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September 19, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S6547-6609

Measures Introduced:
Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1515-1525, and S. Res. 237-240.
Page S6597

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 237, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Foreign Relations.

S. Res. 238, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S. Res. 239, authorizing expenditures by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
Page S6596

Measures Passed:
National Day of Remembrance for Nuclear Weapons Program Workers: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 164, designating October 30, 2013, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S6608
National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 240, designating the week beginning September 15, 2013, as ``National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week''.
Page S6609

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 S6554-88

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 S6555
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Page S6609

Messages from the President:
Senate received the following messages from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, the proposed Agreement for Cooperation Between the Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty for Cooperation Regarding Atomic Information, including a technical annex and security annex (collectively referred to as the ``ATOMAL Agreement''); which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (PM-20)
Page S6594
Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism that was established in Executive Order 13224 on September 23, 2001; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-21)
Page S6594

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Tamara Wenda Ashford, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years. Richard Stengel, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. Leslie Ragon Caldwell, of New York, to be an Assistant Attorney General.
Page S6609

Messages from the House:
Page S6594

Measures Referred:
Page S6594

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S6547, S6594-95

Executive Communications:
Pages S6595-96

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S6596-97

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S6597-98

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S6598-S6602

Additional Statements:
Page S6593

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S6602-08

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S6608

Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:07 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. (For Senate's program, see D875the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S6609.)

Next Meeting:
9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 19
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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