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June 19, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4535-S4621

Measures Introduced:
Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1172-1182, S.J. Res. 18-19, and S. Res. 173-174.
Page S4585

Measures Passed:
World Press Freedom Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 143, recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2013.
Page S4619
National Child Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 173, designating September 2013 as ``National Child Awareness Month'' to promote awareness of charities benefiting children and youth-serving organizations throughout the United States and recognizing efforts made by those charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as critical contributions to the future of the United States.
Page S4620
American Eagle Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 174, designating June 20, 2013, as ``American Eagle Day'', and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
Page S4620

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 S4546-54, S4554-74
Adopted: 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. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the requirement of a 60 affirmative vote threshold, be vitiated.)
Pages S4546, S4558
By a unanimous vote of 94 yeas (Vote No. 153), Tester Amendment No. 1198, to modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having achieved 60 affirmative votes, be agreed to.)
Pages S4546, S4559
Rejected: By 39 yeas to 54 nays (Vote No. 151), 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 require the completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be adjusted to permanent resident status. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment was not agreed to.)
Pages S4546, S4548-54, S4558
By 36 yeas to 58 nays (Vote No. 152), 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. (A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the amendment, having failed to achieve 60 affirmative votes, the amendment was not agreed to.)
Pages S4546, S4558-59D591
Pending:

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Leahy/Hatch Amendment No. 1183, to encourage and facilitate international participation in the performing arts.
Page S4546
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that the following amendments be in order to be called up and that they not be subject to modification or division, with the exception of the technical modifications to the Merkley and Paul amendments contained in this agreement: Manchin Amendment No. 1268; Pryor Amendment No. 1298; Merkley Modified Amendment No. 1237; Boxer Amendment No. 1240; Reed Amendment No. 1224; Cornyn Amendment No. 1251; Lee Amendment No. 1208; Paul Modified Amendment No. 1200; Heller Amendment No. 1227; and Cruz Amendment No. 1320; that no second-degree amendments be in order to any of these amendments prior to votes on or in relation to the amendments.
Page S4571
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013.
Page S4620

Messages from the House:
Page S4583

Measures Referred:
Page S4583

Executive Communications:
Pages S4583-85

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S4585-87

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S4587-91

Additional Statements:
Pages S4582-83

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S4591-S4619

Notices of Hearings/Meetings:
Page S4619

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S4619

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--153)
Pages S4558-59

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:42 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Acting Majority Leader in today's Record on page S4620.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 19

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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