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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Friday, June 21, 2013

No ROLL CALL VOTES   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS S.Res.181, Recognizing the sesquicentennial of West Virginia and commemorating its history, people, and culture. S.Res.182, congratulating the American Dental Hygienists’ Association on the 100th anniversary of the profession of dental hygiene and commending its work to improve the oral health of the people of the United States.  …

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Agreement on Foxx nomination (Secretary of Transportation)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #179, the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form.…

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Agreement on Pritzker nomination (Secretary of Commerce)

At a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session to consider Executive Calendar #180, the nomination of Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce. There will be 30 minutes for debate equally divided in the usual form. Following the…

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4:00pm Monday filing deadline for second degree amendments

The filing deadline for second degree amendments to Leahy amendment #1183, as modified, is 4:00pm on Monday, June 24.

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Cloture filed on Leahy amendment #1183, as modified

After much hard work and negotiations, we have made significant progress on S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration reform bill.   Senator Leahy modified amendment #1183, with the text of a perfecting substitute amendment that includes negotiated border security language. Senator Reid then offered a technical amendment in the second degree slot and filed cloture on Leahy…

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Debate only until 2:30pm

The Senate has resumed consideration of S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill. The time until 2:30pm is for debate only, with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders, or their designees, and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each. Senator Sessions will control up to 2 hours.…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Friday, June 21, 2013

The Senate stands in adjournment until 10:30am on Friday, June 21, 2013. Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act and the Majority Leader will be recognized at that time. Negotiations with respect to the Immigration bill continue.  Senators will be notified if…

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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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