Skip Content
U.S. Flag

Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 10 a .m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and the President pro tempore 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, April 28)

H.R. 1191 (Rep. Barletta): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
-- Considered by Senate.
S.Amdt. 1140 (Sen. Corker): In the nature of a substitute.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 1150 (Sen. Johnson): To declare that any agreement reached by the President relating to the nuclear program of Iran is deemed a treaty that is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.
-- Amendment SA 1150 proposed by Senator Johnson to Amendment SA 1140.
-- Amendment SA 1150, under the order of 4/28/2015, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 39 - 57. Record Vote Number: 167

S.Amdt. 1155 (Sen. Blunt): To extend the requirement for annual Department of Defense reports on the military power of Iran.
-- Amendment SA 1155 proposed by Senator Blunt to Amendment SA 1140.

S.Amdt. 1179 (Sen. Corker): To require submission of all Persian text included in the agreement.
-- Amendment SA 1179 proposed by Senator Corker to Amendment SA 1140.

S. 304 (Sen. Thune): To improve motor vehicle safety by encouraging the sharing of certain information.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

S.Res. 153 (Sen. Corker): A resolution recognizing the importance of the United States-Japan relationship to safeguarding global security, prosperity , and human rights.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Boozman, at 7:08 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.