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June 14, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, June 13, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4435-S4496

Measures Introduced:
Fifteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1156-1170, S.J. Res. 17, and S. Res. 170-171.
Page S4481

Measures Reported:
Report to accompany S. Res. 64, authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. (S. Rept. No. 113-41)

S. 579, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly. (S. Rept. No. 113-42)

S. 793, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States. (S. Rept. No. 113-43)
Pages S4480-81

Measures Passed:
Free Elections in Iran: Committee on Foreign Relations was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 154, calling for free and fair elections in Iran, after agreeing to the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4494-95
Reid (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1279, in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4494
Reid (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1280, to amend the preamble.
Page S4494
Reid (for Hoeven) Amendment No. 1281, to amend the title.
Pages S4494-95
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 171, designating June 15, 2013, as ``World Elder Abuse Awareness Day''.
Pages S4495-96

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4435-43, S4450-60, S4460-72 
Rejected: Grassley/Blunt Amendment No. 1195, to prohibit the granting of registered provisional immigrant status until the Secretary has maintained effective control of the borders for 6 months. (By 57 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 148), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4437-38 
Pending: Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4435 
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.
Pages S4440-41
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.
Pages S4441-43 
Tester Amendment No. 1198, to modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials.
Page S4450 
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.
Pages S4450-60 

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A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Monday, June 17, 2013, following the vote on confirmation of the nomination of Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico, Senate resume consideration of the bill.
Page S4496 

Message from the President:
Senate received the following message from the President of the United States: Transmitting, pursuant to law, a report on the continuation of the national emergency that was originally declared in Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006, with respect to Belarus; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-12)
Page S4477 

Restrepo and Gonzales Nominations--Agreement : A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at 5:00 p.m., on Monday, June 17, 2013, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico; that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; that upon the use or yielding back of time, Senate vote, without intervening action or debate, on confirmation of the nominations in the order listed; and that no further motions be in order.
Page S4494 

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations: Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S4444-50 
By a unanimous vote of 100 yeas (Vote No. EX. 149), Jeffrey L. Schmehl, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Pages S4444-50

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Mark Thomas Nethery, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring October 6, 2018. Charles P. Rose, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation for a term expiring May 26, 2019. John Gerson Levi, of Illinois, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation for a term expiring July 13, 2014. Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador, and the Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations. Samantha Power, of Massachusetts, to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations during her tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations. Stephanie Sanders Sullivan, of New York, to be Ambassador to the Republic of the Congo. Joseph Y. Yun, of Oregon, to be Ambassador to Malaysia.
Page S4496

Nomination Withdrawn:
Senate received notification of withdrawal of the following nomination: Avril D. Haines, of New York, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State, which was sent to the Senate on April 18, 2013.
Page S4496

Messages from the House:
Pages S4477-78

Measures Referred:
Page S4478

Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S4478-80

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S4481

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4481-82

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4483-84

Additional Statements:
Pages S4476-77

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4484-93

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S4493

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S4493-94 

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--149)
Pages S4438, S4450 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 7:03 p.m., until 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4496.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
2 p.m., Monday, June 17
Senate Chamber

Program for Monday:
After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5:00 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nominations of Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico, with votes on confirmation of the nominations at approximately 5:30 p.m. Following the vote on confirmation of the nomination of Kenneth John Gonzales, of New Mexico, to be United States District Judge for the District of New Mexico, Senate will resume consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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