Congressional Record: House of Representatives
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The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013.
(Committees not listed did not meet)
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations concluded a hearing to examine JPMorgan Chase whale trades, after receiving testimony from Thomas J. Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, Scott Waterhouse, Examiner-in-Charge, OCC National Bank Examiners--JPMorgan Chase, and Michael Sullivan, Deputy Comptroller for Risk Analysis, Risk Analysis Department, all of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury; and Ashley Bacon, Michael Cavanagh, and Douglas L. Braunstein, all of JPMorgan Chase and Co., and Ina R. Drew, and Peter Weiland, all of New York, New York.
House of Representatives
Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:
H. Con. Res. 25, establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023 (H. Rept. 113-17).
Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Pages H1433, H1530
Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act: The House passed H.R. 803, to reform and strengthen the workforce investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century, by a yea-and-nay vote of 215 yeas to 202 nays, Roll No. 75.
Rejected the George Miller (CA) motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education and the Workforce with instructions to report the same forthwith to the House with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 184 yeas to 233 nays, Roll No. 74.
Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-4 shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill.
Foxx Manager's amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113-16) that provides an application process for local or regional boards to be designated as a local workforce investment area, authorizes GAO to complete two studies related to Workforce Investment Act programs, and makes technical and clarifying amendments;
Gallego amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113-16) that adds advanced manufacturing in the state and local plans sections to assist American Veterans obtain better job opportunities in that field;
Young (AK) amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113-16) that changes the percentage of authorized State Allotment funding set aside for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian D226employment and training grants. It replaces a provision that limits the set aside to no more than 1 percent of total funding with a fixed 1 percent guarantee; and
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Garrett amendment (No. 5 printed in H. Rept. 113-16) that requires that if reports due to Congress that evaluate the programs that are covered by this legislation are not transmitted on or before the time period specified for that report, amounts authorized to be appropriated under this title shall be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year and reduced by an additional 10 percent for each subsequent fiscal year until such report is transmitted to Congress.
Tierney substitute amendment (No. 6 printed in H. Rept. 113-16) that sought to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act in a responsible way that ensures workers can obtain jobs and build careers through strategic partnerships and enable businesses to identify and hire qualified personnel to grow and continue our economic recovery (by a recorded vote of 192 ayes to 227 noes, Roll No. 73).
Black amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 113-16) that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have expressed a sense of Congress that any administrative costs to federal, state, or local entities as a result of this act be off-set by funds currently being used for marketing and outreach at the United States Department of Agriculture.
H. Res. 113, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to yesterday, March 14th.
World War I Centennial Commission--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the World War I Centennial Commission: Representative Poe (TX).
Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center: Representative Fortenberry.
Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet on Monday, March 18th at 12 noon for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business.
Presidential Message: Read a message from the President wherein he transmitted to Congress the Economic Report of the President--referred to the Joint Economic Committee and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-2).
Adjournment: The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 2:51 p.m.
APPROPRIATIONS--SANDY DISASTER RELIEF RECOVERY OVERSIGHT
Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Sandy Disaster Relief Recovery Oversight. Testimony was heard from John Porcari, Deputy Secretary, Department of Transportation; Fred Tombar, Senior Advisor for Disaster Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Marion McFadden, Chief Operating Officer and Lead Counsel, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, Department of Housing and Urban Development.
U.S. EUROPEAN COMMAND AND U.S. AFRICA COMMAND
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing on the posture of the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command. Testimony was heard from General Carter F. Ham, USA; and Admiral James G. Stavridis, USN.
UNAFFORDABLE: IMPACT OF OBAMACARE ON AMERICANS' HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS
Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Unaffordable: Impact of Obamacare on Americans' Health Insurance Premiums''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.
MEDICARE PAYMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION'S ANNUAL REPORT TO CONGRESS
Committee on Ways and Means: Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled ``Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's Annual March Report to the Congress''. Testimony was heard from Glen M. Hackbarth, Chairman, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
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Committee on the Judiciary: to hold hearings to examine how comprehensive immigration reform should address the needs of women and families, 2 p.m., SD-226.
Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, hearing on District of Columbia Courts, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency Oversight, 3 p.m., 2359 Rayburn.
Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health, hearing entitled ``Saving Seniors and Our Most Vulnerable Citizens from an Entitlement Crisis,'' 4 p.m., 2322 Rayburn.
Committee on Rules, Full Committee, hearing on a House Concurrent Resolution, establishing the budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014 and setting forth appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2015 through 2023, 5 p.m., H-313 Capitol.
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Program for Monday: Senate will resume consideration of H.R. 933, Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, with a vote on the motion to invoke cloture on Reid (for Mikulski/Shelby) Modified Amendment No. 26, at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The filing deadline for second-degree amendments to Reid (for Mikulski/Shelby) Modified Amendment No. 26, and to H.R. 933, will be at 4:30 p.m.
Program for Monday: To be announced.
Becerra, Xavier, Calif., E314, E316
Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E315
Brady, Robert A., Pa., E311
Brooks, Susan W., Ind., E308
Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E307, E309, E311
Coble, Howard, N.C., E310
Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E318
Farr, Sam, Calif., E318
Fincher, Stephen Lee, Tenn., E310
Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E317
Graves, Sam, Mo., E307, E308, E309, E310, E312, E313, E314, E316
Grimm, Michael G., N.Y., E317
Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E313
Huffman, Jared, Calif., E308
Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E311
Latham, Tom, Iowa, E307, E308, E309, E310, E312, E313
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E310, E312
Long, Billy, Mo., E312, E314, E315
Miller, Jeff, Fla., E316, E317
Peters, Gary C., Mich., E307
Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E309
Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E314, E316, E317
Reed, Tom, N.Y., E315
Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E315