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June 12, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4069-S4350

Measures Introduced:
Fourteen bills were introduced, as follows: S. 1128-1141.
Pages S4212-13 

Measures Considered:
Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate began consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4071-86, S4086-93, S4093-S4206 
Pending: Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate international participation in the performing arts.
Pages S4195-97 
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.
Pages S4197-S4206 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 82 yeas to 15 nays (Vote No. 146), 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 motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S4086 
By 84 yeas to 15 nays (Vote No. 147), Senate agreed to the motion to proceed to consideration of the bill.
Page S4093 
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Page S4349 

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission: The Chair announced, on behalf of the Republican Leader, after consultation with the Ranking Member of the Committee on Armed Services, pursuant to the provisions of Public Law 112-239, the appointment of the following individuals to be members of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission: The Honorable Stephen E. Buyer, of Indiana, and Edmund P. Giambastiani, Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret), of Florida.
Page S4349 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Stephen Woolman Preston, of the District of Columbia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Jason Furman, of New York, to be a Member and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Daniel Brooks Baer, of Colorado, to be U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, with the rank of Amassador. Keith Michael Harper, of Maryland, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the UN Human Rights Council. Michael G. Carroll, of New York, to be Inspector General, United States Agency for International Development. James Cole, Jr., of New York, to be General Counsel, Department of Education. Catherine Elizabeth Lhamon, of California, to be Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education.
Page S4350 

Executive Communications:
Pages S4210-12 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Page S4212 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4213-14 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4214-16 

Additional Statements:
Pages S4209-10 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4216-31 

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S4232 

Privileges of the Floor:
Page S4232 

Text of S. 954 as Previously Passed:
Pages S4232-S4349 

Record Votes:
Two record votes were taken today. (Total--147)
Page S4086, S4093 

Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 6:39 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the D546remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4349.)

Next Meeting:
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 12
Senate Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
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.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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