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Day June 13, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for June 13, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTES 1)      Motion to table the Grassley amendment #1195 (border security) to S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act; Tabled: 57-43 2)      Confirmation of Executive Calendar ##49, Jeffrey L. Schmehl, of Pennsylvania to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Confirmed: 100-0   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Foreign Relations committee…

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Senator Burr objects to vote on student loan bill (S.953)

Senator Warren asked unanimous consent that at a time to be determined the Senate proceed to vote on passage of S.953, the Student Loan Affordability Act. Senator Burr objected. Senator Burr then asked consent to take up and pass a bill, which is what he describes as the President’s proposal. Senator Warren objected.

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Senate will recess 2:30-3:30 today

The Senate will recess from 2:30 until 3:30pm today in order to accommodate an Intelligence briefing on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act matters.

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Schmehl nomination confirmed 100-0, Vitter intends to make point of order against bill next week

The Schmehl nomination was confirmed 100-0. There will be no further roll call votes this week.   The Senate has resumed consideration of S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill.   The following amendments are pending to S.744:   –          Leahy #1183 (international performing arts)   –          Thune #1197 (permanent resident status after border completion) –         …

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Roll Call Vote on Schmehl nomination (Eastern District of PA)

12:04pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #49, Jeffrey L. Schmehl, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Confirmed: 100-0

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Alejandro nomination confirmed by voice vote

Executive Calendar #47, Nitza I Quinones Alejandro, of Pennsylvania, to be United States District Judge for the Easter District of Pennsylvania, was confirmed by voice vote.

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1 roll call vote expected at noon re: PA judge/Reid comments on immigration bill/noon vote/s last of the week

At 11:30am, we will execute the previous order to consider the Alejandro and Schmehl nominations. At 11:30am, there will be up to 30 minutes for debate equally divided prior to votes on confirmation of the nominations.   If all time is used, at approximately 12:00 noon the Senate will vote on confirmation of the following…

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Agreement to call up 4 amendments—Thune, Landrieu, Vitter and Tester

The Grassley amendment was tabled 57-43. Senator Reid then asked consent that at 11:30am today the Senate vote in relation to a series of amendments, with 60 vote thresholds (consent request can be found below). Senator Grassley objected. Senator Reid then asked consent to make those amendments pending. Senator Grassley asked that the Heller amendment…

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Reid Remarks on Immigration Reform

  Thanks to a directive issued last year by President Obama, Alfredo and        800,000 DREAMers like him won’t be deported and will be able to work and drive legally. But President Obama’s directive isn’t a permanent answer.” “The Republican majority in the House of Representatives voted last week to resume deportation of…

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Roll Call Vote on the Motion to Table the Grassley amendment #1195

10:05am The Senate began a roll call vote on the motion to table the Grassley amendment #1195 (border security) Tabled: 57-43

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