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Senate passes H.R.3771, Philippines Charitable Giving; recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm

The Senate received H.R.3771, the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act from the House. H.R.3771 is identical to the text of S.1821, a bill to accelerate the income tax benefits for charitable cash contributions for the relief of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (which was passed by the Senate on March 6, 2014). Under a previous order, the Senate passed H.R.3771 by unanimous consent.

This morning, the Senate also reached consent to recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.  The time during the recess will count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to S.2124, the Ukraine Act.