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Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5809-S5850

Measures Introduced:
Twelve bills were introduced as follows: S. 1337-1348.
Pages S5839-40 

Measures Considered:
Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act--Agreement:
Senate began 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, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, the text of H.R. 2610, as reported by the House Committee on Appropriations, was deemed House passed text for the purpose of Rule XVI, and taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S5809-28 
Adopted: By 99 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 182), Vitter Amendment No. 1744, to prohibit funds to be used to provide housing assistance benefits to individuals convicted of certain felonies.
Pages S5827-28 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 73 yeas to 26 nays (Vote No. 181), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S5817 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Senator Portman be recognized to call up Amendment No. 1749.
Page S5828 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.
Page S5850 

Chestnut and Gibson Moment of Silence--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 3:40 p.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, Senate observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who were killed 15 years ago in the line of duty defending this Capitol, the people who work here, and its visitors against an armed intruder.
Page S5850

Smarter Solutions for Students Act--Agreement : A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of H.R. 1911, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish interest rates for new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, to direct the Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary education transparency at the Federal level; that the only first-degree amendment in order to the bill be a Manchin-Burr Amendment, the text of which is at the desk; that the only second-degree amendments in order to the Manchin-Burr Amendment, be the following, the text of each is at the desk: Reed-Warren, and Sanders; that there be up to one hour of debate equally divided between proponents and opponents on each amendment; that ther e be three hours of debate on the bill equally divided between the Chair and Ranking Member, or their designees, with Senator Boxer controlling 30 minutes of the Democratic time and Senator Reed controlling 15 minutes of the Democratic time; that no points of order or motions be in order other than the budget points of order and the applicable motions to waive; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on or in relation to the second-degree amendments in the order listed; that upon disposition of the Sanders Amendment, Senate vote on or in relation to the Manchin-Burr Amendment, as amended, if amended; that upon disposition of the Manchin-Burr Amendment, the bill, as amended, if amended, be read a third time and the Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended, if amended; that all of the amendments and passage of the bill be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that there be two minutes equally divided between the votes; finally, all after the first vote be ten minute votes.
Page S5850 D744

Messages from the House:
Page S5837

Measures Referred:
Page S5837

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S5837, S5850

Executive Communications:
Pages S5838-39

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5839

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5840-42

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5842-43

Additional Statements:
Pages S5836-37

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5843-48

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S5848-49

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5849-50

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--182)
Pages S5817, S5827-28 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:10 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5850.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 24
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. At 3:40 p.m., Senate will observe a moment of silence in memory of Officer Jacob J. Chestnut and Detective John M. Gibson of the United States Capitol Police, who were killed 15 years ago in the line of duty defending this Capitol, the people who work here, and its visitors against an armed intruder.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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