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Senate Floor Activity - Monday, May 4, 2015

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 Journal

Pursuant to the order of Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant 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 Business

Pursuant 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 case procedures.
-- 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 through 2025.
-- Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.

Executive Business (Monday, May 4)

PN209: 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: 169


By 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.