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June 28, 2013

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.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
41 public bills, H.R. 2529-2569; 1 private bill, H.R. 2570; and 5 resolutions, H. Res. 280-284 were introduced.
Pages H4141-45 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H4145-46 

Reports Filed:
There were no reports filed today.

Speaker:
Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Poe (TX) to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H4083 

Recess:
The House recessed at 11:13 a.m. and reconvened at 12 noon.
Page H4091

Chaplain: The prayer was offered by the guest chaplain, Chaplain Angel Berrios, 308th Military Intelligence Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Page H4091 

Recess:
The House recessed at 1:54 p.m. and reconvened at 2:09 p.m.
Page H4105

Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act: 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.
Pages H4096-H4108
Rejected the Garcia motion to recommit the bill to the Committee on Natural Resources with instructions to report the same back to the House D652forthwith with an amendment, by a recorded vote of 194 ayes to 232 noes, Roll No. 292.
Pages H4106-07

[Page: D652]  GPO's PDF

Pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.
Pages H4098
Agreed by unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H. Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified.
Pages H4096-98 
Rejected: Grayson amendment (No. 1 printed in part A of H. Rept. 113-131), as modified, that sought to ensure that no portion of this legislation is construed as affecting the right of any state to prohibit the management, leasing, developing, and use of lands (including offshore oil drilling) beneath navigable waters within its boundaries (by a yea-and-nay vote of 213 yeas to 213 nays, Roll No. 291).
Pages H4104-06 

H. Res. 274, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 1613), (H.R. 2231), and (H.R. 2410), was agreed to yesterday, June 26th.

Suspension--Proceedings Resumed:
The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measure which was debated yesterday, June 26th: Amending 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: 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, by a \2/3\ yea-and-nay vote of 423 yeas with none voting ``nay'', Roll No. 294.
Pages H4108-09

Offshore Energy and Jobs Act: 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.
Pages H4109-32
Pursuant to the rule, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 113-16 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 H4115
Agreed by unanimous consent that during the consideration of H.R. 1613 and H.R. 2231 pursuant to H. Res. 274, amendment numbered 1 printed in part A of House Report 113-131 and amendments numbered 5 and 10 printed in part B of that report be modified.
Pages H4096-98
Agreed to: Brady (TX) amendment (No. 1 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that requires the Secretary of the Interior to include those areas requested by State Governors in any environmental review conducted or statement prepared for the leasing program under the National Environmental Policy Act;
Pages H4120-21
Lamborn amendment (No. 3 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that prohibits the authorizing of leases under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to any person in violation of various Iranian sanctions;
Pages H4122-23
Cassidy amendment (No. 6 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that stipulates that no later than 60 days after the date of enactment of H.R. 2231, the Secretary of the Interior shall issue rules to provide more clarity, certainty, and stability to the revenue streams contemplated by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006;
Pages H4126-27
Flores amendment (No. 4 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that limits Bureau of Ocean Energy and Ocean Energy Safety Service activities related to the National Ocean Policy developed under Executive Order 13547. 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 (by a recorded vote of 233 ayes to 190 noes, Roll No. 296);
Pages H4123-25, H4130-31
Cassidy amendment (No. 5 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131), as modified, that lifts 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 (by a recorded vote of 238 ayes to 185 noes, Roll No. 297); and
Pages H4125-26, H4231
Rigell amendment (No. 7 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that requires the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to permit seismic testing in the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf of the United States by December 31, 2013 (by a recorded vote of 234 ayes to 191 noes, Roll No. 298).
Pages H4127-29, H4131-32 D653
Rejected:

[Page: D653]  GPO's PDF

Hastings (FL) amendment (No. 2 printed in part B of H. Rept. 113-131) that sought 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 (by a recorded vote of 188 ayes to 233 noes, Roll No. 295).
Pages H4121-22, H4129-30 

H. Res. 274, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 1613), (H.R. 2231), and (H.R. 2410), was agreed to yesterday, June 26th.

Recess:
The House recessed at 5:22 p.m. and reconvened at 6 p.m.
Page H4129 

Adjournment Resolution:
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.
Page H4140

Presidential Message:
Read a message from the President wherein he notified the Congress of his intent to suspend the designation of Bangladesh as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences program--referred to the Committee on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed (H. Doc. 113-42).
Page H4129

Senate Message: Message received from the Senate by the Clerk and subsequently presented to the House today appears on pages H4129 and H4135.

Quorum Calls--Votes: Two yea-and-nay votes and six recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H4105, H4107, H4107-08, H4108-09, H4129-30, H4130-31, H4131 and H4131-32. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 10 a.m. and adjourned at 8:11 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Barton, Joe, Tex., E983

Cardenas, Tony, Calif., E983

DeLauro, Rosa L., Conn., E984

Farr, Sam, Calif., E983

Graves, Sam, Mo., E984, E985

Jackson Lee, Sheila, Tex., E985

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E984

Ribble, Reid J., Wisc., E983

Sanford, Mark, N.C., E984

Thompson, Bennie G., Miss., E984, E985

Thompson, Mike, Calif., E985

Van Hollen, Chris, Md., E986




Next Meeting:
9 a.m., Friday, June 28

Program for Friday: Complete consideration of H.R. 2231--Offshore Energy and Jobs Act.

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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