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July 12, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, July 11, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5625-S5673

Measures Introduced:
Sixteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1278-1293, and S.J. Res. 20.
Page S5667

Measures Reported:

S. 1283, making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-70)

S. 1284, making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-71)
Page S5667

Measures Passed:
Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA: Committee on Finance was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2289, to rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA, and the bill was then passed.
Page S5672
Authorizing the Use of Emancipation Hall: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 43, authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of his birth.
Page S5673
National Day of the American Cowboy: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 191, designating July 27, 2013, as ``National Day of the American Cowboy'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S5673

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.
Pages S5625-28

Cordray Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Pages S5651-52
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 Tuesday, July 16, 2013.
Page S5673

Griffin Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5652
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 Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Page S5673

Block Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5652
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 Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5673

Pearce Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5652
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 Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5653

Hochberg Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Fred P. D690Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Pages S5652-53
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 Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Pages S5653-54

Perez Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.
Page S5653
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 Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Page S5653

McCarthy Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Page S5653
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 Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.
Page S5653

Nomination Received:
Senate received the following nomination: William Ward Nooter, of the District of Columbia, to be an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the term of fifteen years.
Page S5673

Messages from the House:
Pages S5666, S5673

Measures Read the First Time:
Page S5666

Executive Communications:
Pages S5666-67

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5667

Additional Cosponsors:
Page S5668

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5668-72

Additional Statements:
Pages S5665-66

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S5672

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5672

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5672

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:50 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5673.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, July 15
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
The Majority Leader will be recognized. Senators should expect a roll call vote at 5:30 p.m. (At 6 p.m., there will be an all-Senators joint caucus in the Old Senate Chamber.)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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