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February 1, 2007 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — SENATE S1543

deemed expired, the time for the two EXTENSION OF CERTAIN AUTHORI- The bill (H.R. 434), as amended, was
leaders be reserved for their use later TIES OF THE SMALL BUSINESS read the third time and passed.
in the day; there be a period of morn- ADMINISTRATION—Continued Mr. REID. Mr. President, I appreciate
ing business until 4 p.m., with Senators Mr. REID. Mr. President, we have the Republican leader bringing this to
permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes been in touch with Senator KERRY’s of- my attention. I personally will work on
each; and that during morning busi- fice today—in fact, just this minute— this tomorrow.
ness, Senator BYRD be recognized to and he does say there is some confusion
speak for up to 60 minutes; that at 4 f
in this regard. He has spoken to Sen-
p.m. the Senate resume consideration ator SNOWE. Because of this confusion ADJOURNMENT UNTIL MONDAY,
of the motion to proceed to Calendar at this time, I have no alternative but FEBRUARY 5, 2007, AT 2 P.M.
No. 19, S. 470, the Iraq legislation. to seek adoption of the unanimous con-
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without sent request regarding the small busi- Mr. REID. Mr. President, if there is
objection, it is so ordered. ness matter that I enunciated some no further business to come before the
time ago. Senate today, I ask unanimous consent
Mr. REID. Mr. President, we are
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without the Senate stand adjourned under the
waiting to hear word on a small busi-
objection, it is so ordered. previous order.
ness matter.
The amendment (No. 229) was agreed There being no objection, the Senate,
In the meantime, I notice that the to as, follows: at 7:43 p.m. adjourned until Monday,
Senate overwhelmingly passed H.R. 2, AMENDMENT NO. 229 February 5, 2007, at 2 p.m.
the minimum wage legislation. I con- (Purpose: In the nature of a substitute)
gratulate the floor managers for their Strike all after the enacting clause and in- f
excellent work. I congratulate the Re- sert the following:
publican leader for working with us to SECTION 1. ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY EXTEN- CONFIRMATIONS
get this important piece of legislation SION OF AUTHORIZATION OF PRO- Executive nominations confirmed by
passed. GRAMS UNDER THE SMALL BUSI-
NESS ACT AND THE SMALL BUSI- the Senate Thursday, February 1, 2007:
NESS INVESTMENT ACT OF 1958. UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE
f (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 1 of the Act enti- COMMISSION
tled ‘‘An Act to extend temporarily certain IRVING A. WILLIAMSON, OF NEW YORK, TO BE A MEM-
authorities of the Small Business Adminis- BER OF THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE
PROGRAM
tration’’, approved October 10, 2006 (Public COMMISSION FOR THE TERM EXPIRING JUNE 16, 2014.
DEAN A. PINKERT, OF VIRGINIA, TO BE A MEMBER OF
Mr. REID. On Monday, the Senate Law 109–316; 120 Stat. 1742), is amended by THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMIS-
will conduct a rollcall vote on the mo- striking ‘‘February 2, 2007’’ each place it ap- SION FOR THE TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 16, 2015.
pears and inserting ‘‘July 31, 2007’’.
tion to invoke cloture on the motion to (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendment SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
proceed to S. 470 at 5:30, and that will made by subsection (a) shall take effect on MICHAEL J. ASTRUE, OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO BE COM-
be the first vote of the day. February 2, 2007. MISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY FOR A TERM EXPIRING
JANUARY 19, 2013.
I suggest the absence of a quorum. The amendment (No. 230) was agreed THE ABOVE NOMINATIONS WERE APPROVED SUBJECT
TO THE NOMINEES’ COMMITMENT TO RESPOND TO RE-
The PRESIDING OFFICER. The to, as follows: QUESTS TO APPEAR AND TESTIFY BEFORE ANY DULY
clerk will call the roll. Amend the title to read as follows: ‘‘An CONSTITUTED COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE.

The assistant legislative clerk pro- Act to provide for an additional temporary THE JUDICIARY
extension of programs under the Small Busi-
ceeded to call the roll. ness Act and the Small Business Investment
LAWRENCE JOSEPH O’NEILL, OF CALIFORNIA, TO BE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE FOR THE EASTERN
Mr. REID. Mr. President, I ask unan- Act of 1958 through July 31, 2007, and for DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA.
imous consent that the order for the other purposes’’. VALERIE L. BAKER, OF CALIFORNIA, TO BE UNITED
STATES DISTRICT JUDGE FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT
quorum call be rescinded. The amendments were ordered to be OF CALIFORNIA.
GREGORY KENT FRIZZELL, OF OKLAHOMA, TO BE
The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without engrossed and the bill to be read a UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE FOR THE NORTHERN
objection, it is so ordered. third time. DISTRICT OF OKLAHOMA.
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