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Daily Digest - Friday, April 11, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Daily Digest

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Senate
Chamber Action
Routine Proceedings, pages S2401-S2408

Measures Introduced: One bill and two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 2256, and S. Res. 423-424.
Page S2406

Measures Reported:

Report to accompany S. 1352, to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. (S. Rept. No. 113-152)
S. Res. 410, expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, with amendments and with an amended preamble.
S. Res. 413, recognizing 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda, and affirming it is in the national interest of the United States to work in close coordination with international partners to help prevent and mitigate acts of genocide and mass atrocities.
Page S2406

Measures Passed:

Financial Literacy Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 423, designating April 2014 as ``Financial Literacy Month''.
Page S2408

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.
Page S2408

Signing Authority--Agreement : A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that during the adjournment or recess of the Senate from Friday, April 11, 2014 through Monday, April 28, 2014, Senators Levin, Rockefeller, Reed, and Gillibrand be authorized to sign duly enrolled bills or joint resolutions.
Page S2408

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 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
Page S2408

Friedland and Weil Nominations--Agreement: A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that all post-cloture time be considered expired and that at 5:30 p.m., on Monday, April 28, 2014, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nomination of Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; provided further, that following disposition of the nomination of Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, and that if cloture is invoked, all post-cloture time be yielded back, and Senate vote on confirmation of the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor; that no further motions be in order to the nominations.
Page S2408

O'Regan Nomination--Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that on Monday, April 28, 2014, following disposition of the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Katherine M. O'Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; that there be two minutes for debate, equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees, prior to each vote; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, of confirmation of the nominations; that no further motions be in order to the nomination.
Page S2408

Lipman Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Sheryl H. Lipman, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.
Page S2402

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A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Page S2402

Bastian Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Stanley Allen Bastian, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington.
Page S2402
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Sheryl H. Lipman, of Tennessee, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee.
Page S2402

Shah Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Manish S. Shah, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
Page S2402
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Stanley Allen Bastian, of Washington, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Washington.
Page S2402

Crabtree Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Daniel D. Crabtree, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas.
Pages S2402-03
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Manish S. Shah, of Illinois, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
Pages S2402-03

Bashant Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Cynthia Ann Bashant, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.
Page S2403
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Daniel D. Crabtree, of Kansas, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas.
Page S2403

Levy Nomination--Cloture: Senate began consideration of the nomination of Jon David Levy, of Maine, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maine.
Page S2403
A motion was entered to close further debate on the nomination, and, in accordance with the provisions of rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the nomination of Cynthia Ann Bashant, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of California.
Page S2403

Nominations Confirmed: Senate confirmed the following nominations:
Routine lists in the Foreign Service.
Pages S2407-08

Nomination Received: Senate received the following nomination:
Sylvia Mathews Burwell, of West Virginia, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Messages from the House:
Page S2405

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Pages S2405-06

Additional Cosponsors:
Page S2406

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S2406-07

Additional Statements:
Page S2405

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S2407

Adjournment: Senate convened at 4 p.m. and adjourned, under the provisions of S. Con. Res. 35, at 4:14 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S2408.)
Committee Meetings
(Committees not listed did not meet)
No committee meetings were held.

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House of Representatives
Chamber Action
The House was not in session today. The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 35.
Committee Meetings
No hearings were held.
Joint Meetings
No joint committee meetings were held.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR MONDAY,

APRIL 28, 2014

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)

Senate


No meetings/hearings scheduled.

House


No hearings are scheduled.

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Next Meeting of the SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, April 28
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5:30 p.m.), Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.
At 5:30 p.m., there will be up to four roll call votes on confirmation of the nomination of Michelle T. Friedland, of California, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, confirmation of the nomination of David Weil, of Massachusetts, to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor, and confirmation of the nomination of Katherine M. O'Regan, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Next Meeting of the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2 p.m., Monday, April 28
House Chamber

Program for Monday: The House is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 28, 2014 pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 35.



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