An amendment sponsored by Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsAttorneys want Supreme Court to determine legality of Whitaker as acting AG Hillicon Valley: Russian-linked hackers may have impersonated US officials | Trump signs DHS cyber bill | Prosecutors inadvertently reveal charges against Assange | Accenture workers protest border enforcement work | App mines crypto for bail bonds McCarthy, other Republicans back Ratcliffe to be next attorney general MORE (R-Ala.) directs the Citizen and Immigration Services Ombudsman to assist the victims of crimes committed by immigrants near the border.

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An amendment offered by Sen. John CornynJohn CornynTrump’s backing may not be enough on criminal justice reform Congress should ban life without parole sentences for children  Senate GOP discussing Mueller vote MORE (R-Texas) adds human trafficking to the list of violent crimes that must be reported by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

The committee also approved an amendment sponsored by Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeVeteran political reporter says New Hampshire voters have 'hunger' to moderate political turbulence McConnell, Flake clash over protecting Mueller probe McCain would have said ‘enough’ to acrimony in midterms, says Cindy McCain MORE (R-Ariz.) adding private land representatives to the Department of Homeland Security Oversight Task Force.

A second Flake amendment establishes report deadlines of every 180 days and directs the comptroller general to review semi-annual reports and assess the progress of the Southern Border Security Strategy.