Several other measures were passed by unanimous consent before the Senate adjourned for the evening.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act, H.R. 6029, which would increase the prison term for committing economic espionage from 15 years to 20 years.
S.3698 would improve veterans’ service organizations’ access to federal surplus personal property.
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) introduced the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act, H.R. 4057, which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve outreach and transparency to veterans through the provision of information on institutions of higher learning.
The Senate also approved eight bills naming post offices.