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 JournalPursuant to the order of yesterday, the Journal of the
proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.
Certain Procedures Dispensed WithPursuant 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 BusinessPursuant 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
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by
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)
Sally Quillian Yates, of Georgia, to be Deputy
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:
AdjournmentBy 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.