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June 15, 2013

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.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
19 public bills, H.R. 2373-2391; 1 private bill, H.R. 2392; and 4 resolutions, H.J. Res. 49; H. Con. Res. 39; and H.Res. 262-263 were introduced.
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Additional Cosponsors:
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Report Filed:
A report was filed today as follows:

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, with amendments (H. Rept. 113-109, Pt. 1).

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.
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Rejected the Duckworth motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Armed Services with instructions to report the same back to the House forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 225 noes with 1 answering ``present'', Roll No. 243.
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Agreed to amend the title so as to read: ``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, and for other purposes.''.
Page H3636
Agreed to: Walz amendment (No. 53 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that requires the Government Accountability Office to submit a report to Congress regarding the Department of Defense's use of Personality/Adjustment disorders as a basis to separate members from the Armed Forces;
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McKeon en bloc amendment No. 8 that consists of the following amendments printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108: Swalwell amendment (No. 73) that ensures that money paid to the Department of Defense on behalf of military bands is reimbursed to the appropriate accounts, allowing military bands to play at community events if the organization fully funds the bands expenditures; Conyers amendment (No. 146) that clarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed as authorizing the use of force against Iran; Hanna amendment (No. 149) that makes it easier for small businesses to compete for lower tier subcontracts on federal projects and improves visibility into the health of the industrial base; Graves (MO) amendment (No. 150) that simplifies small business contracting by reconciling the limitation on D577subcontracting provisions enacted in Sec. 802 of the FY 2013 NDAA with those in the Small Business Act; Co llins (GA) amendment (No. 152) that allows for the administrative transfer of 282.304 acres, in Dahlonega, Georgia known as Camp Frank D. Merrill, from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of the Army; Murphy (PA) amendment (No. 153) that requires the consideration of the value of services provided by a local community to the armed forces as part of the economic analysis in making base realignment or closure decisions; Blumenauer amendment (No. 156) that provides additional guidance for military installation master planning documents, consistent with Department of Defense, UFC 2-100-01; Gardner amendment (No. 157) that requires prior Congressional approval in order for the DoD to expand Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Fort Carson, CO; Hunter amendment (No. 158) that ensures the inclusion of emblems of belief on military memorials; Hastings (WA) amendment (No. 161) that directs the Department of Energy to transfer a parcel of land at the Hanford Site to the DOE designated Community Reuse Organization; Hastings (WA) amendment (No. 163) that amends Division C, Title XXXI regarding the Department of Energy to protect and provide public access to Manhattan Project facilities at three DOE defense sites through the establishment of an historical park; Issa amendment (No. 166) that reforms the process by which Federal agencies procure products and services related to information technology; Garamendi amendment (No. 170) that withholds the $2.6 billion in additional funding that have been added to the Afghan National Security Forces Fund this year for acquisition of aircraft, vehicles and other equipment until the Secretary of Defense submits a report to Congress confirming when these systems would be delivered, the ANSF's capabilities of operating and maintaining these systems, and the impact of such acquisitions on the future US costs of funding the ANSF; Gingrey (GA) amendment (No. 171) that expresses the sense of Congress that active military personnel that either live in or are stationed in Washington, DC would be exempt from existing District of Columbia firearms restrictions; and Davis (CA) amendment (No. 172) that recognizes additional means by which members of the National Guard called into Federal service for a period of 30 days or less may initially report for duty for enlistment to basic pay;
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Turner amendment (No. 21 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June 13th that requires the President of the United States to convey to Congress the details of any proposed deals with the Russian Federation concerning the missile defense or nuclear arms of the United States (by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 182 noes, Roll No. 229);
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Walorski amendment (No. 19 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that prohibits the Secretary of Defense from using any funds authorized to the department for the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees to Yemen (by a recorded vote of 236 ayes to 188 noes, Roll No. 236);
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Blumenauer amendment (No. 123 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that strengthens and reforms the Iraq and Afghanistan Special Immigration Visa programs, and expresses the sense of the House that these programs are of significant importance to the U.S. mission, and should be extended and reformed before their expiration (by a recorded vote of 420 ayes to 3 noes, Roll No. 241); and
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DeLauro amendment (No. 137 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that prohibits the Defense Department from continuing to purchase equipment from the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport unless the Secretary of Defense certifies that the firm is cooperating with a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit, not delivering S-300 missile defense batteries to Syria, and that no new contracts have been signed by the firm with Syria since January 1, 2013. Provides a national security waiver with a requirement that the Secretary justify the waiver in a report to Congress 30 days prior to the purchase of any equipment from Rosoboronexport (by a recorded vote of 423 ayes with none voting ``no'', Roll No. 242).
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Rejected: Holt amendment (No. 22 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June 13th that sought to strike all of subtitle C of title II except section 237 (Iron Dome program) (by a recorded vote of 61 ayes to 362 noes, Roll No. 230);
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McCollum amendment (No. 25 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June 13th that sought to prohibit any funds authorized in the bill from being used to sponsor Army National Guard professional wrestling sports sponsorships or motor sports sponsorships. The amendment does not prohibit recruiters from making direct, personal contact with secondary school students and other prospective recruits (by a recorded vote of 134 ayes to 290 noes, Roll No. 231);
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Nolan amendment (No. 32 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June 13th that sought to reduce total funds authorized in this Act by $60 billion (by a recorded vote of 71 ayes to 353 noes, Roll No. 232);
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Larsen (WA) amendment (No. 33 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June D57813th that sought to reinstate the New START funding (by a recorded vote of 195 ayes to 229 noes, Roll No. 233);
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Gibson amendment (No. 36 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June 13th that sought to strike section 1251, Sense of Congress on the Conflict in Syria (by a recorded vote of 123 ayes to 301 noes, Roll No. 234);
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Coffman amendment (No. 37 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that was debated on June 13th that sought to direct the President of the United States to end the permanent basing of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Vilseck, Germany and return the Brigade Combat Team currently stationed in Europe to the United States, without permanent replacement, leaving one Brigade Combat Team and one Combat Aviation Brigade. Nothing in this amendment should be construed as directing the removal of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, nor certain quick-reaction forces (by a recorded vote of 110 ayes to 313 noes, Roll No. 235);
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Smith (WA) amendment (No. 20 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that sought to provide a framework to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by December 1, 2014 (by a recorded vote of 174 ayes to 249 noes, Roll No. 237);
Pages H3596-99, H3629-30 
Polis amendment (No. 14 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that sought to allow those certified by recognized nontheistic organizations to be appointed as officers in the chaplain core in order to fully serve nontheistic or nonreligious servicemembers (by a recorded vote of 150 ayes to 274 noes, Roll No. 238);
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Polis amendment (No. 23 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that sought to limit funding for advanced procurement of inefficient ground-based interceptor rocket motor sets, and the costly refurbishment of Missile Field 1 at Fort Greely, Alaska, until the Secretary of Defense makes certain certifications to Congress, including that the Commander of the United States Northern Command has full confidence in the homeland missile defense system (by a recorded vote of 146 ayes to 278 noes, Roll No. 239); and
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Van Hollen amendment (No. 39 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-108) that sought to match the President's budget request for Overseas Contingency Operations (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 240).
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Agreed that the Clerk be authorized to make technical and conforming changes to reflect the actions of the House.
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H. Res. 260, the rule providing for further consideration of the bill, was agreed to yesterday, June 13th.

Meeting Hour:
Agreed that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12 noon on Monday, June 17th.
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Quorum Calls--Votes: Sixteen recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H3624, H3625, H3626, H3626-27, H3627, H3627-28, H3628-29, H3629, H3629-30, H3630-31, H3631, H3631-32, H3632-33, H3633, H3634-35, H3635-36. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 9 a.m. and adjourned at 3:44 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Andrews, Robert E., N.J., E862

Bishop, Sanford D., Jr., Ga., E863, E868

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E856, E879

Carson, Andre, Ind., E877

Cartwright, Matt, Pa., E858

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E864

Connolly, Gerald E., Va., E875

Costa, Jim, Calif., E876

Courtney, Joe, Conn., E859

Cummings, Elijah E., Md., E855

Davis, Rodney, Ill., E877

Davis, Susan A., Calif., E865

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E857, E860, E867

Farr, Sam, Calif., E878

Fitzpatrick, Michael G., Pa., E875, E876, E877

Grayson, Alan, Fla., E865, E870, E873

Green, Gene, Tex., E880

Higgins, Brian, N.Y., E856, E870

Hoyer, Steny H., Md., E861

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E863, E868

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E865

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E858, E862, E868

Kline, John, Minn., E877

Lamborn, Doug, Colo., E856

Lee, Barbara, Calif., E859

Lipinski, Daniel, Ill., E856, E867, E869

Lummis, Cynthia M., Wyo., E877

Lynch, Stephen F., Mass., E876

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E858

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E861

McKeon, Howard P. ``Buck'', Calif., E871, E880

McMorris Rodgers, Cathy, Wash., E860

Maffei, Daniel B., N.Y., E862

Mica, John L., Fla., E878

Miller, Candice S., Mich., E863

Pocan, Mark, Wisc., E866

Price, David E., N.C., E857, E865, E869

Rahall, Nick J., II, W.Va., E867

Reed, Tom, N.Y., E876, E880

Reichert, David G., Wash., E868

Rokita, Todd, Ind., E864

Ross, Dennis A., Fla., E879

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E866, E875

Schneider, Bradley S., Ill., E855, E879

Shea-Porter, Carol, N.H., E864

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh, N.Y., E862

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E855, E858, E860, E862, E863, E864, E865, E866, E868, E870

Walberg, Tim, Mich., E878

Walorski, Jackie, Ind., E856

Wittman, Robert J., Va., E855




Next Meeting:
12 p.m., Monday, June 17
House Chamber

Program for Monday: To be announced.

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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