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June 7, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, June 6, 2013

Senate resumed consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018


Routine Proceedings, pages S3969-S3995

Measures Introduced:
Fifteen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1097-1111, and S.J. Res. 16.
Pages S3986-87

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform.
Page S3969
A motion was entered to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill, and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of June 6, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
Page S3969
Subsequently, the motion to proceed was withdrawn.
Page S3969
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Friday, June 7, 2013.
Page S3990

Farm Bill--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018, taking action on the following amendment proposed thereto:
Pages S3971-76
Pending: Stabenow (for Leahy) Amendment No. 998, to establish a pilot program for gigabit Internet projects in rural areas.
Page S3971
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 75 yeas to 22 nays (Vote No. 141), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the bill.
Page S3976
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 5 p.m., on Monday, June 10, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill.
Page S3990

Student Loans : By 40 yeas to 57 nays (Vote No. 142), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 1003, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reset interest rates for new student loans.
Pages S3976-77

Student Loan Affordability Act:
By 51 yeas to 46 nays (Vote No. 143), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, not having voted in the affirmative, Senate rejected the motion to close further debate on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 953, to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for undergraduate Federal Direct Stafford Loans, to modify required distribution rules for pension plans, to limit earnings stripping by expatriated entities, to provide for modifications related to the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
Pages S3977-78

Appointments:
Commission on Long-Term Care: The Chair, on behalf of the Republican Leader, pursuant to Public Law 112-240, appointed the following individual as a member of the Commission on Long-Term Care: Christopher S. Jacobs, of Washington, DC, vice Bruce D. Greenstein.
Page S3993

Farm Bill and Immigration Reform--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that following any Leader remarks on Friday, June 7, 2013, Senate continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform; that the time until 1:30 p.m. be divided as follows: Senator Sessions, or designee, controlling three hours, and the Majority Leader, or designee, controlling the remaining time; that following any D530Leader remarks on Monday, June 10, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744; that the time until 5 p.m. be divided as follows: Senator Sessions, or designee, controlling two hours, and Senator Leahy, or designee, controlling the remaining time; that at 5 p.m., Senate resume consideration of S. 954, to reauthorize agricultural programs through 2018, with the time until 5:30 p.m. equally divided between the two Leaders, or their designees; that at 5:30 p.m., all post-cloture time be considered expired and Senate vote on or in relation to the Leahy amendment, with no amendments in order to the amendment prior to the vote; and upon disposition of the Leahy amendment, Senate vote on passage of S. 954, as amended; that upon disposition of S. 954, Senate resume consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744, with Senator Sessions, or designee, controlling one hour of debate on Monday, June 10, 2013 evening; that following any Leader remarks on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Senate continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744, with the time until 12:30 p.m. equally divided between the proponents and opponents; with Senator Sessions, or designee, controlling up to one hour of that time; that at 2:15 p.m., on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744; and that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed, the time until 4 p.m., be equally divided between the proponents and opponents; and at 4 p.m., Senate vote on the adoption of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744.
Page S3990

Alejandro and Schmehl Nominations--Agreement:
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nominations of Nitza I. Quinones Alejandro, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Jeffrey L. Schmehl, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; that there be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form; that following 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 to the nominations.
Page S3993

Nominations Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nominations:

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Rachel Elise Barkow, of New York, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2017. Charles R. Breyer, of California, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2015. William H. Pryor, Jr., of Alabama, to be a Member of the United States Sentencing Commission for a term expiring October 31, 2017. 3 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 4 Army nominations in the rank of general. 12 Marine Corps nominations in the rank of general. 24 Navy nominations in the rank of admiral. Routine lists in the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy.
Pages S3993-95 

Messages from the House:
Page S3985

Measures Referred:
Page S3985

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S3985-86

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S3987-88

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S3988-89

Additional Statements:
Pages S3982-85

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S3989-90

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S3990

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S3990

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--143)
Pages S3976, S3977, S3978

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 12:42 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S3993.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Friday, June 7
Senate Chamber

Program for Friday:
Senate will continue consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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