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July 16, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, July 15, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5675-S5689

Measures Introduced:
Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1294-1296, and S. Res. 195.
Page S5687 

Measures Reported:

S. 363, to expand geothermal production. (S. Rept. No. 113-72)

S. 659, to reauthorize the Reclamation States Emergency Drought Relief Act of 1991, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-73)

S. 684, to amend the Mni Wiconi Project Act of 1988 to facilitate completion of the Mni Wiconi Rural Water Supply System, with amendments. (S. Rept. No. 113-74)

S. 693, to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the City of Hermiston, Oregon, water recycling and reuse project, with an amendment. (S. Rept. No. 113-75)

S.J. Res. 12, to consent to certain amendments enacted by the legislature of the State of Hawaii to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920. (S. Rept. No. 113-76)
Pages S5686-87 

Measures Passed:
Authorizing Testimony and Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 195, to authorize testimony and representation In the Matter of the Proposed Discipline of Laura Block Lower.
Pages S5688-89 

Measures Considered:

Keep Student Loans Affordable Act:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1238, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the current reduced interest rate for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans for 1 year, to modify required distribution rules for pension plans.
Page S5675 

Motion to Instruct the Sergeant at Arms:
By 69 yeas to 28 nays (Vote No. 172), Senate agreed to the motion to instruct the Sergeant at Arms to request the attendance of absent Senators.
Page S5684 

World War I Centennial Commission: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 112-272, appointed the following individual to be a member of the World War I Centennial Commission: Edwin Fountain of Virginia vice Philip Peckman of Nevada.
Page S5689 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, of Missouri, to be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission for a term expiring December 16, 2021. Gregory Dainard Winfree, of New York, to be Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation. A routine list in the Army.
Page S5689 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5687-88 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Page S5688 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S5688 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5688 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5688 

Quorum Calls:
One quorum call was taken today. (Total--2)
Page S5684 

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--172)
Page S5684 

Senate convened at 2 p.m. and recessed at 6:07 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5689.)

Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Tuesday, July 16
Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
At 10 a.m., Senator-elect Markey, of Massachusetts, will be sworn in. Senators should anticipate a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection at 11 a.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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