October 31, 2013 05:00 PM

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, October 31, 2013


1)      Motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Executive Calendar #209, the nomination of Melvin L. Watt, of North Carolina, to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency; Not invoked: 56-42

2)      Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #327, Patricia Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit; Not invoked: 55-38-3 (present)


Requested a conference with the House on H.R.3080, Water Resources Reform and Development Act and authorized the chair to appoint conferees on the part of the Senate with a ratio of 5-3.

H.R.2094, To amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).

Discharged the Veterans' Affairs committee and passed H.R.3302, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center".

Adopted S.Res.282,a resolution commemorating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Adopted S.Res.283, to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.


Confirmed Executive Calendar #357 Marcel J. Lettre II, of Maryland, to be a Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.