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Day June 20, 2013

Senate Floor Wrap Up for Thursday, June 20, 2013

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Motion to table Cornyn amendment #1251 (border security); Tabled: 54-43   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.179, a resolution making majority party appointments for the 113th Congress. Adopted S.Res.180, a resolution making minority party appointments for the 113th Congress.   No EXECUTIVE ITEMS

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Debate only until 10:30pm

The Senate is considering S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, for debate only until 10:30pm, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees, and Senator Reid will be recognized at that time.

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Reid Statement on Farm Bill

  Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following the House Republican leadership’s failure to pass a farm bill. “On nearly every major issue, the House has rightly accepted the bipartisan work of the Senate. Speaker Boehner should take the same commendable approach now, and do the right thing for farmers and Americans who rely…

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Inhofe asks to set aside pending amendment to call up #1203

Senator Inhofe asked consent to set aside the pending amendments in order to call up Inhofe amendment #1203 (detention of dangerous aliens). Senator Leahy objected.   Negotiations continue on a path forward to complete action on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill.

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Senator Lee asks consent to set aside pending amendment

Senator Lee asked unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment. Senator Leahy objected. If granted consent to set aside the pending amendment, he would have called up amendment #1207 (to prohibit the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from taking action on public lands which impede border security on such lands).   Negotiations continue…

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Debate only until 6:30pm

Senator Reid made a point of order that the Vitter amendment is improperly drafted. The point of order was well taken and the amendment fell. The Senate will be in a period for debate only on the Immigration Reform bill until 6:30pm, with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. Senator…

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Vitter second degree pending

By right, Senator Vitter called for the regular order, which made the Leahy amendment #1183 the pending business, and offered Vitter amendment #1507 (domestic violence) in the open second degree slot.   We will be in a quorum call for a bit as we discuss how to proceed.

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Controlled debate time until 4pm

The time until 4:00pm will be equally divided between the two leaders, or their designees. Senator Reid will be recognized at 4:00pm. We cannot preclude votes during this time, but nothing is scheduled. Senators will be notified when votes are scheduled.

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Grassley objects to Landrieu list of noncontroversial amendments

Senator Landrieu asked unanimous consent the Senate adopt the amendments listed below. Senator Grassley objected and said he is negotiating a package with the Chairman’s staff. Senator Landrieu then asked consent that Senator Grassley’s proposal be placed in the Record. Senator Grassley objected. The time until 2pm will be equally divided and controlled between the…

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Roll Call Vote on Reid motion to table Cornyn amendment #1251 (border security)

12:02PM The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on Reid motion to table Cornyn amendment #1251 (border security); Tabled: 54-43

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