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May 23, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Senate agreed to S. Res. 65, Iran Sanctions Resolution, as amended.

Senate passed H.R. 258, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3701-S3789

Measures Introduced:
Twenty-three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1005-1027, and S. Res. 152.
Pages S3760-61

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 143, recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2013.
Page S3759

Measures Passed:
Iran Sanctions Resolution: By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 133), Senate agreed to 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, after agreeing to the committee-reported amendment.
Pages S3736-45
Stolen Valor Act: Senate passed H.R. 258, to amend title 18, United States Code, with respect to fraudulent representations about having received military decorations or medals.
Page S3789

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 S3712-36, S3745-52
Adopted: Stabenow (for Franken) Amendment No. 992, to provide access to grocery delivery for homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities eligible for supplemental nutrition assistance benefits.
Pages S3716-17
Stabenow (for Vitter) Amendment No. 1056, to end food stamp eligibility for convicted violent rapists, pedophiles, and murderers.
Page S3717
Rejected:
By 36 yeas to 60 nays (Vote No. 132), Inhofe/Graham Amendment No. 960, to repeal the nutrition entitlement programs and establish a nutrition assistance block grant program.
Pages S3712-16
By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 134), Stabenow (for Shaheen) Amendment No. 925, to reform the Federal sugar program.
Pages S3727-28, S3734-36, S3745-46
Pending:
Stabenow (for Leahy) Amendment No. 998, to establish a pilot program for gigabit Internet projects in rural areas.
Page S3712
Sanders/Begich Amendment No. 965, to permit States to require that any food, beverage, or other edible product offered for sale have a label on indicating that the food, beverage, or other edible product contains a genetically engineered ingredient.
Pages S3749-52
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill on Thursday, May 23, 2013, following the cloture vote on the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and notwithstanding cloture having been invoked, if invoked, Senate continue legislative session and consideration of the bill; Senate then vote on or in relation to Sanders/Begich Amendment No. 965 (listed above); that there be no second-degree amendments in order to Sanders/Begich Amendment No. 965 prior to the vote; that the amendment be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; and that the time consumed during consideration of the bill count post-cloture.
Page S3751

Appointments:
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki): The Chair, on behalf of the Vice D486President, pursuant to Public Law 94-304, as amended by Public Law 99-7, appointed the following Senator as a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki) during the 113th Congress: Senator Boozman.
Page S3789

Messages from the House:
Page S3757

Measures Referred:
Page S3757

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S3701, S3757

Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S3757

Executive Communications:
Pages S3757-59

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S3759-60

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3761-63

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3763-67

Additional Statements:
Pages S3756-57

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3767-88

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3788

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3788

Privileges of the Floor:
Pages S3788-89

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--134)
Pages S3716, S3744, S3746

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:47 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3789.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 23
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10:30 a.m.), Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Following the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Srikanth Srinivasan, Senate will continue consideration of S. 954, the Farm bill, with a vote on Sanders Amendment No. 965.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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