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November 13, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Senate passed S. 1557, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.

Senate passed S. 1499, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the ``Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''.

Senate passed S. 1512, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the ``Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''.


Routine Proceedings, pages S7937-S7964

Measures Introduced:
Eleven bills and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1677-1687, and S. Res. 290-291.
Pages S7951-52

Measures Reported:
Report to accompany S. 1631, to consolidate the congressional oversight provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and for other purposes. (S. Rept. No. 113-119)

S. 1356, to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States workforce development system through innovation in, and alignment and improvement of, employment, training, and education programs in the United States, and to promote individual and national economic growth, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. 1681, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System.
Page S7951

Measures Passed:
Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act: Senate passed S. 1557, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.
Page S7963
Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office: Senate passed S. 1499, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the ``Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''.
Page S7964
Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office: Senate passed S. 1512, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the ``Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''.
Page S7964
75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Senate agreed to S. Res. 290, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass.
Page S7964

Measures Considered:

Drug Quality and Security Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of the motion to proceed to 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.
Pages S7949-50 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 97 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. 234), 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.
Pages S7949-50
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m., on Wednesday, November 13, 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 S7964

Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to Iran that was declared in Executive Order 12170 on November 14, 1979; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-24)
Page S7951

Pillard Nomination:
Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of Cornelia T. L. Pillard, of the District of Columbia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Pages S7945-49
During consideration of this nomination today, Senate also took the following action: By 56 yeas to 41 nays, 1 responding present (Vote No. 233), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen D1070and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the nomination.
Page S7949

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Subsequently, Senator Reid entered a motion to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on the nomination.
Page S7949

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Tommy Port Beaudreau, of Alaska, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior. Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management. Thomas A. Burke, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Stefan M. Selig, of New York, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. Ericka M. Miller, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, Department of Education. Caroline Diane Krass, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. 11 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
Page S7964

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S7951

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S7951

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7952-53

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7953-62

Additional Statements:

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S7962-63

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S7963

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--234)
Pages S7949-50, S7950

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:05 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7964.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Wednesday, November 13
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, Drug Quality and Security Act. (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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