Routine Proceedings, pages S6763-S6903 Measures Introduced:
On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, seven bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1539-1545, and S. Res. 252-254; on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, six bills and six resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1546-1551, and S. Res. 255-260.
Page S6753, S6885-86Measures Reported:
Reported on Tuesday, September 24, 2013: S. Res. 253, authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods October 1, 2013, through September 30, 2014, and October 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.
Pages S6752-53Reported on Wednesday, September 25, 2013: S. 1276, to increase oversight of the Revolving Fund of the Office of Personnel Management, strengthen the authority to terminate or debar employees and contractors involved in misconduct affecting the integrity of security clearance background investigations, enhance transparency regarding the criteria utilized by Federal departments and agencies to determine when a security clearance is required, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-111)
Page S6885Measures Passed:
Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act: Senate passed H.R. 3092, to amend the Missing Children's Assistance Act.
Pages S6901-02PREEMIE Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 252, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, after agreeing to the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6900-01Reid (for Alexander) Amendment No. 1981, to modify provisions relating to the authorization of appropriations.
Page S6900Welcoming the Prime Minister of India to the United States: Senate agreed to S. Res. 255, welcoming the Prime Minister of India to the United States for meetings to advance the United States-India partnership.
Page S6901National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 256, designating the week of September 23 through 29, 2013, as ``National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week''.
Page S6901Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 257, designating October 3, 2013, as ``Jumpstart's Read for the Record Day''.
Page S6901National Infant Mortality Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 258, expressing support for the goals and ideals of National Infant Mortality Awareness Month, 2013.
Page S6901Campus Fire Safety Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 259, designating September 2013 as ``Campus Fire Safety Month''.
Page S6901National Principals Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 260, recognizing the month of October 2013 as ``National Principals Month''.
Page S6901Measures Considered:
Continuing Appropriations Resolution--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Page S6881Reid Amendment No. 1975 (to Amendment No. 1974), to change the enactment date.
Page S6881Reid Motion to commit the joint resolution to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 1976, to change the enactment date.
Page S6881Reid Amendment No. 1977 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 1976), of a perfecting nature.
Pages S6881-82Reid Amendment No. 1978 (to Amendment No. 1977), of a perfecting nature.
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Page S6882During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. 205), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution.
Page S6843A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the joint resolution at approximately 10 a.m., on Thursday, September 26, 2013, with the time beginning at 10:30 a.m. controlled in one hour increments, with the Majority controlling the first hour, and alternating thereafter.
Page S6902House Messages:
Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act: Senate concurred in the amendment of the House of Representatives to S. 793, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States.
Page S6901Prayer From the Chaplain:
Pursuant to the order of February 29, 1960, at 12 p.m., on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Senate having been in continuous session since convening Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Senate suspended for a prayer from the Chaplain.
Page S6838Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination: By a unanimous vote of 98 yeas (Vote No. Ex. 204), Todd M. Hughes, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Federal Circuit.
Pages S6697-99Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S6899-S6900Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: David Jeremiah Barron, of Massachusetts, to be United States Circuit Judge for the First Circuit. Mark G. Mastroianni, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. Indira Talwani, of Massachusetts, to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general.
Page S6761Debra L. Miller, of Kansas, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board for a term expiring December 31, 2017. Steven Joel Anthony, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Railroad Retirement Board for a term expiring August 28, 2018. Theodore David Chuang, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. George Jarrod Hazel, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. Catherine Ann Novelli, of Virginia, to be an Under Secretary of State (Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment). Susan McCue, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation for a term of three years. A routine list in the Foreign Service.
Page S6902Messages from the House:
Page S6884Executive Communications:
Pages S6884-85Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6886-87Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6887-94Additional Statements:
Pages S6883-84Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6894-98Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S6898-99Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6899Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken. (Total--205)
Pages S6699, S6843Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:11 p.m., on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, until 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6902.)
Senate will continue consideration of H. J.Res. 59, Continuing Appropriations Resolution. The filing deadline for germane first-degree amendments to the joint resolution is 1 p.m.
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