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June 21, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, June 20, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4727-S4847

Measures Introduced:
Twenty-one bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1193-1213, and S. Res. 178-180.
Pages S4792-93

Measures Reported:

S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. (S. Rept. No. 113-44)

S. 162, to reauthorize and improve the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4792

Measures Passed:
Majority Party Membership on Certain Committees: Senate agreed to S. Res. 179, to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
Page S4846
Minority Party Appointments: Senate agreed to S. Res. 180, making minority party appointments for the 113th Congress.
Page S4846

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 S4730-86

Rejected: Cornyn Amendment No. 1251, Requiring Enforcement, Security and safety while Upgrading Lawful Trade and travel Simultaneously (RESULTS). (By 54 yeas to 43 nays (Vote No. 159), Senate tabled the amendment.)
Pages S4730-37

Pending: Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4730
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 S4730
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 S4730
Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based immigrant visa applicants.
Page S4730
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: Chair sustained a point of order against Vitter Amendment No. 1507 (to Amendment No. 1183), to ensure that aliens convicted of crimes of violence against women and children are ineligible for registered provisional immigrant status, as being improperly drafted to Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183 (listed above), and the amendment thus fell.
Page S4755
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 21, 2013, and that Senator Reid be recognized.
Page S4846

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 13617 of June 25, 2012, with respect to the disposition of Russian highly enriched uranium; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (PM-14)
Pages S4790-91

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: James Donato, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California.

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Beth Labson Freeman, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Northern District of California. Jennifer Prescod May-Parker, of North Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina. 1 Air Force nomination in the rank of general. 3 Army nominations in the rank of general. 4 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, and Navy.
Pages S4846-47

Messages from the House:
Page S4791

Executive Communications:
Pages S4791-92

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4793-95

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4795-97

Additional Statements:
Pages S4789-90

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4797-S4845

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Pages S4845-46

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--159)
Page S4737

Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned at 10:32 p.m., until 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4846.)

Next Meeting:
10:30 a.m., Friday, June 21

Program for Friday:
Senate will continue consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and Senator Reid will be recognized.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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