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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, January 2, 2013



Passed H.R.4606, a bill to authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes.

Discharged the HELP committee, referred to the Finance committee and discharged the Finance committee of H.R.6655, Protect Our Kids Act of 2012 by voice vote.

Passed S.3716, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.

Adopted S.Res.630, Congratulating the Navy and the current and former officers and crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) on completion of the 26th and final deployment of the vessel.


Discharged the HELP committee and confirmed PN 1404 Erica Groshen to be Commissioner of Labor Statistics by voice vote.

Discharged the Foreign Relations Committee and confirmed the following:

PN 1928 Deborah Ann McCarthy, of Florida, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania

PN 1951 Robert F. Godec, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya