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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mr. Brian Schatz, from the State of Hawaii, called the Senate to order at 9:30 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Schatz led the Senate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

The Journal

Pursuant to the order of Tuesday, February 4, 2014, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of Tuesday, February 4, 2014, the morning hour being deemed expired, and the times for the recognition of the two leaders being reserved.

Transaction of Morning Business

Pursuant to the order of Tuesday, February 4, 2014, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Thursday, February 6)

S. 1845 (Sen. Reed): To provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Second cloture on the bill not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 43. Record Vote Number: 24
-- Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which second cloture was not invoked on the bill (Record Vote No. 24) made in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2714 (Sen. Reed): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
-- Cloture on amendment SA 2714 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 58 - 40. Record Vote Number: 23
-- Motion by Senator Reid to reconsider the vote by which cloture was not invoked on amendment SA 2714 (Record Vote No. 23) made in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2715 (Sen. Reid): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2716 (Sen. Reid): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2717 (Sen. Reid): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
S.Amdt. 2718 (Sen. Reid): Of a perfecting nature.
-- Amendment pending in Senate.
S. 1963 (Sen. Pryor): To repeal section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
-- Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
-- Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the measure presented in Senate.
S.Res. 270 (Sen. Kirk): A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of World Polio Day and commending the international community and others for their efforts to prevent and eradicate polio.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 289 (Sen. Begich): A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that ambush marketing adversely affects the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams.
-- Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discharged by Unanimous Consent.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2729 (Sen. Rockefeller): To amend the resolving clause.
-- Amendment SA 2729 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Rockefeller.
-- Amendment SA 2729 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2730 (Sen. Rockefeller): To amend the preamble.
-- Amendment SA 2730 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Rockefeller.
-- Amendment SA 2730 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2731 (Sen. Rockefeller): To amend the title.
-- Amendment SA 2731 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Rockefeller.
-- Amendment SA 2731 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 333 (Sen. Toomey): A resolution strongly recommending that the United States renegotiate the return of the Iraqi Jewish Archive to Iraq .
-- Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.
S.Res. 352 (Sen. Klobuchar): A resolution commemorating the success of Team USA in the past 22 Olympic Winter Games and supporting Team USA in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games.
-- Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Executive Business (Thursday, February 6)

PN1295 : Max Sieben Baucus, of Montana, to be Ambassador to the People's Republic of China
-- By unanimous consent agreement, vote today.
-- Considered by Senate.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 0. Record Vote Number: 25

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Harry Reid, at 6:49 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 2 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2014.