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July 17, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Senator-Elect Edward J. Markey, of Massachusetts, was administered the oath of office by the Vice President.


Routine Proceedings, pages S5691-S5715

Measures Introduced:
Fourteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1297-1310, and S. Res. 196.
Page S5708 

Measures Passed:
Majority Party's Committee Membership: Senate agreed to S. Res. 196, to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
Page S5713 

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.
Page S5691 

Swearing in of Senator Markey:
The Chair laid before the Senate the certificate of election of Senator-elect Edward J. Markey, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the oath of office was then administered as required by the U.S. Constitution and prescribed by law.
Page S5691 

Cloture Motions Withdrawn--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the cloture motions with respect to the nominations of Richard F. Griffin, Jr., and Sharon Block, both of the District of Columbia, and Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, all to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board, be withdrawn.
Page S5704 

Hochberg Nomination--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, occur at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
Page S5704 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the nomination, and that the time until 10:00 a.m., be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees.
Page S5713 

Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 66 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. EX. 174), Richard Cordray, of Ohio, to be Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.
Pages S5692-98, S5698-S5705 
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 71 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 173), 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.
Pages S5694-95 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2016. Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2014. 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
Page S5715 

Nominations Withdrawn:
Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nominations: Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, D7052016, which was sent to the Senate on February 13, 2013. Sharon Block, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2014, which was sent to the Senate on February 13, 2013.
Page S5715 

Messages from the House:
Page S5707 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S5691, S5707 

Executive Communications:
Pages S5707-08 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5708-10 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5710-12 

Additional Statements:
Pages S5706-07 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5712-13 

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--174)
Pages S5695, S5704-05 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:05 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5713.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 17
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
The Majority Leader will be recognized. Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 10 a.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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