Senate confirmed the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Senate passed H.R. 2642, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 954, Senate companion measure, as amended.
Routine Proceedings, pages S5759-S5806 Measures Introduced:
Nineteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1318-1336, and S. Res. 198.
Pages S5799-S5800Measures Reported:
H.R. 2217, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-77) S. 1329, making appropriations for Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-78)
Page S5799Measures Passed:
Farm Bill: Senate passed H.R. 2642, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, the text of S. 954, Senate companion measure, as amended.
Pages S5794-95Senate insisted on its amendment, requested a conference with the House thereon, and the Chair be authorized to appoint conferees with a ratio of 7:5 on the part of the Senate.
Page S5794Measures Considered:
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to 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. H.R. 2610, as reported by the House Appropriations Committee, be deemed House passed text for the purposes of Rule XVI.
Page S5795Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: By 54 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. EX. 178), Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.
Pages S5767-76, S5806By 59 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. EX. 180), Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Pages S5776-87, S5806During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 69 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 179), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S5785Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Adam M. Scheinman, of Virginia, to be Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with the rank of Ambassador.
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Page S5806Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S5759, S5798, S5806Executive Communications:
Pages S5798-99Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5799Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5800-01Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5801-04Additional Statements:
Pages S5797-98Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S5804-05Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5805-06Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--180)
Pages S5775-76, S5785, S5787Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:45 p.m., until 12:15 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5806.)
Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record