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April 23, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, April 22, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S2819-S2855

Measures Introduced: Three bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 774-776, S. Res. 104, and S. Con. Res. 14.
Pages S2844-45

Measures Reported: Special Report entitled ``Summary of Legislative and Oversight Activities During the 112th Congress''. (S. Rept. No. 113-33)

S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-13)

S. 23, to designate as wilderness certain land and inland water within the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in the State of Michigan. (S. Rept. No. 113-14)

S. 25, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District. (S. Rept. No. 113-15)

S. 26, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project. (S. Rept. No. 113-16)

S. 112, to expand the Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the State of Washington, to designate the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River and Pratt River as wild and scenic rivers. (S. Rept. No. 113-17)

S. 130, to require the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal land to the Powell Recreation District in the State of Wyoming. (S. Rept. No. 113-18)

S. 157, to provide for certain improvements to the Denali National Park and Preserve in the State of Alaska. (S. Rept. No. 113-19)

S. 222, to amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to clarify that uncertified States and Indian tribes have the authority to use certain payments for certain noncoal reclamation projects and acid mine remediation programs. (S. Rept. No. 113-20)

S. 230, to authorize the Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation to establish a commemorative work in the District of Columbia and its environs. (S. Rept. No. 113-21)

S. 244, to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project. (S. Rept. No. 113-22)

S. 247, to establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in Auburn, New York, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Caroline, Dorchester, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-23)

S. 276, to reinstate and extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the American Falls Reservoir. (S. Rept. No. 113-24)

S. 304, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey to the State of Mississippi 2 parcels of surplus land within the boundary of the Natchez Trace Parkway. (S. Rept. No. 113-25)

S. 311, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating sites in the Lower Mississippi River Area in the State of Louisiana as a unit of the National Park System, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-26)

S. 347, to establish the First State National Historical Park in the State of Delaware, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-27)

S. 352, to provide for the designation of the Devil's Staircase Wilderness Area in the State of Oregon, to designate segments of Wasson and Franklin Creeks in the State of Oregon as wild rivers. (S. Rept. No. 113-28)

S. 354, to modify the boundary of the Oregon Caves National Monument. (S. Rept. No. 113-29)

S. 383, to amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to designate a segment of Illabot Creek in Skagit County, Washington, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. (S. Rept. No. 113-30)

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S. 393, to designate additional segments and tributaries of White Clay Creek, in the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. (S. Rept. No. 113-31)

S. 459, to modify the boundary of the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site in the State of South Dakota. (S. Rept. No. 113-32)
Page S2844

Measures Passed: Kenyan Elections: Senate agreed to S. Res. 90, congratulating the people of Kenya on their commitment to peaceful elections, as demonstrated on March 4, 2013, and calling on Kenyans to come together to continue to implement political, institutional, and accountability reforms envisioned in the Kenyan constitution, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and an amendment to the title.
Pages S2853-54

Measures Considered: Marketplace Fairness Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws.
Pages S2833-40
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 74 yeas to 20 nays (Vote No. 107), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Pages S2833-34
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all time during adjournment, recess, and morning business count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S2834
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that Senator Durbin be designated as the floor manager for the consideration of the bill.
Page S2834
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, post-cloture, at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
Page S2855
Bill Referral--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. 437, to authorize the Department of Housing and Urban Development to transform neighborhoods of extreme poverty into sustainable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to economic opportunities, by revitalizing severely distressed housing, and investing and leveraging investments in well-functioning services, education opportunities, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs, and the bill be referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Page S2854

Removal of Injunction of Secrecy: The injunction of secrecy was removed from the following treaties: Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (Treaty Doc. No. 113-1); Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fisheries Resources in the North Pacific Ocean (Treaty Doc. No. 113-2); and Amendment to the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries (Treaty Doc. No. 113-3). The treaties were transmitted to the Senate today, considered as having been read for the first time, and referred, with accompanying papers, to the Committee on Foreign Relations and ordered to be printed.
Page S2855

Messages from the House:
Page S2841

Measures Referred:
Page S2841

Executive Communications:
Pages S2842-44

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2845-46

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2846-52

Additional Statements:
Page S2841

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S2852-53

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S2853

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S2853

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--107)
Page S2834

Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:09 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2855.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Tuesday, April 23

Program for Tuesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act, post-cloture. (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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