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May 22, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S3633-S3699

Measures Introduced:
Thirteen bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 992-1004, and S. Res. 150-151.
Pages S3657-58 

Measures Reported:

S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S3657 

Measures Considered:
Farm Bill--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3634-48, S3652 
Adopted: By 87 yeas to 8 nays (Vote No. 129), Stabenow (for Cantwell) Amendment No. 919, to allow Indian tribes to participate in certain soil and water conservation programs.
Pages S3634, S3636 
Stabenow (for Sessions) Modified Amendment No. 945, to clarify eligibility criteria for agricultural irrigation assistance.
Page S3637 
Rejected: By 40 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 130), Roberts Amendment No. 948, to improve and extend certain nutrition programs.
Pages S3641-47 
By 26 yeas to 70 nays (Vote No. 131), Gillibrand Amendment No. 931, to strike a reduction in the supplemental nutrition assistance program, with an offset that limits crop insurance reimbursements to providers.
Pages S3636-37, S3647-48 
Pending: Stabenow (for Leahy) Amendment No. 998, to establish a pilot program for gigabit Internet projects in rural areas.
Page S3652 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Page S3698 

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Chairman of the Committee on Armed Services, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 112-239, the appointment of the following individuals to be members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission: The Honorable Bob Kerrey, of Nebraska, and The Honorable Larry Pressler of South Dakota.
Page S3698 

Srinivasan Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Page S3698 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Page S3698 

Messages from the House:
Page S3656 

Measures Referred:
Page S3656 

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S3656, S3698 

Executive Communications:
Pages S3656-57 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3658-60 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3660-63 

Additional Statements:
Pages S3655-56 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3663-97 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3697 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S3697-98 

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--131)
Pages S3636, S3647-48 

Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:35 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3699.)

Next Meeting:
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 954, the Farm bill. At 4 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of S. Res. 65, Iran Sanctions Resolution, with a vote on or in relation to the resolution at approximately 5 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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