Concurred in the House amendments to S.252, Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act' or the "PREEMIE Reauthorization Act"; National Pediatric Research Network; and Care for NIH chimpanzees.
Adopted S.Res.295, expressing support for the designation of October 20, 2013, as the "National Day on Writing".
Adopted S.Res.296, designating the week beginning on October 13, 2013, as "National Wildlife Refuge Week".
Adopted S.Res.297, congratulating the Minnesota Lynx women's basketball team on winning the 2013 Women's National Basketball Association Championship.
Adopted S.Res.292, Expressing support for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines and the surrounding region.
Discharged the Foreign Relations Committee and adopted S.Res.284, calling on the Government of Iran to immediately release Saeed Abedini and all other individuals detained on account of their religious beliefs.
Confirmed all nominations on the Secretary's desk in the Coast Guard and the following items:
DEFENSE NUCLEAR FACILITIES SAFETY BOARD
Executive Calendar #389 Kenneth L. Mossman - to be a Member of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board for a term expiring October 18, 2016
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Executive Calendar #392 Michael D. Lumpkin - to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Executive Calendar #405 Gregory B. Starr - to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Diplomatic Security)
Executive Calendar #411 James Walter Brewster, Jr. - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Dominican Republic
Executive Calendar #421 Philip S. Goldberg - to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines