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June 4, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, June 3, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:


Routine Proceedings, pages S3887-S3914

Measures Introduced: Three bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1084-1086.
Page S3905

Measures Reported:
Reported on Tuesday, May 28, during the adjournment:

S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Reported on Monday, June 3:
Report to accompany S. 306, to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law. (S. Rept. No. 113-35) Report to accompany S. 545, to improve hydropower. (S. Rept. No. 113-36) Report to accompany S. 761, to promote energy savings in residential and commercial buildings and industry. (S. Rept. No. 113-37) Report to accompany H.R. 267, to improve hydropower. (S. Rept. No. 113-38) Report to accompany H.R. 678, to authorize all Bureau of Reclamation conduit facilities for hydropower development under Federal Reclamation law. (S. Rept. No. 113-39)
Page S3905

Measures Passed:
Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act: Senate passed H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Page S3912
Stabenow (for Wyden) Amendment No. 1154, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S3912

Measures Considered:
Farm Bill--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3895-S3902
Adopted: By 72 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 140), Moran Amendment No. 987, to require the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to carry out research and development regarding a crop insurance program for alfalfa.
Pages S3900-01
Stabenow (for Coons/Johanns) Amendment No. 1079, to modify a provision relating to funding of local and regional food aid procurement projects.
Page S3901
Pending: Stabenow (for Leahy) Amendment No. 998, to establish a pilot program for gigabit Internet projects in rural areas.
Page S3895
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Page S3913

Message from the President: Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the issuance of an Executive Order to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency originally declared on March 15, 1995 in Executive Order 12957 with respect to Iran; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-11)
Pages S3903-05

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: 1Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 1Navy nomination in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S3913-14

Messages from the House:
Page S3905

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S3905

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3905-08D506

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3908-09

Additional Statements:
Page S3903

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3909-12

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3912

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--140)
Page S3901

Adjournment: Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 6:55 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on pages S3912-13.) (Committees not listed did not meet) No committee meetings were held.

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 13 public bills, H.R. 2218-2230; and 2 resolutions, H. Res. 242, 244, were introduced.
Page H3014

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H3015-16

Reports Filed: A report was filed on May 28, 2013 as follows:

H.R. 2216, making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-90). Reports were filed on May 29, 2013 as follows:

H.R. 2217, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-91) and

H.R. 1947, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-92, Pt. 1). Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 1919, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-93);

H.R. 357, to amend title 38, United States Code, to require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the educational assistance programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate, with amendments (H. Rept. 113-94); and

H. Res. 243, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2216) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2217) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-95).
Pages H3013-14

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Womack to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2967

Recess: The House recessed at 2:11 p.m. and reconvened at 4:02 p.m.
Page H2968

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013: H.R. 1919, amended, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain;
Pages H2968-84
Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013: 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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 390 yeas to 12 nays, Roll No. 185;
Pages H2984-93, H3001
Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act: H.R. 126, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement to provide for management of the free-roaming wild horses in and around the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge;
Pages H2993-94
Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013: H.R. 1206, to grant the Secretary of the Interior D507permanent authority to authorize States to issue electronic duck stamps, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 184; and
Pages H2994-96, H3000-01
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013: H.R. 885, amended, to expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and to conduct a study of potential land acquisitions.
Pages H9496-98

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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To expand the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and for other purposes.''.
Page H2998

Recess: The House recessed at 5:29 p.m. and reconvened at 6:30 p.m.
Page H3000

Privileged Resolution: The House agreed to H. Res. 242, relating to the death of the Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg, a Senator from the State of New Jersey.
Pages H3001-03

Moment of Silence: The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the fallen firefighters in Houston, Texas.
Pages H3003-04

Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he reported to Congress that he has issued an Executive Order taking additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12957 of March 15, 1995 relating to Iran--referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-32).
Pages H2298-H3000

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3000-01 and H3001. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 2 p.m. and at 8:36 p.m., pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 242, it stands adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg.




Next Meeting:

SENATE

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 4

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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