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June 25, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Monday, June 24, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4987-S5102

Measures Introduced:
Two bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1214-1215, and S. Res. 183-185.
Page S5017 

Measures Passed:
World Refugee Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 184, recognizing refugee women and girls on World Refugee Day.
Page S5098
Authorizing Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 185, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of R. Wayne Patterson v. United States Senate, et al.
Page S5098 

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 and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S4988-S5013 
Pending: Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, to strengthen border security and enforcement.
Page S4988 
Boxer/Landrieu Amendment No. 1240, to require training for National Guard and Coast Guard officers and agents in training programs on border protection, immigration law enforcement, and how to address vulnerable populations, such as children and victims of crime.
Page S4988 
Cruz Amendment No. 1320, to replace title I of the bill with specific border security requirements, which shall be met before the Secretary of Homeland Security may process applications for registered immigrant status or blue card status and to avoid Department of Homeland Security budget reductions.
Page S4988 
Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based immigrant visa applicants.
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Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183), to change the enactment date.
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Reid Amendment No. 1552 (to the language proposed to be stricken by the reported committee substitute amendment to the bill), to change the enactment date.
Page S4988
Reid Amendment No. 1553 (to Amendment No. 1552), of a perfecting nature.
Page S4988 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Page S4988 
A motion was entered to close further debate on the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, a vote on cloture will occur upon disposition of the committee-reported substitute amendment.
Page S4988 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 67 yeas to 27 nays (Vote No. 160), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above).
Pages S5012-13 
Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 1554, to change the enactment date, fell when cloture was invoked on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above).
Page S4988 
Reid Amendment No. 1555 (to the instructions of the motion to recommit), of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 1554 (listed above) fell.
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Reid Amendment No. 1556 (to Amendment No. 1555), of a perfecting nature, fell when Reid Amendment No. 1555 (to the instructions of the motion to recommit) (listed above) fell.
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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013; that the filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute and the bill be at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013; and that D626all time during adjournment, recess, morning business, and Executive Session count post-cloture on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183.
Page S5098 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations:

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Loretta Cheryl Sutliff, of Nevada, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a term expiring January 31, 2018. Terrell McSweeny, of the District of Columbia, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of seven years from September 26, 2010. Denise Campbell Bauer, of California, to be Ambassador to Belgium. Morrell John Berry, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to Australia. James Walter Brewster, Jr., of Illinois, to be Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Reuben Earl Brigety II, of Florida, to be Representative of the United States of America to the African Union, with the rank and status of Ambassador. Daniel A. Clune, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic. David Hale, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon. Michael A. Hammer, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chile. Terence Patrick McCulley, of Washington, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire. Brian A. Nichols, of Rhode Island, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Peru. David D. Pearce, of Virginia, to be Ambassador to Greece. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, of Louisiana, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs). Ann Miller Ravel, of California, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2017. Lee E. Goodman, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Election Commission for a term expiring April 30, 2015. Jon T. Rymer, of Tennessee, to be Inspector General, Department of Defense. 2 Army nominations in the rank of general. 1 Navy nomination in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Army, Foreign Service, and Navy.
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Executive Communications:
Pages S5016-17 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S5017 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5017-19 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5019-28 

Additional Statements:
Pages S5015-16 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5028-98 

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
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Authorities for Committees to Meet:
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Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--160)
Pages S5012-13

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 12 p.m. and adjourned at 7:44 p.m., until 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5101.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25
Senate Chamber

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. The filing deadline for first-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute amendment and to the bill is at 12 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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