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November 7, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Senate passed S. 287, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance to homeless veterans, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, the committee reported title amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto:


Routine Proceedings, pages S7837-S7889

Measures Introduced:
Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1655-1660, and S. Res. 288.
Page S7876

Measures Reported:

S. 1344, to promote research, monitoring, and observation of the Arctic and for other purposes, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-117)

S. 987, to maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-118)

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''.

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 S7876

Measures Passed:
Helping Homeless Veterans Act: Senate passed S. 287, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve assistance to homeless veterans, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, the committee reported title amendment, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S7886-88 
Hirono (for Sanders) Amendment No. 2023, relative to extension of authority for program of referral and counseling services for veterans at risk of homelessness who are transitioning from certain institutions.
Page S7887
Condemning the Terrorist Attack at the Mall in Kenya: Senate agreed to S. Res. 268, condemning the September 2013 terrorist attack at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, and reaffirming United States support for the people and Government of Kenya.
Pages S7889-90

Measures Considered:
Employment Non-Discrimination Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of S. 815, to prohibit the employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments and motion proposed thereto:
Pages S7839-41, S7846, S7864-65 
Adopted: Reid (for Portman) Amendment No. 2012, to promote fairness and equal opportunity in the workplace consistent with the fundamental right of religious freedom.
Page S7841 
Pending: Reid Amendment No. 2014 (to the language proposed to be stricken by the committee substitute), to change the enactment date.
Page S7841 
Reid Amendment No. 2015 (to Amendment No. 2014), of a perfecting nature.
Page S7841 
Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions with instructions to report back forthwith, Reid Amendment No. 2016, to change the enactment date.
Page S7841 
Reid Amendment No. 2017 (to (the instructions of the motion to recommit) Amendment No. 2016), of a perfecting nature.
Page S7841 
Reid Amendment No. 2018 (to Amendment No. 2017), of a perfecting nature.
Page S7841 
Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013, to strike the appropriate balance between protecting workers and protecting religious freedom.
Page S7841 
Collins (for Reid) Amendment No. 2020 (to Amendment No. 2013), to change the enactment date.
Page S7846 
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, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Wednesday, November 6, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013 (listed above) on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
Page S7889 

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A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 11:45 a.m., on Thursday, November 7, 2013, the motion to recommit and the pending amendments to the underlying bill be withdrawn; that Collins (for Reid) Amendment No. 2020 (listed above) be withdrawn; that no further amendments, motions to recommit or points of order be in order; that the Senate then vote on or in relation to Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013 (listed above); that the amendment be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that upon disposition of the amendment, the substitute amendment, as amended, be agreed to; that the Senate then vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill, as amended; that if cloture is invoked, the time until 2 p.m. be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that at 2 p.m., all post-cloture time be yielded back, the bill be read a third time, and Senate vote on passage of the bill, as amended; and, if cloture is not invoked, the Majority Leader be recognized.
Pages S7864-65 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013, under the previous order; and that the first-degree filing deadline be 10:30 a.m. and the second-degree filing deadline be 11:30 a.m.
Page S7889 
Drug Quality and Security Act:
Senate began 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 S7841-45, S7846-64 
Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7841 

Messages from the House:
Page S7875

Executive Communications:
Pages S7875-76

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S7876

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7876-78

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7878-80

Additional Statements:
Pages S7873-75

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S7880-85

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S7885-86

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S7886

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:18 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S7889.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Thursday, November 7
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Senate will continue consideration of S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act. At 11:45 a.m., Senate will vote on or in relation to Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013 to the bill, and the motion to invoke cloture on the bill. If cloture is invoked, Senate will then vote on passage of the bill, at approximately 1:45 p.m. The first-degree filing deadline for amendments to S. 815 is at 10:30 a.m., and the second-degree filing deadline for amendments to the bill is at 11:30 a.m. K

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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