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April 13, 2013

Record Digest - Friday, April 12, 2013

Congressional Record: House of Representatives

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Chamber Action

The Senate was not in session and stands adjourned until 2 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Committee Meetings

No committee meetings were held.

House of Representatives

Chamber Action

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced: 29 public bills, H.R. 1520-1548; and 8 resolutions, H.J. Res. 38; and H. Res. 153-159 were introduced.
Pages H1990-92 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H1993-94 

Reports Filed: Reports were filed today as follows:
H.R. 882, to prohibit the awarding of a contract or grant in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold unless the prospective contractor or grantee certifies in writing to the agency awarding the contract or grant that the contractor or grantee has no seriously delinquent tax debts, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-35);
H.R. 1162, to amend title 31, United States Code, to make improvements in the Government Accountability Office (H. Rept. 113-36);
H.R. 1246, to amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to provide that the District of Columbia Treasurer or one of the Deputy Chief Financial Officers of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia may perform the functions and duties of the Office in an acting capacity if there is a vacancy in the Office (H. Rept. 113-37); and
H.R. 249, to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide that persons having seriously delinquent tax debts shall be ineligible for Federal employment (H. Rept. 113-38, Pt. 1).
Page H1990

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Westmoreland to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H1961 

Journal: The House agreed to the Speaker's approval of the Journal by a yea-and-nay vote of 277 yeas to 131 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 102.
Pages H1961, H1975-76

Preventing Greater Uncertainty in Labor-Management Relations Act: The House passed H.R. 1120, to prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from taking any action that requires a quorum of the members of the Board until such time as Board constituting a quorum shall have been confirmed by the Senate, the Supreme Court issues a decision on the constitutionality of the appointments to the Board made in January 2012, or the adjournment sine die of the first session of the 113th Congress, by a recorded vote of 219 ayes to 209 noes, Roll No. 101.
Pages H1963-75

Rejected the Bustos motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Education and the Workforce with instructions to report the bill back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a yea-and-nay vote of 197 yeas to 229 nays, Roll No. 100.
Pages H1973-75

Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-6 shall be considered as adopted, 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.
Page H1963 

H. Res. 146, the rule providing for consideration of the bill, was agreed to yesterday, April 11th.
Modifying the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms: The House passed S. 716, to modify the requirements D306under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms.
Pages H1978-79 

Meeting Hour: Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, April 15th.
Page H1979 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and one recorded vote developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H1974-75, H1975, H1975-76. There were no quorum calls.
Adjournment: The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 2:38 p.m.

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Committee Meetings


Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies held a hearing on National Park Service. Testimony was heard from Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Commodity Futures Trading Commission Budget. Testimony was heard from Gary Gensler, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and Scott O'Malia, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science and Related Agencies held a hearing on Drug Enforcement Administration Budget Request. Testimony was heard from Michele M. Leonhart, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration.

Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies held a hearing on Installations, Environment, Energy and BRAC Budget and Oversight. Testimony was heard from John Conger, Deputy Under Secretary, Installations and Environment, Department of Defense; Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary, Installations, Energy and Environment, United States Army; Roger Natsuhara, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary, Installations and Environment, United States Navy; Kathleen I. Ferguson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Installations, Environment and Logistics, United States Air Force.
Committee on Armed Services: Full Committee held a hearing on Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force. Testimony was heard from Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force; and Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, USAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force.

Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on the ``Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013''. Testimony was heard from public witnesses.

Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency held a hearing entitled ``The Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?''. Testimony was heard from Richard Daddario, Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism, New York City Police Department; Huban Gowadia, M.D., Acting Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security; Scott McAllister, Deputy Under Secretary, State and Local Program Officer, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security.

Committee on Natural Resources: Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, hearing on H.R. 1208, to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Hanford, Washington, and for other purposes. Testimony was heard from Chairman Hastings (WA); Victor W. Knox, Associate Director, Park Planning, Facilities, and Public Lands, National Park Service, Department of the Interior; Thomas I. Beehan, Mayor, City Of Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Steve C. Young, Mayor, City of Kennewick, Washington; and Fran Berting, County Councilor, County of Los Alamos.

Committee on Ways and Means: Full Committee held a hearing on President Obama's budget proposals for the Department of Health and Human Services for fiscal year 2014. Testimony was heard from Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Service.

Joint Meetings

No joint committee meetings were held.


APRIL 15, 2013

(Committee meetings are open unless otherwise indicated)


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No meetings/hearings scheduled.


House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Full Committee, hearing entitled ``Ongoing Intelligence Activities'', 4:30 p.m., HVC-304. This is a closed hearing.

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Next Meeting of the

2 p.m., Monday, April 15

Senate Chamber

Program for Monday: After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5 p.m.), Senate will begin consideration of the nomination of Beverly Reid O'Connell, of California, to be United States District Judge for the Central District of California, with a vote on confirmation of the nomination at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Next Meeting of the

12 p.m., Monday, April 15

House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue


Aderholt, Robert B., Ala., E452, E453
Bonner, Jo, Ala., E440, E446, E453
Carson, Andre, Ind., E449
Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E449
Davis, Rodney, Ill., E438
Diaz-Balart, Mario, Fla., E436
Duffy, Sean P., Wisc., E438
Fincher, Stephen Lee, Tenn., E438
Frankel, Lois, Fla., E441
Frelinghuysen, Rodney P., N.J., E435, E436, E437, E440, E442, E444, E445, E447, E448, E449, E450, E452, E452, E453
Grijalva, Raul M., Ariz., E448
Hahn, Janice, Calif., E437, E443, E446, E450
Hurt, Robert, Va., E453
Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E445, E448
Kildee, Daniel T., Mich., E444, E449
Levin, Sander M., Mich., E442
Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E444
Maloney, Sean Patrick, N.Y., E443, E444
Mica, John L., Fla., E454
Murphy, Patrick, Fla., E435
Pallone, Frank, Jr., N.J., E445
Peters, Gary C., Mich., E437, E451
Petri, Thomas E., Wisc., E448
Poe, Ted, Tex., E436, E438
Pompeo, Mike, Kans., E447
Ryan, Tim, Ohio, E435, E436
Serrano, Jose E., N.Y., E445
Smith, Adam, Wash., E435, E440, E442, E444, E446, E447
Smith, Christopher H., N.J., E438, E441, E442
Swalwell, Eric, Calif., E452
Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E450
Walden, Greg, Ore., E451
Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E441
Source: Daily Digest - Friday, April 12, 2013

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