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June 29, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

June 24, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 25, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 26, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 27, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 28, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

June 24, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 25, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 26, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 27, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Passed - H.R. 2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

H.R. 2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

6/28/2013 11:15am:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed195-225
6/28/2013 11:22am:
On passage Passed235-186

House Record Digest - Friday, June 28, 2013

The House passed H.R. 2231, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, and implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, by a recorded vote of 235 ayes to 186 noes, Roll No. 304. Consideration of the measure began yesterday, June 27th.

House Record - Friday, June 28, 2013

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

June 28, 2013

House Amendment Votes - H.R. 2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

H.R. 2231: Offshore Energy and Jobs Act

6/27/2013 4:22pm:
H.AMDT.235 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Hastings (FL).
An amendment numbered 2 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to strike section 204 because it eliminates environmental evaluation typically provided by an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) and because conducting a single multisale EIS for decisions with different timelines creates unnecessary conflicts in the EIS process.
6/27/2013 6:29pm:
H.AMDT.235 On agreeing to the Hastings (FL) amendment (A002) Failed188-233

6/27/2013 4:42pm:
H.AMDT.237 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Flores.
An amendment numbered 4 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to limit Bureau of Ocean Energy and Ocean Energy Safety Service activities related to the National Ocean Policy developed under Executive Order 13547. The amendment requires a report be submitted to Congress identifying expenditures for fiscal years 2011-2013 by the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Ocean Energy Safety Service, and their predecessor agencies.
6/27/2013 6:33pm:
H.AMDT.237 On agreeing to the Flores amendment (A004) Agreed to233-190

6/27/2013 4:54pm:
H.AMDT.238 Amendment (A005) offered by Mr. Cassidy.
An amendment numbered 5 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to lift the offshore energy revenue sharing cap, as provided by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006, from $500 million to $999 million for each of fiscal years 2024 through 2055.
6/27/2013 6:37pm:
H.AMDT.238 On agreeing to the Cassidy amendment (A005) as modified Agreed to238-185

6/27/2013 5:09pm:
H.AMDT.240 Amendment (A007) offered by Mr. Rigell.
An amendment numbered 7 printed in Part B of House Report 113-131 to require the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to permit seismic testing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf of the United States by December 31, 2013.
6/27/2013 6:41pm:
H.AMDT.240 On agreeing to the Rigell amendment (A007) Agreed to234-191

Senate Passed - S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/27/2013:
The committee substitute as amended agreed to68-32
6/27/2013:
Cloture on the measure invoked in Senate: 68-32
6/27/2013:
Passed Senate with an amendment: 68-32

House Suspension Vote - H.R. 1864: Inspector General investigation of sexual assault allegations

H.R. 1864: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector General investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault.

6/27/2013 3:16pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 423-0 (GT).

House Votes - H.R. 1613: Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

H.R. 1613: Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

6/27/2013 2:58pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed194-232
6/27/2013 3:05pm:
On passage Passed256-171

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, June 27, 2013

Senate confirmed the nomination of Anthony Renard Foxx, of North Carolina, to be Secretary of Transportation.

Senate passed S. 744, Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, as amended.

Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, Adjournment Resolution.

By 68 yeas to 32 nays (Vote No. 168), Senate passed S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, after taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto.

Senate passed H.R. 1151, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly.

Senate passed H.R. 2383, to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the ``Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge''.

House Record Digest - Thursday, June 27, 2013

House agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, Adjournament Resolution.

The House passed H.R. 1613, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, by a recorded vote of 256 ayes to 171 noes, Roll No. 293.

The House began consideration of H.R. 2231, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, and implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, June 28th.

The House agreed to S. Con. Res. 19, providing for a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate and an adjournment of the House of Representatives.

Senate Record - Thursday, June 27, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable BRIAN SCHATZ, a Senator from the State of Hawaii.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, June 27, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Poe of Texas).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES
  5. HONORING MAX FLEISCHMANN, JR., A GREAT AMERICAN FROM THE GREATEST GENERATION
  6. SEQUESTER
  7. ATTACK ON SHIITE MUSLIMS IN EGYPT
  8. END HUNGER NOW
  9. FREEDOM IN THE BALANCE
  10. ``REDSKIN'' OFFENSIVE TO NATIVE AMERICANS
  11. PRESIDENT PANDERING TO ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS
  12. STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY
  13. OFFSHORE ENERGY AND JOBS ACT
  14. THE DEFEAT OF THE FARM BILL
  15. COAL
  16. AMERICAN ENERGY
  17. IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
  18. RECESS
  19. AFTER RECESS
  20. PRAYER
  21. THE JOURNAL
  22. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  23. WELCOMING CHAPLAIN ANGEL BERRIOS
  24. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 27, 2013

House Rule Vote - H.Res. 274: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1613, H.R. 2231, H.R. 2410

H.Res. 274: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1613) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2231) to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and for other purposes; providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2410) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes; providing for proceedings during the period from June 29, 2013, through July 5, 2013; and for other purposes.
6/26/2013 1:47pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to228-194
6/26/2013 2:10pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to235-187

Senate Votes - S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/26/2013:
Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure agreed to in Senate: 68-30
6/26/2013:
S.AMDT.1183 Amendment SA 1183 as modified agreed to in Senate: 69-29
6/26/2013:
Cloture on the committee reported substitute amendment, as amended, invoked in Senate: 67-31

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S5203-S5313

Measures Introduced:
Fourteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1223-1236, and S. Res. 187-189.
Page S5264 

Measures Passed:
Ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Senate agreed to S. Res. 144, concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts supporting long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights, after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Pages S5302-04 
Organization of African Unity 50th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 166, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and commending its successor, the African Union.
Page S5304 
Congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks: Senate agreed to S. Res. 187, congratulating the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2013 Stanley Cup.
Pages S5304-05 
Lincoln Highway Centennial: Senate agreed to S. Res. 188, recognizing June 30, 2013, as the centennial of the Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental highway, which originally spanned 3,389 miles through 13 states, including the great State of Nebraska.
Page S5305 
Relative to the Death of Former Senator William Dodd Hathaway: Senate agreed to S. Res. 189, relative to the death of the Honorable William Dodd Hathaway, former United States Senator for the State of Maine.
Page S5305 

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement: Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The House agreed to H. Res. 274, the rule that is providing for consideration of H.R. 1613, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to provide for the proper Federal management and oversight of transboundary hydrocarbon reservoirs, H.R. 2231, to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to increase energy exploration and production on the Outer Continental Shelf, provide for equitable revenue sharing for all coastal States, and implement the reorganization of the functions of the former Minerals Management Service into distinct and separate agencies, and H.R. 2410, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the f iscal year ending September 30, 2014, by a yea-and-nay vote of 235 yeas to 187 nays, Roll No. 290, after the previous question was ordered by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 194 nays, Roll No. 289.

The House agreed by unanimous consent to discharge from committee and agree to H. Res. 270, to permit official photographs of the House of Representatives to be taken while the House is in actual session on a date designated by the Speaker.

The House agreed to H. Res. 277, to dismiss the election contest relating to the office of Representative from the Ninth Congressional District of Tennessee.

The House agreed to H. Res. 278, to dismiss the election contest relating to the office of Representative from the Forty Third Congressional District of California.

Senate Record - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, 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. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. WAR ON COAL
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, June 26, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Ribble).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIFE OF PEARL S. BUCK
  5. HONORING THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
  6. OBAMA'S WAR ON COAL
  7. STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES
  8. SECURING THE BORDER
  9. CLIMATE CHANGE
  10. WILDFIRE RESOLUTION
  11. EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW
  12. RECESS
  13. AFTER RECESS
  14. PRAYER
  15. THE JOURNAL
  16. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  17. WELCOMING REVEREND MICHAEL RUCKER
  18. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 26, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 2289, H.R. 2383, H.R. 1092

H.R. 2289: To rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA.

6/25/2013 5:56pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.


H.R. 2383: To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge".

6/25/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 395-2


H.R. 1092: To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the "Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center".

6/25/2013 7:05pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 392-3

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Senate confirmed to nomination of Penny Pritzker, of Illinois, to be Secretary of Commerce.


Routine Proceedings, pages S5103-S5201

Measures Introduced:
Seven bills and one resolution were introduced, as follows: S. 1216-1222, and S. Res. 186.
Page S5149

Measures Reported:

S. Res. 144, concerning the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the need for international efforts supporting long-term peace, stability, and observance of human rights, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.

S. Res. 151, urging the Government of Afghanistan to ensure transparent and credible presidential and provincial elections in April 2014 by adhering to internationally accepted democratic standards, establishing a transparent electoral process, and ensuring security for voters and candidates, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.

S. Res. 165, calling for the release from prison of former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko in light of the recent European Court of Human Rights ruling, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and with an amended preamble.

S. Res. 166, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and commending its successor, the African Union.

S. Res. 167, reaffirming the strong support of the United States for the peaceful resolution of territorial, sovereignty, and jurisdictional disputes in the Asia-Pacific maritime domains.
Page S5148

Measures Passed:
Congratulating the Miami Heat: Senate agreed to S. Res. 186, congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the 2013 National Basketball Association Finals.
Page S5201

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:
Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Designation Act: H.R. 2383, to designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the ``Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas to 2 nays, Roll No. 287;

Pages H4002-05, H4008-09

Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center Designation Act: H.R. 1092, to designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the ``Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center'', by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 392 yeas to 3 nays with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 288; and
Pages H4006, H4009-10

Renaming section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA: H.R. 2289, to rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA.
Pages H4006-08

Senate Record - Tuesday, June 25, 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. SCHEDULE
  5. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  6. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  7. NATIONAL ENERGY TAX
  8. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Bentivolio).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE ACTION PLAN
  5. AMNESTY GROWS WELFARE ROLLS
  6. STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES
  7. SYRIA—ANOTHER GUNRUNNING OPERATION BY UNCLE SAM
  8. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
  9. RECESS
  10. AFTER RECESS
  11. PRAYER
  12. THE JOURNAL
  13. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  14. HOUSE REPUBLICANS SUPPORT ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY POLICIES
  15. BOBBY (BLUE) BLAND
  16. WAR ON COAL
  17. LEAD POISONING PREVENTION
  18. THE PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE TAKEOVER TO RESULT IN LOSS OF JOBS
  19. OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF TRANSBOUNDARY HYDROCARBON AGREEMENTS AUTHORIZATION ACT
  20. JOBS AND ENERGY
  21. LISTEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
  22. SOLUTIONS FOR ENERGY AND JOBS
  23. SMARTER SOLUTIONS FOR STUDENTS ACT
  24. OUR COUNTRY'S ENERGY POLICIES
  25. RECESS
  26. AFTER RECESS
  27. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 25, 2013

Senate Cloture Vote - S.Amdt. 1183: To strengthen border security and enforcement

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/11/2013:
S.AMDT.1183 Amendment SA 1183 proposed by Senator Leahy. (consideration: CR S4195-4197; text: CR S4195-4196)
To strengthen border security and enforcement.
6/21/2013:
S.AMDT.1183 Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S4850S4860-4976; text as modified: CR S4860-4976)
6/21/2013:
S.AMDT.1183 Cloture motion on amendment SA 1183 as modified presented in Senate. (consideration: CR S4976-4977; text: CRS4976-4977)
6/24/2013:
S.AMDT.1183 Considered by Senate.
6/24/2013:
Cloture motion on the committee reported substitute amendment presented in Senate.
6/24/2013:
S.AMDT.1183 Cloture on the amendment SA 1183 as modified invoked in Senate: 67-27

Senate Record Digest - Monday, June 24, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4987-S5102

Measures Introduced:
Two bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1214-1215, and S. Res. 183-185.
Page S5017 

Measures Passed:
World Refugee Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 184, recognizing refugee women and girls on World Refugee Day.
Page S5098
Authorizing Representation: Senate agreed to S. Res. 185, to authorize representation by the Senate Legal Counsel in the case of R. Wayne Patterson v. United States Senate, et al.
Page S5098 

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate resumed consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S4988-S5013 

House Record Digest - Monday, June 24, 2013

Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
1 public bill, H.R. 2476 was introduced.
Page H3995 

Senate Record - Monday, June 24, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 12 noon 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. THE FARM BILL
  6. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Monday, June 24, 2013

  1. The House met at 11 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Harris).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 22, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

June 17, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

June 17, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 18, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 19, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 20, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 21, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

Senate Record Digest - Friday, June 21, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4849-S4986

Measures Introduced:
Two resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. Res. 181-182.
Page S4983

Measures Passed:
Sesquicentennial of West Virginia: Senate agreed to S. Res. 181, recognizing the sesquicentennial of West Virginia and commemorating its history, people, and culture.
Page S4985
American Dental Hygienists' Association 100th Anniversary: Senate agreed to S. Res. 182, congratulating the American Dental Hygienists' Association on the 100th anniversary of the profession of dental hygiene and commending its work to improve the oral health of the people of the United States.
Page S4985

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments and motions proposed thereto:
Pages S4850-S4981

Senate Record - Friday, June 21, 2013

  1. Senate
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  4. SCHEDULE
  5. ORDER OF PROCEDURE
  6. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

June 21, 2013

House Votes - H.R. 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

H.R. 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

6/20/2013 1:42pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed188-232
6/20/2013 1:55pm:
On passage Failed195-234

Senate Amendment Vote - S.Amdt. 1251: RESULTS

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1251 Amendment SA 1251 proposed by Senator Cornyn. (consideration: CR S4651-4652)

Requiring Enforcement, Security and safety while Upgrading Lawful Trade and travel Simultaneously (RESULTS).

6/20/2013:
S.AMDT.1251 Considered by Senate.
6/20/2013:
S.AMDT.1251 Motion to table amendment SA 1251 agreed to in Senate: 54-43

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, June 20, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4727-S4847

Measures Introduced:
Twenty-one bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1193-1213, and S. Res. 178-180.
Pages S4792-93

Measures Reported:

S. 1197, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. (S. Rept. No. 113-44)

S. 162, to reauthorize and improve the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004, with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Page S4792

Measures Passed:
Majority Party Membership on Certain Committees: Senate agreed to S. Res. 179, to constitute the majority party's membership on certain committees for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, or until their successors are chosen.
Page S4846
Minority Party Appointments: Senate agreed to S. Res. 180, making minority party appointments for the 113th Congress.
Page S4846

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4730-86

House Record Digest - Thursday, June 20, 2013

The House failed to pass H.R. 1947, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 234 noes, Roll No. 286. Consideration of the measure began on Tuesday, June 18th.

Senate Record - Thursday, June 20, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable Brian Schatz, a Senator from the State of Hawaii.
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  3. APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. ORDER OF PROCEDURE
  6. SCHEDULE
  7. SEQUESTRATION
  8. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  9. HEALTH CARE
  10. SENATE RULES
  11. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Thursday, June 20, 2013

  1. The House met at 9 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Ms. Ros-Lehtinen).
  2. DESIGNATION OF THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. PRAYER
  4. THE JOURNAL
  5. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  6. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 20, 2013

House Amendment Votes - H.R. 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

H.Res. 271: Providing for further consideration of the bill (H.R. 1947) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
6/19/2013 2:37pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to233-187 (GT).
6/19/2013 2:44pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to239-177 (GT).

H.R. 1947: Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013

6/19/2013 11:52pm:
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 1947 as unfinished business.

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1200 Amendment SA 1200 proposed by Senator Paul.
To provide for enhanced border security, including strong border security metrics and congressional votes on border security and for other purposes.
6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1200 Motion to table amendment SA 1200 agreed to in Senate: 61-37

6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1268 Amendment SA 1268 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Manchin.
To provide for common sense limitations on salaries for contractor executives and employees involved in border security.
6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1268 Amendment SA 1268, under the order of 6/19/2013, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate: 72-26

6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1208 Amendment SA 1208 proposed by Senator Lee.
To require fast-track congressional approval when the Secretary of Homeland Security notifies Congress of the implementation of the border security strategies and certifies that the strategies are substantially operational.
6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1208 Amendment SA 1208, under the order of 6/19/2013, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate: 39-59

6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1227 Amendment SA 1227 proposed by Senator Heller.
To include a representative from the Southwestern State of Nevada on the Southern Border Security Commission.
6/19/2013:
S.AMDT.1227 Amendment SA 1227, under the order of 6/19/2013, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was agreed to in Senate: 89-9

Senate Record Digest - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform

House Record Digest - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The House resumed consideration of H.R. 1947, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, June 20th.

Senate Record - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 a.m. and was called to order by the Honorable William M. Cowan, 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. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. OBAMACARE
  9. SENATE RULES
  10. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker.
  2. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  3. AFGHANISTAN
  4. SNAP
  5. U.S. ARMS SYRIAN REBELS
  6. IN SUPPORT OF SUGAR REFORM
  7. THE FARRM BILL
  8. THE IMPACTS OF CONGRESSIONAL DYSFUNCTION
  9. 150 REASONS TO LOVE WEST VIRGINIA
  10. THE SAN GABRIEL WATERSHED RESTORATION ACT
  11. CLIMATE CHANGE
  12. WEST VIRGINIA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY
  13. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  14. JOBS NOW ACT
  15. RECESS
  16. AFTER RECESS
  17. PRAYER
  18. THE JOURNAL
  19. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  20. WELCOMING THE REVEREND JAMES REHDER OF PILGRIM LUTHERAN CHURCH
  21. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 19, 2013

House Passed - H.R. 1797: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

H.R. 1797: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

6/18/2013 6:45pm:
On passage Passed228-196

Senate Amendment Votes - S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/13/2013:
S.AMDT.1197 Amendment SA 1197 proposed by Senator Thune.
To require the completion of the 350 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing described in section 102(b)(1)(A) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 before registered provisional immigrant status may be granted and to require the completion of 700 miles of such fencing before the status of registered provisional immigrants may be adjusted to permanent resident status.
6/18/2013:
S.AMDT.1197 Amendment SA 1197, under the order of 6/17/2013, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate: 39-54

6/13/2013:
S.AMDT.1228 Amendment SA 1228 proposed by Senator Vitter.
To prohibit the temporary grant of legal status to, or adjustment to citizenship status of, any individual who is unlawfully present in the United States until the Secretary of Homeland Security certifies that the US-VISIT System (a biometric border check-in and check-out system first required by Congress in 1996) has been fully implemented at every land, sea, and airport of entry and Congress passes a joint resolution, under fast track procedures, stating that such integrated entry and exit data system has been sufficiently implemented.
6/18/2013:
S.AMDT.1228 Amendment SA 1228, under the order of 6/17/2013, not having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, was not agreed to in Senate: 36-58

6/13/2013:
S.AMDT.1198 Amendment SA 1198 proposed by Senator Tester.
To modify the Border Oversight Task Force to include tribal government officials.
6/18/2013:
S.AMDT.1198 Amendment SA 1198, under the order of 6/17/2013, having achieved 60 votes in the afirmative, was agreed to in Senate: 94-0

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 1151, H.R. 1896

H.R. 1151: To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes.

6/18/2013 3:25pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 424-0


H.R. 1896: International Child Support Recovery Improvement Act of 2013

6/18/2013 6:54pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 394-27

House Rule Vote - H.Res. 266: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1947, H.R. 1797

H.Res. 266: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1947) to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes; and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1797) to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.

6/18/2013 3:09pm:
On ordering the previous question Agreed to229-196 (GT).
6/18/2013 3:18pm:
On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to232-193 (GT).

Senate Record Digest - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4535-S4621

Measures Introduced:
Eleven bills and four resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1172-1182, S.J. Res. 18-19, and S. Res. 173-174.
Page S4585

Measures Passed:
World Press Freedom Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 143, recognizing the threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world and reaffirming freedom of the press as a priority in the efforts of the United States Government to promote democracy and good governance on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2013.
Page S4619
National Child Awareness Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 173, designating September 2013 as ``National Child Awareness Month'' to promote awareness of charities benefiting children and youth-serving organizations throughout the United States and recognizing efforts made by those charities and organizations on behalf of children and youth as critical contributions to the future of the United States.
Page S4620
American Eagle Day: Senate agreed to S. Res. 174, designating June 20, 2013, as ``American Eagle Day'', and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
Page S4620

Measures Considered:

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act--Agreement:
Senate continued consideration of S. 744, to provide for comprehensive immigration reform, taking action on the following amendments proposed thereto:
Pages S4546-54, S4554-74

House Record Digest - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The House began consideration of H.R. 1947, to provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, June 19th.

The House passed H.R. 1797, to amend title 18, United States Code, to protect pain-capable unborn children in the District of Columbia, by a yea-and-nay vote of 228 yeas to 196 nays, Roll No. 251.

Senate Record - Tuesday, June 18, 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. SCHEDULE
  5. BUDGET CONFERENCE
  6. STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES
  7. RECOGNITION OF THE MINORITY LEADER
  8. SENATE RULES
  9. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME

House Record - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Poe of Texas).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. THE WOMEN'S PREVENTATIVE HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ACT
  5. PROTECTING LIFE
  6. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  7. OUR NATION'S WAKE-UP CALL
  8. ARLETA HIGH SCHOOL, SUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, AND SAN FERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL
  9. FLAWS IDENTIFIED IN CMS COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM
  10. TRIBUTE TO HONORABLE RUDOLPH ``RUDY'' CLAY
  11. VOCA: CRIMINALS PAY THE RENT IN THE COURTHOUSE
  12. IMPROVING THE FARRM BILL
  13. CUTS TO THE SNAP PROGRAM
  14. THE IMPENDING STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATE HIKE
  15. PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT
  16. ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY POLICY
  17. RECESS
  18. AFTER RECESS
  19. PRAYER
  20. THE JOURNAL
  21. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  22. WELCOMING REVEREND BRADLEY HALES
  23. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

June 18, 2013

House Suspension Votes - H.R. 876, H.R. 253, H.R. 862

H.R. 876: Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act

6/17/2013 6:57pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 398-0


H.R. 253: Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act

6/17/2013 7:04pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to: (2/3 required): 397-1


H.R. 862: To authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960.

6/17/2013 7:12pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to: (2/3 required): 395-1

Senate Record Digest - Monday, June 17, 2013

Senate passed 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), after agreeing to the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute, and the following amendment proposed thereto:

House Record Digest - Monday, June 17, 2013

Suspensions:

The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures:

Idaho Wilderness Water Resources Protection Act: H.R. 876, to authorize the continued use of certain water diversions located on National Forest System land in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in the State of Idaho, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 398 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 245;

Pages H3659-60, H3667

Providing for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 588, with an amendment: H. Res. 264, to provide for the concurrence by the House in the Senate amendment to H.R. 588, with an amendment;
Pages H3660-61

Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act: H.R. 253, amended, to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 397 yeas to 1 nay, Roll No. 246;
Pages H3661-63, H3667-68

Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``To provide for the conveyance of approximately 80 acres of National Forest System land in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah to Brigham Young University, and for other purposes.''.
Page H3668

Rota Cultural and Natural Resources Study Act: H.R. 674, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to study the suitability and feasibility of designating prehistoric, historic, and limestone forest sites on Rota, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a unit of the National Park System;
Pages H3663-64

Authorizing the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest: H.R. 862, to authorize the conveyance of two small parcels of land within the boundaries of the Coconino National Forest containing private improvements that were developed based upon the reliance of the landowners in an erroneous survey conducted in May 1960, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 395 yeas with 1 voting ``nay'', Roll No. 247; and
Pages H3664-65, H3668-69

Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks Study Act: H.R. 520, to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of alternatives for commemorating and interpreting the role of the Buffalo Soldiers in the early years of the National Parks.
Pages H3665-66

Senate Record - Monday, June 17, 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. RESERVATION OF LEADER TIME
  4. RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY LEADER
  5. SCHEDULE
  6. BUDGET CONFERENCE
  7. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  8. MORNING BUSINESS
  9. COMMENDING THE MAJORITY LEADER
  10. MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES
  11. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  12. TRIBUTE TO DOUG BAILEY
  13. THE DREAM ACT
  14. GUN VIOLENCE
  15. IMMIGRATION REFORM
  16. NSA SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS
  17. CONCLUSION OF MORNING BUSINESS

House Record - Monday, June 17, 2013

  1. The House met at noon and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Bentivolio).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE'S WASHINGTON FOOTBALL FRANCHISE NAME
  5. RECESS
  6. AFTER RECESS
  7. PRAYER
  8. THE JOURNAL
  9. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

June 15, 2013

Weekly Digest

House

June 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 14, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)


Senate

June 10, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 11, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 12, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

June 13, 2013 (Prayer, Digest)

House Passed - H.R. 1960: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

H.R. 1960: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

6/14/2013 12:55pm:
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed194-225
6/14/2013 1:08pm:
On passage Passed315-108

House Record Digest - Friday, June 14, 2013

The House passed H.R. 1960, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.

The House passed H.R. 1960, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, by a recorded vote of 315 ayes to 108 noes, Roll No. 244. Consideration of the measure began on Wednesday, June 12th.

House Record - Friday, June 14, 2013

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

June 14, 2013

House Amendment Votes - H.R. 1960: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

H.R. 1960: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
The House resumed consideration of H.R. 1960, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year.

Senate Amendment Vote - S.Amdt. 1195: Border Control Priority

S. 744: Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

6/11/2013:
S.AMDT.1195 Amendment SA 1195 proposed by Senator Grassley. (consideration: CR S4197-4206; text: CR S4197-4198)
To prohibit the granting of registered provisional immigrant status until the Secretary has maintained effective control of the borders for 6 months.

6/13/2013:
S.AMDT.1195 Motion to table amendment SA 1195 agreed to in Senate: 57-43 (GT).

Senate Record Digest - Thursday, June 13, 2013

Routine Proceedings, pages S4435-S4496

Measures Introduced:
Fifteen bills and three resolutions were introduced, as follows: S. 1156-1170, S.J. Res. 17, and S. Res. 170-171.
Page S4481

Measures Reported:
Report to accompany S. Res. 64, authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. (S. Rept. No. 113-41)

S. 579, to direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly. (S. Rept. No. 113-42)

S. 793, to support revitalization and reform of the Organization of American States. (S. Rept. No. 113-43)
Pages S4480-81

House Record Digest - Thursday, June 13, 2013

The House resumed consideration of H.R. 1960, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2014 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction and to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year. Consideration is expected to continue tomorrow, June 14th.

Senate Record - Thursday, June 13, 2013

  1. The Senate met at 9:30 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. ORDER OF PROCEDURE
  5. SCHEDULE

House Record - Thursday, June 13, 2013

  1. The House met at 10 a.m. and was called to order by the Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Cook).
  2. DESIGNATION OF SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE
  3. MORNING-HOUR DEBATE
  4. THE SNAP CHALLENGE
  5. COMMEMORATING THE 24TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TIANANMEN SQUARE CRACKDOWN AND BEIJING MASSACRE
  6. TIME RUNNING OUT FOR STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES
  7. HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF FRED D. WILLIAMS III
  8. NEWTOWN
  9. A CHALLENGE FOR THE FRIENDS OF BRETT BAXLEY GOSNELL
  10. THE SANDY HOOK PROMISE
  11. NEWTOWN ANNIVERSARY AND GUN CONTROL
  12. GUN REFORM
  13. EXTEND TAMP COVERAGE
  14. TIME FOR CONGRESS TO ACT IS LONG OVERDUE
  15. PREVENTING FUTURE SHOOTING TRAGEDIES
  16. MORE VALUE FROM DEFENSE DEPARTMENT
  17. THE REALITIES OF THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM
  18. RECESS
  19. AFTER RECESS
  20. PRAYER
  21. THE JOURNAL
  22. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  23. WELCOMING PASTOR RON DUNN
  24. COMMUNICATION FROM THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE
  25. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
  26. ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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