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November 15, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Senate began consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on amendments and motions proposed.


Routine Proceedings, pages S8013-S8070

Measures Introduced:
Eighteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1700-1717, and S. Res. 295-297.
Page 8049 

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 292, expressing support for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and the surrounding region.

S. 657, to eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet primary indicators of health, sanitation, and safety.

S. 1683, to provide for the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign recipients.
Page S8048 

Measures Passed:
National Day on Writing: Senate agreed to S. Res. 295, expressing the support for the designation of October 20, 2013, as the ``National Day on Writing''.
Page S8069 
National Wildlife Refuge Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 296, designating the week beginning on October 13, 2013, as ``National Wildlife Refuge Week''.
Page S8069 
Congratulating the Minnesota Lynx Women's Basketball Team: Senate agreed to S. Res. 297, congratulating the Minnesota Lynx women's basketball team on winning the 2013 Women's National Basketball Association Championship.
Page S8069 
Support for Victims of Typhoon in the Philippines and Surrounding Region: Senate agreed to S. Res. 292, expressing support for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and the surrounding region.
Pages S8069-70 
Release of Detainees in Iran: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 284, calling on the Government of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S8070 

Measures Considered:

Drug Quality and Security Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S8026, S8027 
Pending: Reid Amendment No. 2033, to change the enactment date.
Page S8026 
Reid Amendment No. 2034 (to Amendment No. 2033), of a perfecting nature.
Page S8026 
Reid Motion to commit the bill to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 2035, to change the enactment date.
Page S8026 
Reid Amendment No. 2036 (to (the instructions) Amendment No. 2035), of a perfecting nature.
Page S8026 
Reid Amendment No. 2037 (to Amendment No. 2036), of a perfecting nature.
Page S8026 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Page S8027 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Monday, November 18, 2013, the first-degree filing deadline for amendments to the bill be at 3:00 p.m., and the second-degree filing deadline for amendments to the bill be at 4:00 p.m.; that if cloture is not invoked on the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, Senate resume consideration of the bill, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill; and that if cloture is invoked on the bill, all post-cloture time be yielded back, the pending amendments be withdrawn, and Senate vote on passage of the bill.
Page S8070 

National Defense Authorization Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of the motion to D1086proceed to consideration of S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.
Page S8027 

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A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, November 14, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security.
Page S8027 

House Messages:
PREEMIE Reauthorization Act: Senate concurred in the amendments of the House of Representatives to 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.
Page S8069

Wilkins Nomination--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Page S8027 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Thursday, November 14, 2013 , a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013.
Page S8027 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, November 18, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the nomination, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided and controlled in the usual form, prior to the vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination.
Page S8070 

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: James Walter Brewster, Jr., of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Kenneth L. Mossman, of Arizona, to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2016. Philip S. Goldberg, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines. Gregory B. Starr, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security). Michael D. Lumpkin, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense. Routine lists in the Coast Guard.
Page S8070

Messages from the House:
Page S8047

Measures Referred:
Pages S8047-48

Enrolled Bills Presented:
Page S8048

Executive Communications:
Page S8048

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S8048-49

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S8050-51

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S8051-56

Additional Statements:
Pages S8046-47

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S8056-68

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S8068-69

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S8069

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:35 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S8070.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, November 18
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit, and vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination at 5:30 p.m. Following disposition of the nomination of Robert Leon Wilkins, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on H.R. 3204, Drug Quality and Security Act. If cloture is invoked, Senate will vote on passage of the bill. The filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the bill is at 3 p.m., and the filing deadline for second-degree amendments to the bill is at 4 p.m. Following disposition of H.R. 3204, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1197, National Defense Authorization Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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