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September 13, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, September 12, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6403-S6471

Measures Introduced:
Eight bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1497-1504, and S. Res. 223-226.
Page S6446

Measures Reported:

S. 559, to establish a fund to make payments to the Americans held hostage in Iran, and to members of their families, who are identified as members of the proposed class in case number 1:08-CV-00487 (EGS) of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-104)

S. 815, to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-105)

S. Res. 223, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on the Judiciary.

S. Res. 224, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Page S6445

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6408-32
Pending: Wyden (for Merkley) Amendment No. 1858, to provide for a study and report on standby usage power standards implemented by States and other industrialized nations.
Page S6408
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 4 p.m., on Monday, September 16, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill.
Page S6471

Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, principles for modernizing the military compensation and retirement systems; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services. (PM-18)
Page S6441

Campbell-Smith and Kaplan Nominations--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, September 16, 2013, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and Elaine D. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims; that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed; and that no further motions be in order.
Page S6471

Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination: Victoria Nuland, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs).
Page S6471

Messages from the House:
Page S6441

Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S6441

Executive Communications:
Pages S6441-45

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S6446

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6446-48

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6448-51

Additional Statements:
Pages S6439-41

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6451-70

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S6470-71

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6471

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 5:57 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6471.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, September 16
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 4 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of S. 1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. At 5 p.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nominations of Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, and Elaine D. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims, with votes on confirmation of the nominations at 5:30 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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