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June 18, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, June 17, 2013

Senate passed S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:


Routine Proceedings, pages S4497-S4534

Measures Introduced:
One bill and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1171, and S. Res. 172.
Page S4521

Measures Reported:

S. 394, to prohibit and deter the theft of metal, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4521

Measures Passed:
HIV Organ Policy Equity Act: Senate passed S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S4533-34
King (for Grassley) Amendment No. 1315, of a perfecting nature.
Page S4534

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4518-20
Pending: Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4519
Thune Amendment No. 1197, to require the completion of the 350 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing described in section 102(b)(1)(A) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted and to required the completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be adjusted to permanent resident status.
Page S4519
Landrieu Amendment No. 1222, to apply the amendments made by the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 retroactively to all individuals adopted by a citizen of the United States in an international adoption and to repeal the pre-adoption parental visitation requirement for automatic citizenship and to amend section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act relating to automatic citizenship for children born outside of the United States who have a United States citizen parent.
Page S4519
Tester Amendment No. 1198, to modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials.
Page S4519
Vitter Amendment No. 1228, to prohibit the temporary grant of legal status to, or adjustment to citizenship status of, any individual who is unlawfully present in the United States until the Secretary of Homeland Security certifies that the US-VISIT System (a biometric border check-in and check-out system first required by Congress in 1996) has been fully implemented at every land, sea, and air port of entry and Congress passes a joint resolution, under fast track procedures, stating that such integrated entry and exit data system has been sufficiently implemented.
Page S4519
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that when the Senate continues consideration of the bill on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the time until 12:30 p.m. and the time from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. be equally divided, between the two Leaders, or their designees, for debate on the pending amendments; that at 3 p.m., Senate vote on or in relation to the amendments listed in the following order: Thune Amendment No. 1197 (listed above); Landrieu Amendment No. 1222 (listed above); Vitter Amendment No. 1228 (listed above); Tester Amendment No. 1198 (listed above); that there be no second-degree amendments in order prior to the votes; that all the amendments be subject to a 60 affirmative vote threshold; that there be two minutes equally divided in between the votes; and all after the first vote be ten minute votes.
Page S4518
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
Page S4534

Appointment:
Health Information Technology Policy Committee: The Chair, on behalf of the Majority Leader, pursuant to Public Law 111-5, appointed the following individual to the Health Information Technology Policy Committee: Dr. Aury Nagy of Nevada, vice Dr. Frank Nemec of Nevada.
Page S4534

Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States:

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Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13219 of June 26, 2001, with respect to the Western Balkans; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-13)
Page S4521

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S4511-15
By a unanimous vote of 89 yeas (Vote No. EX. 150), Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico.
Pages S4511-16

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Liliana Ayalde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil. James Costos, of California, to be Ambassador to Spain. John B. Emerson, of California, to be Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. John Rufus Gifford, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Denmark. Kenneth Francis Hackett, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Holy See. Patricia Marie Haslach, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4521-23

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4523-24

Additional Statements:
Page S4520

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4524-33

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S4533

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S4533

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--150)
Page S4516

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 2 p.m. and adjourned at 7:15 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4534.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Tuesday, June 18

Program for Tuesday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond one hour), Senate will continue consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, with votes on or in relation to Thune Amendment No. 1197; Landrieu Amendment No. 1222; Vitter Amendment No. 1228; and Tester Amendment No. 1198 at 3 p.m. (Senate will recess from 12:30 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. for their respective party conferences.)

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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