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September 18, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry


Routine Proceedings, pages S6477-S6545

Measures Introduced:
Ten bills and ten resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1505-1514, and S. Res. 227-236.
Pages S6518-19 

Measures Reported:

S. 131, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-106)

S. 851, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend to all veterans with a serious service-connected injury eligibility to participate in the family caregiver services program. (S. Rept. No. 113-107)

S. 1072, to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration advances the safety of small airplanes and the continued development of the general aviation industry, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-108)

S. Res. 228, authorizing the reporting of committee funding resolutions for the period October 1, 2013, through February 28, 2015.

S. Res. 229, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

S. Res. 230, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

S. Res. 231, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

S. Res. 232, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Armed Services.

S. Res. 233, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

S. Res. 234, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

S. Res. 235, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014, and October 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.

S. Res. 236, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Page S6517

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6489, S6509 
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 S6489 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
Page S6544 

Appointments:
Public Interest Declassification Board: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 106-567, appointed the following individual to serve as a member of the Public Interest Declassification Board: Kenneth L. Wainstein of Virginia.
Page S6544 

Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, The Agreement Between the United States and the Slovak Republic on Social Security, consisting of a principal agreement and an administrative agreement; which was referred to the Committee on Finance. (PM-19)
Page S6515 

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
Page S6486
By 64 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. EX. 202), Elaine D. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
Pages S6486-87 
Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

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Jon T. Rymer, of Tennessee, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense. Steve A. Linick, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of State.
Page S6544 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: David J. Arroyo, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2016. Cynthia H. Akuetteh, of the District of Columbian, to be Ambassador to the Gabonese Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of the Democratic Republic of San Tome and Principe. Eric T. Schultz, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. Camilla C. Feibelman, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring April 15, 2017. 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 3 Army nominations in the rank of general. Routine lists in the Air Force and Army.
Page S6545 

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S6515, S6544 

Executive Communications:
Pages S6515-17 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S6517-18 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6519-22 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6522-31 

Additional Statements:
Pages S6513-15 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6531-43 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S6543-44 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6544 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6544 

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--202)
Page S6487 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6544.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 18
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 1392, Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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