Today’s Daily Update


House

Yesterday:

  •  The House was not in session on Friday, June, 21

 

Today:

  • The House will meet in pro forma session

 

Senate

Yesterday:

  • Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
  • Pending:
    • Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183, to strengthen border security and enforcement.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Leahy (for Reed) Amendment No. 1224, to clarify the physical present requirements for merit-based immigrant visa applicants.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1551 (to Modified Amendment No. 1183), to change the enactment date.
    • A motion was entered to close further debate on the Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above), and, in accordance with the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate, and pursuant to the unanimous-consent agreement of Friday, June 21, 2013, a vote on cloture will occur at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013.
    • 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.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1553 (to Amendment No. 1552), of a perfecting nature.
    • Reid motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on the Judiciary, with instructions, Reid Amendment No. 1554, to change the enactment date.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1555 (to the instructions of the motion to recommit), of a perfecting nature.
    • Reid Amendment No. 1556 (to Amendment No. 1555), of a perfecting nature.
  • A unanimous-consent agreement was reached providing that at approximately 12 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013, Senate resume consideration of the bill, that the time until 5:30 p.m. be equally divided and controlled between the two Managers or their designees; and that the filing deadline for second-degree amendments to the Leahy Modified Amendment No. 1183 (listed above), be at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2013.
  • Foxx Nomination–Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation; that there be 30 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; that no further motions be in order.
  • Pritzker Nomination–Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, Senate begin consideration of the nomination of Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce; that there be 30 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; that no further motions be in order.

Today:

  • The Senate will resume consideration of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.
  • At 5:30pm, there will be a roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the Leahy amendment #1183, as modified (by the Corker-Hoeven language regarding border security) to S.744.

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

Senate Homeland Security Committee
“Prescription Drug Misuse in Medicare”
3:00 p.m., 342 Dirksen Bldg.

Notable Legislation Introduced Yesterday

NONE

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