Routine Proceedings, pages S7837-S7889 Measures Introduced:
Six bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1655-1660, and S. Res. 288.
Page S7876Measures 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 S7876Measures 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 S7886-88Hirono (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 S7887Condemning 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 S7889-90Measures 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:
Page S7841Pending: Reid Amendment No. 2014 (to the language proposed to be stricken by the committee substitute), to change the enactment date.
Page S7841Reid Amendment No. 2015 (to Amendment No. 2014), of a perfecting nature.
Page S7841Reid 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 S7841Reid Amendment No. 2017 (to (the instructions of the motion to recommit) Amendment No. 2016), of a perfecting nature.
Page S7841Reid Amendment No. 2018 (to Amendment No. 2017), of a perfecting nature.
Page S7841Reid (for Toomey/Flake) Amendment No. 2013, to strike the appropriate balance between protecting workers and protecting religious freedom.
Page S7841Collins (for Reid) Amendment No. 2020 (to Amendment No. 2013), to change the enactment date.
Page S7846A 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.
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Pages S7864-65A 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 S7889Drug 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, S7846-64Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S7841Messages from the House:
Page S7875Executive Communications:
Pages S7875-76Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S7876Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S7876-78Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S7878-80Additional Statements:
Pages S7873-75Amendments Submitted:
Pages S7880-85Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S7885-86Privileges of the Floor:
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.)
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
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