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May 16, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Senate passed S. 601, Water Resources Development Act, as amended. By 83 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 124), Senate passed 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 taking action on amendments.


Routine Proceedings, pages S3437-S3535

Measures Introduced:
Twelve bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 955-966, and S. Res. 142.
Pages S3531-32

Measures Passed:
Water Resources Development Act: By 83 yeas to 14 nays (Vote No. 124), Senate passed 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 taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S3444-96
Adopted: Boozman Amendment No. 822, to authorize the Secretary to participate in the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass program.
Page S3445
By 60 yeas to 36 nays (Vote No. 123), Merkley/Brown Amendment No. 866, to require the use of American iron, steel, and manufactured goods for innovative financing pilot projects.
Pages S3445-46
Hoeven Modified Amendment No. 909, to restrict charges for certain surplus water.
Pages S3444, S3447
Rejected: By 43 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 121), Coburn Amendment No. 815, to stop Federal subsidies for ongoing beach renourishment from being extended to 65 years.
Pages S3444-45
By 35 yeas to 61 nays (Vote No. 122), Coburn Amendment No. 816, to remove restrictions on projects the Infrastructure Deauthorization Commission may consider.
Pages S3444, S3445
Pursuant to the order of May 14, 2013, the motion to invoke cloture on the bill was withdrawn.
Page S3447
National MPS Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 142, designating May 15, 2013, as ``National MPS Awareness Day''.
Page S3535

Measures Considered:
Farm Bill--Agreement: Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018.
Pages S3519-25
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Monday, May 20, 2013, at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, after consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S3523

Moniz Nomination--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 11 a.m., on Thursday, May 16, 2013, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, under the order of May 9, 2013.
Page S3535

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: By 56 yeas to 41 nays (Vote No. EX. 125), William H. Orrick III, of the District of Columbia, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.
Pages S3508-19, S3535
By 91 yeas to 7 nays (Vote No. EX. 126), Marilyn B. Tavenner, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Pages S3508-19, S3535

Messages from the House:
Page S3530

Measures Referred:
Page S3530

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S3530

Executive Communications:
Pages S3530-31

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3532-33

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3533-34

Additional Statements:
Pages S3529-30

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3534D447

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3534

Text of S. 601 as Previously Passed:
Pages S3454-96

Record Votes:
Six record votes were taken today. (Total--126)
Pages S3444-45, S3445, S3446, S3454, S3519

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 6:39 p.m., until 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3535.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
11 a.m., Thursday, May 16

Program for Thursday:
Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy, with a vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 2 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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