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April 25, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S2909-S2980

Measures Introduced: Seventeen bills and seven resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 793-809, S. Res. 109-114, and S. Con. Res. 15.
Pages S2960-61 

Measures Passed: National Safe Digging Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 111, supporting the goals and ideals of National Safe Digging Month.
Page S2979 
Biochemical Attack on April 16, 2013: Senate agreed to S. Res. 112, commending employees of the Senate Post Office, employees of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, members of the Capitol Police, and members of the Capitol Hill community for their courage and professionalism following the biochemical attack against the Senate on April 16, 2013.
Page S2979 
National Adopt a Library Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 113, designating April 23, 2013 as ``National Adopt a Library Day''.
Page S2979 
Authorizing testimony, documents, and representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 114, to authorize testimony, documents, and representation in United States v. Renzi, et al.
Page S2979 

Measures Considered: Marketplace Fairness Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S. 743, to restore States' sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S2925-55 
Pending: Reid (for Enzi) Amendment No. 741, of a perfecting nature.
Pages S2926-28 
Durbin Amendment No. 745 (to Amendment No. 741), to change the enactment date.
Page S2928 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Page S2927 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 74 yeas to 23 nays (Vote No. 110), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S2925 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that following morning business, on Thursday, April 25, 2013, Senate recess for one hour to allow for a Senators-only briefing; and that when the Senate reconvenes, Senate continue consideration of the bill.
Page S2980 

Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, the 2013 National Drug Control Strategy; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (PM-8)
Page S2958 

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations: By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. EX. 108), Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit.
Pages S2914-25, S2980 
By a unanimous vote of 96 yeas (Vote No. EX. 109), Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Pages S2914-25, S2980 

Messages from the House:
Page S2958 

Measures Referred:
Page S2958 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S2909, S2958 

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S2958, S2979-80 

Executive Communications:
Pages S2958-60 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S2961-62 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2962-S70 

Additional Statements:
Pages S2956-58 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S2970-78 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S2978-79 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S2979 D366

Record Votes: Three record votes were taken today. (Total--110)
Page S2925 

Adjournment: Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:34 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2980.)

Next Meeting:
9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 25
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will recess for one hour to allow for a Senators-only briefing. When the Senate reconvenes, Senate will continue consideration of S. 743, Marketplace Fairness Act. The filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the bill is at 1 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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