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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 9:30 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 (Wednesday, April 29)

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. 1147 (Sen. Barrasso): To require a certification that Iran has not directly supported or carried out an act of terrorism against the United States or a United States person anywhere in the world.
-- Amendment SA 1147 proposed by Senator Corker for Senator Barrasso to Amendment SA 1140.
-- Amendment SA 1147, under the order of 4/29/15, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 45 - 54. Record Vote Number: 168

S.Amdt. 1155 (Sen. Blunt): To extend the requirement for annual Department of Defense reports on the military power of Iran.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 1179 (Sen. Corker): To require submission of all Persian text included in the agreement.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.

S.Amdt. 1186 (Sen. Vitter): To require an assessment of inadequacies in the international monitoring and verification system as they relate to a nuclear agreement with Iran.
-- Amendment SA 1186 proposed by Senator Vitter to Amendment SA 1179.

S.Con.Res. 11 (Sen. Enzi): An original concurrent resolution 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.
-- Conference papers: Senate report and manager's statement held at the desk in Senate.


Under the authority of the order of today, at 6:23 p.m, the Presiding Officer (Mr. Sullivan in the chair) declared the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.