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July 19, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, July 18, 2013

Senate confirmed the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.

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-S5800

Measures 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 S5799

Measures 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 S5794-95
Senate 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 S5794

Measures 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.
Pages S5759-61, S5787-94, S5795 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, July 18, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013; that if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be yielded back and Senate vote on the motion to proceed; that if the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill is adopted, the text of H.R. 2610, as reported by the House Appropriations Committee, be deemed House passed text for the purposes of Rule XVI.
Page S5795 

Nominations 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, S5806
By 59 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. EX. 180), Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Pages S5776-87, S5806
During 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 S5785

Nominations 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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Jessica Garfola Wright, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Elizabeth M. Robinson, of Washington, to be Under Secretary of Energy. Frank A. Rose, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Verification and Compliance). Carolyn Hessler Radelet, of Virginia, to be Director of the Peace Corps. Nisha Desai Biswal, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. Timothy M. Broas, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Scott S. Dahl, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Labor. Julia Frifield, of New Jersey, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Legislative Affairs). Martha L. Minow, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014. Joseph Pius Pietrzyk, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014.
Page S5806

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S5759, S5798, S5806

Executive Communications:
Pages S5798-99 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5799

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5800-01 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5801-04

Additional Statements:
Pages S5797-98 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S5804-05

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5805-06

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--180)
Pages S5775-76, S5785, S5787 

Adjournment:
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.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
12:15 p.m., Friday, July 19
Senate Chamber

Program for Friday:
Senate will meet in a pro forma session.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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