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July 31, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6029-S6082

Measures Introduced:
Sixteen bills and five resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1385-1400, and S. Res. 202-206.
Pages S6071-72 

Measures Passed:
Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building: Senate passed H.R. 2611, to designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the ``Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building''.
Pages S6081-82 
Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act: Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 2167, to authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish additional requirements to improve the fiscal safety and soundness of the home equity conversion mortgage insurance program, and the bill was then passed.
Page S6082 
Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds: Senate agreed to H. Con. Res. 44, authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Page S6082 
National Whistleblower Appreciation Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 202, designating July 30, 2013, as ``National Whistleblower Appreciation Day''.
Page S6082 
National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 204, designating August 7, 2013, as ``National Lighthouse and Lighthouse Preservation Day''.
Page S6082 
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 205, expressing support for the designation of September 2013 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Page S6082 
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 206, designating September 2013 as ``National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month''.
Page S6082 

Measures Considered:

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act:
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 amendments and motion proposed thereto:
Pages S6051-52 
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 S6051 
Coburn Amendment No. 1750, to prohibit funds from being directed to federal employees with unpaid Federal tax liability.
Page S6051 
Coburn Amendment No. 1751, to prohibit Federal funding of union activities by Federal employees.
Page S6051 
Coburn Amendment No. 1754, to prohibit Federal funds from being used to meet the matching requirements of other Federal Programs.
Page S6051 
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.
Page S6051 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Thursday, August 1, 2013.
Page S6051 
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, July 31, 2013; that the pending amendments be set aside and Senator Paul be recognized to offer Amendment No. 1739; that there be 60 minutes of debate equally divided between the proponents and opponents; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote on or in relation to Paul Amendment No. 1739; and that no points of order or second-degree amendments be in order to Paul Amendment No. 1739 prior to the vote.
Page S6082 D791

Power Nomination--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that the cloture motion with respect to the nomination of Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, be withdrawn and that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, notwithstanding Rule XXII, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nomination; that there be two hours for debate equally divided between the proponents and opponents; that following the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination; that no further motions be in order; and the Senate then resume legislative session.
Page S6052 

Jones Nomination--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that upon disposition of Paul Amendment No. 1739 to 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, Senate resume consideration of the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and that Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.
Page S6082 

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 190), Kent Yoshiho Hirozawa, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Pages S6031-36, S6036-49 
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 64 yeas to 34 nays (Vote No. 189), 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 S6031 
By 54 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 192), Nancy Jean Schiffer, of Maryland, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Pages S6049-50 
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 65 yeas to 33 nays (Vote No. 191), 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 S6049-50 
By 59 yeas to 38 nays (Vote No. EX. 194), Mark Gaston Pearce, of New York, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board.
Page S6051 
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 69 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 193), 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 S6050-51 
Harry I. Johnson III, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring August 27, 2015.
Page S6051 
Philip Andrew Miscimarra, of Illinois, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board for the term of five years expiring December 16, 2017.
Page S6051 

Nomination Received:
Senate received the following nomination: Nicholas Christopher Geale, of Virginia, to be a Member of the National Mediation Board for a term expiring July 1, 2016.
Page S6082 

Messages from the House:
Page S6066 

Measures Referred:
Pages S6066-67 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S6029, S6067 

Measures Read the First Time:
Page S6067 

Executive Communications:
Pages S6067-68 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S6068-71 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6072-73 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6073-80 

Additional Statements:
Pages S6064-66 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6080-81 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S6081 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6081 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6081 

Record Votes:
Six record votes were taken today. (Total--194)
Pages S6031, S6049-51 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:13 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6082.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 31
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
Senate will continue consideration of S. 1243, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, and vote on or in relation to Paul Amendment No. 1739, at approximately 10:45 a.m. Following disposition of Paul Amendment No. 1739 to S. 1243, Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Byron Todd Jones, of Minnesota, to be Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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