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                                                  Friday, March 22, 2013

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                              Daily Digest


HIGHLIGHTS

      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 8, Budget Resolution, as amended.
      Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 11, Adjournment Resolution.


                                 Senate

Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2235-S2437
Measures Introduced: Fifteen bills and four resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 651-665, S. Res. 90-91, and S. Con. Res. 10-11.
  Page S2328
Measures Reported:
  Special Report entitled ``Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence 
Covering the Period January 5, 2011 to January 3, 2013''. (S. Rept. No. 113-
7)
  Special Report entitled ``Legislative Activities Report of the Committee 
on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Twelfth Congress''. (S. Rept. No. 113-8) 
                                                                  Page S2328
Measures Passed:
  Budget Resolution: By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 92), Senate agreed to 
S. Con. Res. 8, setting forth the congressional budget for the United States 
Government for fiscal year 2014, revising the appropriate budgetary levels 
for fiscal year 2013, and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for 
fiscal years 2015 through 2023, after taking action on the following motions 
and amendments proposed thereto:
  Pages S2235-S2319
Adopted:
  Reid (for Mikulski) Amendment No. 431, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to require equal pay policies and practices.
Page S2252
  By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 52), Reid (for Murray) Amendment 
No. 439, to amend the deficit-neutral reserve fund for tax relief to provide 
tax relief for low and middle income families.
Pages S2253-54
  By 56 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 54), Reid (for Shaheen/Stabenow) Amendment 
No. 438, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect women's 
access to health care, including primary and preventative health care, 
family planning and birth control, and employer-provided contraceptive 
coverage, such as was provided under the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).
                                                              Pages S2254-55
  Udall (CO) Amendment No. 239, to provide additional suppression resources 
to the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior for the protection 
of communities, homes, water supplies, utility infrastructure, and natural 
resources from catastrophic wildfires.
Page S2267
  By 68 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 57), Coburn Amendment No. 409, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to sunset the provision of Patient 
Protection and Affordable Care Act that increases payments to hospitals in a 
few States by reducing payments to the majority of States through the 
Medicare hospital wage index.
Pages S2269-70
  By 62 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 61), Hoeven Amendment No. 494, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to promote investment and job 
growth in United States manufacturing, oil and gas production, and refining 
sectors through the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Page S2272
  By 75 yeas to 24 nays (Vote No. 62), Enzi Amendment No. 656 (to Durbin 
Amendment No. 578), of a perfecting nature.
Pages S2272-78
  Durbin Amendment No. 578, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
ensure marketplace fairness by allowing States to enforce State and local 
use tax laws.
Pages S2272-78
  Collins Amendment No. 144, to establish a defecit-neutral reserve fund to 
restore a sensible definition of full-time employee for purposes of the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Pages S2278-79
  Begich Amendment No. 341, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the labeling of genetically engineered fish.
Page S2279
  Merkley Amendment No. 398, to increase investment in high-impact 
breakthrough clean energy technologies through the Advanced Research 
Projects Agency--Energy of the Department of Energy.
Pages S2279-80
  Hagan Amendment No. 278, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for 
the families of United States servicemembers and veterans.
Page S2282
   By 68 yeas to 31 nays (Note No. 65), Isakson/Shaheen Amendment No. 138, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to establishing a 
biennial budget and appropriations process.
Pages S2282-83

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  By 80 yeas to 19 nays (Vote No. 66), Murray (for Warner) Amendment No. 
693, to repeal or reduce the estate tax, but only if done in a fiscally 
responsible way.
Pages S2284, S2285-86
  Murray (for Sanders) Amendment No. 198, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to protect the benefits of disabled veterans and their 
survivors, which may not include a chained CPI.
Pages S2283, S2286-87
  Murray (for Reed) Amendment No. 482, to provide funding for low-income 
weatherization and energy efficiency retrofit programs. 
                                                       Pages S2284, S2287-88
  Murray (for Landrieu/Chambliss) Amendment No. 314, to modify the deficit-
neutral reserve fund for America's servicemembers and veterans to include 
leases of major medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
                                                          Pages S2283, S2288
  Murray (for Cornyn) Amendment No. 247, to ensure that if the President 
fails to submit his budget by the deadline set in law the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget does not get paid until he submits a budget; 
and that any savings will reduce the deficit.
Pages S2284, S2288
  Murray (for Udall (NM)) Amendment No. 483, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to hardrock mineral royalty and fee reform. 
                                                              Pages S2288-89
  By a unanimous vote of 99 yeas (Vote No. 70), Murray (for Vitter/Brown) 
Amendment No. 689, to end ``Too Big To Fail'' Subsidies or Funding Advantage 
for Wall Street Mega-Banks (over $500 billion in total assets.) 
                                                          Pages S2284, S2289
  Murray (for Tester) Amendment No. 537, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund relating to authorizing children who are eligible to receive 
health care furnished under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs to retain such eligibility until age 26.
Pages S2284, S2289
  Murray (for Casey) Amendment No. 442, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund for State and local law enforcement.
Pages S2285, S2290
  Murray (for Cardin) Amendment No. 273, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to improve oral health care for children with Medicaid 
coverage.
Pages S2283, S2291
  Murray (for McCaskill) Amendment No. 366, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to support the transition of servicemembers to the civilian 
workforce by streamlining the process associated with Federal and State 
credentialing requirements.
Pages S2292, S2292-93
  Murray (for Brown/Blunt) Amendment No. 455, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to establish a national network for manufacturing innovation 
that leverages private and public sector investments for proven United 
States based manufacturing industries.
Pages S2292, S2293-96
  Murray (for Cardin) Amendment No. 706, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to ensure that any carbon emissions standards must be cost 
effective, based on the best available science, and benefit low-income and 
middle class families.
Pages S2296-97, S2298
  Murray (for Menendez) Amendment No. 705, to address the eligibility 
criteria for certain undocumented immigrant individuals with respect to 
certain health insurance plans.
Pages S2296, S2297, S2298-99
  Murray (for Merkley) Amendment No. 696, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to facilitate the criminal prosecutions of financial 
institutions operating in the United States, regardless of size. 
                                                   Pages S2296, S2297, S2299
  Murray (for Menendez/Lautenberg) Amendment No. 619, to establish a 
deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to helping homeowners and small 
businesses mitigate against flood loss.
Pages S2296, S2297, S2300
  Murray (for Johanns) Amendment No. 624, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to restore families' health care flexibility by repealing the 
$2,500 federal cap on flexible spending accounts and the requirement that 
individuals obtain a prescription from a physician before purchasing over-
the-counter drugs with their own flexible spending account or health savings 
account dollars in order to safeguard families' capacity to plan ahead for 
the rising cost of care, make their own health care decisions, and ensure 
children who have special needs can receive adequate care. 
                                                          Pages S2301, S2302
  Murray (for Burr/Casey) Amendment No. 232, to protect the American people 
and strengthen our national security by fully funding the Biomedical 
Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the BioShield 
Special Reserve Fund.
Pages S2301, S2302
  Murray (for Wicker) Amendment No. 538, to increase the vote threshold 
required to waive a budget point of order prohibiting unfunded mandates in 
excess of limit.
Pages S2301, S2302-03
  Murray (for Coburn) Amendment No. 412, to create a deficit-reduction 
reserve fund that addresses the nonprofit postal discount for State and 
national political committees.
Pages S2301, S2302, S2303
  Murray (for Graham) Amendment No. 329, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to broaden the effects of the sequester, including allowing 
Members of Congress to donate 20 percent of their salaries to charity or to 
the Department of the Treasury during sequestration. 
                                                   Pages S2303, S2304, S2305
  Murray (for Heller) Amendment No. 293, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to ensure that the Bureau of Land Management collaborates with 
States in efforts to promote sustainable sage-grouse populations and the 
conservation of sage-grouse habitat by developing and approving State plans 
that prevent the listing of the bird under the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 and preserve the way of life in, and economic health of, the impacted 
areas.
Pages S2303, S2304

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  Murray (for Boozman) Amendment No. 527, to establish a deficit-reduction 
reserve fund to protect private property rights by discouraging eminent 
domain abuse by State and local governments, while providing for continued 
economic development assistance eligibility where eminent domain is used for 
customary purposes, including to acquire property for public use, for public 
rights of way, to acquire abandoned property, or to remove immediate threats 
to public health and safety, and to provide that any savings will reduce the 
deficit.
Pages S2303, S2304
  Murray (for Portman) Amendment No. 153, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to promote exports.
Pages S2303, S2304-06
  By 94 yeas to 5 nays (Vote No. 80), Murray (for Ayotte) Amendment No. 136, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for the prohibition on funding 
of the Medium Extended Air Defense System.
Pages S2303, S2305, S2306-07
  Shaheen Amendment No. 149, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
increase the capacity of Federal agencies to ensure effective contract 
management and contract oversight.
Page S2308
  Blumenthal Amendment No. 577, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
for legislation to ensure operation of all contract air traffic control 
towers receiving funding through the contract tower program of the Federal 
Aviation Administration as of March 20, 2013, and that are located at 
airports still in service as of the date of the introduction of such 
legislation.
Page S2308
  Johnson (SD) Amendment No. 593, to establish a scorekeeping rule to ensure 
that increases in guarantee fees of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shall not be 
used to offset provisions that increase the deficit.
Page S2308
  Manchin/Rockefeller Amendment No. 316, to address prescription drug abuse 
in the United States.
Page S2308
  Wyden Amendment No. 394, to ensure that chronic illness is addressed as 
part of health care improvement.
Page S2308
  Baucus Amendment No. 267, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
support rural schools and districts.
Page S2308
  Hagan/Graham Amendment No. 269, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to strengthen the enforcement of provisions of free trade agreements 
that relate to textile and apparel articles.
Page S2308
  Franken/Fischer Amendment No. 353, to amend section 308 relating to 
broadband infrastructure investments in rural areas.
Page S2308
  Cardin Amendment No. 453, to provide for a deficit-neutral reserve fund on 
health care improvement.
Page S2308
  Udall (NM) Amendment No. 192, to modify the deficit-neutral reserve fund 
for America's servicemembers and veterans to increase access to health care 
for veterans in rural areas.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Franken/Grassley Amendment No. 479, to provide an additional use for the 
deficit-neutral reserve fund for higher education.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Baucus Amendment No. 581 (to Amendment No. 578), to exempt remote sales of 
business inputs.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Casey Amendment No. 265, to prohibit certain revisions of allocations for 
workforce investment measures that lack program integrity controls for the 
Job Corps program.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Sanders Amendment No. 594, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to the Older Americans Act of 1965, which may include congregate 
and home-delivered meals programs, or other assistance to low-income 
seniors.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Wyden/Portman Amendment No. 618, to provide for the enforcement of the 
trade remedy laws of the United States.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Levin Modified Amendment No. 430, to eliminate abuses of offshore tax used 
by large corporations.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Manchin Amendment No. 499, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
ensure that abundant domestic energy sources and technologies can meet 
present and future greenhouse gas emissions rules.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Toomey/Casey Amendment No. 434, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to increasing funding for the inland waterways system. 
                                                          Pages S2308, S2309
  Coats Amendment No. 195, to require fuller reporting on possible costs to 
taxpayers of any budget submitted by the President.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Hoeven Amendment No. 319, to provide additional resources to Criminal 
Investigations and Police Services of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 
                                                          Pages S2308, S2309
  Ayotte Amendment No. 161, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for 
achieving full auditability of the financial statements of the Department of 
Defense by 2017.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Kirk Amendment No. 671, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to sanctions with respect to Iran.
Pages S2308, S2309
  Murkowski Amendment No. 672, to permit a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
provide assistance for fishery disasters declared during 2012. 
                                                          Pages S2308, S2309
  Rubio Amendment No. 623, to express the sense of the Senate on 
underutilized facilities of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration and their potential use.
Pages S2308, S2310
  Alexander Amendment No. 348, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
to prevent restrictions to public access to fishing downstream of dams owned 
by the Corps of Engineers.
Pages S2308, S2310
  Boozman/Moran Amendment No. 389, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to address the disproportionate regulatory burdens on community banks. 
                                                          Pages S2308, S2310

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  Heller Amendment No. 477, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
authorize the provision of per diem payments for the provision of services 
to dependents of homeless veterans under laws administered by the Secretary 
of Veterans Affairs.
                                                          Pages S2308, S2310
  Hoeven Amendment No. 217, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to 
support programs related to the programs related to the nuclear missions of 
the Department of Defense and the National Nuclear Security Administration. 
                                                          Pages S2308, S2310
  Enzi/Wyden Amendment No. 489, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
to phase-in any changes to the individual or corporate tax systems. 
                                                          Pages S2308, S2310
  Hoeven Amendment No. 655, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund 
relating to increases in aid for tribal education programs, including the 
Tribally Controlled Postsecondary Career and Technical Institutions Program 
administered by the Department of Education.
Pages S2308, S2311
  Murray (for Barrasso) Amendment 184, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to expedite exports from the United States through reform of 
the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 in such a manner that 
greenhouse gas emissions produced outside the United States by any good 
exported from the United States are not subject to the requirements of that 
Act.
Pages S2311, S2314
  Murray (for Lee) Amendment No. 521, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund relating to supporting the reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of 
Taxes program at levels roughly equivalent to property tax revenues lost due 
to the presence of Federal land.
Pages S2311, S2313, S2316-17
  By 62 yeas to 37 nays (Vote No. 89), Murray (for Coburn) Amendment No. 
709, to eliminate program duplication, fragmentation, and overlap within the 
15 ``financial literacy'' programs under 13 departments and agencies 
identified by 2012 report of the Government Accountability Office, entitled 
``Opportunities to Reduce Duplication, Overlap and Fragmentation, Achieve 
Savings, and Enhance Revenue''.
Pages S2311, S2317-18
  By 51 yeas to 48 nays (Vote No. 90), Murray (for Portman) Amendment No. 
154, to require the Congressional Budget Office to include macroeconomic 
feedback scoring of tax legislation.
Pages S2311, S2313, S2318
  Murray (for Leahy) Amendment No. 710, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to ensure that the United States will not negotiate or support 
treaties that violate Americans' Second Amendment rights under the 
Constitution of the United States.
Pages S2311, S2313, S2318
  Murray (for Durbin) Amendment No. 525, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to increase funding for the National Institutes Health. 
                                                                  Page S2318
  By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 91), Murray (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 
139, to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from 
entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. 
                                                   Pages S2311, S2313, S2319
Rejected:
  By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 50), Reid (for Ayotte/Thune) Amendment No. 
158, to prohibit the consideration of a budget resolution that includes 
revenue increases while the civilian unemployment rate is above 5.5 percent, 
the administration's prediction for the unemployment rate without the 
stimulus.
Pages S2352-53
  By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 51), Reid (for Cruz) Amendment No. 202, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to provide for the repeal of the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education 
Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to encourage patient-centered reforms to 
improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs, promoting economic 
growth.
Page S2353
  By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 53), Reid (for Crapo) Amendment No. 222, 
to establish a deficit neutral reserve fund to repeal the tax increases 
enacted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that were 
imposed on low- and middle-income Americans.
Page S2254
  By 44 yeas to 55 nays (Vote No. 55), Fischer Amendment No. 630, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to protect women's access to health 
care, including primary and preventive care, in a manner consistent with 
protecting rights of conscience.
Page S2268
  By 49 yeas to 50 nays (Vote No. 56), Menendez Amendment No. 651, to call 
for a comprehensive approach for wage index reform.
Pages S2268-69
  By 41 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 58), Whitehouse Amendment No. 646, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all 
revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people. 
                                                                  Page S2270
  By 33 yeas to 66 nays (Vote No. 60), Boxer Amendment No. 622, to establish 
a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to protecting the interests of the 
United States in making a decision relating to the Keystone XL pipeline. 
                                                              Pages S2271-72
  By 39 yeas to 60 nays (Vote No. 63), Alexander Amendment No. 515, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund related to the education of low-
income children, which may include allowing funding under the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act of 1965 to follow children from low-income families 
to the school the children attend.
Pages S2280-81
  By 46 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 67), Murray (for Thune) Amendment No. 307, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to permanently eliminate the 
Federal estate tax.
Pages S2283, S2286
  By 18 yeas to 81 nays (Vote No. 69), Murray (for Paul) Amendment No. 263, 
in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S2283, S2388

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  By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 71), Murray (for Toomey) Amendment No. 
535, to repeal the tax increase on catastrophic medical expenses created by 
Obamacare.
Pages S2285, S2289-90
  By 46 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 72), Murray (for Coats) Amendment No. 514, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to enable prompt action relating 
to the Presidential exemption for the rule of the Environmental Protection 
Agency commonly known as the Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for affected 
electric utility steam generating units that need additional time to install 
the major emissions control equipment, construct replacement generation, or 
implement other mitigation measures in order to ensure the reliability of 
the grid.
Pages S2283, S2385, S2290-91
  By 46 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 73), Murray (for Lee) Amendment No. 373, 
to provide a point of order against budgets spending more on net interest 
payments on the debt than on national defense, and to ensure the United 
States government funds its military at higher levels than the militaries of 
foreign holders of its debt.
Pages S2285, S2291-92
  By 46 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 74), Murray (for Johnson) (WI) Amendment 
No. 213, to force Congress to ensure the solvency of the Social Security and 
Medicare programs.
Pages S2292, S2293
  By 43 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 75), Murray (for Scott/Graham) Amendment 
No. 597, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to the 
prohibition of taxpayer dollars and resources being used to automatically 
deduct union dues from the pay of Federal employees.
Pages S2292, S2296
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 76), Murray (for Inhofe) Amendment No. 
359, to reduce spending and decrease the risk of drastic energy price 
increases by prohibiting further greenhouse gas regulations for the purposes 
of addressing climate change.
Pages S2296, S2297, S2298
  By 43 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 77), Murray (for Sessions) Amendment No. 
614, to establish a deficit-reduction reserve fund to achieve savings by 
prohibiting illegal immigrants or illegal immigrants granted legal status 
from qualifying for federally subsidized health care. 
                                                   Pages S2296, S2297, S2299
  Murray (for Roberts) Amendment No. 187, to prohibit the use of funds for 
promotional or marketing materials promoting the Patient Protection and 
Affordable Care Act or its benefits.
Pages S2296, S2297, S2300
  By 43 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 78), Murray (for Portman) Amendment No. 
152, to provide reconciliation instructions to reduce the deficit by 
$63,860,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2014 through 2023. 
                                                Pages S2296, S2297, S2300-01
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote 79), Murray (for Shelby) Amendment No. 340, to 
establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund for legislation that requires 
financial regulators to conduct rigorous cost-benefit analyses on all 
proposed rules.
Pages S2301, S2302, S2303
  By 47 yeas to 52 nays (Vote No. 81), Crapo Amendment No. 318, to amend the 
reconciliation instruction to include instructions to the Committee on 
Finance to achieve the Budget's stated goal of $275 billion in mandatory 
health care savings.
Pages S2307-08
  By 26 yeas to 72 nays (Vote No. 82), Murray (for Paul) Amendment No. 382, 
to provide funding to the Department of Transportation for interstate bridge 
infrastructure projects and to reduce the Federal deficit by decreasing the 
amounts available for foreign assistance and loan guarantee programs 
administered by the Department of Energy.
Pages S2311-12, S2314
  By 44 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 83), Murray (for Vitter) Amendment No. 
526, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to ensure election 
integrity by requiring a valid government-issued photographic ID for voting 
in federal elections.
Pages S2311-12, S2314-15
  By 46 yeas to 53 nays (Vote No. 84), Murray (for Vitter) Amendment No. 
338, to end the mobile phone welfare program.
Pages S2311-12, S2315
  By 25 yeas to 74 nays (Vote No. 85), Murray (for Cruz) Amendment No. 471, 
to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to reduce foreign assistance to 
Egypt and increase funding for an east coast missile defense shield. 
                                                    Pages S2311-12, S2315-16
  By 38 yeas to 61 nays (Vote No. 86), Murray (for Cruz) Amendment No. 702, 
to create a point of order against any legislation that would provide 
taxpayer funds to the United Nations while any member nation forces citizens 
or residents of that nation to undergo involuntary abortions. 
                                                       Pages S2311-12, S2316
  By 43 yeas to 56 nays (Vote No. 88), Murray (for Coburn) Amendment No. 
416, to establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund to eliminate non-defense 
related spending by the Department of Defense.
Pages S2311, S2313, S2317
Withdrawn:
  Murray (for Menendez) Amendment No. 606, to establish a deficit-neutral 
reserve fund to provide funding for the purposes of embassy or diplomatic 
security.
Pages S2288
  Murray (for Corker) Amendment No. 295, to end a scoring gimmick that 
allows changes in mandatory program spending that do not save money to 
offset increased spending.
Pages S2301, S2302
  Murray (for Flake) Amendment No. 225, to prohibit earmarks. 
                                                   Pages S2303, S2304, S2305
  Murray (for Coburn) Amendment No. 414, to create a deficit-neutral reserve 
fund to eliminate tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks for the PGA 
tour, the NFL, NASCAR, Hollywood, fish tackle box manufacturers, and Eskimo 
whaling captains.
Pages S2311, S2313, S2317

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  During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following 
action:
  By 53 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 59), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the 
motion to waive pursuant to Section 904(c) of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, with respect to Blunt/Thune Amendment No. 261, to create a point of 
order against legislation that would create a Federal tax or fee on carbon 
emissions. Subsequently, the Chair sustained a point of order against the 
amendment as being in violation of Section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, and the amendment thus fell.
Pages S2370-71
  By 48 yeas to 51 nays (Vote No. 64), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the 
motion to waive all applicable sections of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, with respect to Rubio Amendment No. 292, to express the sense of the 
Senate to enact the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. 
Subsequently, the Chair sustained a point of order against the amendment as 
being in violation of Section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, and the amendment thus fell.
Pages S2381-82
  By 45 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 68), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the 
motion to waive pursuant to Section 904 (c) of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, with respect to Murray (for Burr) Amendment No. 697, to create a 
point of order against legislation that would raise taxes on veterans. 
Subsequently, the Chair sustained a point of order against the amendment as 
being in violation of Section 305(b)(2) of the Congressional Budget Act of 
1974, and the amendment thus fell.
Page S2387
  By 50 yeas to 49 nays (Vote No. 87), three-fifths of those Senators duly 
chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the 
motion to waive pursuant to Section 904(c) of the Congressional Budget Act 
of 1974, with respect to Lee/Vitter Amendment No. 673, to create a point of 
order against legislation that would further restrict the right of law-
abiding Americans to own firearms. Subsequently, the Chair sustained a point 
of order against the amendment as being in violation of Section 305(b)(2) of 
the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and the amendment thus fell. 
                                                Pages S2311, S2312-13, S2316
  Wrestling in the Summer Olympic Games: Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 37, 
expressing the sense of the Senate in disapproving the proposal of the 
International Olympic Committee Executive Board to eliminate wrestling from 
the Summer Olympic Games beginning in 2020, and the resolution was then 
agreed to.
  Page S2435
  Adjournment Resolution: Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 11, providing for a 
conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the 
House of Representatives.
  Page 2435
Authority for Committees--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was 
reached providing that, notwithstanding the Senate's recess, committees be 
authorized to report legislative and executive matters on Friday, April 5, 
2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
  Page S2435
Signing Authority--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached 
providing that during the adjournment or recess of the Senate, Senators 
Reed, Levin and Rockefeller be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or 
joint resolutions.
  Page S2435
Authorizing Leadership to Make Appointments--Agreement: A unanimous-consent 
agreement was reached providing that, notwithstanding the upcoming recess or 
adjournment of the Senate, the President of the Senate, the President Pro 
Tempore, and the Majority and Minority Leaders be authorized to make 
appointments to commissions, committees, boards, conferences, or 
interparliamentary conferences authorized by law, by concurrent action of 
the two Houses, or by order of the Senate.
  Pages S2435-36
Pro Formas--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing 
that when the Senate completes its business, it adjourn, and convene for pro 
forma sessions only with no business conducted on the following dates and 
times and that following each pro forma session, Senate adjourn until the 
next pro forma session: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, March 
29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.; and Friday, 
April 5, 2013 at 3 p.m.; and that the Senate adjourn on Friday, April 5, 
2013 until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, unless the Senate receives a 
message from the House that it has adopted S. Con. Res. 11, adjournment 
resolution, and that if the Senate receives such a message, Senate adjourn 
until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013.
  Page S2436
Shwartz Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was 
reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, April 8, 2013, Senate begin 
consideration of the nomination of Patty Shwartz, of New Jersey, to be 
United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit; that there be 30 minutes 
for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding 
back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on 
confirmation of the nomination; that no further motions be in order. 
                                                                  Page S2434
Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
  Ketanji Brown Jackson, of Maryland, to be United States District Judge for 
the District of Columbia.
  Raymond P. Moore, of Colorado, to be United States District Judge for the 
District of Colorado.
  Troy L. Nunley, of California, to be United States District Judge for the 
Eastern District of California.

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  2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general.
  7 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general.
  1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral.
  Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps. 
                                                       Pages S2434-35, S2436
Nominations Received: Senate received the following nominations:
  32 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral.
Pages S2436-37
Nomination Withdrawn: Senate received notification of withdrawal of the 
following nomination:
  Caitlin Joan Halligan, of New York, to be United States Circuit Judge for 
the District of Columbia Circuit, which was sent to the Senate on January 4, 
2013.
Page S2437
Messages from the House:
  Page S2326
Measures Placed on the Calendar:
  Page S2326
Executive Communications:
  Pages S2326-27
Petitions and Memorials:
  Page S2327
Executive Reports of Committees:
  Page S2328
Additional Cosponsors:
  Pages S2328-34
Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
  Pages S2334-69
Additional Statements:
  Pages S2325-26
Amendments Submitted:
  Page S2339
Privileges of the Floor:
  Page S2339
Text of H.R. 933 as Previously Passed:
  Pages S2370-S2434
Record Votes: Forty-three record votes were taken today. (Total--92) 
  Pages S2353, S2254, S2255, S2268, S2269, S2269-70, S2270, S2271, S2271-72, 
    S2272, S2278, S2280-81, S2281-82, S2282-83, S2286, S2287, S2288, S2289, 
S2290, S2291, S2292, S2293, S2296, S2298, S2299, S2301, S2303, S2307, S2307-
            08, S2314, S2315, S2315-16, S2316, S2317, S2317-18, S2318, S2319
Adjournment: Senate convened at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 22, 2013 and 
adjourned at 5:22 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, until 4:30 p.m. on 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (For Senate's program, See the remarks of the 
Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2436.)



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Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
BUSINESS MEETING
Committee on the Judiciary: Committee ordered favorably reported the 
nomination of Jane Kelly, of Iowa, to be United States Circuit Judge for the 
Eighth Circuit.
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                        House of Representatives

Chamber Action
  The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 10 
a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 in pro forma session.



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Committee Meetings
  No hearings were held.
Joint Meetings
  No joint committee meetings were held.


                                  House

  No hearings are scheduled.



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Daily Digest/Next Meeting of the SENATE + Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES + Other End Matter



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                       Next Meeting of the SENATE
                     4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 

                               
                             Senate Chamber
Program for Tuesday: Senate will meet in a pro forma session.
  (Unless the Senate has received a message from the House of 
Representatives that the House has adopted S. Con. Res. 11, Adjournment 
Resolution. And if the Senate has received such a message, the Senate 
stand adjourned until 2 p.m., on Monday, April 8, 2013.)

              Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                       10 a.m., Monday, March 25 

                               
                             House Chamber
Program for Monday: To be announced. 



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