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May 10, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, May 9, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 360, to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley to commemorate the lives they lost 50 years ago in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where these 4 little Black girls' ultimate sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3285-S3353

Measures Introduced:
Nineteen bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 911-929, S.J. Res. 15, and S. Res. 135-138.
Page S3326

Measures Passed:
Congressional Gold Medal: Senate passed H.R. 360, to award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley to commemorate the lives they lost 50 years ago in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where these 4 little Black girls' ultimate sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.
Pages S3351-52
Korean War Anniversary and Congratulating President Park Geun-Hye: Senate agreed to S. Res. 136, recognizing the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice and the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1953, and congratulating Park Geun-Hye on her election to the Presidency of the Republic of Korea.
Page S3352
Older Americans Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 137, designating May 2013 as ``Older Americans Month''.
Page S3352
National Charter Schools Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 138, congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of charter schools across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and supporting the ideals and goals of the 14th annual National Charter Schools Week, to be celebrated the week of May 5 through May 11, 2013.
Page S3352

Measures Considered:
Water Resources Development Act--Agreement: Senate continued 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, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3294-S3304, S3308-19 
Adopted: Boxer (for Blunt/Nelson) Amendment No. 800, to provide for the consideration of resilient construction techniques in certain studies relating to extreme weather events.
Page S3310 
Boxer (for Sessions) Modified Amendment No. 811, to require the Tennessee Valley Authority to grant certain use restrictions.
Page S3310
Boxer (for Coburn/McCain) Amendment No. 823, to ensure environmental infrastructure activities are not exempt from review by the Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission.
Page S3310 
Boxer (for Warner/Kane) Amendment No. 873, to include a provision relating to Four Mile Run, city of Alexandria and Arlington County, Virginia.
Page S3310 
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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, May 9, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur at 12 p.m., on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.
Page S3319 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the following amendment be the next amendment in order to the bill: Inhofe Amendment No. 797; and that no second-degree amendments be in order to the amendment prior to votes on or in relation to the amendment.
Page S3310 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the filing deadline for all first-degree amendments to the bill be 4 p.m., on Monday, May 13, 2013.
Page S3352 

Appointments:
Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 112-275, appointed the following individual to be a member of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities: Dr. Wade F. Horn of Maryland.
Page S3352

Tavenner 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 D423Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; 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 S3351
Orrick 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 William H. Orrick III, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California; 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; that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
Page S3351 
Moniz 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 Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; that there be three hours 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; that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
Page S3351 

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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Shelly Deckert Dick, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.
Pages S3305-08, S3353 
By a unanimous vote of 97 yeas (Vote No. EX. 118), Nelson Stephen Roman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Pages S3305-08, S3353 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Madeline Hughes Haikala, of Alabama, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Alabama. Gregory Howard Woods, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. Thomas Edgar Wheeler, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2013. Thomas Edgar Wheeler, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2013. Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce. Joseph W. Nega, of Illinois, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years. Michael B. Thornton, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years. Rose Eilene Gottemoeller, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Davita Vance-Cooks, of Virginia, to be Public Printer. Mark D. Gearan, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring December 1, 2015.
Page S3353 

Messages from the House:
Page S3324 

Measures Referred:
Page S3325 

Executive Communications:
Pages S3325-26 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3326-29 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3329-44 

Additional Statements:
Pages S3323-24 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3344-51 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3351 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3351 

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--118)
Page S3308 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:50 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3352.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, May 13
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
Senate will be in a period of morning business until 5 p.m. The filing deadline for first-degree amendments to S. 601, Water Resources Development Act, is at 4 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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