Daily Digest/Senate
(Daily Digest - September 17, 2013)

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[Daily Digest]
[Pages D867-D868]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                                        Tuesday, September 17, 2013

[[Page D867]]

                              Daily Digest

                                 Senate


Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S6477-S6545
Measures Introduced: Ten bills and ten resolutions were introduced, as 
follows: S. 1505-1514, and S. Res. 227-236.
  Pages S6518-19
Measures Reported:
  S. 131, to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the 
reproductive assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs 
to severely wounded, ill, or injured veterans and their spouses, with 
an amendment in the nature of a substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-106)
  S. 851, to amend title 38, United States Code, to extend to all 
veterans with a serious service-connected injury eligibility to 
participate in the family caregiver services program. (S. Rept. No. 
113-107)
  S. 1072, to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration advances 
the safety of small airplanes and the continued development of the 
general aviation industry, with an amendment in the nature of a 
substitute. (S. Rept. No. 113-108)
  S. Res. 228, authorizing the reporting of committee funding 
resolutions for the period October 1, 2013, through February 28, 2015.
  S. Res. 229, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
  S. Res. 230, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on 
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
  S. Res. 231, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and 
Natural Resources.
  S. Res. 232, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Armed 
Services.
  S. Res. 233, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans' 
Affairs.
  S. Res. 234, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Homeland 
Security and Governmental Affairs.
  S. Res. 235, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Small 
Business and Entrepreneurship for October 1, 2013, through September 
30, 2014, and October 1, 2014, through February 28, 2015.
  S. Res. 236, authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Environment 
and Public Works.
Page S6517
Measures Considered:
Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement: Senate 
resumed consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in 
residential buildings and industry, taking action on the following 
amendment proposed thereto:
  Pages S6489-6509


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  On page D867, September 17, 2013, in the second column, the 
following language appears: Energy Savings and Industrial 
Competitiveness Act--Agreement: Senate resumed consideration of S. 
1392, to promote energy savings in residential buildings and 
industry, taking action on the following amendment proposed 
thereto: Pages S6489, S6509
  
  The Record has been corrected to read: Energy Savings and 
Industrial Competitiveness Act--Agreement: Senate resumed 
consideration of S. 1392, to promote energy savings in residential 
buildings and industry, taking action on the following amendment 
proposed thereto: Pages S6489-S6509


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Pending:
  Wyden (for Merkley) Amendment No. 1858, to provide for a study and 
report on standby usage power standards implemented by States and other 
industrialized nations.
Page S6489
  A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further 
consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, 
September 18, 2013.
Page S6544
       Appointments:
     Public Interest Declassification Board: The Chair, on behalf 
     of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 106-567, 
     appointed the following individual to serve as a member of 
     the Public Interest Declassification Board: Kenneth L. 
     Wainstein of Virginia.
       Page S6544
     Message from the President: Senate received the following 
     message from the President of the United States:
  Transmitting, pursuant to law, The Agreement Between the United 
States and the Slovak Republic on Social Security, consisting of a 
principal agreement and an administrative agreement; which was referred 
to the Committee on Finance. (PM-19)
Page S6515
     Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following 
     nominations:
  Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, of the District of Columbia, to be a 
Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of 
fifteen years.
Pages S6486, S6545


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  On page D867, September 17, 2013, in the second column, the 
following language appears: Patricia E. Campbell-Smith, of the 
District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of 
Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. Page S6486
  
  The Record has been corrected to read: Patricia E. Campbell-
Smith, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United 
States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years. Pages 
S6486, S6545


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  By 64 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. EX. 202), Elaine D. Kaplan, of the 
District of Columbia, to be a Judge of the United States Court of 
Federal Claims for a term of fifteen years.
Pages S6486-87, S6545


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  On page D867, September 17, 2013, in the second column, the 
following language appears: By 64 yeas to 35 nays (Vote No. EX. 
202), Elaine D. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, to be a Judge 
of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a term of fifteen 
years. Pages S6486-87
  
  The Record has been corrected to read: By 64 yeas to 35 nays 
(Vote No. EX. 202), Elaine D. Kaplan, of the District of Columbia, 
to be a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims for a 
term of fifteen years. Pages S6486-87, S6545


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  Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr., of Louisiana, to be United States Attorney 
for the Eastern District of Louisiana for the term of four years.

[[Page D868]]


  Jon T. Rymer, of Tennessee, to be Inspector General, Department of 
Defense.
  Steve A. Linick, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of 
State.
Page S6544, S6545


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  On page D868, September 17, 2013, in the first column, the 
following language appears: Jon T. Rymer, of Tennessee, to be 
Inspector General, Department of Defense. Steve A. Linick, of 
Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of State. Page S6544
  
  The Record has been corrected to read: Jon T. Rymer, of 
Tennessee, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense. Steve 
A. Linick, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of 
State. Pages S6544-45


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     Nominations Received: Senate received the following 
     nominations:
  David J. Arroyo, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term 
expiring January 31, 2016.
  Cynthia H. Akuetteh, of the District of Columbian, to be Ambassador 
to the Gabonese Republic, and to serve concurrently and without 
additional compensation as Ambassador to the Republic of the Democratic 
Republic of San Tome and Principe.
  Eric T. Schultz, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of 
Zambia.
  Camilla C. Feibelman, of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a 
term expiring April 15, 2017.
  1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general.
  3 Army nominations in the rank of general.
  Routine lists in the Air Force and Army.
Page S6545
     Measures Read the First Time:30Executive 
     Communications:30Executive 
     Reports of Committees:30Additional 
     Cosponsors:30Statements 
     on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:30Additional 
     Statements:30Amendments 
     Submitted:30Notices of 
     Hearings/Meetings:30Authorities 
     for Committees to Meet:
     s of the Floor:30Record 
     Votes: One record vote was taken today. (Total--202)
     nt: Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:41 p.m., 
     unturnmeil 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. (For 
     Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority 
     Leader in today's Record on page S6544.)