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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Sunday, December 30, 2012


1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #909, William Joseph Baer, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Attorney General; Confirmed: 64-26

2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #518, Carol J. Galante, of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Confirmed: 69-24


Discharged the Judiciary committee and passed S.3250, SAFER Act of 2012 with a Cornyn-Leahy-Grassley substitute amendment.

Passed S.3715, a bill to extend the limited antitrust exemption contained in the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.

Discharged the Energy Committee and Passed the following:

S.2015, Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act

S.3563, A bill to amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project.

Passed the following Energy bills:

H.R.3263 Lake Thunderbird

H.R. 3641 Pinnacles National Park

H.R. 4073 Pikes Peak

S. 264 Natchez Trace conveyance, with committee amendment

S. 2015 Powell Shooting Range

S. 3563 Pilot Project Renaming

S. 1047 Leadville Mine Drainage

S. 1421 Peace Corps Memorial

S. 1478 Minuteman Missile NHP

S. 499 Bonneville Unit

S. 970 White Clay Creek WSR

S. 140 Sleeping Bear Dunes

S. 114 San Antonio Missions, with committee substitute and floor amdt. to committee substitute

Passed S.970, White Clay Creek by voice vote.

Began the Rule 14 process of H.R.459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2012. (Republican request)