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Today's Senate Floor Activity


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mrs. Cindy Hyde-Smith, from the State of Mississippi, called the Senate to order at 10 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mrs. Hyde-Smith led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, May 15)

S.Res. 443 (Sen. Menendez): A resolution recognizing the 197th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.
-- Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 509 (Sen. McConnell): A resolution providing for members on the part of the Senate of the Joint Committee on Printing and the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 510 (Sen. Menendez): A resolution expressing support for the designation of the month of May 2018 as "National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month" .
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Tuesday, May 15)

PN1330: Joel M. Carson III, of New Mexico, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Tenth Circuit
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 77 - 21. Record Vote Number: 94

PN1397: Mitchell Zais, of South Carolina, to be Deputy Secretary of Education
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate 5/15/2018.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 5/16/2018.

PN1526: John B. Nalbandian, of Kentucky, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 45. Record Vote Number: 95

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 6:03 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.