetting the costs of operations against the Islamic State. 
                                                             Page S1994
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 111), Enzi (for Stabenow/Cantwell) 
Amendment No. 1072, to provide additional resources to reject the 
Senate Republicans' proposed $435 billion in cuts to Medicare. 
                                                     Pages S1995, S1999
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 117), Merkley/Coons Amendment No. 
842, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to consumer 
financial protection.
                                                             Page S2002
  By 46 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 119), Sanders (for Murray) Amendment 
No. 951, to establish and fund a new Federal-State partnership to 
expand access to high-quality preschool programs for children from low-
and moderate-income families, offset with revenue from closing 
loopholes.
                                                             Page S2003
  By 44 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 127), Enzi (for Reed/Whitehouse) 
Amendment No. 919, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating 
to eliminating deductions for corporate compensation in excess of 
$1,000,000.
                                                     Pages S1996, S2009
  By 42 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 131), Warren Modified Amendment No. 
1094, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to expanding 
social security.
                                                             Page S2012
  By 47 yeas to 51 yeas (Vote No. 133), Cardin Amendment No. 367, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to providing a 
funding stream for a voter reinfranchisement initiative. 
                                                     Pages S1966, S2013
                                                             Withdrawn:
  Enzi (for Graham) Amendment No. 763, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to subjecting all Federal spending to 
sequestration.
                                                     Pages S1995, S2003
  Rounds/Inhofe Amendment No. 412, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency and the 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service from engaging in closed-door 
settlement agreements that ignore impacted States and counties. 
                                                             Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 388, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the designation of national monuments.
                                                             Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 389, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to holding Members of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives accountable for failing to pass a balanced budget. 
                                                             Page S1960
  Roberts/Flake Amendment No. 352, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to Federal employee performance awards. 
                                                             Page S1960
  Roberts Amendment No. 462, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to over-the-counter medications.
                                                             Page S1960
  Coats Amendment No. 368, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to providing States the Medicaid flexibility they need to 
implement innovative reforms to improve care and enhance access for our 
Nation's most vulnerable.
                                                             Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 465, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to Second Amendment rights.
                                                             Page S1960
  Daines Amendment No. 387, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to postal reform.
                                                             Page S1960
  Sanders (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 800, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to a comprehensive approach to crude-by-
rail safety.
                                                             Page S1960
  Sanders (for Murray) Amendment No. 812, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to provide women with affordable access to 
comprehensive health care, including preventative services (such as 
contraception and breast cancer screenings), improve maternal health, 
and ensure that a woman has the same benefits and services no matter 
what part of the United States she lives in, all of which is critical 
to improving the health and well-being of women, children, their 
families, and society as a whole, and is an essential part of a woman's 
economic security and opportunity.
                                                             Page S1960
  Sanders (for Durbin/Coons) Amendment No. 345, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to increasing funding for Federal 
investments in biomedical and basic scientific research.
                                                             Page S1961

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  Wyden Amendment No. 791, to strike reconciliation instructions to the 
Committees on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and Finance and 
require regular order.
                                                             Page S1961
  Wyden Amendment No. 870, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to extending tax provisions expiring in 2013 or 2014 for 2 
years, such as those contained in the EXPIRE Act of 2014.
                                                             Page S1961
  Heller Amendment No. 452, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to ensuring that the Secretary of the Interior enters 
into candidate conservation agreements with each of the relevant 11 
Western States before the United States Fish and Wildlife Service makes 
a listing determination on the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973.
                                                             Page S1961
  Heller Amendment No. 457, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to prohibition of Veterans Benefits Administration executive 
bonuses until the backlog of disability claims for veterans is 
eliminated.
                                                             Page S1961
  Coons/Bennet Amendment No. 343, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to preserving mandatory appropriations for 
agricultural conservation programs.
                                                             Page S1961
  Coons Amendment No. 391, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the expansion of access to the income tax credit for 
employee health insurance expenses of small employers.
                                                             Page S1961
  Coons Amendment No. 802, to offset the costs of the war against the 
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
                                                             Page S1961
  Baldwin Amendment No. 436, to preserve the point of order against the 
reconciliation legislation that would increase the deficit or reduce a 
surplus.
                                                             Page S1961
  Whitehouse Amendment No. 700, to ensure high-income earners pay a 
fair share in taxes and to use the revenue to invest in repairing our 
Nation's bridges, coastal infrastructure, and damage from wildfires. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Whitehouse Amendment No. 895, to prohibit budget resolutions that 
support cutting over $1,000,000,000,000 in spending without identifying 
specific programmatic effects.
                                                             Page S1961
  Casey Amendment No. 633, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to enhancing the child and dependent care tax credit. 
                                                             Page S1961
  Merkley Amendment No. 843, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to restoring reductions in the Republican budget to the 
Stafford loan program that would mandate that students currently in 
college pay interest on their loans before they have received their 
education benefits, to make college more affordable, to reduce the debt 
burden of students, and to help graduates afford to pay back student 
loans.
                                                             Page S1961
  Merkley/Brown Amendment No. 952, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to establishing a more level playing field in 
trade agreements.
                                                             Page S1961
  Merkley Amendment No. 953, to save student financial aid and reduce 
the student loan debt levels in the Republican budget by 15 percent by 
eliminating new mandated interest charged while students are still in 
school.
                                                             Page S1961
  Cassidy Amendment No. 341, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to the promotion of United States offshore energy 
production.
                                                             Page S1961
  Cassidy Amendment No. 539, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to improving Medicaid based on successful and bipartisan 
State demonstration projects.
                                                             Page S1961
  Cassidy Amendment No. 795, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to authorizing Federal permitting for manufacturing and 
energy construction projects relating to national primary or secondary 
ambient air quality standard for ozone lower than a certain existing 
standard.
                                                             Page S1961
  Coons (for Bennet) Amendment No. 715, to create clean energy jobs 
through predictable and fair incentives for renewable energy. 
                                                     Pages S1961, S2008
  Murkowski (for Thune) Amendment No. 743, to reduce funding for the 
General Services Administration by $1,000,000 until 50 percent of 
counties in nonattainment for the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality 
Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone as of January 30, 2015, 
achieve the air quality standard set forth in the 1997 NAAQS, and 
direct those funds to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency for the purpose of helping municipalities reach attainment with 
the 2008 NAAQS for ground-level ozone, acknowledging that (1) given 
limited State and Federal resources and the delay of the Administrator 
in issuing to States implementation guidance for the 2008 ground-level 
ozone NAAQS, priority should be given to achieving the 2008 standard, 
(2) the Administrator has not sufficiently implemented that standard, 
(3) focusing by the Administrator on the most polluted areas that are 
in nonattainment with that standard would benefit public health, and 
(4) promulgating a lower standard at this time would impose undue costs 
on the economy and workforce of the United States.
                                                             Page S1961
  Gardner (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 852, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing small business regulatory 
relief and preventing duplicative regulations for investment advisors. 
                                                             Page S1961

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  Capito Amendment No. 415, to establish a spending-neutral reserve 
fund relating to a requirement that any new environmental agreement 
signed by the United States with any foreign country or countries not 
result in serious harm to the economy of the United States. 
                                                             Page S1964
  Peters Amendment No. 521, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to investing in science, technology, and basic research in the 
United States.
                                                             Page S1965
  Cardin Amendment No. 439, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to mandating a higher threshold that the Small Business 
Administration may guarantee, through the Surety Bond Guarantee 
Program, of the bonds that small businesses are required to obtain so 
that they may be able to better compete successfully for Federal 
Government contracts.
                                                             Page S1966
  Cardin/Risch Amendment No. 440, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to increasing the Family Funds limit of the Small 
Business Investment Company Program from $225,000,000 to $350,000,000, 
as passed by the Committee in 2013, which is zero subsidy and funded 
entirely through fees paid by investors and businesses. 
                                                         Pages S1966-67
  Cardin Amendment No. 900, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the importance of civics and government education. 
                                                         Pages S1966-67
  Portman Amendment No. 681, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to demolishing vacant and abandoned homes. 
                                                         Pages S1967-68
  Collins/Moran Amendment No. 427, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to investment in Alzheimer's disease research. 
                                                             Page S1969
  Hirono Amendment No. 878, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to investing in clean energy and preserving the environment. 
                                                         Pages S1970-71
  Gardner Amendment No. 445, to prevent labor disputes at seaports in 
the United States from causing national economic disruptions and 
crippling businesses across the United States.
                                                             Page S1971
  Gardner Amendment No. 448, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to encouraging expedited approval of liquefied natural 
gas export applications at the Department of Energy.
                                                             Page S1971
  Rubio Amendment No. 781, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reducing foreign assistance to the Palestinian Authority 
and certain United Nations agencies and increasing foreign assistance 
for Israel.
                                                             Page S1972
  Rubio Amendment No. 565, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring that Medicare is not raided to bailout insurance 
companies under the President's health care overhaul.
                                                         Pages S1972-73
  Rubio Amendment No. 562, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to establishing a new outcomes-based process for authorizing 
innovative higher education providers.
                                                         Pages S1972-73
  Rubio Amendment No. 590, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to protecting the Medicare Advantage program.
                                                         Pages S1972-73
  Warner Amendment No. 991, to restore program integrity funding to 
combat waste, fraud, and abuse.
                                                             Page S1973
  Moran (for Blunt) Amendment No. 467, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to the direct provision of defense articles, 
defense services, and related training to the Kurdistan Regional 
Government.
                                                             Page S1975
  Moran (for Blunt) Amendment No. 468, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to military aid to Israel.
                                                             Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 707, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reducing overdose deaths.
                                                             Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 967, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to domestic medical isotope production.
                                                             Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 896, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to improving the safety of offshore oil drilling in the United 
States.
                                                             Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 897, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to protecting consumers in the United States from price 
increases due to large-scale natural gas exports.
                                                             Page S1975
  Markey Amendment No. 573, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to promoting the repair and replacement of natural gas 
distribution pipelines and infrastructure no longer fit for service. 
                                                             Page S1975
  Sanders (for Menendez/Stabenow) Amendment No. 593, to require 
consideration of long-term deficits for any legislation relating to 
repealing or replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
and the health care-related provisions of the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010.
                                                             Page S1976
  Flake/Roberts Amendment No. 677, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to preventing political targeting by the Internal 
Revenue Service of individuals and social welfare organizations 
exercising free-speech rights.
                                                         Pages S1976-77
  Flake/McCain Amendment No. 678, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to prosecution of first-time illegal border 
crossers.
                                                         Pages S1967-77
  Flake/Manchin Amendment No. 667, to establish a deficit-neutral 
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that individuals do not simultaneously receive unemployment 
compensation and disability insurance benefits.
                                                         Pages S1976-77
  Flake Amendment No. 666, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to reducing the level of Federal premium support for crop 
insurance policies, which may include eliminating premium support for 
crop insurance for agricultural producers with an adjusted gross income 
of more than $750,000 in fiscal year 2016.
                                                         Pages S1976-77
  Flake Amendment No. 668, to establish a spending-neutral reserve fund 
relating to government reform and efficiency.
                                                         Pages S1976-77
  Enzi (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 504, to establish a spending-
neutral reserve fund relating to limiting the ability of Environmental 
Protection Agency personnel to carry guns.
                                                             Page S1977
  Enzi (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 505, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to supporting programs related to the ground-
based midcourse defense and the long-range discrimination radar 
programs of the Department of Defense.
                                                             Page S1977
  Enzi (for Sullivan/Inhofe) Amendment No. 506, to establish a 
spending-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting vulnerable 
families from job killing regulations.
                                                         Pages S1977-78
  Enzi (for Sullivan) Amendment No. 1011, to establish a spending-
neutral reserve fund relating to providing an exemption from certain 
permitting requirements for routine maintenance activities relating to 
transportation infrastructure.
                                                         Pages S1977-78
  Isakson/Shaheen Amendment No. 321, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to establishing a biennial budget and 
appropriations process.
                                                             Page S1978
  Isakson Amendment No. 611, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to subject all fees collected by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration 
Services to the annual appropriations process.
                                                             Page S1978
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 749, to ensure that the reserve fund 
relating to affordable healthcare choices for all is used to repeal and 
not further empower the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. 
                                                             Page S1979
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 856, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund to support legislation preventing the Federal 
Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband providers as 
common carriers under title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and 
from implementing other ``net neutrality'' provisions.
                                                             Page S1979
  Enzi (for Lee) Amendment No. 759, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund relating to clarifying Federal jurisdiction with respect 
to intrastate species.
                                                         Pages S1979-80
  Tillis Amendment No. 925, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the United States civil courts system.
                                                             Page S1980
  Tillis Amendment No. 926, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to ensuring that the right of citizens of the United States to 
vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any 
State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. 
                                                             Page S1980
  Sanders (for Cardin) Amendment No. 729, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund to invest in surface transportation projects. 
                                                             Page S1980
  Sanders (for Schatz) Amendment No. 588, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to increasing the number of U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection officers at air ports of entry.
                                                             Page S1980
  Enzi (for Johnson) Amendment No. 596, to convey clear information in 
graphic form about projected deficits.
                                                             Page S1981
  Enzi (for Johnson) Amendment No. 865, to establish a spending-neutral 
reserve fund to accommodate legislation that would stop the Federal 
government from forcing States to pay unemployment compensation 
benefits to millionaires.
                                                             Page S1981
  Cochran/Mikulski Amendment No. 932, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to establishing a biennial budget resolution 
process.
                                                             Page S1981
  Booker Amendment No. 722, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to prohibiting payments for conversion therapy or treatments 
that purport to change the gender identity or sexual orientation of an 
individual under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
                                                         Pages S1982-83
  Heinrich Amendment No. 1024, to create a point of order against 
legislation that would provide for the sale of Federal land to reduce 
the Federal deficit.
                                                             Page S1983
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 1025, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to H-1B visas.
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 984, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to ensuring that patients, including military 
members and veterans, have access to new antibacterial drugs that treat 
serious or life-threatening infections through the creation by the Food 
and Drug Administration of a limited population approval pathway for 
antibacterial drugs.
                                                             Page S1997
  Enzi (for Hatch) Amendment No. 535, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to balancing the Federal budget.
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  Sanders (for Kaine) Amendment No. 724, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to increasing United States exports and improving 
the competitiveness of United States businesses.
                                                             Page S1998
  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the 
following action:
  By 32 yeas to 68 nays (Vote No. 96), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline 
pursuant to Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Rubio Modified Amendment No. 423, to increase new budget 
authority fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and modify outlays for fiscal 
years 2016 through 2022 for National Defense (budget function 050). 
Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in violation of 
section 312(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, 
and the amendment was ruled out of order.
                                                         Pages S1985-86
  By 4 yeas to 96 nays (Vote No. 97), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline 
pursuant to Section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, with 
respect to Paul Modified Amendment No. 940, to 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) with 
offsets. Subsequently, the point of order that the amendment was in 
violation of section 312(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, 
was sustained, and the amendment was ruled out of order.
                                                             Page S1986
  By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 123), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with 
respect to Nelson/Schatz Amendment No. 944, to create a point of order 
against legislation that would use tax dollars to censor publicly-
funded climate science. Subsequently, the point of order that the 
amendment was in violation of section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment was ruled out of 
order.
                                               Pages S1968-69, S2006-07
  By 49 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 129), three-fifths of those Senators 
duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate 
rejected the motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with 
respect to Enzi (for Cotton) Amendment No. 664, to establish a deficit-
neutral reserve fund relating to construction of new facilities and 
improvements to existing facilities at the detention facilities at 
United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Subsequently, the 
point of order that the amendment was in violation of section 305(b) of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, was sustained, and the amendment 
was ruled out of order.
                                                  Pages S1996, S2010-11
  Energy Efficiency Improvement Act: Senate passed S. 535, to promote energy 
efficiency.
  Pages S2082-85
  Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building: Senate passed H.R. 
1092, to designate the Federal building located at 2030 Southwest 145th 
Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the ``Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove 
Federal Building''.
  Page S2088
  Families of New York Police Department Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael 
Ramos: Senate passed H.R. 1527, to accelerate the income tax benefits for 
charitable cash contributions for the relief of the families of New York 
Police Department Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.
  Page S2088
  Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: Senate passed H.J. Res. 
10, providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen 
regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  Page S2088
  194th Anniversary of the Independence of Greece: Committee on Foreign 
Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 105, 
recognizing the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece and 
celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States, and the resolution 
was then agreed to.
  Page S2088
  National Asbestos Awareness Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 125, 
designating the first week of April 2015 as ``National Asbestos Awareness 
Week''.
  Page S2088
  Senate Joint Committee on Printing and Joint Committee of Congress on the 
Library Membership: Senate agreed to S. Res. 126, providing for members on 
the part of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint 
Committee of Congress on the Library.
  Page S2088
  250th Anniversary of the Perelman School of Medicine: Senate agreed to S. 
Res. 127, recognizing the 250th anniversary of the Perelman School of 
Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
  Page S2088
  National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 128, 
supporting the designation of March 2015, as ``National Colorectal Cancer 
Awareness Month''.
  Page S2088
  National Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome Awareness Day: Senate 
agreed to S. Res. 129, designating May 4, 2015, as National Food Protein-
Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) Awareness Day.
  Page S2088
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 31, providing for a 
conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.
  Page S2089

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  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, providing for a 
conditional recess or adjournment of the Senate.
  Page S2089
Veto Messages:
National Labor Relations Board--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that if the Senate receives a veto message to accompany 
S.J. Res. 8, providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of 
title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the National Labor 
Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, the message be 
considered as having been read, that it be printed in the Record, and spread 
in full upon the Journal, and held at the desk and that the Senate begin 
consideration of the resolution at a time to be determined by the Majority 
Leader with concurrence of the Democratic Leader but no later than April 
30th, 2015.
  Page S2085
Appointments:
  Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The chair announced, on 
behalf of the Secretary of the Senate, pursuant to Public Law 101-509, the 
reappointment of the following individual to serve as a member of the 
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: Sheryl B. Vogt of Georgia. 
                                                                  Page S2088
  Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History 
Museum: The Chair, on the behalf of the Democratic Leader, pursuant to 
provisions of Public Law 113-291, appointed the following individuals to 
serve as members of the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a 
National Women's History Museum: Mary Boies of New York and Maria Socorro 
Pesqueira of Illinois.
  Page S2088
  Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the 
President pro tempore, pursuant to provisions of Public Law 106-79, 
appointed the following Senator to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial 
Commission: Senator Peters of Michigan vice Senator Reed of Rhode Island. 
                                                                  Page S2088
  Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History 
Museum: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to provisions 
of Public Law 113-291, appointed the following individuals to serve as 
members of the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National 
Women's History Museum: Jane Abraham of Virginia and Bridget Bush of 
Kentucky.
  Page S2088
Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that notwithstanding the adjournment of the Senate, 
Committees be allowed to file bills and reports on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 
between the hours of 10 a.m., and 12 noon.
  Page S2089
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that during this adjournment of the Senate, the Majority Leader, 
the Assistant Majority Leader, or the junior Senator from Arkansas, be 
authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
  Page S2089
Appointment Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that notwithstanding the upcoming adjournment of the Senate, the 
President of the Senate, the President pro tempore and the majority and 
minority leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, 
committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences 
authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two houses, or by order of 
the Senate.
  Page S2089
Bennett Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, April 13, 2015, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United 
States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas; that there be 30 
minutes for debate, equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or 
yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on 
confirmation of the nomination; and that no further motions be in order.
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Michael D. Kennedy, of Georgia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement 
Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring September 25, 2018.
  David Avren Jones, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Federal 
Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2018.
  Mary Lucille Jordan, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Federal Mine 
Safety and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 
30, 2020.
  Michael Young, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety 
and Health Review Commission for a term of six years expiring August 30, 
2020.
  76 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  38 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  7 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  3 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, Marine Corps, and 
Navy.
Pages S2089-91
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  Franklin R. Parker, of Illinois, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
  Thomas A. Burke, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the 
Environmental Protection Agency.
  Atul Keshap, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist 
Republic of Sri Lanka, and to serve concurrently and without additional 
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  Julieta Valls Noyes, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Croatia.
  Alaina B. Teplitz, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic 
Republic of Nepal.
  John Michael Vazquez, of New Jersey, to be United States District Judge 
for the District of New Jersey.
  Paula Xinis, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of Maryland.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
Page S2089
Messages from the House:
  Page S2040
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S2040
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2041-46
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2047-56
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2035-39
Amendments Submitted:
  Pages S2056-82
Authorities for Committees to Meet:
  Page S2082
Quorum Calls: One quorum call was taken today. (Total--5)
  Page S2009
Record Votes: Forty-three record votes were taken today. (Total--135) 
                                          Pages S1983-94, S1999-S2014, S2022
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, 2015 and 
adjourned, pursuant to the provisions of H. Con. Res. 32, at 4:24 a.m. on 
Friday, March 27, 2015, until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2015. (For 
Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's 
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(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, 
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Education, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing to examine proposed 
budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 for the 
Department of Labor, after receiving testimony from Thomas E. Perez, 
Secretary of Labor.
DIPLOMACY, DEVELOPMENT, AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, 
and Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine diplomacy, 
development, and national security, after receiving testimony from Ben 
Affleck, Eastern Congo Initiative, and Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda 
Gates Foundation, both of Seattle, Washington; Scott Ford, Westrock 
Group, LLC, Little Rock, Arkansas; John Megrue, Born Free Africa, New 
York, New York; and Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Tufts 
University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, 
Massachusetts.
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
U.S. Central Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Special Operations 
Command programs and budget in review of the Defense Authorization 
Request for fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program, 
after receiving testimony from General Lloyd J. Austin, USA, Commander, 
U.S. Central Command, General David M. Rodriguez, USA, Commander, U.S. 
Africa Command, and General Joseph L. Votel, USA, Commander, U.S. 
Special Operations Command, all of the Department of Defense.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported 
lists in the Foreign Service.
SECURING THE BORDER
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee 
concluded a hearing to examine securing the border, focusing on 
defining the current population living in the shadows and addressing 
future flows, after receiving testimony from Jeffrey S. Passel, Pew 
Research Center, Randel K. Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Marc 
R. Rosenblum, Migration Policy Institute, all of Washington, D.C.; 
Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative, Mission, Texas; and Madeline 
Zavodny, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 665, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans 
throughout the United States in order to disseminate information when a 
law enforcement officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of 
duty, is missing in connection with the officer's official duties, or 
an imminent and credible threat that an individual intends to cause the 
serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer is received; and
  S. 125, to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe 
Streets Act of 1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest 
Partnership Grant Program through fiscal year 2020.
EXAMINE VETERANS' AFFAIRS OPIOID PRESCRIPTION POLICY
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to 
examine Veterans' Affairs opioid prescription policy, practice and 
procedures, after receiving testimony from Carolyn Clancy, Interim 
Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, and John D. 
Daigh, Jr., Assistant Inspector General for Healthcare Inspections, 
Office of Inspector General, both of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs; John Gadea, Jr., Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection 
State Drug Control Division Director, Hartford; G. Caleb Alexander, 
Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, Baltimore, 
Maryland; and Carol Forster, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Permanente 
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Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 90 public bills, H.R. 1641-
1730; and 21 resolutions, H.J. Res. 39-41; H. Con. Res. 30-33; and H. 
Res. 175-188, were introduced.
  Pages H2107-12
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2115-16
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend 
James Stoeger, S. J., President, Jesuit Secondary Education 
Association, Washington, DC.
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Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
voice vote.
  Pages H2037, H2083
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: The House passed 
H.R. 2, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the 
Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by 
improving physician payments and making other improvements, and to 
reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, by a yea-and-nay 
vote of 392 yeas to 37 nays, Roll No. 144.
  Pages H2045-83
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 114-50 shall 
be considered as adopted.
Page H2045
  H. Res. 173, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 
2), was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 12 nays with 
five answering ``present'', Roll No. 143, after the previous question 
was ordered.
Pages H2038-45
Providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen 
regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The 
House agreed to discharge from committee and pass H.J. Res. 10, 
providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen 
regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. 
                                                             Page H2092
Electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and 
the Joint Committee on Printing: The House agreed to discharge from 
committee and agree to H. Res. 171, electing Members to the Joint 
Committee of Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on 
Printing.
  Page H2092
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 31, providing 
for an adjournment of the House.
  Page H2092
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, providing 
for a conditional recess or an adjournment of the Senate.
  Page H2092
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30th, unless it 
sooner has received a message from the Senate transmitting its 
concurrence in H. Con. Res. 31, in which case the House shall stand 
adjourned pursuant to that concurrent resolution.
  Pages H2092-93
Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
History Museum--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's 
appointment of the following individuals on the part of the House to 
the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's 
History Museum: Mrs. Kathy Wills Wright of Arlington, Virginia, and the 
Honorable Marilyn Musgrave of Ft. Morgan, Colorado.
  Page H2093
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the 
part of the House to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian 
Institution: Representatives Sam Johnson (TX) and Cole.
  Page H2093
British-American Interparliamentary Group--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the 
part of the House to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: 
Representative Crenshaw, Chairman; Representatives Latta, Aderholt, 
Holding, Whitfield, and Roe (TN).
  Page H2093
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the 
proceedings of today and appear on pages H2045 and H2083. There were no 
quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and at 2:03 p.m., the House stands 
adjourned until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, unless it sooner has 
received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. 
Con. Res. 31, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to 
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IMPLEMENTING THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 2014: COMMODITY POLICY AND CROP 
INSURANCE
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and 
Risk Management held a hearing on implementing the Agricultural Act of 
2014: commodity policy and crop insurance. Testimony was heard from 
Brandon Willis, Administrator, Department of Agriculture Risk 
Management Agency; and Val Dolcini, Administrator, Department of 
Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a 
hearing on Department of Homeland Security budget. Testimony was heard 
from Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.
APPROPRIATIONS--ARMY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on 
Army budget. Testimony was heard from John M. McHugh, Secretary, United 
States Army; and General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, United 
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FEDERAL INVESTMENTS IN NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY OVERSIGHT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, 
Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Federal Investments in 
Neuroscience and Neurotechnology oversight. Testimony was heard from Jo 
Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and 
Technology Policy; James Olds, Assistant Director for Biological 
Sciences, National Science Foundation; and public witnesses.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S READINESS POSTURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
entitled ``The Department of Defense's Readiness Posture''. Testimony 
was heard from General Daniel Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff, Army; Admiral 
Michelle Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Navy; General Larry 
Spencer, Vice Chief of Staff, Air Force; and General John Paxton, 
Assistant Commandant, Marine Corps.
COMBAT AVIATION MODERNIZATION PROGRAMS AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET 
REQUEST
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land 
Forces held a hearing entitled ``Combat Aviation Modernization Programs 
and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request''. Testimony was heard from 
Vice Admiral Paul A. Grosklags, USN, Principal Military Deputy to the 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and 
Acquisition), Navy; Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, USMC, Deputy 
Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation, Marine Corps; Rear Admiral 
Michael C. Manazir, USN, Director of the Air Warfare Division, Navy; 
Major General Timothy M. Ray, USAF, Director, Global Power Programs, 
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force; and Lieutenant 
General James M. ``Mike'' Holmes, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff, 
Strategic Plans and Requirements, Air Force.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FISCAL YEAR 2016 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS: 
LAYING THE GROUNDWORK TO MAINTAIN TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities held a hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Fiscal 
Year 2016 Science and Technology Programs: Laying the Groundwork to 
Maintain Technological Superiority''. Testimony was heard from Alan 
Shaffer, Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research 
and Engineering; Mary Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army 
for Research and Technology; Rear Admiral Upper Half Mathias Winter, 
USN, Chief of Naval Research; David Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary 
of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering; and Arati 
Prabhakar, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
EXAMINING THE GROWING PROBLEMS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEROIN ABUSE: 
STATE AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Growing Problems 
of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local Perspectives''. 
Testimony was heard from Corporal Michael Griffin, Narcotics Unit 
Supervisor--K9 Handler, Special Investigations Division, Tulsa Police 
Department; and public witnesses.
NEXT STEPS FOR SPECTRUM POLICY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Next Steps for Spectrum Policy''. 
Testimony was heard from Gary Epstein, Chair, Incentive Auction Task 
Force, Federal Communications Commission; Julius Knapp, Chief, Office 
of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission; John 
Liebovitz, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, 
Federal Communications Commission; and Roger Sherman, Chief, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee concluded a markup on 
H.R. 299, the ``Capital Access for Small Community Financial 
Institutions Act of 2015''; H.R. 601, the ``Eliminate Privacy Notice 
Confusion Act''; H.R. 650, the ``Preserving Access to Manufactured 
Housing Act of 2015''; H.R. 685, the ``Mortgage Choice Act of 2015''; 
H.R. 1195, the ``Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory 
Boards Act''; H.R. 1259, the ``Helping Expand Lending Practices in 
Rural Communities Act''; H.R. 1265, the ``Bureau Advisory Commission 
Transparency Act''; H.R. 1367, to amend the Expedited Funds 
Availability Act to clarify the application of that Act to American 
Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands; H.R. 1408, the ``Mortgage 
Servicing Asset Capital Requirements Act of 2015''; H.R. 1480, the 
``SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act''; and H.R. 
1529, the ``Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2015''. The 
following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 299, 
H.R. 601, H.R. 1195, H.R. 1265, H.R. 1259, H.R. 1480, H.R. 1367, H.R. 
1408, H.R. 1529, H.R. 650, and H.R. 685.

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THE ADMINISTRATION'S STRATEGY TO CONFRONT ISIS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled 
``The Administration's Strategy to Confront ISIS''. Testimony was heard 
from General John Allen, USMC, Retired, Special Presidential Envoy for 
the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Department of State; Brigadier 
General Michael Fantini, USAF, Middle East Principal Director, Office 
of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security 
Affairs, Department of Defense; and Brigadier General Gregg Olson, 
USMC, Deputy Director for Middle East, Joint Staff Strategic Plans and 
Policy, Department of Defense.
LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a business meeting 
to consider rules change and a hearing entitled ``Leadership Challenges 
at the Department of Homeland Security''. The committee agreed to a 
committee resolution amending the rules of the Committee on Homeland 
Security. Testimony was heard from John Roth, Inspector General, 
Department of Homeland Security; and Maria M. Odom, Ombudsman, 
Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.
EFFECT OF THE PRESIDENT'S FY 2016 BUDGET AND LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR 
THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE'S ENERGY AND 
MINERALS PROGRAMS ON PRIVATE SECTOR JOB CREATION, DOMESTIC ENERGY AND 
MINERALS PRODUCTION AND DEFICIT REDUCTION
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral 
Resources held a hearing entitled ``Effect of the President's FY 2016 
Budget and Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Land Management and 
the U.S. Forest Service's Energy and Minerals Programs on Private 
Sector Job Creation, Domestic Energy and Minerals Production and 
Deficit Reduction''. Testimony was heard from Neil Kornze, Director, 
Bureau of Land Management; and Tom Tidwell, Chief, Forest Service.
DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS AT EPA--WHEN RECORDS MUST BE KEPT
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight; 
and Subcommittee on Environment, held a joint hearing entitled 
``Destruction of Records at EPA--When Records Must Be Kept''. Testimony 
was heard from Paul M. Wester, Jr., Chief Records Officer, National 
Archives and Records Administration; Kevin Christensen, Assistant 
Inspector General for Audit, Office of Inspector General, Environmental 
Protection Agency; and a public witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a 
markup on H.R. 1560, the ``Protecting Cyber Networks Act''. H.R. 1560 
was ordered reported, as amended. This markup was closed.

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Friday: Senate continued in the session that began on 
Thursday, March 26, 2015. See next volume of the Congressional Record.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                        1 p.m., Monday, March 30

                               
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            Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue
              HOUSE
  
Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E434
Bucshon, Larry, Ind., E436
Calvert, Ken, Calif., E434, E443
Carson, Andree, Ind., E438
Carter, John R., Tex., E436
Cleaver, Emanuel, Mo., E432
Coffman, Mike, Colo., E434
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E438, E446
Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E436, E442
Costa, Jim, Calif., E439, E439
Davis, Rodney, Ill., E447
DeFazio, Peter A., Ore., E437
Delaney, John K., Md., E427
Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E425, E426, E429
Dold, Robert J., Ill., E435, E441, E444
Edwards, Donna F., Md., E446
Ellison, Keith, Minn., E429
Goodlatte, Bob, Va., E445
Hahn, Janice, Calif., E437
Hice, Jody B., Ga., E441
Kato, John, N.Y., E426
Keating, William R., Mass., E426
Lofgren, Zoe, Calif., E427
Luetkemeyer, Blaine, Mo., E425, E426
Lujaan, Ben Ray, N.M., E427
Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E445
Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E428, E441
Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E435
Meadows, Mark, N.C., E425
Newhouse, Dan, Wash., E437
Olson, Pete, Tex., E431, E434, E437, E439, E440, E442, E445, E447
O'Rourke, Beto, Tex., E445
Price, Tom, Ga., E431
Rice, Kathleen M., N.Y., E430
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E428
Serrano, Josee E., N.Y., E431, E435, E438, E444
Sessions, Pete, Tex., E425
Shuster, Bill, Pa., E425
Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E444
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E445
Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E432, E436, E440, E443, E446
Valadao, David G., Calif., E431
Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E426
Wasserman Schultz, Debbie, Fla., E433, E441
Watson Coleman, Bonnie, N.J., E433
Wenstrup, Brad R., Ohio, E440
Wittman, Robert J., Va., E428
Young, David, Iowa, E430, E432, E433, E435, E437, E438, E439, E440, 
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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
APPROPRIATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health 
and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies concluded a hearing 
to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2016 
for the Department of Labor, after receiving testimony from Thomas E. Perez, 
Secretary of Labor.
DIPLOMACY, DEVELOPMENT, AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and 
Related Programs concluded a hearing to examine diplomacy, development, and 
national security, after receiving testimony from Ben Affleck, Eastern Congo 
Initiative, and Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, both of 
Seattle, Washington; Scott Ford, Westrock Group, LLC, Little Rock, Arkansas; 
John Megrue, Born Free Africa, New York, New York; and Admiral James 
Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and 
Diplomacy, Medford, Massachusetts.
DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION REQUEST AND FUTURE YEARS DEFENSE PROGRAM
Committee on Armed Services: Committee concluded a hearing to examine U.S. 
Central Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Special Operations Command 
programs and budget in review of the Defense Authorization Request for 
fiscal year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program, after receiving 
testimony from General Lloyd J. Austin, USA, Commander, U.S. Central 
Command, General David M. Rodriguez, USA, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, 
and General Joseph L. Votel, USA, Commander, U.S. Special Operations 
Command, all of the Department of Defense.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee ordered favorably reported lists 
in the Foreign Service.
SECURING THE BORDER
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Committee concluded 
a hearing to examine securing the border, focusing on defining the current 
population living in the shadows and addressing future flows, after 
receiving testimony from Jeffrey S. Passel, Pew Research Center, Randel K. 
Johnson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Marc R. Rosenblum, Migration Policy 
Institute, all of Washington, D.C.; Daniel Garza, The LIBRE Initiative, 
Mission, Texas; and Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia.
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
following business items:
  S. 665, to encourage, enhance, and integrate Blue Alert plans throughout 
the United States in order to disseminate information when a law enforcement 
officer is seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, is missing in 
connection with the officer's official duties, or an imminent and credible 
threat that an individual intends to cause the serious injury or death of a 
law enforcement officer is received; and
  S. 125, to amend title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act 
of 1968 to extend the authorization of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership 
Grant Program through fiscal year 2020.
EXAMINE VETERANS' AFFAIRS OPIOID PRESCRIPTION POLICY
Committee on Veterans' Affairs: Committee concluded a hearing to examine 
Veterans' Affairs opioid prescription policy, practice and procedures, after 
receiving testimony from Carolyn Clancy, Interim Under Secretary for Health, 
Veterans Health Administration, and John D. Daigh, Jr., Assistant Inspector 
General for Healthcare Inspections, Office of Inspector General, both of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs; John Gadea, Jr., Connecticut Department of 
Consumer Protection State Drug Control Division Director, Hartford; G. Caleb 
Alexander, Johns Hopkins Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness, 
Baltimore,

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Maryland; and Carol Forster, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic Permanente 
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 90 public bills, H.R. 1641-1730; 
and 21 resolutions, H.J. Res. 39-41; H. Con. Res. 30-33; and H. Res. 175-
188, were introduced.
  Pages H2107-12
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages H2115-16
Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.
Guest Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the Guest Chaplain, Reverend James 
Stoeger, S. J., President, Jesuit Secondary Education Association, 
Washington, DC.
  Page H2037
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a 
voice vote.
  Pages H2037, H2083
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: The House passed H.R. 
2, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare 
sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving 
physician payments and making other improvements, and to reauthorize the 
Children's Health Insurance Program, by a yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 37 
nays, Roll No. 144.
  Pages H2045-83
  Pursuant to the Rule, the amendment printed in H. Rept. 114-50 shall be 
considered as adopted.
Page H2045
  H. Res. 173, the rule providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2), 
was agreed to by a yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 12 nays with five 
answering ``present'', Roll No. 143, after the previous question was 
ordered.
Pages H2083-45
Providing for the reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent 
of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: The House agreed to 
discharge from committee and pass H.J. Res. 10, providing for the 
reappointment of David M. Rubenstein as a citizen regent of the Board of 
Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.
  Page H2092
Electing Members to the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library and the 
Joint Committee on Printing: The House agreed to discharge from committee 
and agree to H. Res. 171, electing Members to the Joint Committee of 
Congress on the Library and the Joint Committee on Printing.
  Page H2092
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 31, providing for 
an adjournment of the House.
  Page H2092
Adjournment Resolution: The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, providing for a 
conditional recess or an adjournment of the Senate.
  Page H2092
Meeting Hour: Agreed by unanimous consent that when the House adjourns 
today, it adjourn to meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30th, unless it sooner 
has received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. 
Con. Res. 31, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that 
concurrent resolution.
  Page H2092-93
Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History 
Museum--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the 
following individuals on the part of the House to the Commission to Study 
the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum: Mrs. Kathy 
Wills Wright of Arlington, Virginia, and the Honorable Marilyn Musgrave of 
Ft. Morgan, Colorado.
  Page H2093
Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution--Appointment: The Chair 
announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of 
the House to the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution: 
Representatives Sam Johnson (TX) and Cole.
  Page H2093
British-American Interparliamentary Group--Appointment: The Chair announced 
the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House 
to the British-American Interparliamentary Group: Representative Crenshaw, 
Chairman; Representatives Latta, Aderholt, Holding, Whitfield, and Roe (TN).
                                                                  Page H2093
Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings 
of today and appear on pages H2045 and H2083. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and at 2:03 p.m., the House stands 
adjourned until 1 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2015, unless it sooner has 
received a message from the Senate transmitting its concurrence in H. Con. 
Res. 31, in which case the House shall stand adjourned pursuant to that 
concurrent resolution.

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Committee Meetings
IMPLEMENTING THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 2014: COMMODITY POLICY AND CROP 
INSURANCE
Committee on Agriculture: Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk 
Management held a hearing on implementing the Agricultural Act of 2014: 
commodity policy and crop insurance. Testimony was heard from Brandon 
Willis, Administrator, Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency; and 
Val Dolcini, Administrator, Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.
APPROPRIATIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Homeland Security held a 
hearing on Department of Homeland Security budget. Testimony was heard from 
Jeh Johnson, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security.
APPROPRIATIONS--ARMY
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Defense held a hearing on Army 
budget. Testimony was heard from John M. McHugh, Secretary, United States 
Army; and General Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff, United States Army.
FEDERAL INVESTMENTS IN NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY OVERSIGHT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and 
Related Agencies held a hearing on Federal Investments in Neuroscience and 
Neurotechnology oversight. Testimony was heard from Jo Handelsman, Associate 
Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy; James Olds, 
Assistant Director for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation; and 
public witnesses.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S READINESS POSTURE
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Readiness held a hearing 
entitled ``The Department of Defense's Readiness Posture''. Testimony was 
heard from General Daniel Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff, Army; Admiral Michelle 
Howard, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Navy; General Larry Spencer, Vice 
Chief of Staff, Air Force; and General John Paxton, Assistant Commandant, 
Marine Corps.
COMBAT AVIATION MODERNIZATION PROGRAMS AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 BUDGET 
REQUEST
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces 
held a hearing entitled ``Combat Aviation Modernization Programs and the 
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request''. Testimony was heard from Vice Admiral 
Paul A. Grosklags, USN, Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary 
of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), Navy; Lieutenant 
General Jon M. Davis, USMC, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for 
Aviation, Marine Corps; Rear Admiral Michael C. Manazir, USN, Director of 
the Air Warfare Division, Navy; Major General Timothy M. Ray, USAF, 
Director, Global Power Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the 
Air Force; and Lieutenant General James M. ``Mike'' Holmes, USAF, Deputy 
Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Requirements, Air Force.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FISCAL YEAR 2016 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS: 
LAYING THE GROUNDWORK TO MAINTAIN TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY
Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and 
Capabilities held a hearing entitled ``Department of Defense Fiscal Year 
2016 Science and Technology Programs: Laying the Groundwork to Maintain 
Technological Superiority''. Testimony was heard from Alan Shaffer, 
Principal Deputy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and 
Engineering; Mary Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for 
Research and Technology; Rear Admiral Upper Half Mathias Winter, USN, Chief 
of Naval Research; David Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force 
for Science, Technology, and Engineering; and Arati Prabhakar, Director, 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
EXAMINING THE GROWING PROBLEMS OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG AND HEROIN ABUSE: STATE 
AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVES
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and 
Investigations held a hearing entitled ``Examining the Growing Problems of 
Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local Perspectives''. 
Testimony was heard from Corporal Michael Griffin, Narcotics Unit 
Supervisor--K9 Handler, Special Investigations Division, Tulsa Police 
Department; and public witnesses.
NEXT STEPS FOR SPECTRUM POLICY
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Communications and 
Technology held a hearing entitled ``Next Steps for Spectrum Policy''. 
Testimony was heard from Gary Epstein, Chair, Incentive Auction Task Force, 
Federal Communications Commission; Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of 
Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission; John 
Liebovitz, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal 
Communications Commission; and Roger Sherman, Chief, Wireless 
Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURES
Committee on Financial Services: Full Committee concluded a markup on H.R. 
299, the ``Capital Access for Small Community Financial Institutions Act of 
2015''; H.R. 601, the ``Eliminate Privacy Notice

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Confusion Act''; H.R. 650, the ``Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing 
Act of 2015''; H.R. 685, the ``Mortgage Choice Act of 2015''; H.R. 1195, the 
``Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection Advisory Boards Act''; H.R. 1259, 
the ``Helping Expand Lending Practices in Rural Communities Act''; H.R. 
1265, the ``Bureau Advisory Commission Transparency Act''; H.R. 1367, to 
amend the Expedited Funds Availability Act to clarify the application of 
that Act to American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands; H.R. 1408, the 
``Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements Act of 2015''; H.R. 1480, 
the ``SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act''; and H.R. 
1529, the ``Community Institution Mortgage Relief Act of 2015''. The 
following bills were ordered reported, without amendment: H.R. 299, H.R. 
601, H.R. 1195, H.R. 1265, H.R. 1259, H.R. 1480, H.R. 1367, H.R. 1408, H.R. 
1529, H.R. 650, and H.R. 685.
THE ADMINISTRATION'S STRATEGY TO CONFRONT ISIS
Committee on Foreign Affairs: Full Committee held a hearing entitled ``The 
Administration's Strategy to Confront ISIS''. Testimony was heard from 
General John Allen, USMC, Retired, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global 
Coalition to Counter ISIL, Department of State; Brigadier General Michael 
Fantini, USAF, Middle East Principal Director, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Department of 
Defense; and Brigadier General Gregg Olson, USMC, Deputy Director for Middle 
East, Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy, Department of Defense.
LEADERSHIP CHALLENGES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Committee on Homeland Security: Full Committee held a business meeting to 
consider rules change and a hearing entitled ``Leadership Challenges at the 
Department of Homeland Security''. The committee agreed to a committee 
resolution amending the rules of the Committee on Homeland Security. 
Testimony was heard from John Roth, Inspector General, Department of 
Homeland Security; and Maria M. Odom, Ombudsman, Citizenship and Immigration 
Services, Department of Homeland Security.
EFFECT OF THE PRESIDENT'S FY 2016 BUDGET AND LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR THE 
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE'S ENERGY AND MINERALS 
PROGRAMS ON PRIVATE SECTOR JOB CREATION, DOMESTIC ENERGY AND MINERALS 
PRODUCTION AND DEFICIT REDUCTION
Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources 
held a hearing entitled ``Effect of the President's FY 2016 Budget and 
Legislative Proposals for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest 
Service's Energy and Minerals Programs on Private Sector Job Creation, 
Domestic Energy and Minerals Production and Deficit Reduction''. Testimony 
was heard from Neil Kornze, Director, Bureau of Land Management; and Tom 
Tidwell, Chief, Forest Service.
DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS AT EPA--WHEN RECORDS MUST BE KEPT
Committee on Science, Space, and Technology: Subcommittee on Oversight; and 
Subcommittee on Environment, held a joint hearing entitled ``Destruction of 
Records at EPA--When Records Must Be Kept''. Testimony was heard from Paul 
M. Wester, Jr., Chief Records Officer, National Archives and Records 
Administration; Kevin Christensen, Assistant Inspector General for Audit, 
Office of Inspector General, Environmental Protection Agency; and a public 
witness.
MISCELLANEOUS MEASURE
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Full Committee held a markup on 
H.R. 1560, the ``Protecting Cyber Networks Act''. H.R. 1560 was ordered 
reported, as amended. This markup was closed.
Joint Meetings
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                             MARCH 27, 2015

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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                       2 p.m., Monday, April 13 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Monday: At 5 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the 
nomination of Alfred H. Bennett, of Texas, to be United States District 
Judge for the Southern District of Texas, and vote on confirmation of 
the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       2 p.m., Monday, April 13 

                               
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