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May 22, 2013

House Record Digest - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
21 public bills, H.R. 2061-2081; 1 private bill, H.R. 2082; and 3 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 37; and H. Res. 229-230 were introduced.
Pages H2837-39 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H2839-40

Report Filed: A report was filed today as follows:

H. Res. 228, providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3) to approve the construction, operation, and maintenance of the Keystone XL pipeline, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-88).
Page H2837

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Webster to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H2805 

Recess:
The House recessed at 10:42 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H2809

Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Pastor Mark Turner, South Valley Community Church, Gilroy, California.
Page H2809

Suspensions:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2013: H.R. 1412, amended, to improve and increase the availability of on-job training and apprenticeship programs carried out by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 416 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 164;
Pages H2813-15, H2830
American Heroes COLA Act: H.R. 570, amended, to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans;
Pages H2815-17
Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans, and for other purposes.''.
Page H2817
Granting the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War D479II: H.R. 324, amended, to grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 415 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 165;
Pages H2817-19, H2830-31
Helping Heroes Fly Act: H.R. 1344, amended, to amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration) to provide expedited air passenger screening to severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 413 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 166;
Pages H2819-25, H2831-32
Freedom to Fish Act: S. 982, to prohibit the Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish a restricted area prohibiting public access to waters downstream of a dam; and
Pages H2825-27
Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass: S. Con. Res. 16, to authorize the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass.
Pages H2827-28

Question of Privilege:
Representative Grayson rose to a question of the privileges of the House and offered a resolution. The Chair ruled that the resolution did not constitute a question of the privileges of the House.
Pages H2828-30 

Recess:
The House recessed at 3:55 p.m. and reconvened at 5:03 p.m.
Page H2835

Senate Message:
Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on page H2813.

Senate Referral:
S. 309 was held at the desk.
Page H2813 

Quorum Calls--Votes: Three yea-and-nay votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H2830, H2830-31 and H2831-32. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 5:05 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Beniskey, Dan, Mich., E710

Blackburn, Marsha, Tenn., E708

Bonamici, Suzanne, Ore., E709

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E709

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E715

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E713

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E713

Eshoo, Anna G., Calif., E709

Gerlach, Jim, Pa., E707, E708

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E715

Guthrie, Brett, Ky., E707

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E711

Heck, Denny, Wash., E713

Hensarling, Jeb, Tex., E710, E714

Holt, Rush, N.J., E717

Huelskamp, Tim, Kans., E710

Jones, Walter B., N.C., E714

Latham, Tom, Iowa, E710, E711

Loebsack, David, Iowa, E708, E712

Lowey, Nita M., N.Y., E714

McCaul, Michael T., Tex., E709

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E710

Meadows, Markk, N.C., E716

Olson, Pete, Tex., E707, E710, E712, E713, E714, E716

Pastor, Ed, Ariz., E713

Peters, Gary C., Mich., E707

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E712

Schiff, Adam B., Calif., E713

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E708

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E716

Waxman, Henry A., Calif., E716




Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22
House Chamber

Program for Wednesday: Consideration of H.R. 3--Northern Route Approval Act (Subject to a Rule).

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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