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April 26, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, April 25, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S2981-S3061

Measures Introduced: Forty-five bills and fourteen resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 810-854, S.J. Res. 14, and S. Res. 115-127.
Pages S3028-30

Measures Reported:

S. 607, to improve the provisions relating to the privacy of electronic communications, with an amendment.
Page S3028

Measures Passed: Honoring the Victims of the Boston Bombings: Senate agreed to S. Res. 115, commending the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of Sean Collier, an officer in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Martin Richard, an 8-year-old resident of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Krystle Campbell, a native of Medford, Massachusetts, Lu Lingzi, a student at Boston University, and all the victims who are recovering from injuries caused by the attacks in Boston, Massachusetts, including Richard Donohue, Jr., an officer in the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Transit Police Department.
Pages S2982-83
National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 116, designating September 26, 2013 as ``National Pediatric Brain Cancer Awareness Day''.
Pages S2991-92
Federal Aviation Administration: Senate passed S. 853, to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Page S3059
Parkinson's Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 118, supporting the designation of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.
Page S3060
World Malaria Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 119, supporting the goals and ideals of World Malaria Day.
Page S3060
National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 120, supporting the mission and goals of 2013 National Crime Victims' Rights Week to increase public awareness of the rights, needs, and concerns of, and services available to assist, victims and survivors of crime in the United States.
Page S3060
Silver Star Service Banner Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 121, expressing support for the designation of May 1, 2013, as ``Silver Star Service Banner Day''.
Page S3060
Cinco de Mayo: Senate agreed to S. Res. 122, recognizing the historic significance of the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.
Page S3060
Congratulating the University of Minnesota Women's Ice Hockey Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 123, congratulating the University of Minnesota women's ice hockey team on winning its second straight National Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Ice Hockey Championship.
Page S3060
Authorize Testimony: Senate agreed to S. Res. 124, to authorize testimony in writing, documents, and representation in Whitnum v. Town of Greenwich, et al.
Page S3060
Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans: Senate agreed to S. Res. 125, designating April 30, 2013, as ``Dia de los Ninos: Celebrating Young Americans''.
Page S3060

Measures Considered: Marketplace Fairness Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S2985-91, S2992-S3014
Pending: Reid (for Enzi) Amendment No. 741, of a perfecting nature.
Page S2985
Durbin Amendment No. 745 (to Amendment No. 741), to change the enactment date.
Page S2985
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 63 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 111), 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 bill.
Page S3013

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time be considered expired at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 2013; Durbin Amendment No. 745 (to Amendment No. 741) (listed above), be withdrawn; that no other second-degree amendments be in order; that the Senate vote on or in relation to Reid (for Enzi) Amendment No. 741 (listed above); that upon disposition of the amendment, Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended; and that the filing deadline for second-degree amendments be 4 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Page S3013
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached proving that at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, May 6, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill.
Page S3060

Water Resources Development Act--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of 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.
Page S3020
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, April 25, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur on Monday, May 6, 2013, upon disposition of S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws.
Page S3020

Appointments: Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101-509, the reappointment of Steve Zink, of Nevada, to the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
Page S3060
Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to the provisions of Section 3166 of Public Law 112-239, the appointment of the following individual to be a member of the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise: Michael R. Anastasio of New Mexico.
Page S3060
Health Information Technology Policy Committee: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 111-5, appointed the following individual to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee: Dr. Scott Gottlieb of Connecticut.
Page S3060

FAA Essential Employees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that if the Senate receives a bill from the House of Representatives and the text of that bill is identical to S. 853, to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration, that the bill then be considered read three times and passed.
Page S3060

Authorizing Leadership To Make Appointments--Agreement : A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the upcoming recess or adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President Pro Tempore and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
Page S3060

Pro Forma Sessions--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when the Senate completes its business today, it adjourn, and convene for pro forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and times, and that following each pro forma session, the Senate adjourn until the next pro forma session: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 10 a.m.; and Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2 p.m.; and that the Senate adjourn on Friday, May 3, 2013 until 2 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013.
Pages S3060-61

Medine Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, that there be one hour for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote without intervening action or debate on confirmation of the nomination; and that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
Page S3058

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: Christopher J. Meade, of New York, to be General Counsel for the Department of the Treasury. William B. Schultz, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services. Jenny R. Yang, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a term expiring July 1, 2017.

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Karol Virginia Mason, of Georgia, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
Pages S3058, S3061

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Brent Franklin Nelsen, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2016. William S. Jasien, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board for a term expiring October 11, 2015. Nanci E. Langley, of Hawaii, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring November 22, 2018. Howard A. Shelanski, of Pennsylvania, to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. 1Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Page S3061

Messages from the House:
Page S3026

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S3026

Executive Communications:
Pages S3026-28

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3030-31

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3031-50

Additional Statements:
Pages S3022-26

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3050-58

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3058

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3058

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S3058

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--111)
Page S3013

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 8:41 p.m., until 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3061.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
11:30 a.m., Friday, April 26

Program for Friday: Senate will meet in pro forma session.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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