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November 5, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, November 4, 2013

Senate passed S. 42, to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.


Routine Proceedings, pages S7781-S7800

Measures Introduced:
Five bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1639-1643, and S. Res. 285.
Page S7795

Measures Passed:
Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act: Senate passed S. 42, to provide anti-retaliation protections for antitrust whistleblowers, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S7799-S7800
Festival of Diwali: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 277, recognizing the religious and historical significance of the festival of Diwali, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S7800
Revised Edition of the Standing Rules of the Senate: Senate agreed to S. Res. 285, authorizing the Committee on Rules and Administration to prepare a revised edition of the Standing Rules of the Senate as a Senate document.
Page S7800

Measures Considered:

Employment Non-Discrimination Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 815, to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Pages S7783-85, S7793-94
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 61 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 229), 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 bill.
Page S7794
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m., on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and that all time during adjournment, recess, and morning business count post-cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S7800

Water Resources Reform and Development Act--Conferees:
The Chair announced the following conferees for H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources: Senators Boxer, Baucus, Carper, Cardin, Whitehouse, Vitter, Inhofe, and Barrasso.
Page S7799

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: Gregory Howard Woods, of New York, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York.
Pages S7790-93, S7800
By a unanimous vote of 90 yeas (Vote No. EX. 228), Debra M. Brown, of Mississippi, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Mississippi.
Pages S7790-93, S7800

Measures Read the First Time:
Page S7795

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7795-97

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7797-99

Additional Statements:
Pages S7794-95

Amendments Submitted:
Page S7799

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S7799

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--229)
Pages S7793, S7794

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:12 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7800.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Tuesday, November 5

Program for Tuesday:
Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act. House: (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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