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June 26, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Senate confirmed to nomination of Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce.


Routine Proceedings, pages S5103-S5201

Measures Introduced:
Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1216-1222, and S. Res. 186.
Page S5149

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 144, concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts supporting long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. Res. 151, urging the Government of Afghanistan to ensure transparent and credible presidential and provincial elections in April 2014 by adhering to internationally accepted democratic standards, establishing a transparent electoral process, and ensuring security for voters and candidates, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.

S. Res. 165, calling for the release from prison of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko in light of the recent European Court of Human Rights ruling, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.

S. Res. 166, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and commending its successor, the African Union.

S. Res. 167, reaffirming the strong support of the United States for the peaceful resolution of territorial, sovereignty, and jurisdictional disputes in the Asia-Pacific maritime domains.
Page S5148

Measures Passed:
Congratulating the Miami Heat: Senate agreed to S. Res. 186, congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the 2013 National Basketball Association Finals.
Page S5201

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 and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S5112-19, S5122-44
Pending: Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, to strengthen border security and enforcement.
Page S5112
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 S5112
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 S5112
Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based immigrant visa applicants.
Page S5112
Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183), to change the enactment date.
Page S5112
Reid Amendment No. 1552 (to the language proposed to be stricken by the reported committee substitute amendment to the bill), to change the enactment date.
Page S5112
Reid Amendment No. 1553 (to Amendment No. 1552), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5112
Vitter Point of Order pursuant to Section 201(a) of S. Con. Res. 21, FY08 Congressional Budget Resolution that the bill violates the Senate Pay-Go rule and increases the deficit.
Page S5128

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Leahy Motion to waive pursuant to section 904 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the waiver provisions of applicable budget resolutions, and section 4(g)(3) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, with respect to the bill and amendments.
Pages S5128-29
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, all post-cloture time on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above) be considered expired; that Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183) (listed above) be withdrawn; that if a budget point of order is raised against Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, during its consideration, and the applicable motion to waive is made, that at 11:30 a.m., Senate vote on the motion to waive the budget point of order; that if the point of order is waived, Senate vote on Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183; that upon the disposition of Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, Senate vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment; that if cloture is invoked, it be considered as if cloture had been invoked at 1 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013; and, that the Majority Leader be recognized following the cloture vote, if cloture is invoked.
Page S5128
A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, that the time until 11:30 a.m., be equally divided and controlled between the two Managers, or their designees; and that the filing deadline for second-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute amendment and to the bill be 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Page S5201

Nomination Confirmed:
Senate confirmed the following nomination: By 97 yeas to 1 nay (Vote No. EX. 161), Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce.
Pages S5119-22, S5201

Executive Communications:
Pages S5147-48

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S5148-49

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages S5149-50

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5150-51

Additional Statements:
Pages S5145-47

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5151-S5201

Authorities for Committees to Meet:
Page S5201

Record Votes:
One record vote was taken today. (Total--161)
Page S5122

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 7:03 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5201.)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26

Program for Wednesday:
Senate will continue consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, with votes on or in relation to Leahy Motion to waive, Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, and the motion to invoke cloture on the committee-reported substitute amendment at approximately 11:30 a.m. The filing deadline for second-degree amendments to the committee-reported substitute amendment and to the bill is at 10:30 a.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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