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The Senate stands adjourned until 3:00pm on Monday, May 4, 2015.

The Senate will not be in session on Friday, May 1.

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the veto message to accompany S.J.Res.8 (NLRB). Senators should expect a vote in relation to the veto message at 5:30pm on Monday

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 76, Willie E. May, of Maryland, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology; confirmed: 93-0.

Legislative Business

Adopted S.Res.166, 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.

Executive Business

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Last Floor Action:
12:01:51 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on May 5, 2015.

Last Floor Action:
12:01:51 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order.

The next meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on May 5, 2015.

9:00:11 A.M. The House convened, starting a new legislative day.
9:00:16 A.M. Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.
9:01:33 A.M. POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS – The Chair announced that he had examined the Journal of the last day’s proceedings and had approved it. Mr. Thompson (PA) demanded that the question be put on agreeing to the approval of the Journal and by voice vote, the Chair announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Thompson (PA) objected to the voice vote based upon the absence of a quorum and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal until a time to be announced. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
9:02:02 A.M. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Guinta to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
9:02:35 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.
9:10:18 A.M. H.R. 2028 Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 2028 — “Making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes.”
9:10:34 A.M. H.R. 2028 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
9:11:30 A.M. H.R. 2028 An amendment, offered by Mr. Duncan (SC), to appropriate additional funds for “Corps of Engineers, Civil, Department of the Army, Investigations” by reducing funds for Department of Energy, Energy Programs, Departmental Administration” by $2,500,000.
9:11:33 A.M. H.R. 2028 DEBATE – Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 223, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Duncan (SC) amendment.
9:14:28 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the Duncan (SC) amendment; Agreed to by voice vote.
9:15:08 A.M. H.R. 2028 UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on adoption of amendments, which had been debated earlier, and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
9:58:26 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the Rothfus amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 232 – 172 (Roll no. 208).
10:03:43 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the Gosar amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 224 – 184 (Roll no. 209).
10:07:33 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the Blackburn amendment; Failed by recorded vote: 159 – 248 (Roll no. 210).
10:11:41 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the McClintock amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 183 (Roll no. 211).
10:16:13 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 239 – 174 (Roll no. 212).
10:19:29 A.M. H.R. 2028 On agreeing to the LaMalfa amendment; Agreed to by recorded vote: 228 – 183 (Roll no. 213).
10:20:05 A.M. H.R. 2028 Mr. Simpson moved for the Committee of the Whole to rise and report.
10:20:11 A.M. H.R. 2028 On motion to rise and report Agreed to by voice vote.
10:20:15 A.M. H.R. 2028 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2028.
10:21:11 A.M. H.R. 2028 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
10:21:24 A.M. H.R. 2028 The House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
10:22:15 A.M. H.R. 2028 Mr. Bera moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Appropriations.
10:22:39 A.M. H.R. 2028 DEBATE – The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to increase funds for “Water and Related Resources” by $15,000,000 and “Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability” by $15,000,000; and reduce funds for “Policy and Administration” by $30,000,000.
10:31:05 A.M. H.R. 2028 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
10:40:12 A.M. H.R. 2028 On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 180 – 235 (Roll no. 214).
10:45:55 A.M. H.R. 2028 On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 240 – 177 (Roll no. 215).
10:45:56 A.M. H.R. 2028 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10:45:59 A.M. UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on the Speaker’s approval of the Journal and put the question de novo.
10:46:20 A.M. On approving the Journal Agreed to by voice vote.
10:46:49 A.M. Mr. Sensenbrenner asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns on Friday, May 1, 2015, it adjourn to meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Agreed to without objection.
10:47:48 A.M. ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.
11:01:06 A.M. SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.
12:01:45 P.M. Mr. Rush moved that the House do now adjourn.
12:01:46 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
12:01:51 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on May 5, 2015.

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