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Senate Floor Activity - Wednesday, May 13, 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, May 13)

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 .
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.

S.Con.Res. 10 (Sen. Donnelly): A concurrent resolution supporting the designation of the year of 2015 as the "International Year of Soils" and supporting locally led soil conservation.
-- Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 1225 (Sen. Lee): To clarify the support of Congress for voluntary landowner participation in certain conservation programs .
-- Amendment SA 1225 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Lee.
-- Amendment SA 1225 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Wednesday, May 13)

PN31: Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy Attorney General
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote 5/13/2015.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 84 - 12. Record Vote Number: 177


By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. McConnell, at 5:37 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.