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May 8, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Measures Considered: Water Resources Development Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, withdrawing the committee reported substitute amendment, and taking action on proposed amendments
Pages S3110-38, S3139-52 

Joint Meeting of Congress--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Senate recess for the Joint Meeting of Congress with the President of the Republic of Korea until 11:30 a.m.
Page S3213 

Routine Proceedings, pages S3099-S3213

Measures Introduced: Twenty-three bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 868-890, and S. Res. 130.
Pages S3158-59

Measures Passed: National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins: Senate passed H.R. 1071, to specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins.
Page S3212
Loss of New Hampshire's Old Man of the Mountain: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 127, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the loss of the State symbol of New Hampshire, the Old Man of the Mountain, and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S3212
National Physical Education and Sport Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 130, designating the week of May 1 through May 7, 2013, as ``National Physical Education and Sport Week''.
Pages S3212-13

Measures Considered: Water Resources Development Act--Agreement: Senate began consideration of S. 601, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, to authorize the Secretary of the Army to construct various projects for improvements to rivers and harbors of the United States, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, withdrawing the committee reported substitute amendment, and taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S3110-38, S3139-52 
Pending: Boxer/Vitter Amendment No. 799, in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S3139-52 
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013; that the following amendments be the first amendments in order to Boxer/Vitter Amendment No. 799 (listed above): Coburn Amendment No. 804 (ammunition); Coburn Amendment No. 805 (Army Corps lands/guns); and Whitehouse Amendment No. 803 (oceans); that there be no second-degree amendments in order to any of these amendments prior to votes on or in relation to the amendments; that the Coburn and Whitehouse amendments be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that the time until 2 p.m., be equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, for debate on the amendments; that Senator Coburn control 40 minutes of the Republican time; that at 2 p.m., Senate vote on or in relation to the Coburn and Whitehouse amendments, in the order listed; that there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes and all after the f irst vote be ten minute votes; and that upon disposition of the Coburn and Whitehouse amendments, Boxer/Vitter Amendment No. 799, as amended, if amended, be agreed to and be considered original text for the purpose of further amendment.
Page S3152 

Escort Committee--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the President of the Senate be authorized to appoint a committee on the part of the Senate to join a like committee on the part of the House of Representatives to escort Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, the President of South Korea, into the House Chamber for the joint meeting at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
Page S3213

Joint Meeting of Congress--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, Senate recess for the Joint Meeting of Congress with the President of the Republic of Korea until 11:30 a.m.
Page S3213 

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 that was originally declared in Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, with respect to the blocking of property of certain persons and prohibition of exportation and re-exportation of certain goods to Syria; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-9)
Page S3156D406

Nomination Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nomination:

[Page: D406]  GPO's PDF

By 53 yeas to 45 nays (Vote No. EX. 114), David Medine, of Maryland, to be Chairman and Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2018.
Pages S3104-08 

Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations: Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation. Michael Froman, of New York, to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency for a term of five years. 2 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Page S3213

Messages from the House:
Page S3156

Measures Referred:
Page S3156

Measures Read the First Time:
Pages S3156, S3213

Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S3157-58

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3159-61

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3161-68

Additional Statements:
Pages S3155-56

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3168-S3211

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Pages S3211-12

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3212

Record Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--114)
Page S3108

Adjournment: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:50 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3213.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 8
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 10 a.m.), Senate will recess for a Joint Meeting of Congress with Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea, until 11:30 a.m. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Senate will continue consideration of S. 601, Water Resource Development Act, with three votes on or in relation to amendments at 2 p.m. (Senators should gather in the Senate Chamber at 10 a.m. in order to proceed as a body to the Joint Meeting of Congress.)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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