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September 24, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, September 23, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6673-S6687

Measures Introduced:
Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1536-1538, and S. Res. 251.
Page S6683

Measures Reported:

S. 1348, to reauthorize the Congressional Award Act. (S. Rept. No. 113-109)

S. 287, to amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-110)
Page S6683

Measures Passed:
Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act: Committee on Veterans' Affairs was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 1412, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring authorities affecting veterans and their families, and the bill was then passed, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S6686-87
Reid (for Sanders) Amendment No. 1964, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S6686-87 
Reid (for Sanders) Amendment No. 1965, to amend the title.
Page S6687 

Measures Considered:
Continuing Appropriations Resolution--Cloture:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
Pages S6673-74, S6674-80 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.
Page S6680 

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: Ann Miller Ravel, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2017. Lee E. Goodman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2015. Evan Ryan, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs). Kenneth R. Weinstein, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a term expiring August 13, 2014.
Pages S6674, S6687

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Charles Norman Wiltse Keckler, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2016. Kathryn B. Thomson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Transportation. Bruce Heyman, of Illinois, to be Ambassador to Canada. Kevin Whitaker, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
Page S6687 

Messages from the House:
Page S6681 

Measures Referred:
Pages S6681-82 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S6682 

Executive Communications:
Pages S6682-83 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6683-84 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6684-85 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6685-86 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S6686 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6686 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 6:11 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6687)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Tuesday, September 24
Senate Chamber

Program for Tuesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 11:15 a.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Todd M. Hughes, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit, and vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 11:45 a.m. At 2:15 p.m., Senator Mikulski will be recognized for up to 20 minutes. Following Senator Mikulski's remarks, Senator Cruz will be recognized. (Senate will recess following the disposition of the nomination of Todd M. Hughes until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences. K)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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