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May 9, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

House and Senate met in a Joint Meeting to receive Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of South of Korea.

Routine Proceedings, pages S3215-S3283

Measures Introduced:
Twenty bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 891-910, and S. Res. 131-134.
Pages S3255-56 

Measures Passed:
Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 622, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize user fee programs relating to new animal drugs and generic new animal drugs.
Pages S3275-82 
Use of Capitol Grounds: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 32, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition.
Page S3282 
Recognizing the Teachers of the United States: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 126, recognizing the teachers of the United States for their contributions to the development and progress of our country, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S3282 

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 S3217-28, S3240-48 
Adopted: By 67 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 116), Whitehouse Amendment No. 803 (to Amendment No. 799), to create the National Endowment for the Oceans to promote the protection and conservation of United States ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having achieved 60 affirmatives votes, be agreed to.)
Pages S3217, S3223-27, S3228 
Boxer/Vitter Amendment No. 799, in the nature of a substitute. (By unanimous consent, the amendment will be considered as original text for the purpose of further amendment.)
Page S3217 
By a unanimous vote of 95 yeas (Vote No. 117), Brown Modified Amendment No. 813, to provide a multiagency effort to slow the spread of Asian carp in the Upper Mississippi and Ohio River basins and tributaries.
Pages S3242-43 
Boxer (for Pryor) Modified Amendment No. 801, to direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule with respect to certain farms.
Page S3247 
Boxer (for Pryor) Amendment No. 806, to provide a work-in-kind credit.
Page S3247 
Boxer (for Inhofe) Modified Amendment No. 835, to provide for rural water infrastructure projects.
Page S3247 
Boxer (for McCain) Amendment No. 833, to protect the American taxpayer by establishing metrics to measure the effectiveness of grants administered by the national levee safety program.
Page S3247 
Boxer (for Murray) Amendment No. 832, to modify the definition of the term ``cargo container''.
Page S3247 
Rejected: By 56 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 115), Coburn Amendment No. 805 (to Amendment No. 799), to protect the right of individuals to bear arms at water resources development projects administered by the Secretary of the Army. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment was not agreed to.)
Pages S3218-23, S3227 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the next amendment in order to the bill D414be the following: Blunt Amendment No. 800; and that no second-degree amendments be in order to the amendment prior to votes on or in relation to the amendment.
Page S3228  

[Page: D414]  GPO's PDF

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Page S3282  

Dick and Roman Nominations--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Shelly Deckert Dick, of Louisiana, to be United States District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana, and Nelson Stephen Roman, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York; that there be 30 minutes 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 nominations, in the order listed; and that no further motions be in order to the nominations.
Page S3275

Messages from the House:
Page S3254

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S3215, S3254

Executive Communications:
Pages S3254-55

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3256-58

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3258-63

Additional Statements:
Pages S3252-54

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3263-74

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S3274-75

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--117)
Pages S3227-28, S3243

Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:18 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3283.)

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

Program for Thursday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 601, Water Resources Development Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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