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April 24, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S2857-S2907

Measures Introduced: Sixteen bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 777-792, and S. Res. 105-108.
Pages S2896-97 

Measures Passed: Financial Literacy Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 105, designating April 2013 as ``Financial Literacy Month''.
Page S2904 
National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 106, commending rehabilitation counselors and supporting the goals and ideals of National Rehabilitation Counselors Appreciation Day.
Page S2904 
National Month of the Military Child: Senate agreed to S. Res. 107, honoring military children during the National Month of the Military Child.
Page S2904 
National 9-1-1 Education Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 108, designating April 2013 as ``National 9-1-1 Education Month''.
Page S2904 

Measures Considered: Marketplace Fairness Act--Agreement: Senate continued 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 S2866-87 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that when Senate resumes Legislative Session on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Senate continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and immediately vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S2905 

Appointments: National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: The Chair announced, on behalf of the President pro tempore, pursuant to Public Law 110-315, the appointment of the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity: Senator Bill Armstrong of Colorado, vice Wilfred M. McClay, and Mr. Rick O'Donnell of Texas, vice Bruce Cole.
Page S2904 
Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 101-509, the reappointment of Thomas Mackey, of Kentucky, to the Advisory Committee on the Records of Congress.
Pages S2904-05 

Taxable Vaccine Definition--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that if the Senate receives H.R. 475, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines, from the House of Representatives and the bill is identical to the text of which is at the desk, Senate vote on passage of the bill, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, with no intervening action or debate.
Page S2904 

Kelly and Burwell Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget; that there be 90 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form, the time from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, and the time from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on the nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed; with two minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form between the votes; that the second vote be 10 minutes in length; and that no further motions be in order to the nominations.
Page S2904 

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:

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Roberto R. Herencia, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2015. Carlos Pascual, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Energy Resources). David Michael Bennett, of North Carolina, to be a Governor of the United States Postal Service for a term expiring December 8, 2018. Yvette Roubideaux, of Maryland, to be Director of the Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, for the term of four years. 2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 3 Army nominations in the rank of general. 1 Coast Guard nomination in the rank of admiral. 2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S2905-07 

Messages from the House:
Page S2896 

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S2896, S2904 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S2896 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2897-98 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2898-S2903 

Additional Statements:
Pages S2895-96 

Amendments Submitted:
Page S2903 

Notices of Intent:
Page S2903 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S2903-04 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S2904 

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:01 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2905.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 24
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nominations of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget, with votes on confirmation of the nominations at approximately 12 p.m. When the Senate resumes Legislative Session, Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act, and immediately vote on adoption of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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