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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, May 16, 2013


1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar # 91, the nomination of Ernest J. Moniz, of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of Energy; Confirmed: 97-0


Passed S.982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam.

Adopted S.Res.145, a resolution Promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2013 to bring attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations such as American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians, Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.

Adopted S.Res.146, designating the week of May 12 through May 18, 2013 as "National Police Week."

Adopted S.Res.147, recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.

Adopted S.Res.148, designating May 18, 2013, as "National Kids to Parks Day".

Adopted S.Con.Res.16, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass.