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July 26, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, July 25, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5925-S5987

Measures Introduced:
Seventeen bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1362-1378, S. Res. 199-201, and S. Con. Res. 20.
Pages S5968-69 

Measures Reported:

S. 1371, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-80)

S. 1372, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. (S. Rept. No. 113-81)
Page S5968 

Measures Passed:
United States Intelligence Professionals Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 200, designating July 26, 2013, as ``United States Intelligence Professionals Day''.
Page S5979 
National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 201, designating the first Wednesday in September 2013 as ``National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day'' and raising awareness and understanding of polycystic kidney disease.
Page S5979 

Measures Considered:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement:
Senate continued 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 motion and amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S5937-48
Adopted: Collins (for Coburn) Amendment No. 1756, to require public disclosure of certain reports.
Page S5942
Collins (for McCain) Amendment No. 1803, to prohibit the obligation or expenditure of funds made available to the Department of Transportation for cyber security until the Secretary of Transportation submits to Congress a detailed plan describing how the funding will be allocated and for what purposes.
Page S5942
Collins (for Boozman) Amendment No. 1785, to establish the Sense of the Congress that any vacancy in the position of Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency should be filled in compliance with the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
Page S5943
Murray (for Udall (CO)/Bennet) Amendment No. 1789, to require the Federal Railroad Administration to evaluate regulations that govern the use of locomotive horns at highway-rail grade crossings.
Page S5943
Rejected: Toomey motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to report back with such changes as may be necessary such that total budget authority provided in the bill for fiscal year 2014 is not greater than $45,455,000,000. (By 56 yeas to 42 nays (Vote No. 187), Senate tabled the motion.)
Pages S5944-48
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 S5937 
Coburn Amendment No. 1750, to prohibit funds from being directed to federal employees with unpaid Federal tax liability.
Page S5937 
Coburn Amendment No. 1751, to prohibit Federal funding of union activities by Federal employees.
Page S5937 
Coburn Amendment No. 1754, to prohibit Federal funds from being used to meet the matching requirements of other Federal Programs.
Page S5937 
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.
Pages S5937-38 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 4:15 p.m., on Monday, July 29, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill.
Page S5979 D771

Comey Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Page S5978

[Page: D771]  GPO's PDF

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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, July 25, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013.
Page S5978 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, July 29, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the nomination with the time equally divided and controlled in the usual form; and that at 5:30 p.m., Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.
Page S5979 

Hirozawa Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Pages S5978-79
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 James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Page S5979

Schiffer Nomination--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5979 
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 Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5978

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.
Page S5979 
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 Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S5979 

Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 98 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 186), Derek Anthony West, of California, to be Associate Attorney General.
Pages S5933-37, S5987

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Vince Girdhari Chhabria, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. Matthew Frederick Leitman, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judith Ellen Levy, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Laurie J. Michelson, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. James Maxwell Moody, Jr., of Arkansas, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Linda Vivienne Parker, of Michigan, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Leslie E. Bains, of New York, to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for a term expiring December 31, 2015. Robert Michael Simon, of Maryland, to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Caroline Kennedy, of New York, to be Ambassador to Japan. Donald Lu, of California, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Albania. Robert A. Sherman, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic. Tony Hammond, of Missouri, to be a Commissioner of the Postal Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 14, 2018. Marcel J. Lettre II, of Maryland, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense. Routine lists in the Air Force, and Navy.
Pages S5979-87

Executive Communications:
Pages S5966-68

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5968

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5969-70

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5970-72

Additional Statements:
Pages S5965-66

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5972-77

Notices of Intent:
Page S5977

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S5977

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5978

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5978

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--187)
Pages S5936, S5947D772

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:57 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5979.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, July 29
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 4:15 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of S. 1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. At 4:30 p.m., Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of James B. Comey, Jr., of Connecticut, to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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