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September 12, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6337-S6402

Measures Introduced:
Three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1494-1496, and S. Res. 222.
Page S6377 

Measures Passed:
National Save for Retirement Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 222, supporting the goals and ideals of National Save for Retirement week, including raising public awareness of the various tax-preferred retirement vehicles and increasing personal financial literacy.
Page S6377 

Measures Considered:

Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S6350-67 
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.
Pages S6356-67 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that no amendments or motions be in order relative to Syria or the use of military force during the consideration of the bill.
Page S6350 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
Page S6395 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Roy K. J. Williams, of Ohio, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. Paul Nathan Jaenichen, Sr., of Kentucky, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Christopher Smith, of Texas, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Fossil Energy). Esther Puakela Kia'aina, of Hawaii, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior. Bradley Crowell, of Nevada, to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs). Victoria Marie Baecher Wassmer, of Illinois, to be Chief Financial Officer, Environmental Protection Agency. Richard G. Frank, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. Larry Edward Andre, Jr., of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Helen Meagher La Lime, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Angola. Luis G. Moreno, of Texas, to be Ambassador to Jamaica. George James Tsunis, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway. Puneet Talwar, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Political-Military Affairs). Heather Anne Higginbottom, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. Michael Anderson Lawson, of California, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Daniel W. Yohannes, of Colorado, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, with the rank of Ambassador. Anthony Luzzatto Gardner, of New York, to be Representative of the United States of America to the European Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador. Elizabeth Frawley Bagley, of the District of Columbia, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Barbara Lee, of California, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Mark Meadows, of North Carolina, to be a Representative of the United States of America to the D852Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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Theodore Strickland, of Ohio, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Stephen N. Zack, of Florida, to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-eighth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Beth F. Cobert, of California, to be Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget. David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. James H. Shelton III, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Education. John P. Carlin, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General. Sloan D. Gibson, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Jo Ann Rooney, of Massachusetts, to be Under Secretary of the Navy. Jamie Michael Morin, of Michigan, to be Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, Department of Defense. Michael D. Lumpkin, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Foreign Service, and Navy.
Pages S6395-S6402 

Messages from the House:
Pages S6374-75 

Measures Referred:
Page S6375 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S6375 

Executive Communications:
Page S6375 

Additional Cosponsors:
Page S6377 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6379-81 

Additional Statements:
Pages S6374-79 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6381-94 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S6394-95 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6395 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S6395 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:55 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6395.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 12
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
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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