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October 30, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7583-S7635

Measures Introduced:
Seventeen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1594-1610, and S. Res. 276.
Pages S7615-16

Measures Passed:
National Bison Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 254, designating November 2, 2013, as ``National Bison Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S7634
National Work and Family Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 276, designating October 2013 as ``National Work and Family Month''.
Page S7634

Measures Considered:

Debt Limit Authority:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 26, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.
Pages S7585-95, S7595
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 220), Senate rejected the motion to proceed to consideration of the joint resolution.
Page S7595

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: By 55 yeas to 44 nays (Vote No. EX. 222), Richard F. Griffin, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board for a term of four years.
Pages S7595-S7608, S7635
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 62 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 221), 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 nomination.
Page S7596
Thomas Edgar Wheeler, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for a term of five years from July 1, 2013. Michael P. O'Rielly, of New York, to be a Member of the Federal Communications Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 30, 2014.
Pages S7634, S7635

Messages from the House:
Page S7615

Measures Referred:
Page S7615

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S7615

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7616-18

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7618-34

Additional Statements:
Page S7612

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S7634

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S7634

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S7634

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--222)
Pages S7595, S7596, S7608

Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:30 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7635.)

Next Meeting:
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 30

Program for Wednesday:
Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Alan F. Estevez, of the District of Columbia, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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