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On Friday, January 3, the Senate convened at 11:45am.

Pursuant to the Twentieth Amendment of the United States Constitution, at 12:00 noon today, the Senate convened the 2nd session of the 113th Congress.

 The Senate stands adjourned until 2:00pm on Monday, January 6, 2014.

 Under the previous order, following any Leader remarks on Monday, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.1845, the Unemployment Insurance Extension Act with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.

At 3:00pm, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to resume consideration of Executive Calendar #452, the nomination of Janet Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System with the time until 5:30pm equally divided and controlled in the usual form prior to a vote on confirmation of the Yellen nomination.

At 5:30pm, there will be 2 roll call votes:

–          Confirmation of the Yellen nomination and

                                                                                       –          Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.1845, the Unemployment Extension Act.

5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Janet Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

5:31pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of the nomination of Janet Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors o

f the Federal Reserve System;

Confirmed: 56-26

The cloture vote on the motion to proceed to S.1845, Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, will occur at 10:00am tomorrow, Tuesday, January 7. There will be no further roll call votes tonight.

WRAP UP

Roll Call Vote

1)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar #452, the nomination of Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Confirmed: 56-25

Legislative items

Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.2109, to eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.

Additional Executive items

Jointly referred the nomination of Rhea Sun Suh, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife to the committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Jointly referred the nomination of Arun MadhaAn Kumar, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service to

the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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Last Floor Action:1/3
12:04:05 P.M. – The Speaker announced
that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 7(c) of H. Res. 438.

The next
meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 7, 2014.

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