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July 30, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, July 29, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5989-S6028

Measures Introduced:
Six bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1379-1384.
Page S6023 

Measures Reported:

S. 534, to reform the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-82)

S. 783, to amend the Helium Act to improve helium stewardship, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-83)
Page S6023 

Measures Passed:
Battle of Lake Erie 200th Anniversary: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 153, recognizing the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S6027-28 
Asia-Pacific Maritime Domains: Senate agreed to S. Res. 167, reaffirming the strong support of the United States for the peaceful resolution of territorial, sovereignty, and jurisdictional disputes in the Asia-Pacific maritime domains, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6026-27 
Reid (for Feinstein) Amendment No. 1819, to amend the preamble.
Page S6026 

Measures Considered:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 1243, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S5996-97 
Pending: Murray (for Cardin) Modified Amendment No. 1760, to require the Secretary of Transportation to submit to Congress a report relating to the condition of lane miles and highway bridge deck.
Page S5996 
Coburn Amendment No. 1750, to prohibit funds from being directed to federal employees with unpaid Federal tax liability.
Page S5996 
Coburn Amendment No. 1751, to prohibit Federal funding of union activities by Federal employees.
Page S5996 
Coburn Amendment No. 1754, to prohibit Federal funds from being used to meet the matching requirements of other Federal Programs.
Page S5996 
Murphy Amendment No. 1783, to require the Secretary of Transportation to assess the impact on domestic employment of a waiver of the Buy America requirement for Federal-aid highway projects prior to issuing the waiver.
Page S5996 

Jones Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Page S5994 
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 Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
Page S5994 

Power Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations.
Page S5994 
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 upon disposition of the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Page S5994 

Hirozawa Nomination--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.
Page S6028 D780

Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination:

[Page: D780]  GPO's PDF

By 93 yeas to 1 nay, 2 responding present (Vote No. EX. 188), James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a term of ten years.
Pages S5997-S6004 
Subsequently, the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination was withdrawn.
Pages S6003-04

Messages from the House:
Page S6009 

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S6009, S6028 

Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S6009-23 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6023-24 

Additional Statements:
Pages S6008-09 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6024-26 

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--188)
Page S6004 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 6:47 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6028.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Tuesday, July 30
Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at approximately 10:15 a.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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