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ON THE SENATE FLOOR

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mr. Richard J. Durbin, from the State of Illinois, called the Senate to order at 10 a.m., the Chaplain offered a prayer, and Mr. Durbin 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 yesterday, the Journal of the proceedings of the Senate was deemed approved to date.

Certain Procedures Dispensed With

Pursuant to the order of yesterday, 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 yesterday, the Senate proceeded to a period for the transaction of morning business.

Legislative Business (Tuesday, February 11)

S. 1068 (Sen. Begich): To reauthorize and amend the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002, and for other purposes.
-- Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
-- The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
-- Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
S.Amdt. 2740 (Sen. Begich): To treat certain officers in the commissioned officer corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as employees of the Administration for purposes of vacant positions of employment open only to current employees of the Administration .
-- Amendment SA 2740 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Begich.
-- Amendment SA 2740 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
S. 1963 (Sen. Pryor): To repeal section 403 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.
-- Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

Executive Business (Tuesday, February 11)

PN1096 : Richard Stengel, of New York, to be Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote today.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 8. Record Vote Number: 27
PN1097 : Sarah Sewall, of Massachusetts, to be an Under Secretary of State (Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights)
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote today.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 97 - 1. Record Vote Number: 28
PN1100 : Charles Hammerman Rivkin, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs)
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote today.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 92 - 6. Record Vote Number: 29
PN1248 : Sloan D. Gibson, of the District of Columbia, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
-- By unanimous consent agreement, debate and vote today.
-- Confirmed by the Senate by Voice Vote.

Adjournment

By unanimous consent, on the request of Mr. Harry Reid, at 6:45 p.m., the Senate adjourned, under its order of today, until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.