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Day June 12, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.168, Designating June 2013 as “National Aphasia Awareness Month” and supporting efforts to increase awareness of aphasia. Adopted S.Res.169, Designating the month of June 2013 as “National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month”.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS


No votes tonight

We have been unable to reach an agreement to vote on amendments tonight. However, we’ll resume consideration of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill tomorrow and hopefully be in a position to consider amendments. As a result, there will be no roll call votes tonight.


Objections to proceeding to votes at 4 or 4:30pm today

Senator Reid asked unanimous consent that at 4:30pm today the Senate proceed to a series of 5 roll call votes in relation to the amendments listed below. That no second degree amendments be in order and that each amendment be subject to 60-vote thresholds.   –          Grassley #1195 (border security); –          Thune #1197 (permanent resident…


Objections to Budget Conference

This afternoon and for the 13th time since March 23rd when Senate passed a budget resolution, Senator Kaine asked unanimous consent the Senate proceed to the consideration of Calendar #33, H.Con.Res.25; the amendment at the desk, which is the text of S.Con.Res.8, the budget resolution passed by the Senate, be inserted in lieu thereof; and…


Reid Remarks on Border Security

“Our goal now is to pass the strongest legislation possible with as many votes as possible while staying true to our principles.” “Illegal border crossings are down 80 percent – no small accomplishment… But we can do more. We must ensure those who come to America seeking a better life do so in compliance with…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Senate will convene at 9:30am on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.744, the Border Security,…