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Senate Floor Activity - Tuesday, May 12, 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, May 12)

H.R. 1075 (Rep. Grijalva): To designate the United States Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry located at First Street and Pan American Avenue in Douglas, Arizona, as the "Raul Hector Castro Port of Entry" .
-- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

H.R. 1314 (Rep. Meehan): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for a right to an administrative appeal relating to adverse determinations of tax-exempt status of certain organizations .
-- Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 52 - 45. Record Vote Number: 176
-- Motion by Senator McConnell to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked (Record Vote No. 176) entered in Senate.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 5:44 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.