The President pro tempore called the Senate to order at 3 p
.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 JournalPursuant to the order of Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Journal
of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant to the order of Thursday, April 30, 2015,
the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition
of the two leaders being reserved.
Transaction of Morning BusinessPursuant to the order of Thursday, April 30, 2015,
the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.
Legislative Business (Monday, May 4)
S.J.Res. 8 (Sen. Alexander)
A joint resolution providing for congressional
disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule
submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation
Veto Message considered in Senate.
S.Res. 166 (Sen. Feinstein)
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate
that domestically grown flowers support the farmers, small businesses, jobs,
and economy of the United States, enhance the ability of the people of the
United States to honor their mothers on Mother's Day, and that the White
House should strive to showcase domestically grown flowers
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and
with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
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
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
Executive Business (Monday, May 4)
Willie E. May, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary
of Commerce for Standards and Technology
By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 5/4/15.
Considered by Senate.
Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 93 - 0. Record Vote Number:
AdjournmentBy unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at
6:36 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until
10 a.m. tomorrow.