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June 27, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5203-S5313

Measures Introduced:
Fourteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1223-1236, and S. Res. 187-189.
Page S5264 

Measures Passed:
Ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Senate agreed to 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, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S5302-04 
Organization of African Unity 50th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 166, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and commending its successor, the African Union.
Page S5304 
Congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks: Senate agreed to S. Res. 187, congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup.
Pages S5304-05 
Lincoln Highway Centennial: Senate agreed to S. Res. 188, recognizing June 30, 2013, as the centennial of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, which originally spanned 3,389 miles through 13 states, including the great State of Nebraska.
Page S5305 
Relative to the Death of Former Senator William Dodd Hathaway: Senate agreed to S. Res. 189, relative to the death of the Honorable William Dodd Hathaway, former United States Senator for the State of Maine.
Page S5305 

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 S5205-58 
Adopted: By 69 yeas to 29 nays (Vote No. 163), Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, to strengthen border security and enforcement.
Page S5215 
Withdrawn: Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183), to change the enactment date.
Pages S5205, S5215 
Pending: 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 S5205 
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 S5205 
Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based immigrant visa applicants.
Page S5205 
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 S5205 
Reid Amendment No. 1553 (to Amendment No. 1552), of a perfecting nature.
Page S5205 
During consideration of this measure today, Senate also took the following action: By 68 yeas to 30 nays (Vote No. 162), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to waive section 4(g)(3) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, and all applicable sections of that Act and other budget related Acts and applicable budget resolutions, with respect to the bill and amendments. Subsequently, the point of order that the bill was in violation of section 4(g)(3) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, was not sustained, and thus the point of order fell.
Page S5215 
By 67 yeas to 31 nays (Vote No. 164), three-fifths of those Senators duly chosen and sworn, having D640voted in the affirmative, Senate agreed to the motion to close further debate on the committee-reported substitute amendment to the bill.
Page S5216 

[Page: D640]  GPO's PDF

A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that on Thursday, June 27, 2013, upon disposition of the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation, all post-cloture time be considered expired with respect to the committee-reported substitute amendment; that the pending amendments to the underlying bill be withdrawn; that the Majority Leader then be recognized for the purpose of raising points of order against the remaining pending amendments to the substitute amendment; that after the amendments fall, Senate vote on adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment; that upon disposition of the committee-reported substitute amendment, Senate vote on t he motion to invoke cloture on the bill, as amended; and that if cloture is invoked, it be considered as if cloture has been invoked at 7:00 a.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Page S5258 
A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing for further consideration of the bill at approximately 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 26, 2013, and the time until 11:30 a.m. be equally divided and controlled between the two Managers, or their designees, with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each.
Page S5305 

Foxx Nomination--Agrreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that notwithstanding Rule XXII, at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, June 27, 2013, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation, that there be two 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 nomination; and that no further motions be in order.
Page S5258 

Nominations Received:
Senate received the following nominations: Pedro A. Delgado Hernandez, of Puerto Rico, to be United States District Judge for the District of Puerto Rico. Bruce Howe Hendricks, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. Alison Renee Lee, of South Carolina, to be United States District Judge for the District of South Carolina. 2 Air Force nominations in the rank of general. 1 Army nomination in the rank of general. A routine list in the Air Force.
Page S5313 

Messages From the House:
Page S5261 

Measures Referred:
Page S5261 

Measures Placed on the Calendar:
Page S5261 

Executive Communications:
Page S5261 

Petitions and Memorials:
Pages S5261-63 

Executive Reports of Committees:
Pages S5263-64 

Additional Cosponsors:
Page S5264 

Statements on Introduced Bills/Resolutions:
Pages S5266-75 

Additional Statements:
Pages S5261-66 

Amendments Submitted:
Pages S5275-S5302 

Record Votes:
Three record votes were taken today. (Total--164)
Pages S5215-16 

Adjournment:
Senate convened at 9:30 a.m. and adjourned, as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late William Dodd Hathaway, former United States Senator for the State of Maine, in accordance with S. Res. 189, at 8:35 p.m., until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013. (For Senate's program, see the remarks of the Majority Leader in today's Record on page S5306)




Next Meeting:
SENATE
9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 27
Senate Chamber

Program for Thursday:
Senate will continue consideration of S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. At 11:30 a.m., Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation, and vote on confirmation of the nomination. Following the vote on confirmation of the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, Senate will vote on adoption of the committee-reported substitute amendment to S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, and then vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the bill.

Source: Daily Digest; Full Senate Record

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