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December 14, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

December 9, 2013 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions)

December 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest, Extensions, Committees)

December 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest*, Extensions, Committees)

December 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest*, Extensions, Committees)

Senate

December 9, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

December 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

December 11, 2013* (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

December 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

December 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest, Committees)

2013 Senate votes

* Note: Senate's Wednesday, December 11, 2013, session continued into Friday. LOC systems for publishing the Congressional Record are adjusting to these unusual circumstances.

December 7, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

December 2, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

December 3, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

December 4, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

December 5, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

Senate was not in session this week.

November 25, 2013

Congress Last Week

House

November 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
    Suspensions:
  • H.R.2061 - Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013 (Passed 388-1)
  • H.R.272 - To designate a VA/DOD outpatient clinic (Passed 388-0)

November 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 21, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 22, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

November 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
  • S. 1197 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Cloture invoked 91-0)

November 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
  • S. 1197 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
    • Ayotte Amdt. No. 2255; To propose alternative requirements and limitations applicable to individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Rejected 43-55)
    • Levin Amdt. No. 2175; To propose an alternative to section 1033, relating to a limitation on the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Rejected 52-46)

November 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 21, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)
  • Nomination of Patricia Ann Millett, of Virginia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit.
    • Motion to proceed to the motion to proceed agreed to 57-40-3.
    • McConnell motion to adjourn until 5:00 p.m. rejected 46-54.
    • Motion to reconsider the motion to invoke cloture agreed to 57-43.
    • Ruling of the Chair that cloture on all non-SCOTUS nominations is not by majority vote rejected 48-52.
    • Ruling of the Chair under new precedent that cloture on all non-SCOTUS nominations is by majority vote sustained 52-48.
    • Motion to close further debate on the nomination agreed to 55-43.
  • S. 1197 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Cloture rejected 51-44)
  • S.Con.Res. 28 - Adjournment Resolution agreed to 51-42.

November 16, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

November 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 15, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

November 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

November 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Passed - H.R. 3350: Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

H.R. 3350: Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013

11/15/2013 1:28pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed187-230
11/15/2013 1:35pm:
On passage Passed261-157

House Record Digest - Friday, November 15, 2013

The House passed H.R. 3350, to authorize health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement, by a recorded vote of 261 ayes to 157 noes, Roll No. 587.

House Record - Friday, November 15, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

November 15, 2013

House Motion to Instruct Conferees - H.R. 3080: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

H.R. 3080: Water Resources Development Act of 2013

11/14/2013 12:44pm:
Mr. Shuster moved that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
11/14/2013 12:45pm:
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
11/14/2013 3:11pm:
On motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to347-76

House Passed - H.R. 2655: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

H.R. 2655: Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013

11/14/2013 2:54pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed197-225
11/14/2013 3:03pm:
On passage Passed228-195

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Senate began consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security, after agreeing to the motion to proceed, and taking action on amendments and motions proposed.

House Record Digest - Thursday, November 14, 2013

The House agreed by unanimous consent to the Shuster motion to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States and to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, with a Senate amendment thereto, disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference requested by the Senate thereon.

The House passed H.R. 2655, to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, by a recorded vote of 228 ayes to 195 noes, Roll No. 581.

The House concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 1848, to ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration advances the safety of small airplanes and the continued development of the general aviation industry.

Senate Record - Thursday, November 14, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Angus S. King, Jr., a Senator from the State of Maine.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. FINISHING SENATE BUSINESS
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, November 14, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Petri).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. SPECIAL IMMIGRATION VISAS
  5. PULSE OF TEXAS: OBCARE
  6. HONORING TOM GARDNER III
  7. OBAMACARE VIOLATES THE ORIGINATION CLAUSE
  8. HUNGER IN AMERICA
  9. NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OBAMACARE
  10. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
  11. RECOGNIZING DR. TOM KIM AND THE FREE MEDICAL CLINIC OF AMERICA
  12. ARTICLE 32
  13. HELP FOR THE PHILIPPINES
  14. RECESS
  15. AFTER RECESS
  16. PRAYER
  17. THE JOURNAL
  18. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  19. WELCOMING REVEREND LARRY PHILLIPS
  20. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

November 14, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 982: Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013

H.R. 982: Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2013

11/13/2013 5:18pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed197-224
11/13/2013 5:28pm:
On passage Passed221-199

House Rule Vote - H.Res. 403: Providing for consideration of H.R. 2655 and H.R. 982

H.Res. 403
  • Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2655) to amend Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to improve attorney accountability, and for other purposes, and 
  • providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 982) to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos; and for other purposes.

11/13/2013 2:08pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to224-195
11/13/2013 2:17pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to223-194

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Senate continued consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of H.R. 3204, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to human drug compounding and drug supply chain security.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The House passed H.R. 982, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to require the public disclosure by trusts established under section 524(g) of such title, of quarterly reports that contain detailed information regarding the receipt and disposition of claims for injuries based on exposure to asbestos, by a recorded vote of 221 ayes to 199 noes, Roll No. 579.

Senate Record - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. LEAHY).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. THANKING THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  5. DRUG SAFETY
  6. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  7. HEALTH CARE
  8. CONGRATULATING FORD MOTOR COMPANY
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, November 13, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mrs. Hartzler).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF SEQUESTRATION
  5. SAFE CLIMATE CAUCUS
  6. TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE SIERRAS
  7. HONORING PUERTO RICO'S MILITARY VETERANS
  8. COLLEGE STATION'S 75TH ANNIVERSARY
  9. IN HONOR OF MARTYL LANGSDORF
  10. OBAMACARE CANCELATIONS
  11. OBAMACARE
  12. THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
  13. RECESS
  14. AFTER RECESS
  15. PRAYER
  16. THE JOURNAL
  17. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  18. WELCOMING RABBI JOSHUA GRUENBERG
  19. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

November 13, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 2871, H.R. 2922

H.R. 2871: To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes.

11/12/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 401-0


H.R. 2922: To extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds.

11/12/2013 7:06pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 399-3


Senate Cloture Vote - H.R. 3204: Drug Quality and Security Act

H.R. 3204: Drug Quality and Security Act

11/12/2013:
Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate: 97-1

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Senate passed S. 1557, to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize support for graduate medical education programs in children's hospitals.

Senate passed S. 1499, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 278 Main Street in Chadron, Nebraska, as the ``Sergeant Cory Mracek Memorial Post Office''.

Senate passed S. 1512, to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the ``Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office''.

House Record Digest - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The House debated the following measure under suspension of the rules. Further proceedings were postponed:

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
PREEMIE Reauthorization Act: S. 252, amended, to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity;

Pages H6961-67

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, and for other purposes.''.
Page H6967

HIV Organ Policy Equity Act: S. 330, to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish safeguards and standards of quality for research and transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
Pages H6967-71

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013: S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans;
Pages H6971-72

Amending title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency: H.R. 2871, to amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 401 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 571; and
Pages H6972-74, H6977

Extending the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds: H.R. 2922, to extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 399 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 572.
Pages H6974-75, H6978 

Senate Record - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. DRUG QUALITY AND SECURITY ACT—MOTION TO PROCEED
  5. MORNING BUSINESS
  6. PILLARD NOMINATION
  7. NOMINATIONS
  8. CONDOLENCES TO INHOFE FAMILY
  9. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Tuesday, November 12, 2013

  1. The House met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Rooney).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  7. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE

November 8, 2013

Senate Passed - S. 815: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

S. 815: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013

11/7/2013:
Cloture on the bill invoked in Senate: 64-34
11/7/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment: 64-32

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, November 7, 2013

Senate passed S. 815, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as amended.

By 64 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 232), Senate passed S. 815, to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and after taking action on amendments.

Senate Record - Thursday, November 7, 2013

  1. Senate
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. DRUG QUALITY AND SECURITY ACT—MOTION TO PROCEED

November 1, 2013

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Senate passed H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, after striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof, Reid (for Boxer) Amendment No. 2009, the text of S. 601, Senate companion measure, after taking action on an amendment.

Senate passed H.R. 2094, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements).

Senate Record - Thursday, October 31, 2013

  1. Senate
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES
  7. CONGRATULATING CARL FRITTER
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. TRIBUTE TO CARL FRITTER
  10. FAMILY FRIENDLY AND WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY ACT
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

October 31, 2013

House Passed - H.J.Res. 99: Debt Limit Suspension Disapproval

H.J.Res. 99: Relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.

10/30/2013 2:37pm:
On passage Passed222-191

House Passed - H.R. 992: Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act

H.R. 992: Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act

10/30/2013 2:21pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed190-223
10/30/2013 2:28pm:
On passage Passed292-122

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Senate passed S. 1561, to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve provisions relating to the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

Senate passed H.R. 3190, to provide for the continued performance of the functions of the United States Parole Commission.

House Record Digest - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The House passed H.R. 992, to amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities, by a recorded vote of 292 ayes to 122 noes, Roll No. 569.

The House agreed to H.J. Res. 99, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013, by a yea-and-nay vote of 222 yeas to 191 nays with 2 answering D1035``present'', Roll No. 570. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, October 29th.

The House agreed to H. Con. Res. 62, providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives.

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Ike Skelton, former Member of Congress.

Senate Record - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable EDWARD J. MARKEY, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. NOMINATIONS
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. OBAMACARE
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Cramer).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. MILITARY BUDGET WOES
  5. BUDGET CONFEREES
  6. LOWER LEVEL OPERATIVES TO BLAME
  7. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM
  8. REMEMBERING OUR NATION'S VETERANS
  9. REMEMBERING SENATOR GEORGE McGOVERN
  10. SUGAR VALLEY AIRPORT'S SPIRIT OF AVIATION
  11. THANK YOU, EXPORT-IMPORT BANK
  12. STOP BUREAUCRACY FROM CRUSHING OUR OPPORTUNITIES
  13. BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
  14. THE AMERICAN HELLENIC INSTITUTE
  15. THE HOMEOWNER FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT
  16. RECESS
  17. AFTER RECESS
  18. PRAYER
  19. THE JOURNAL
  20. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 30, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 2374: Retail Investor Protection Act

H.R. 2374: Retail Investor Protection Act

10/29/2013 5:28pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed195-223
10/29/2013 5:37pm:
On passage Passed254-166

House Rule Passed - H.Res. 391: Providing for consideration of H.R. 992 and H.R. 2374

H.Res. 391: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 992) to amend provisions in section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to Federal assistance for swaps entities, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2374) to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide protections for retail customers, and for other purposes.
10/29/2013 2:10pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to226-193
10/29/2013 2:20pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to230-188

Senate Vote - S.J.Res. 26: Debt Limit Suspension Disapproval

S.J.Res. 26: A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.
10/29/2013:
Motion to proceed to consideration of measure rejected in Senate: 45-54

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S7583-S7635

Measures Introduced:
Seventeen bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1594-1610, and S. Res. 276.
Pages S7615-16

Measures Passed:
National Bison Day: Committee on the Judiciary was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 254, designating November 2, 2013, as ``National Bison Day'', and the resolution was then agreed to.
Page S7634
National Work and Family Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 276, designating October 2013 as ``National Work and Family Month''.
Page S7634

Measures Considered:

Debt Limit Authority:
Senate began consideration of the motion to proceed to consideration of S.J. Res. 26, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013.
Pages S7585-95, S7595

House Record Digest - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2374, to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to provide protections for retail customers, by a recorded vote of 254 ayes to 166 noes, Roll No. 567.

The House agreed to H. Res. 393, electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives.

The House began consideration of H.J. Res. 99, relating to the disapproval of the President's exercise of authority to suspend the debt limit, as submitted under section 1002(b) of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 on October 17, 2013. Further proceedings were postponed.

Senate Record - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Edward J. Markey, a Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. MEASURE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR—S. 1592
  7. NOMINATIONS
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. OBAMACARE
  10. DISAPPROVAL OF THE PRESIDENT'S EXERCISE OF AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND THE DEBT LIMIT—MOTION TO PROCEED
  11. RECESS

House Record - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Collins of New York).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. BUILDING A NEW MIDDLE EAST—THE WORK OF A GENERATION
  5. AFGHANISTAN
  6. HURRICANE SANDY 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
  7. COLLAPSE OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE
  8. PERSONALIZE YOUR CARE ACT OF 2013
  9. NSA AND THE SNOOP AND SPY CAUCUS
  10. TRADE AND KOREA
  11. GOVERNMENT GLITCHES
  12. IN CELEBRATION OF DIWALI
  13. HONORING GEORGE BERRY, SR.
  14. RECESS
  15. AFTER RECESS
  16. PRAYER
  17. THE JOURNAL
  18. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  19. MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE
  20. WELCOMING REVEREND JACK HIBBS
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

October 29, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 2189, H.R. 2011

H.R. 2189: To improve the processing of disability claims by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

10/28/2013 6:56pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 404-1


H.R. 2011: Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013

10/28/2013 7:04pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 404-2

Senate Record Digest - Monday, October 28, 2013

Senate passed S. 893, to provide for an increase, effective December 1, 2013, in the rates of compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of certain disabled veterans.

House Record Digest - Monday, October 28, 2013

The House observed a moment of silence in memory of Major Owens, former Member of Congress.

Senate Record - Monday, October 28, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 2 p.m. and was called to order by the President pro tempore (Mr. Leahy).
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. SCHEDULE
  5. UPCOMING WORK PERIOD
  6. SENATOR-ELECT CORY BOOKER
  7. THE WORK AHEAD
  8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Monday, October 28, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Wolf).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. RECESS
  5. AFTER RECESS
  6. PRAYER
  7. THE JOURNAL
  8. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

October 24, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 3080: Water Resources Reform and Development Act

H.R. 3080: Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

10/23/2013 6:23pm:
On passage Passed417-3 (GT).

House Record Digest - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The House passed H.R. 3080, to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States and to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, by a yea-and-nay vote of 417 yeas to 3 nays, Roll No. 560.

The House observed a moment of silence in honor of the 241 Americans who were lost in the bombing in Beirut on October 23, 1983.

House Record - Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEIRUT BOMBING
  5. LET'S WORK TOGETHER
  6. POLITICAL DOUBLE STANDARD AT WORK
  7. THE NATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT
  8. AMERICA'S OUT-OF-CONTROL SPENDING
  9. CONGRATULATING THE BOSTON RED SOX
  10. WHEN PROPAGANDA TRUMPS REALITY
  11. JPMORGAN CHASE SETTLEMENT
  12. BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS
  13. WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT
  14. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: THE BATTLE RESUMES IN 2014
  15. IN HONOR OF LUIS FERRE ON THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING
  16. ACCELERATING THE END OF BREAST CANCER ACT
  17. WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT
  18. A TRIBUTE TO A TEXAS LEGEND, BUM PHILLIPS
  19. SUSTAINING THE ARAB SPRING
  20. THE WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013
  21. THE WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013
  22. OBAMACARE EXCHANGES
  23. CONSEQUENCES OF GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
  24. OBAMACARE IS DISASTROUS LAW FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE
  25. THE WATER RESOURCES REFORM AND DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 2013
  26. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MONTH
  27. THE IMPACT OF OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
  28. THE CONSTITUTION AND OBAMACARE
  29. IN MEMORY OF U.S. ARMY SPECIALIST PAT TINNELL
  30. RECESS
  31. AFTER RECESS
  32. PRAYER
  33. THE JOURNAL
  34. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  35. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER

October 23, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 185, H.R. 3205

H.R. 185: To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse".

10/22/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-1


H.R. 3205: Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act

10/22/2013 7:07pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 402-0

House Record Digest - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The House agreed to H. Res. 383, expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable Thomas S. Foley, former Member of the House for 15 terms and Speaker of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred First, One Hundred Second, and One Hundred Third Congresses.

The House agreed to H. Res. 384, expressing the condolences of the House on the death of the Honorable C.W. Bill Young, a Representative from the State of Florida.

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Paul Brown United States Courthouse Designation Act: H.R. 185, to designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the ``Paul Brown United States Courthouse'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 551;

Pages H6646-47, H6658 

Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act: H.R. 2083, amended, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to D1000require criminal background checks for school employees;
Pages H6647-51 

[Page: D1000]  GPO's PDF

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To require State educational agencies that receive funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to have in effect policies and procedures on background checks for school employees.''.

Page H6651 

Promoting Adoption and Legal Guardianship for Children in Foster Care Act: H.R. 3205, to reauthorize and restructure the adoption incentives grant program, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 402 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 552; and
Pages H6651-58, H6659 

C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Designation Act: H.R. 3302, to name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the ``C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.''.
Pages H6660-64 

House Record - Tuesday, October 22, 2013

  1. House of Representatives
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

October 17, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

10/16/2013 10:20pm:
On motion that the House agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to285-144

Senate Passed - H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

H.R. 2775: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

10/16/2013:
Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate: 83-16
10/16/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title: 81-18

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