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May 21, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, May 20, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S3589-S3631

Measures Introduced:
Four bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 988-991, and S. Res. 149.
Page S3614

Measures Passed:
Congressional Gold Medal: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of S. 309, to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S3629-31
Boxer (for Harkin) Amendment No. 951, of a perfecting nature.
Page S3629
National Public Works Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 149, designating the week of May 19 through May 25, 2013, as ``National Public Works Week''.
Page S3631

Measures Considered:
Farm Bill--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S3591-97
Pending: Stabenow (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 919, to allow Indian tribes to participate in certain soil and water conservation programs.
Page S3592
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
Page S3631

Iran Sanctions Resolution--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Senate begin consideration of S. Res. 65, strongly supporting the full implementation of United States and international sanctions on Iran and urging the President to continue to strengthen enforcement of sanctions legislation; that there be 60 minutes for debate equally divided and controlled in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on or in relation to the resolution; that if the resolution is agreed to, the preamble be agreed to.
Page S3629

Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13303 of May 22, 2003, with respect to the stabilization of Iraq, received during adjournment of the Senate on May 17, 2013; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-10)
Page S3614

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: By a unanimous vote of 90 yeas (Vote No. EX. 128), Sheri Polster Chappell, of Florida, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Florida.
Pages S3597-S3604, S3631
Michael J. McShane, of Oregon, to be United States District Judge for the District of Oregon.
Pages S3597-S3604, S3631

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Jon M. Holladay, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture. 3 Army nominations in the rank of general. 1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
Page S3631

Messages from the House:
Page S3614

Measures Referred:
Page S3614

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3614-16

Additional Statements:
Pages S3612-14

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3617-29

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3629

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3629

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S3629

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--128)
Pages S3603-04D468

Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:06 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3631.)

Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Tuesday, May 21
Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 954, the Farm bill. (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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