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July 10, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5531-S5581

Measures Introduced:
One bill was introduced as follows: S. 1270.
Page S5567 

Measures Passed:
Presidential and Provincial Elections in Afghanistan April 2014: Senate agreed to S. Res. 151, urging the Government of Afghanistan to ensure transparent and credible presidential and provincial elections in April 2014 by adhering to internationally accepted democratic standards, establishing a transparent electoral process, and ensuring security for voters and candidates, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the committee amendment to the preamble.
Pages S5572-75 

Measures Considered:

Keep Student Loans Affordable Act--Agreement:
Senate continued 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.
Pages S5531-37, S5543-64
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at approximately 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the Majority Leader be recognized and that following the remarks of the two Leaders, the time until 12 p.m. be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each; and that at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S5575

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: By 54 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. EX. 170), Jennifer A. Dorsey, of Nevada, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nevada.
Pages S5537-43, S5581 
Geoffrey R. Pyatt, of California, to be Ambassador to Ukraine. Tulinabo Salama Mushingi, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Burkina Faso. Daniel R. Russel, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs).
Page S5581

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Wanda Felton, of New York, to be First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States for a term expiring January 20, 2017. Mark Bradley Childress, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania. Tomasz P. Malinowski, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Carlos Roberto Moreno, of California, to be Ambassador to Belize. Evan Ryan, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs). Dennis V. McGinn, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Navy. 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 1 Coast Guard nomination in the rank of admiral. 1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Army, Foreign Service, and Navy.
Pages S5575-81

Messages from the House:
Page S5567

Measures Referred:
Page S5567

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5567-69

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5569-72

Additional Statements:
Pages S5564-67

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S5572

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5572

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--170)
Page S5543 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of D671the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5575.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 10
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
The Majority Leader will be recognized. At 12 p.m., Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1238, Keep Student Loans Affordable Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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