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July 31, 2013

House Record Digest - Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The House began consideration of H.R. 2610, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 31st.


Public Bills and Resolutions Introduced:
22 public bills, H.R. 2847-2868; and 5 resolutions, H. Con. Res. 46-47; and H. Res. 319-321 were introduced.
Pages H5172-74 

Additional Cosponsors:
Pages H5174-76 

Reports Filed:
Reports were filed today as follows:

H.R. 850, to impose additional human rights and economic and financial sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-177, Pt. 1);

H.R. 2226, to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to State consultation on removal and remedial actions, State concurrence with listing on the National Priorities List, and State credit for contributions to the removal or remedial action, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-178, Pt. 1);

H.R. 2279, to amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act relating to review of regulations under such Act and to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 relating to financial responsibility for classes of facilities, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-179, Pt. 1);

H.R. 2318, to amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 with respect to the applicability of the Act to Federal facilities, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-180, Pt. 1);

H.R. 698, 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) (H. Rept. 113-181, Pt. 1);

H.R. 2094, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements) (H. Rept. 113-182);

H.R. 313, to amend title 5, United States Code, to institute spending limits and transparency requirements for Federal conference and travel expenditures, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-183);

H.R. 2711, to amend title 5, United States Code, to establish certain procedures for conducting in-person or telephonic interactions by Executive branch employees with individuals, and for other purposes, with an amendment (H. Rept. 113-184, Pt. 1); and

H.R. 2855, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes (H. Rept. 113-185).
Page H5172 

Speaker: Read a letter from the Speaker wherein he appointed Representative Culberson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.
Page H5095 

Recess:
The House recessed at 12:28 p.m. and reconvened at 2 p.m.
Page H5098 

Recess:
The House recessed at 2:21 p.m. and reconvened at 3:04 p.m.
Page H5101 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014: The House began consideration of H.R. 2610, making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Consideration is expected to resume tomorrow, July 31st.
Pages H5101-45, H5149-70 
Agreed to: Griffin (AR) amendment that increases funding, by offset, for operational expenses of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration by $500,000;
Pages H5117-23 
Latham amendment that makes a technical correction relating to funding for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration;
Pages H5124-25 
Speier amendment that increases funding, by offset, for aviation safety activities by $500,000;
Pages H5128-29 
Wolf amendment that strikes section 123;
Pages H5132-34 
Gallego amendment that removes the funding cap of $10,778,000 for the Office of Intelligence, Security and Emergency Response (by a recorded vote of 317 ayes to 92 noes, Roll No. 419);
Pages H5123-24, H5138 
Young (AK) amendment that exempts Alaska and Hawaii from the per passenger subsidy cap of $500 for the essential air service program (by a recorded vote of 239 ayes to 175 noes, Roll No. 420);
Pages H5125-26, H5138-39 
Castor (FL) amendment that increases funding, by offset, for the Housing and Urban Development Office of Field Policy and Management by $3,000,000;
Pages H5152-53 
Capito amendment that increases funding, by offset, for the community development block grant program by $350,000,000;
Pages H5153-54 

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Latham amendment that makes a technical correction relating to funding for Project-Based Rental Assistance;
Pages H5161-62 
Grayson amendment that increases funding for the creation and promotion of translated materials and other programs that support the assistance of persons with limited English proficiency in utilizing the services provided by HUD by $150,000; and
Pages H5164-68 
Broun (GA) amendment that reduces funding for salaries and expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission by $100,000 and applies the savings to the spending reduction account.
Page H5168 
Rejected: Broun (GA) amendment that sought to eliminate funding for Capital and Debt Service Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation and apply the $600,000,000 in savings to the spending reduction account;
Pages H5134-35 
Grayson amendment that sought to cap the per passenger subsidy for essential air service at $250 (by a recorded vote of 191 ayes to 224 noes, Roll No. 421);
Pages H5126, H5139-40 
McClintock amendment (No. 4 printed in the Congressional Record of July 26, 2013) that sought to eliminate the essential air service program and apply the $100,000,000 in savings to the spending reduction account (by a recorded vote of 166 ayes to 248 noes, Roll No. 422);
Pages H5126-28, H5140 
Hastings (FL) amendment that sought to increase funding for NextGen and operations planning activities by $3,497,000 (by a recorded vote of 154 ayes to 258 noes, Roll No. 423);
Pages H5129-30, H5140-41 
Hastings (FL) amendment that sought to designate $870,031,000 for NextGen facilities and equipment (by a recorded vote of 109 ayes to 300 noes, Roll No. 424);
Pages H5130, H5141-42 
Hastings (FL) amendment that sought to designate $61,960,000 for NextGen research and development (by a recorded vote of 116 ayes to 295 noes, Roll No. 425); and
Pages H5130-32, H5142-43 
Broun (GA) amendment that sought to reduce funding for Rental Housing Assistance by $5,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account.
Pages H5162-63
Withdrawn: Nadler amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased funding, by offset, for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program by $29,000,000 and
Pages H5158-60  
Al Green (TX) amendment that was offered and subsequently withdrawn that would have increased funding for Fair Housing Activities by $12,500,000.
Pages- H5163-64 
Point of Order sustained against: Nadler amendment that sought to increase funding for Capital Investment Grants by $127,283,000 and
Pages H5135-36  
Nadler amendment that sought to increase funding for renewals of expiring section 8 tenant-based annual contributions contracts by $1,000,000,000.
Pages H5157-58 
Proceedings Postponed: Garrett amendment that seeks to eliminate grants to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and apply the $125,000,000 in savings to the spending reduction account;
Pages H5136-38, H5143-45 
Velazquez amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, for housing counseling assistance by $10,000,000;
Page H5154 
Barber amendment that seeks to increase funding, by offset, for rental voucher assistance for use through a supported housing program administered in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs by $1,000,000;
Pages H5154-56 
Broun (GA) amendment that seeks to reduce funding for Homeless Assistance Grants by $55,000,000 and apply the savings to the spending reduction account; and
Pages H5160-61  
Broun (GA) amendment that seeks to reduce funding for salaries and expenses of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation Office of Inspector General by $4,800,000.
Pages H5168-70 

H. Res. 312, the rule providing for consideration of the bills (H.R. 2397) and (H.R. 2610) was agreed to on Tuesday, July 23rd.

Suspensions: The House agreed to suspend the rules and pass the following measures: School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: H.R. 2094, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to certain States (those allowing trained school personnel to administer epinephrine and meeting other related requirements);
Pages H5145-47 
Collectible Coin Protection Act: H.R. 2754, to amend the Hobby Protection Act to make unlawful the provision of assistance or support in violation of that Act; and
Pages H5147-48  
Amending the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges: H.R. 1300, amended, to amend the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 to reauthorize the volunteer programs and community partnerships for the benefit of national wildlife refuges.
Pages H5148-49 D797

Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Board of Trustees of the Open World Leadership Center: Representative Moran.
Page H5171 

Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment, upon the recommendation of the Minority Leader, of the following individual on the part of the House to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance for a term of four years: Mr. Fred Hurst of Flagstaff, AZ.
Page H5171 

Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members on the part of the House to the Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China: Representatives Kaptur and Honda.
Page H5171 

Japan-United States Friendship Commission--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Member on the part of the House to the Japan-United States Friendship Commission: Representative McDermott.
Page H5171 

House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards--Appointment: The Chair announced the Speaker's appointment of the following Members to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards: Representatives Davis (CA), Sherman, and Richmond.
Page H5171 

Discharge Petition: Representative Stockman presented to the clerk a motion to discharge the Committee on Rules from the consideration of H. Res. 306, providing for the consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 36) establishing a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya (Discharge Petition No. 4).

Quorum Calls--Votes: Seven recorded votes developed during the proceedings of today and appear on pages H5138, H5138-39, H5139-40, H5140, H5140-41, H5141, H5142. There were no quorum calls.

Adjournment:
The House met at 12 noon and adjourned at 10:21 p.m.


Extensions of Remarks, as inserted in this issue

Barber, Ron, Ariz., E1159

Bordallo, Madeleine Z., Guam, E1154

Brady, Robert A., Pa., E1157

Brownley, Julia, Calif., E1153

Bustos, Cheri, Ill., E1154

Clarke, Yvette D., N.Y., E1162

Coffman, Mike, Colo., E1161

Cohen, Steve, Tenn., E1154

Conyers, John, Jr., Mich., E1158

Costa, Jim, Calif., E1158

Deutch, Theodore E., Fla., E1157

Faleomavaega, Eni F.H., American Samoa, E1156, E1160, E1162

Foxx, Virginia, N.C., E1156

Hastings, Alcee L., Fla., E1159

Huffman, Jared, Calif., E1157

Johnson, Eddie Bernice, Tex., E1164

Kaptur, Marcy, Ohio, E1159

King, Peter T., N.Y., E1165

Kingston, Jack, Ga., E1153

Loebsack, David, Iowa, E1154

Long, Billy, Mo., E1155

Lowenthal, Alan S., Calif., E1160

Lujan Grisham, Michelle, N.M., E1164

McCarthy, Carolyn, N.Y., E1155, E1159

McCollum, Betty, Minn., E1160

Marchant, Kenny, Tex., E1157

Meadows, Markk, N.C., E1153

Miller, Jeff, Fla., E1162

Beto O'Rourke, Tex., E1156

Radel, Trey, E1155

Rice, Tom, S.C., E1161

Rogers, Mike, Ala., E1164, E1166

Sarbanes, John P., Md., E1155

Schakowsky, Janice D., Ill., E1165

Sinema, Kyrsten, Ariz., E1161

Smith, Jason T., Mo., E1157

Whitfield, Ed, Ky., E1161

Wolf, Frank R., Va., E1161, E1162

Young, Todd C., Ind., E1153




Next Meeting:
10 a.m., Wednesday, July 31
House Chamber

Program for Wednesday:
Continue consideration of H.R. 2610--Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014.

Source: Daily Digest; Full House Record

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