Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1311-1317, and S. Res. 197.
Page S5755Measures Passed:
Charles W. Morgan: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 183, commemorating the relaunching of the 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan by Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Pages S5757-58Measures 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.
Pages S5717-18Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report relative to the continuation of the national emergency with respect to the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor that was established in Executive Order 13348 on July 22, 2004; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-16)
Page S5753Perez Nomination--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor.
Pages S5737-49During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 60 yeas to 40 nays (Vote No. 177), 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 S5736-37A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the nomination, post-cloture, at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 18, 2013, and that all time during adjournment, morning business, legislative session and recess count post-cloture on the nomination.
Page S5758Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 82 yeas to 17 nays (Vote No. EX. 176), Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Pages S5718-36During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 82 yeas to 18 nays (Vote No. 175), 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 S5718Messages from the House:
Page S5754Measures Referred:
Page S5754Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S5754, S5758Executive Communications:
Pages S5754-55Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5755-56Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5756-57Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5757Privileges of the Floor:
Page S5757Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--177)
Pages S5718, S5736-37Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:25 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5758.)
The Majority Leader will be recognized. At approximately 10:30 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, of Maryland, to be Secretary of Labor, post-cloture. Following disposition of the nomination of Thomas Edward Perez, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Regina McCarthy, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record