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April 27, 2013

House Record Digest - Friday, April 26, 2013

Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act: The House passed H.R. 527, to amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, by a yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 128. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, April 25th.
Pages H2357-64, H2374-77 

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure: Providing the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration: H.R. 1765, to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 361 yeas to 41 nays, Roll No. 125.
Pages H2364-74 

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 57 public bills, H.R. 1764-1820; and 13 resolutions, H.J. Res. 42; H. Con. Res. 36; and H. Res. 185-195 were introduced.
Pages H2390-96 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2396-97 

Reports Filed: There were no reports filed today.

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Hultgren to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2355 

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by voice vote.
Page H2377 

Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act: The House passed H.R. 527, to amend the Helium Act to complete the privatization of the Federal helium reserve in a competitive market fashion that ensures stability in the helium markets while protecting the interests of American taxpayers, by a yea-and-nay vote of 394 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 128. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, April 25th.
Pages H2357-64, H2374-77 
Rejected the Schneider motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 186 ayes to 211 noes, Roll No. 127.
Pages H2375-76 
Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-9 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 Natural Resources now printed in the bill.
Page H2357 
Agreed to: Collins (GA) amendment (No. 1 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that ensures that excess funds are used to reduce the annual Federal budget deficit;
Pages H2360-61 
Holt amendment (No. 3 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that considers the long-term future of the Federal Helium Reserve by requiring an assessment of how closing the Federal Helium Reserve could influence helium availability, including options for insuring a reliable helium supply in coming decades; and
Pages H2363-64 
Thornberry amendment (No. 4 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that affirms the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to allow private entities to connect to and store helium in the Federal Helium Reserve for an appropriate fee.
Page H2364 
Rejected: Dent amendment (No. 2 printed in H. Rept. 113-47) that sought to ensure the continued supply of helium for end users while requiring the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to honor existing contracts for the supply and delivery of helium; and affirm that the Federal government would honor existing contracts that are set to expire October 1, 2015 (by a recorded vote of 87 ayes to 312 noes, Roll No. 126).
Pages H2361-63, H2374 

H. Res. 178, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to yesterday, April 25th.

Clerk Designation: Read a letter from the Clerk wherein she designated Robert Reeves, Deputy D388Clerk, to sign any and all papers and do all other acts in case of her temporary absence or disability.
Page H2364 

Suspension: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure: Providing the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration: H.R. 1765, to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 361 yeas to 41 nays, Roll No. 125.
Pages H2364-74 

[Page: D388]  GPO's PDF

Agreed by unanimous consent that in the engrossment of H.R. 1765, the Clerk strike ``account'' on page 2, line 14, and insert ``accounts''.
Page H2379 

Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2013; and that the order of the House of January 3, 2013, regarding morning hour debate, not apply on that day.
Page H2377 

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate today appears on page H2357.

Senate Referral: S. 853 was held at the desk.
Page H2357 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and two recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2373, H2374, H2375-76 and H2376-77. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:50 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Barr, Andy, Ky., E567

Bass, Karen, Calif., E574

Bilirakis, Gus M., Fla., E563

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E574

Braley, Bruce L., Iowa, E561, E569, E578, E579

Butterfield, G.K., N.C., E565, E576

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E577

Conaway, K. Michael, Tex., E572

Costa, Jim, Calif., E573

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E561, E579

Crowley, Joseph, N.Y., E560

Daines, Steve, Mont., E567

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E565

Esty, Elizabeth H., Conn., E570

Farr, Sam, Calif., E564

Fincher, Stephen Lee, Tenn., E566

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E563

Foster, Bill, Ill., E571

Gallego, Pete P., Tex., E571

Garrett, Scott, N.J., E562

Gosar, Paul A., Ariz., E568

Graves, Tom, Ga., E568

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E572

Green, Al, Tex., E560

Griffith, H. Morgan, Va., E568, E569

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E577

Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E564

Hinojosa, Ruben, Tex., E570

Honda, Michael M., Calif., E559, E569

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E575

Keating, William R., Mass., E577

Kind, Ron, Wisc., E564

Langevin, James R., R.I., E571

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E570

Levin, Sander M., Mich., E560

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E562, E563

Long, Billy, Mo., E563

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E561

McGovern, James P., Mass., E566

McNerney, Jerry, Calif., E567

Maloney, Carolyn B., N.Y., E559, E560, E561

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E574, E577

Marino, Tom, Pa., E562

Meehan, Patrick, Pa., E569

Negrete McLeod, Gloria, Calif., E568, E574

Norton, Eleanor Holmes, D.C., E572

Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E563

Peters, Gary C., Mich., E565, E578

Poe, Ted, Tex., E567

Posey, Bill, Fla., E576, E577

Rangel, Charles B., N.Y., E570, E573, E575, E578

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E567

Rothfus, Keith J, Fla., E562

Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch, Md., E562

Sanchez, Loretta, Calif., E571, E572, E578

Vela, Filemon, Tex., E568

Visclosky, Peter J., Ind., E559

Young, C.W. Bill, Fla., E564, E566




Next Meeting:
2 p.m., Tuesday April 30

Program for Tuesday: The House will meet in pro forma session at 2 p.m.

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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