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July 11, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5583-S5624

Measures Introduced:
Seven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1271-1277, and S. Res. 193-194.
Page S5620

Measures Passed:
Honoring the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew: Senate agreed to S. Res. 193, honoring the fallen heroes of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew.
Pages S5602-03
South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act: Senate passed H.R. 251, to direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain Federal features of the electric distribution system to the South Utah Valley Electric Service District.
Page S5623
Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act: Senate passed H.R. 254, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to facilitate the development of hydroelectric power on the Diamond Fork System of the Central Utah Project.
Page S5623

Measures Considered:

Keep Student Loans Affordable Act:
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 S5584-S5602, S5603-15
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 51 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 171), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S5595
Subsequently, Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S5595

House Messages:
Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House of Representatives to the amendment of the Senate to H.R. 588, to provide for donor contribution acknowledgments to be displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Visitor Center.
Page S5623

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Margaret Louise Cummisky, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce. Matthew Winthrop Barzun, of Kentucky, to be Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. John Hoover, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone. Crystal Nix-Hines, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during her tenure of service as the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. John R. Phillips, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Italian Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of San Marino. Michael Keith Yudin, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.
Pages S5623-24

Messages from the House:
Page S5619

Executive Communications:
Pages S5619-20

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5620

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5620-21

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5621-22

Additional Statements:
Pages S5618-19D681

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S5622

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S5622-23

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--171)
Page S5595

Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:53 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5623.)

Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Thursday, July 11
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
The Majority Leader will be recognized, and the time until 12:30 p.m. will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees. At 2:15 p.m., the Majority Leader will be recognized. (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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